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Transformation and Healing Conference
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The Annual Transformation and Healing Conference, presented by the New Earth Institute of SWC, offers low cost CECs to counselors, art therapists and social workers as well as the community at large. Under the guidance of Vice President, Katherine Ninos, Southwestern College has offered its annual Transformation and Healing Conference since 1981. Every August, amazing and transformational teachers, healers and elders have graced this event (see below) offering training and experience with cutting edge therapies and ancient rituals. (Fun photos from past conferences). Here is one student’s (Natascha Holmes) experience of this rich and inspiring event, click here.
The 33rd Annual Transformation & Healing Conference, Aug. 20 – 24, 2014:
“Consciousness and Compulsivity” features Keynote presenter John Bradshaw
Topics to be covered include Human Sexuality, as well as Substance and Process Abuse and Addiction. The keynote speaker will be internationally acclaimed author, counselor,educator and elder, John Bradshaw. His six-hour interactive workshop on Saturday, Aug. 23 will be:
Spirituality, Sexuality, and Addiction: The Dynamics of Shame
This day will be devoted to an exploration of the innate effects of shame. It will focus on the heights and depths which are shame’s potential. Dr. Bradshaw will lecture on:
- Shame as the Source of Spirituality
- Sexual Shame: The Agony and the Ecstasy
- Shame as the Source of all Addictions
He will also share highlights from his soon- to-be-published book, Post Romantic Stress Disorder: What to Do When the Honeymoon is Over.
This year’s presenters include
- Jason Holley, M.A., LPCC with Christopher Johnson, M.A., LMHC: Acting Up! The Queer Lineage of Empowerment and Consciousness Transformation
- Ginna Clark, M.A., ATR-BC, LPCC: Sexual Fantasies and the Erotic Imagination
- Brian Miller, M.A., LPCC: Exploring Consciousness and Compulsive Gambling
- Gary Grimm, M.A., LPCC, with Jim Fickey, Ph.D.: Gay Love: Sex and Addiction in the Age of “Grinder”
- Brian Serna, MA., LPCC, LADAC: Help for Families Who Struggle with Addiction: Alternatives to Co-dependency and Tough Love
- Robert Waterman, Ed.D., LPCC: The Good That Is Seeking You From Within
- Carrie Ishee, M.A., ATR-BC: Healing the Dark Places Within: From Shame to Self-Love
- Kate Cook, M.A., LPCC, TEP with Carol Frank, BSN, RN, M.A., LPCC: Attending the Ghosts of Hunger and Longing: The Sense in Using Action Methods
- Robert Weisz, Ph.D.: Emotional Healing through Mindfulness-Based Emotional Processing (MBEP)
- Gabrielle Viethen, M.A., M.F.A., LMFT: Psyche and Eros: Romance Addiction, Individuation and Love
- Magdalena Karlick, M.A., ATR-BC, LPAT, LPCC: Compulsive Phrases
- Deborah Heikes, M.A., LPCC: Life Beyond Addiction
- Luisa Kolker, M.A., LPC: Poison Delivered in Nectar: When Passion Becomes Pathological
- Ted Wiard, M.A., LPCC, CGC: Emotional Sobriety through Conscious Healing from Loss
- Scott Thomas, Ph.D., LCSW, LADAC, CDVC3: Restoring Balance: Healing Trauma and Addictions in Indigenous Communities
- Deborah Schweiger-Whalens, MSW, LCSW, LISW, CSAT, CEDS: The Zephyrus Model for the Integrative Treatment of Eating Disorders
- Carol Parker, Ph.D., LPCC, Healing Addiction through Ceremony
- Juan Blea, M.Ed., LADAC, How to Disrupt the Adolescent Substance and Process Abuse Consciousness (SPAC)
The conference is also meant to kick off the New Earth Institute’s new certificate program in “Human Sexuality”, directed by Ginna Clark, as well as support Southwestern College’s new LADAC track for alcohol and drug abuse counseling.
We are committed to looking at the entire spectrum of human sexuality, not simply topics that get covered in “psychopathology” texts. Our certificate will certainly cover a lot of clinical issues, but will also explore fantasy and dreams and much more.
And we understand substance and process issues as ranging along a continuum, and not as dichotomous or binary phenomena (“You are an addict, or you are not”). It is a much more complicated conversation, and requires us to walk in uncertainty. How much internet use is too much? When does gambling become a
problem? Are our actions coming from a place of conscious awareness, or have they become compulsions?
It is too easy to turn the Other into a cartoon version of a user or addict, and much more complex to wade through the layers of issues to be considered in addressing substance and process use and abuse…
Stay tuned for more information soon…
View past conference brochures here:
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As part of our institutional commitment to service in our community, the Transformation and Healing Conference provides a forum for regionally and nationally known practitioners to share their work, and for our community to benefit from such a convocation of wisdom carriers.