Janina Fisher, PhD
Leading Edge Seminars
Live Broadcast Date: Thursday, June 17th, 2021
Live Broadcast Time: 1:00 pm to 4:15 pm, ET
Follow Up Q & A Session
Live Broadcast Date: Thursday, June 24, 2021
Live Broadcast Time: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm ET
Can’t Attend Live? This webinar will be recorded and archived. All registrants will be given unlimited access to the recording for a full year after the Live Broadcast date.
The very nature of major depression often defeats our best therapeutic efforts. How can clients change when they have no hope or interest? When they can’t concentrate and have no energy? When they are immobilized?
It is not surprising that treatment-resistant depression often defies the efforts of skilled therapists and effective medications, leaving clients defeated and discouraged, or even more depressed. Even though diagnoses of depression correlate highly with a history of trauma, we generally do not treat depression as a trauma-related disorder.
How can we help chronically depressed individuals more effectively?
Using interventions drawn from Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, you will learn to help clients relate to their depressive symptoms with curiosity and mindfulness – rather than identifying with them – and to understand them as symptoms communicated by trauma-related parts of the personality. This webinar will offer techniques for transforming the physical and cognitive symptoms through changes in posture, breath and energy.
Janina Fisher, PhD, is the Assistant Educational Director of the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute and a former instructor, Harvard Medical School. An international expert on the treatment of trauma, she is co-author with Pat Ogden of Sensorimotor Psychotherapy: Interventions for Attachment and Trauma and author of Healing the Fragmented Selves of Trauma Survivors: Overcoming Self-Alienation and Transforming the Living Legacy of Trauma: a Workbook for Survivors and Therapists (2021). She is best known for her work on integrating newer neurobiologically-informed interventions into traditional psychotherapy approaches. More information can be found on her website: www.janinafisher.com.