The Physics of Ego States 3 CE
Models & Metaphors for Transforming the Inner System
Planned workshop, not yet published.
Ideas from General Relativity and Quantum Mechanics mesh well with neuroscience and clinical experiences of ego state phenomena encountered in the processes of navigating, transforming, and healing the internal systems of traumatized people.
In 1990, Roger Pitman and Scott Orr wrote an editorial which appeared in Biological Psychiatry entitled "The Black Hole of Trauma," comparing the neurological effects of trauma to the distortion of time and space caused by black holes. Bessel van der Kolk and Alexander McFarlane referenced this later in their chapter of the same name in their 1996 book, Traumatic Stress: The Effects of Overwhelming Experience on Mind, Body, and Society.
Black holes, gravity, and quantum peculiarities like non-location, entanglement, & uncertainty mirror the physical, mental, and behavioral experiences of our traumatized clients. We can use these concepts as exquisite models for understanding what is happening, and metaphors for communication, guidance, and healing.
A background in working with ego states, Internal Family Systems therapy, or EMDR is helpful in making sense of these models and applying them safely and effectively with clients suffering from simple and complex PTSD.
Join me on a journey through space-time and into the quantum realm of neurobiology and psycho-somatic experience of the person impacted by trauma.
A 3.0 hour course.
Bruce Hersey, LCSW, is an Approved Consultant in EMDR and also a Certified IFS Therapist & Consultant.
Having completed IFS Levels I, II & III Training, and as a repeat Level One Program Assistant, he has passionately imparted his deep understanding of the model by teaching numerous introductory IFS workshops, leading IFS consultation groups, and providing individual IFS consultation.
He has presented at the IFS International Conference several times, and has been teaching workshops on the integration of EMDR & IFS since 2013.
Additionally, Bruce has extensive experience in Clinical Hypnosis & Sex Therapy.
Contact Bruce for online consultation (zoom video) on the integration of EMDR and IFS, or toward certification in EMDR or IFS at $150 for a 45 minute session.