PROGRAMME

In this 50 minute introduction, Leslie Greenberg will present the fundamental principles of EFT. The main focus is on demonstrating key interventions using video. In addition, you will learn about the assumed mechanism of change in EFT and get introduced to a theory of how emotions might contribute to and maintain psychopathology?

Leslie Greenberg

In this 50-minute introduction to Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Janina Fisher will present the fundamental principles of the model. She will use video/exercises to demonstrate key interventions. Also, she will present the assumed mechanism of change in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy and introduce the factors that are assumed to contribute to and maintain psychopathology?

Janina Fisher

In this 50-minute introduction, Diana Fosha presents the fundamental principles of AEDP. The main part of the presentation is devoted to demonstrating key interventions. You will also get an overview of the models assumed mechanism of change and what factors are thought to contribute to and maintain psychopathology.

Diana Fosha

In this 50-minute introduction, Paul Gilbert presents the fundamental principles of CFT. The main part of the presentation is devoted to demonstrating key interventions. You will also get an overview of the models assumed mechanism of change and what factors are thought to contribute to and maintain psychopathology.

Paul Gilbert

In this 50-minute introduction, Allan Abbass will present the fundamental principles of ISTD. The presentation will focus mainly on demonstrating key interventions. Also, you will get an overview of the models assumed mechanism of change and what factors are thought to contribute to and maintain psychopathology.

Allan Abbass

In this 50-minute introduction, Steven Hayes will present the fundamental principles of ACT. The main focus is on demonstrating key interventions using video. In addition, you will learn about the assumed mechanism of change in ACT and get introduced to a theory of what might contribute to and maintain psychopathology?

Steven Hayes
09.00 - 10.30
Plenary: Paul Gilbert & Allan Abbass

When love is hard to receive - Overcoming obstacles to letting in care and affection from self & others (videos and discussion)

Paul Gilbert & Allan Abbass

Shame and the body (Sensorimotor psychotherapy deepening) - Janina Fisher

Janina Fisher

How to connect with sadness (EFT deepening) - Leslie Greenberg

Leslie Greenberg

Compassion and anger (CFT deepening) - Paul Gilbert

Paul Gilbert

Love is the only thing (ACT deepening) - Steven Hayes

Unbearable emotions. Working experientially with complex trauma (videos and discussions)>/p>

Diana Fosha, Janina Fisher
09.00 - 10.30
Plenary: Steven Hayes & Leslie Greenberg

What changes when people change? - Mechanisms of change through different lenses (videos and discussions).

Steven Hayes, Leslie Greenberg

Resolving guilt and enhancing attachments (ISTDP deepening) - Allan Abbass

Allan Abbass

Joy, gratitude and awe - working at the edge of relational and transformational experience (AEDP deepening) - Diana Fosha

Diana Fosha

  • Advanced empathy in EFT: Building perceptual skills - Imke Herrmann & Lars Auszra

  • The Fragile Patient: Effective Capacity Building with ISTDP - Jonas Sharma-Bakkevig & Roger Sandvik Hansen

  • The Detached Patient: Facilitating Emotional Attachment with ISTDP - Filip Myhre & Bernt Langvasbråten

  • Being with It: Working Mindfully with Difficult Emotions - Jon Vøllestad & Elisabeth Shanche

  • Compassion and Creation of Meaning - Per-Einar Binder

  • Activation of Strong Client Emotions in Psychotherapy: What Does It Evoke in the Therapist? - Helene Nissen-Lie

  • When Emotions Become Overwhelming - Ingunn Holbæk & Katinka Salvesen

  • Embracing Emotions in Service of Vitality and a Meaningful Life - Thorvald Andersen & Asle Elen

  • Transgenerational Affect Phobia. How to Understand and Treat Symptoms Passed on from Generation to Generation - Kristin Osborn

  • I’m Sorry: The Emotional Healing Power of Apologizing - Joanne Dolhanty

  • How to Forward Mentalizing in Psychotherapy - The Emotionally Transparent and Available Therapist - Finn Skårderud

  • Transform Trauma – Using the AEDP Therapist’s Bold, Embodied Presence - SueAnne Piliero

Uniting voices – the way forward!

Post conference/in depth-workshop (separate registration)

Exclusive opportunity! Meet the keynotes speakers up close in a workshop setting with limited number of participants (maximum of 50 pr workshop)

Difficulty recognizing and experiencing emotions is a core down stream effect of attachment trauma. These effects show up medically as multiple somatic symptoms, diverse psychiatric symptom and the spectrum of personality disorders. Through several decades of video-based research, the Intensive Short-term Dynamic Psychotherapy model has been developed to help therapists directly detect and manage attachment trauma through the use of close monitoring of somatic anxiety pathways and the somatic pathways of feelings. This workshop will first review the spectrum of patients with attachment trauma and how to recognize the body responses of anxiety to determine a treatment pathway to help diverse patients tolerate and work through unresolved feelings and impulses.

Skill training with Allan Abbass

Introduction to Compassion Focused Therapy. Infomration about the workshop will be added soon.

Skill training with Paul Gilbert

  • This workshop will focus on three AEDP techniques that are foundational to its transformational methodology:
  • · Transformance detection, and thus the activation of healing from the get-go
  • · Dyadic affect regulation to experientially process intense emotional experiences
  • · Metatherapeutic processing for experiential work with transformational experience

Skill training with Diana Fosha

  • Self-criticism is how your mind makes sense of underlying feelings of shame. In this workshop Greenberg will focus on:
  • · How to identify self-criticism and shame.
  • · How to evoke and access painful emotions using a two-chair dialogue.
  • · How to use adaptive emotions to transform the feelings of shame.

Skill training with Leslie Greenberg

Recent neuroscience research demonstrates that painful and traumatic experiences are frequently remembered non-verbally as 'body memories:" intrusive sensations, self-destructive impulses, and intense emotional reactions. When these implicit memories without words are evoked by trauma-related ‘triggers,' the overwhelming events of long ago erupt into present day experience. In this workshop, participants will learn how to identify non-verbal memory and how to apply neurobiologically informed treatment techniques drawn from Sensorimotor Psychotherapy. These simple body-oriented interventions can address trauma-related challenges of stabilization (dysregulated autonomic arousal, overwhelming emotions, intrusive images, and memories) and of memory processing. Easily integrated into traditional talking therapies, EMDR, CBT, and other modalities, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy can enhance the effectiveness of any therapeutic modality.

Skill training with Janina Fisher

Open connection with emotional motivation and yearning is key to a vital human life but because we hurt where we care, and care where we hurt, humans tend to defend themselves from their deepest emotional motivations. In this workshop, I will examine a small number of skills drawn from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) that can be used to diminish barriers to six key human yearnings: belonging, feeling, understanding, meaning, competence, and orientation. We will also briefly consider how to build more open and flexible connections to these motives, redirecting the energy they provide once barriers are diminished.

Skill training work shop with Steven Hayes

Social activities

During the conference day, the organizer will offer the opportunity to attend different social events.

Keynote speakers

Leslie Greenberg

Dr. Leslie Greenberg is one of the originators and primary developers of Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT) for individuals and couples. You can watch a short interview with him here:

Allan Abbass

Dr. Allan Abbass is the founding Director of the Centre for Emotions and Health at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Canada. Dr. Abbass’s clinical specialty and research focus is the use of Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP), particularly on how unprocessed emotion plays a part in medically unexplained physical symptoms. You can watch an interview with him here:

Diana Fosha

Dr. Diana Fosha is the developer of Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP), a healing-based, transformation-oriented model of psychotherapeutic treatment. You can watch an interview with her here:

Paul Gilbert

Professor Paul Gilbert is the founder of Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT), an approach that focuses on building an emotionally healthier relationship with oneself. You can watch an interview with him here:

Janina Fisher

Dr. Janina Fisher is a faculty member of the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute. She is well known for her expertise as both a therapist and speaker on the topic of trauma and the body in psychotherapy.
You can watch a short interview with her here:

Steven Hayes

Dr. Steven Hayes is renown for his work on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), a third-wave cognitive-behavior therapy which focuses on relating to and accepting ones emotions. You can watch his TED-talk here:

“For many years you have talked about me. Behind my back. Over my head. Shouting at me. At times you haven’t even acknowledged my existence, and never have you truly listened to me. I want this to change. I need you to be with me. Sit down with me, and take me seriously. Stay with me long enough for me to tell you about my deepest longings and my heartfelt needs. If you do, I will fuel your voice in the world with magic power and create human connections for you. If you won’t, I will likely cause hell. It’s up to you! I am emotion.”

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