The Art and Science of Chairwork
Transformational Chairwork is centered on the belief that there is a healing and transformative power in: (1) Giving voice to one’s inner parts, modes, and selves; and (2) Enacting or re-enacting scenes from the Past, the Present, or the Future
The Transformational Chairwork Course is designed to introduce therapists to the practice of Chairwork, in an active, creative, and clinically-useful manner using clinical story-telling, role-plays, and live demonstrations.
In 2018, we discovered the Four Dialogue Matrix – which is a crystallization of over 50 years of Chairwork practice and exploration by a wide range of integrative psychotherapists. This is now the foundation of the course.
The 12 Chairwork training modules are focused on:
- Polarities and Decision-Making;
- Grief and Loss;
- Giving Voice to Parts;
- Difficult Relationships;
- Three-Person Storytelling;
- Ambivalence and Complex Emotions;
- Schema Therapy and Cognitive Restructuring;
- Imagery Rescripting;
- Painful Experiences and Interpersonal Mistreatment;
- Inner Criticism and Self-Hatred; and
There will also be a presentation on our work with Chairwork-Centered Social Justice Psychotherapy.
An introductory lecture on Chairwork can be found here.
Please Note: The Transformational Chairwork trainings are open to Mental Health, Addiction Treatment, and Harm Reduction Professionals, Students, and Trainees. All others must obtain specific permission from Dr. Kellogg (firstname.lastname@example.org) to attend. Thank you.
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