The Art and Science of Chairwork
Here is a list of our next round of trainings:
Transformational Chairwork: Using the Four Dialogues in Clinical Practice – A Live, Three-Day Intensive in New York City.
September 30th to October 2nd. For more information and to register, please go here.
I recently had the opportunity to do a Chairwork demonstration with Eugen Poppa, the Organizer of the upcoming Hypnosis Masters Summit (September 8-14). We did some polarity work together and then I led him through a Self-Compassion Chairwork meditation. The Summit – including the work we did together – can be found here.
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 Seven Chairwork training modules are focused on:
- Making Decisions – Working with Polarities (Internal Dialogues)
- Working with Grief and Loss: Cycle of Emotions (Relationship and Encounters)
- Voice Dialogue: Engaging with Internal Parts (Giving Voice)
- Trauma Work: Three-Person Storytelling (Telling the Story)
- Alternative Dialogues: Restructuring Schemas and Rebalancing Modes (Internal Dialogues)
- Challenging Relationships – Role-Reversal and Self-Doubling (Relationships and Encounters)
- Complex Emotions: Resolving Ambivalence and Complex Emotions/Vector Dialogues (Relationships and Encounters
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 (email@example.com) to attend. Thank you.
The Transformational Chairwork Psychotherapy Project is dedicated to bringing the power of Chairwork and the Four Dialogues to people who are members of historically oppressed and marginalized groups. A central part of this work involves our reaching out to BIPOC therapists and inviting them to train with us. To help facilitate this, we always offer a Community Donation option in the workshops that we organize so that finances are never an obstacle for those who seek to learn. A second way that we are striving to make a difference is through our on-going development of Social Justice Chairwork Psychotherapy. If you have any suggestions as to how we might advance this work, please contact Scott Kellogg, PhD (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Amanda Garcia Torres, LMHC (email@example.com ). Thank you.
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