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Ego State Therapy Interventions to Stabilize Your Most Wounded, Belligerent, & Dissociative Clients


January 18, 2019 - January 19, 2019    
9:00 am - 5:00 pm


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Viera Wuesthoff Brevard Hospice & Palliative Care
8060 Spyglass Hill Road, Viera, fl, 32940

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Many of our clients suffer from profound trauma and attachment wounds from childhood – with child ego states very stuck in the past. Therapy models that are normally effective won’t work when these clients have fears about healing that block therapy, have belligerent child parts that sabotage therapy, or are so easily triggered they cannot tolerate deep processing. This workshop resolves these problems and more. It teaches unique, powerful, simple ego state therapy interventions not taught anywhere else. You’ll learn stabilizing interventions that resolve fears about healing, stop self-sabotage, and end flashbacks and nightmares. Clients become more grounded and self-aware, and less sensitive to stressful, triggering events. It helps them better understand their own internal world – equipping them to calm and comfort wounded parts when they do get triggered. Collectively these interventions can stabilize dissociative clients, but they can also be profoundly life changing, whether or not additional therapy interventions (like EMDR, Brainspotting, or advanced DNMS interventions) are used for deeper healing.

The workshop starts with an introduction to ego state theory, then details how to…

  • quickly and effectively mobilize a team of vetted Resources
  • establish a Special Safe Place (a fun place for wounded parts to hang out)
  • identify therapy goals that can actually block processing
  • set an effective therapy goal – free of blocks
  • invite wounded parts forward
  • start a dialogue with wounded parts
  • attune, validate, and empathize with wounded parts
  • build rapport with especially belligerent and oppositional parts
  • give wounded parts missing information, and clear any misunderstandings
  • connect wounded parts to a loving, supportive team of Resources
  • orient wounded parts to present time
  • enable wounded parts to see reality more clearly
  • show wounded parts that the upsetting experience they seem to be reliving, is actually just a harmless recording

The workshop will illuminate the implications for treating trauma wounds versus attachment wounds. It will describe how these interventions track with Porges’ Polyvagal theory, Dan Siegel’s parenting advice, and Memory Reconsolidation Theory. Upon completing the training, you should be able to apply these interventions with clients, using the scripts provided in the colorful 25-page handout. Click here to see the training agenda and learning objectives.

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Target Audience

This workshop will be helpful for all mental health professionals who work with clients wounded in childhood (psychologists, counselors, social workers, and LMFTs, etc.). It will teach stabilizing ego state therapy interventions informative to all skill levels, including beginner, intermediate, and advanced.

About the Presenter

Lynn James is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in private practice in Island Lake, Illinois. She specializes in treating complex PTSD and dissociation. She’s an EMDRIA-approved Consultant and EMDR-training facilitator, working on becoming an EMDR trainer. Her specialty is integrating EMDR with the DNMS. She’s a delightful, thoughtful, soulful, and humorous presenter. For more information about Lynn, go to

Workshop Dates & Times

The workshop will be held Friday-Saturday, January 18-19, 2019, from 9:00-5:00. Registration/sign-in begins at 8:30 am on both days.

Workshop Cost

Registration Fee: $350

Workshop Cancellation Policy

If you register then need to cancel, call or email Kellie Garza, 321-403-7036 or
There’s a $25 cancellation fee.

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Workshop Location

Wuesthoff Health System Brevard Hospice & Palliative Care
8060 Spyglass Hill Road, Viera, FL 32940

This workshop is held in facilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you need special accommodations to attend the workshop, call or email Kellie Garza, 321-403-7036 or

Overnight Accommodations

Here are several hotels close to the workshop:
— The Hampton Inn Melbourne-Viera is about 3 minutes away.
— The Holiday Inn Melbourne-Viera Conference Ctr is about 4 minutes away.
— The La Quinta Inn & Suites Melbourne Viera is about 6 minutes away.

Air Travel

There are 2 airports near the workshop:
— MCO is about 45 minutes away, in Orlando, FL
— MLB is about 20 minutes away, in Melbourne, FL

Continuing Education Credit

Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling and Florida Board of Psychology Course #20-681812 is approved for 13 CEUs.

This course is approved for Licensed Clinical Social Workers, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists, Licensed Mental Health Counselors, Certified Master Social Worker, Psychologists and Limited Licensed Psychologists in the state of Florida. The CE Broker Provider Number for Florida Mental Health Licensure Services is 50-606. The board approval number is BAP:770.

This training is not approved for EMDRIA Credits but this webinar is.

Contact Information

For questions about the content of this workshop, call or email Lynn James at 812-345-6941 or

For questions about registering for this workshop, call or email Kellie Garza, 321-403-7036 or


Registrations are closed for this training.