Defining someone through a single diagnostic label-he’s a depressive, she’s a borderline, etc.-is at best misleading, and at worst a distortion of what it means to be human. Neuroscience, social psychology, and artificial intelligence all agree that each of us consists of a multiplicity of identities that account for the richness and complexity of the human experience. In other words, no one is a “unitary” self. At the same time, there’s more than one way to use this knowledge to elicit therapeutic healing, self-awareness, and growth. This workshop will showcase how two noted psychotherapists bring the concept of multiplicity into their therapeutic work.
Format: DVD Video – 1-2 hours
Details: Multi-disc video recording (2 hours) with instructions
Authors: RICHARD C. SCHWARTZ, PHD & DANIEL J SIEGEL, M.D.
Brief overview of interpersonal neurobiology
- Presentation of using interpersonal to look at “triangle” of human experience – relationships, body and mind
- False goals of “unitary” self
- Integrated identity that makes up one’s “self”
Internal Family System (IFS) view of multiplicity
- Presentation of IFS outlook of multiple parts within the person
- Healing oneself internally through parts
- Eight “C” word qualities of self that aid in healing: curiosity, confidence, calm, compassion, creativity, clarity, connectedness and courage.
Discussion between presenters Daniel Siegel and Richard Schwartz on how to bring the concept of multiplicity into therapy
- Helping client not over-identify with single part
- Distinction between the self and the parts
- Similarities and Differences between neurobiology and IFS
Exercise to overcome emotional obstacles
Concluding discussion between speakers
- Case examples of multiplicity in psychotherapy
- Techniques to use neurobiology and IFS within therapy sessions
Audience question and answer session with speakers
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