Working with Imagery: Powerful, Transformative Techniques to Enhance Your Clinical Practice
In schema therapy, there is a strong emphasis on using experiential techniques such as imagery rescripting and chair work, which are seen as more effective and transformative than just talking about problems from the client’s past and present. While imagery has also become a key technique in other modalities, such as re-experiencing and rescripting for PTSD in cognitive therapy, or guided imagery in mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, it has a unique place in schema therapy’s history, theoretical framework and skillset.
This one-day workshop will teach you:
How imagery techniques can help rescript even the most traumatic experiences from your client’s childhood, such as incidences of trauma, abuse or neglect. This provides healing to clients on the deepest (schema) level, which is often extremely moving and transformative for them
Using imagery such as the Safe Place and Safety Bubble to create feelings of trust and safety with you for even the most avoidant, anxious or mistrustful clients
How to get around clients saying ‘I can’t do imagery’, finding it overwhelming or too emotionally intense
Using imagery for ‘limited reparenting’ – one of schema therapy’s most important concepts and key to building a strong therapeutic relationship with your clients
How to use imagery to help your clients with present-day and future challenges
Through a combination of didactic teaching, small group work, discussion, video/live demonstrations and skills practice, you will gain confidence in using these powerful techniques to help your own clients, whichever setting or modality you work in.