De helende kracht van emoties

Processing emotional pain using the Extended Focusing Task

De impact van trauma is ingrijpend en het werken met getraumatiseerden kan intens en verwarrend zijn voor zowel therapeut als cliënt. Overweldigende emoties leiden soms tot dissociatie met een therapeutische breuk tot gevolg. De uitdaging voor de therapeut is om een ervaring van veiligheid te creëren die het mogelijk maakt om een emotionele ervaring te verkennen die voorheen te verontrustend was om te benaderen. Louise Cooper voelt zich, als directe collega van de dit voorjaar overleden Melissa Harte, vereerd de trainingen rondom trauma voort te kunnen zetten met behulp van de extended focusing task.

The impact of trauma is far-reaching and work with survivors of trauma can be intense and confusing for both therapist and client. Overwhelming emotions at times lead to dissociation, therapeutic rupture and therefore poor outcomes. The challenge for the therapist is to create an experience of safety for their client which enables the exploration of an emotional experience which has previously been too distressing to approach.
In this experiential workshop, learn how to create the safety in the therapeutic space that enables clients to transform their emotional experiences using the Extended Focusing Task, as outlined in Melissa Harte’s book Processing Emotional Pain Using Emotion Focused Therapy: A guide to safely working with and resolving emotional injuries and trauma. This therapeutic approach supports clients to feel sufficiently safe and empowered to stay in therapy and embrace the possibility of change.  It can have profound impacts on the lives of people living with the consequences of trauma and help them to feel empowered by their emotions and better equipped to live an enriched life. This training will include trauma intervention principles and the foundations for safe trauma processing, key EFT skills for working with trauma and a step-by-step guide to using the Extended Focusing Task.


Dr Louise Cooper

Louise is a Counselling Psychologist and Psychotherapist based in Australia.  She is the President and isEFT Institute Trainer at the Australian Institute of Emotion Focused Therapy (AIEFT) in Melbourne. Lou is the Director of a two-location private practice, Talking Emotions, where therapists specialise in working with Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT).  For many years Lou has facilitated training in LGBTQ-inclusive practice and trauma informed practice and is known for her ability to communicate complex ideas in a simple and accessible manner.  Lou has a previous life working as a radio broadcaster.
Working alongside Melissa Harte for over a decade, Lou has been part of creating a vibrant EFT community in Melbourne and, since Melissa passed in February 2021, is honoured to be able to continue Melissa’s trauma informed trainings using the Extended Focusing Task.  


Datum: verzet naar mei 2023. Exacte datum (2 dagen) volgt nog. 
Tijden: 09h30 - 17h00
Prijs: € 650 (inclusief biologische lunch, koffie/thee). 
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Locatie: Kloosterhotel Zin, Vught (