Existential Summit April 2019
Trauma is a deep wound that injures us emotionally, psychologically, physically, and spiritually. The impact of trauma can be far-reaching and enduring. The existential summit will discuss and work with the way trauma affects a person and offers a framework that describes the process and impact of trauma and how we can facilitate the healing process. Participants will learn principles and strategies for working with a wide range of traumas and applying the healing strategies.
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Includes accommodation, breakfast and lunch, outings and training! With four day Sahara Desert trek add on April 12-16
The Existential Summit 2019: Trauma and Healing takes you on an in depth journey through dynamic and experiential discussions of “what shakes us to our core” as human beings in traumatic experiences.
Trauma is a deep wound that injures us emotionally, psychologically, physically, and spiritually. The impact of trauma can be far-reaching and enduring. The existential summit will discuss and work with the way trauma affects a person and offers a framework that describes the process and impact of trauma and how we can faciliate the healing process. Participants will learn principles and strategies for working with a wide range of traumas and applying the healing strategies.
Trauma can happen to any of us unexpectedly, through accidents, disaster, natural catastrophe (in the air, water, earth or snow), a suicide attempt or death of a beloved person etc. We don’t normally think that such possibilities of trauma will happen to us. We are therefore, even more unprepared when a trauma does occur.
We will look at possible prevention for such traumas and horrors and therapeutic possibilities and limitations of healing. We will also focus on what we can learn from trauma and healing for our daily life.
Trauma and Healing: The existential summit 2019, is an exploration of trauma and the healing process. We will delve into the theory and practice of working with and healing trauma. Set in the mystical and exotic setting of Marakech Morocco we will immerse in daily life, culture and experience the place not as tourists, but as locals.
You will be delighted when our host Mohamed, personally picks you up at the airport and drives you through the old city of Marrakech with the hustle bustle and scenic landscape of desert, mountains and vibrant colors, that will take your breath away! You will feel like you’ve time travelled to ancient times as camels and herds of goats and sheep are alongside your luxury car ride to our private oasis villa Riad.
When you arrive, the hospitality and warmth, the colors and the people will make you feel at home and like a king or queen from centuries ago. You will partake in the custom of welcoming guests with the sweetest most delicous Moroccon tea and pastries. The pace changes and life slows down inside the Riad to bring peace, calm and tranquility.
We can become stunned and shocked by the meaninglessness of the occuring traumatic event. Further to this, if the trauma or harm is perpetuated by human beings our dignity is torn down. Such an imposing example was the life of Viktor Frankl who described the eperience of trauma and existence in concentration camps.
What you will gain by attending:
• Identify and discuss reasons why trauma is so destructive and difficult to heal.
• Discuss how we learn from our own traumas.
• Discuss why trauma is traumatic and what is the psychological damage in traumatic experiences?
• Apply existential treatment, prevention and crisis intervention for trauma treatment.
• Define therapeutic intervention and healing procedures in an existential psychotherapy treatment of trauma.
• Discuss the evolution of trauma treatment in existential psychotherapy.
• Identify existential practices in trauma treatment.
• Discuss the role of basic therapeutic skills such as empathic listening, instilling resilience and creating meaning in trauma treatment.
• Identify the characteristics and phases of trauma treatment in existential psychotherapy.
•Discuss specific case studies and how existential psychotherapy is applied to mitigate PTSD symptoms.
Who is this course for?
Our Unique Venue
We will stay in a fabulous private Moroccon Riad (villa), an oasis of calm serenity, a haven of tranquility, a world away from the hustle and bustle of Marrakech. Breathe, take your time, relax. In a stunning natural setting on the road to the Atlas Mountains, our Riad combines the charm of a traditional Riad with that of a villa, completely surrounded by nature. The warmth of this family run world is reflected in the warmth of the colours and decoration.
Created by master craftsmen, this is where modernity meets the traditional, using skills drawn from both the mountain and city cultures. The effect is at once energising, romantic and serene – and the décor is no less exciting than the cuisine.
Service with style and a smile is the watchword here at the Riad. Our devoted team is both courteous and discreet and our cook, Hanane, proves the saying that food made at home is the best. The delicious flavours of Moroccan cuisine, as fresh as the lemons, grapefruits and oranges from the Riad’s orchard garden, will lend a special experience to your stay. Breakfast looking out over the garden itself or take a cooling swim before dinner in our infinity pool.
And whether you choose to curl up on a couch in one of the many intimate or open spaces of the Riad itself, created to reflect your mood, or warm yourself by the fire in the European lounge, a library for book lovers can keep you company. Or simply relax with one of our numerous available films or play a board game. A wine list is also available for those wishing to partake.
Just like Morocco itself, our Riad is a veritable feast for the senses. It is our privilege to welcome you to our world.
Within the ancient city walls and venture to unique locations and experiences not offered on typical tourist routes, exploring trauma and healing within psycho therapeutic, cultural, religious and political contexts. A rare opportunity to spend the week in this unique ancient and historic setting with like minded participants from around the world.
This wonderful experiential journey will also take us on adventurous cultural excursions and group get togethers to further immerse you in the culture, people, meaning and life in Morocco with a special four day long add on to The Sahara Desert, surrounding areas and UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
The seminars offer theoretical reflections, practical work and understanding of trauma and healing in its different connections and contexts. The contents and procedures practiced can be applied in counseling, coaching, psychotherapy and for self. Procedure: presentations, discussions, small group work, self-reflection, exercises and of course self exploration in the beautiful and culturally rich city of Marakech.
Existential Analysis and Logo Therapy can be applied in cases of psychosocial, psychosomatic and psychologically caused disorders in experience and behaviour. The psychotherapeutic process utilizes a phenomenological analysis of emotions, the centre of experience. Biographical work and empathic listening by the therapist contribute to an improvement in emotional understanding and accessibility.
Logotherapy is a method of counselling that focuses on the quest for meaning. We are motivated by the question of existential meaning: I am here – for what purpose? What is here today to make my life part of a meaningful whole? – What do I live for? The main theme of Existential Analysis is interaction (“dialogue”). Existential Analysis then groups interaction around the four existential challenges: world, life, self, meaning and future. (Alfried Langle)
Intensive 24 CE credits
Mind Body Passport is approved by the California Psychological Association to provide continuing professional education for psychologists. Mind Body Passport maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
Mind Body Passport Inc. is also recognised as a CAMFT-approved Continuing Education Provider.
Certificate awarded upon successful completion.
Dr. Leslee Brown is the founder of Mind Body Passport Inc., providing extraordinary international learning experiences and continuing education for professionals. Dr. Brown has been running customised training courses in Zurich, Vienna, London, Argentina, South Africa and more for a number of years. Dr. Brown has more than 20 years’ experience as a psychologist in private practice. She is a graduate level professor at Sigmund Freud University campuses in Vienna and Paris. Dr. Brown is the founder and director of Mind Body Passport Inc. and has led numerous international travel courses. Dr. Brown has lived, worked and studied throughout Europe for many years. She resides part time in Los Angeles, part time Paris and the rest of the time in the rest of the world.