PROGRAMME

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).

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 - 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!

09.00 - 17.00
Post conference/in depth-workshop (separate registration)

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


    • Janina Fisher: Sensorimotor Psychotherapy
    • Leslie Greenberg: Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT)
    • Paul Gilbert: Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT)
    • Allan Abbass: Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP)
    • Steven Hayes: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
    • Diana Fosha: Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP)

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

Dr. 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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