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.

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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