Surviving Spirits Workshop

Surviving Spirits: Healing Trauma & Addiction with the Therapeutic Spiral Model
A Weekend for Personal Growth and/or Professional Development

Are you looking for the strength to overcome wounds from the past? Do you long for a sense of safety to be able to heal?

Joy will be serving on the Action Team of the Surviving Spirits Workshop led by Sylvia Israel, LMFT, RDT/BCT, TEP. The workshop will take place in San Rafael, November 10-12, 2017. You can find out more about the workshop here on the Bay Area Moreno Institute website.

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Healing Childhood Wounds Group Open for Enrollment

Healing Childhood Wounds is a confidential therapy group for adult survivors of childhood trauma led by Joy Wong Liu, MFT, and Gregory Burns, MFT Intern. We meet once per month on Saturdays for a 6-hour experiential workshop. This Fall, our group is moving to Livermore, and we are accepting new members! The dates of the Fall 2016 group are as follows:

  • 9am – 4pm, Saturday, September 17, 2016
  • 9am – 4pm, Saturday, October 15, 2016
  • 9am – 4pm, Saturday, November 19, 2016
  • 9am – 4pm, Saturday, December 17, 2016

This is 4-month closed group. Advance registration is required. Read additional information about the group here on Gregory’s website. Please contact Joy at (510) 999-6380 or Gregory at (925) 223-7228 to register or learn more.

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An Introduction to Internal Family Systems

In June, the Trauma Training Program at Christian Counseling Centers in Hayward will be offering “An Introduction to Internal Family Systems” led by Marilyn Hunt, LMFT. The workshop is for counselors and others who minister to trauma survivors.

  • What: An Introduction to Internal Family Systems
  • When: 12-2PM, Wednesday, June 8, 2016
  • Where: Christian Counseling Centers’ Hayward Office (on the 2nd floor of Messiah Lutheran Church), 25400 Hesperian Blvd, Hayward, CA 94545 (Map)
  • Cost: Free to those who minister to trauma survivors.  CEUS available for an administrative fee of $20.
  • To Register: Advance registration is required as space is limited. Please register here on the CCC website.
  • For more information: Contact Joy at 510-999-6380. You can also click here to learn more about the Trauma Training Program.

About the Workshop

Internal Family Systems, an evidence-based practice, is a model of psychotherapy that offers a clear, non-pathologizing and empowering method of understanding human problems, as well as an innovative and enriching philosophy of practice that invites both therapist and client to enter into a transformational relationship in which healing can occur.

Based on the understanding that within each individual there exists a system of parts with a core Self, IFS facilitates healing of parts’ extreme roles, feelings and beliefs with the goal of an integrated system and compassionate Self-leadership. Parts are often exiled in our systems either by other people or inside by other parts. Like Jesus, Self welcomes the exile or outcast, offers truth and grace and brings about deep healing and change.

In this two-hour workshop come learn the basics of IFS and experience a taste of getting to know your own parts.

About the Presenter

Marilyn Hunt, LMFT, graduated from UCSD with a Bachelors in Psychology and from Fuller Seminary with a Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy. Trained in Internal Family Systems, she enjoys helping clients get to the root of symptoms to enable life-long change.

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The Trauma Triangle: A Powerful Roadmap to Recovery

In May, the Trauma Training Program at Christian Counseling Centers in Hayward will be offering a workshop on “The Trauma Triangle,” led by Joy Wong Liu, MFT. The workshop is for counselors and others who minister to trauma survivors.

  • What: The Trauma Triangle
  • When: 12-2PM, Wednesday, May 11, 2016
  • Where: Christian Counseling Centers’ Hayward Office (on the 2nd floor of Messiah Lutheran Church), 25400 Hesperian Blvd, Hayward, CA 94545 (Map)
  • Cost: Free to those who minister to trauma survivors.  CEUS available for an administrative fee of $20.
  • To Register: Advance registration is required as space is limited. Please register here on the CCC website.
  • For more information: Contact Joy at 510-999-6380. You can also click here to learn more about the Trauma Training Program.

About the Workshop
This experiential workshop will introduce participants to the Trauma Triangle, a simple yet profound way to understand how trauma on the outside impacts survivors on the inside. The Trauma Triangle also empowers trauma survivors with an easy to understand road map to recovery. Adapted from the Karpman Triangle for interpersonal relationships, the Trauma Triangle focuses on the intraspsychic roles and patterns taken on to cope with trauma. It is one of foundational concepts of the Therapeutic Spiral Model, a clinical form of psychodrama developed for the treatment of trauma.

About the Presenter
Joy Wong Liu is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MFC# 53681) who has been affiliated with Christian Counseling Centers since 2012. Joy currently co-leads a drama therapy group for trauma survivors at CCC Hayward. Joy received her Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Western Seminary and also holds a Bachelor’s Degree in drama from Stanford University. Joy is trained in EMDR for the treatment of trauma and also is currently pursuing International Certification in Trauma Therapy using the Therapeutic Spiral Model (TSM). Joy has received over 100 hours of post-graduate training in TSM from Sylvia Israel, MFT, TEP, RDT/BCT, and Kate Hudgins, Ph.D., TEP, the founder of TSM.

Please spread the word to others who might benefit! You can download the flyer for the workshop here.

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EMDR Resourcing: Helping Clients Strengthen Their Inner Resources

In April, the Trauma Training Program at Christian Counseling Centers in Hayward will be offering a workshop on “EMDR Resourcing,” led by Janie Sheedy, MFT. The workshop is for counselors and others who minister to trauma survivors.

  • What: EMDR Resourcing: Helping Clients Strengthen Their Inner Resources
  • When: 12-2PM, Wednesday, April 13, 2016
  • Where: Christian Counseling Centers’ Hayward Office (on the 2nd floor of Messiah Lutheran Church), 25400 Hesperian Blvd, Hayward, CA 94545 (Map)
  • Cost: Free to those who minister to trauma survivors.
  • To Register: Advance registration is required as space is limited. Please register here on the CCC website.
  • For more information: Contact Joy at 510-999-6380. You can also click here to learn more about the Trauma Training Program.

About the Workshop
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is an effective therapeutic tool for helping individuals process traumatic life events along with negative emotions, cognitions and physical sensations.  Prior to processing traumatic material, it is essential to help clients have internal access to a calm state, enhance positive emotions and strengthen positive memories.  This 2-hour training will give an overview of various methods of resourcing clients with eye-movements.

About the Presenter
Janie Sheedy is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MFC# 80846) working in private practice at two locations in both Pleasant Hill and Pleasanton.  Janie received her Masters from Western Seminary in 2008 and her B.S. in Psychology through Excelsior College in 2005.  She is also board certified with the EMDR International Association (EMDRIA) as an EMDR Clinician.  Janie likes working with individuals struggling with grief and loss, depression and anxiety and family-of-origin issues.  Janie uses both a relational approach along with her skills, particularly utilizing EMDR.  She loves giving people a safe place to tell their stories and find depth and meaning to their suffering, as well as find resolution and reintegrate their stories in a more adaptable manner.  Janie has continues to participate in advanced skills for using EMDR, including Dyadic Resourcing and the Feeling State Addiction Protocol.

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Trauma and Mindfulness

In March, the Trauma Training Program at Christian Counseling Centers in Hayward will be offering a workshop on “Trauma and Mindfulness,” led by Bowbay Feng, MFT. The workshop is for counselors and others who minister to trauma survivors.

About the Workshop
In this workshop you will receive an overview of DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) mindfulness skills, and learn specific mindfulness interventions. A mindfulness practice can help with emotional regulation, distress tolerance, as well as the depression and anxiety symptoms that often result from trauma.

About the Presenter
Bowbay Liang-Hua Feng is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a private practice in Berkeley. She is also an Adjunct Professor at the University of San Francisco in the Counseling Psychology Masters Program where she teaches classes on Trauma, Crisis and Adult Life Transitions. She received her masters from The Wright Institute and her B.A. in Religion and International Relations from Smith College. She brings over 20 years of experience in mindfulness, meditation and martial arts. Bowbay is client-centered. She has a practice built on collaborative self-empowerment and helping people through trauma, transitions, relationships, stress, and quality of life issues. Bowbay is trained in EMDR, Mindfulness and DBT for the treatment of trauma.

Please spread the word to others who might benefit! You can download the flyer for the workshop here.

Behavior 911: Managing Difficult Behaviors in Kids and Teens

In February, Joy will be leading a workshop on behavioral therapy as part of the Trauma Training Program at Christian Counseling Centers in Hayward. The workshop is for counselors and others who minister to trauma survivors.

  • What: Behavior 911: Managing Difficult Behaviors in Kids and Teens
  • When: 12-2PM, Wednesday, February 10, 2016
  • Where: Christian Counseling Centers’ Hayward Office (on the 2nd floor of Messiah Lutheran Church), 25400 Hesperian Blvd, Hayward, CA 94545 (Map)
  • Cost: Free to those who minister to trauma survivors.
  • To Register: Advance registration is required as space is limited. Please register here on the CCC website.
  • For more information: Contact Joy at 510-999-6380. You can also view the syllabus for the workshop here and click here to learn more about the Trauma Training Program.

About the Workshop
Kids and teens who have experienced traumatic, out of control circumstances may often display disruptive, out of control behaviors in their everyday lives. Behavior therapy can be a crucial tool for helping to manage and contain negative behaviors so that new healing relationships can develop. This training will introduce you to practical tools that can impact even the most difficult behaviors.

About the Presenter
Joy Wong Liu is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MFC# 53681) who has been affiliated with Christian Counseling Centers since 2012. This workshop draws from Joy’s experience as a behavioral coach, helping kids and teens with severe behavioral issues achieve more successes at home and at school. Joy has worked with children and teens struggling with aggression, property destruction, defiance, and many other behaviors. Joy currently co-leads a drama therapy group for trauma survivors at CCC Hayward.

Please spread the word to others who might benefit! You can download the Behavior 911 Flyer here.

Strengths & Safety: Experiential Techniques to Foster Healing

Joy will be leading a workshop in January as part of the new Trauma Training Program at Christian Counseling Centers in Hayward. The workshop is for counselors and others who minister to trauma survivors.

  • What: Strengths & Safety: Experiential Techniques to Foster Healing
  • When: 12-2PM, Wednesday, January 13, 2016
  • Where: Christian Counseling Centers’ Hayward Office (on the 2nd floor of Messiah Lutheran Church), 25400 Hesperian Blvd, Hayward, CA 94545 (Map)
  • Cost: Free to those who minister to trauma survivors.
  • To Register: Advance registration is required as space is limited. Please register here on the CCC website.
  • For more information: Contact Joy at 510-999-6380. You can also view the syllabus for the workshop here and click here to learn more the Trauma Training Program.

Please spread the word to others who might benefit! You can download the PDF flyer here.