Our Resilient Year

On this edition of Brandler Bits, listen to how our resilience has carried us through the many obstacles of 2020.  Learn about the  4 strategies that will continue to  propel us to better coping as we go forward.

 

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Fall Workshops

I am pleased to announce the Fall 2020 Continuing Educational Workshops.  These classes will occur monthly from September 2020 -December2020.  The classes will be held  on the Zoom platform, which adds to the convenience of learning.    In addition, each class will be two hours long, allowing for smaller blocks of learning.  This will aid in retention and usability of the information.

1)Our series “kicks off” with a 2- part class on addiction.  As a therapist working in the  addiction field for most of my 35 years,  “ Hard to Handle”,  is an accurate description of dealing with addicted clients and their families.  This presentation will be broken up into two parts.  Part I, Assessment, will be held on September 16th from 9AM to 11AM.   Part II, Treatment, will be  held on September 23rd from 9AM-11AM.  Both parts will give participants many useful components in order to learn how to assess and treat addictive disorders.  The presentations will also include many case examples that illustrate these concepts.

For more information and to register go to   addiction workshop

THE ADDICTIONS WORKSHOP HAS BEEN POSTPONED

 

2)In the month of October,  “Making change:  Using Milton Erickson’s Hypnosis Principles Without Using Hypnosis” will be our topic. This workshop will occur on Wednesday October 14th from 9AM-11AM.   Erickson was a master therapist who worked uniquely with every client.  There was no “cookie cutter” or “one size fits all” approach. The best part of this class is that you can use hypnosis thinking and interventions without knowing how to do hypnosis! If you are interested in learning different therapeutic approaches using a hypnosis lens, please register for this class.

For More information go to Erickson workshop

3)Wednesday November 4th from 9AM-11AM is the date for our next workshop.  Astute readers will note that this is the morning after Election Day and our workshop is aptly titled, “Winners or Losers: Use of Hypnotherapy for Anxiety and Stress Reduction”.    Regardless of the outcome of the election, can you think of a better time to learn how to use hypnosis in order to reduce stress and anxiety?  This class will have both didactic and experiential components to it.

For More information go to  hypnosis workshop

4)Our last class of the Fall 2020 workshop series may be the most important.  It involves ourselves.

  • How many times have we felt frustrated or angry when dealing with a client?
  • How many times have we hoped that this client would not attend the session?
  • How many times have we anticipated that the client would make a meaningful change after a particularly useful session, only to find out that the client has not progressed at all?

If you’ve answered “yes” to one or more of these questions, please register for “Therapist Self -Care: Work Smarter Not Harder;  How to use different models to produce change”

This class will be  held on Wednesday December 2nd from 9AM-11AM.

 

For More information go to therapist self care

 

 

Cost:

2)Using Milton Erickson’s Hypnosis principles without using hypnosis

Wednesday October 14,2020 9-11AM

Register by September 30, 2020

get early bird discount price $50

After September 30, Registration Price $75

3)Winners or losers: Using hypnotherapy for anxiety  and stress reduction

November 4, 2020 9AM-11AM

Register by October 19, 2020 for

get early bird discount price $50

After October 19, Registration Price $75

4) Therapist self- care : Work smarter not harder—How to use different models to produce change

Register by November  18, 2020

get early bird discount price $50

After November 18, Registration Price $75

 

 

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The next steps in dealing with covid 19: challenge, choice, change

On this edition of Brandler Bits we address the issues of the next steps in our healing and dealing with the Covid 19 pandemic.  Tips and strategies are addressed in order to improve coping during this transition period.

 

 

 

 

 

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Exploring Fear and Anxiety

This is a special edition of “Brandler Bits”.  I was interviewed by the Friends in Recovery Podcast about dealing with fear and anxiety particularly during these difficult times.  There are many strategies identified in this interview to help you to feel better.

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4 7 8 breathing pattern

Here is another easy breathing technique.  It is called the 4, 7, 8 breathing pattern.

Watch the originator  Dr. Andrew Weil demonstrate it:

A note of caution:
A person may feel lightheaded after doing this for the first few times. Therefore, it is advisable to try this technique when sitting or lying down to prevent dizziness or falls.

Use this frequently and regularly and you will be less anxious!!!

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Self Saboteurs

Do you:

  • Undo your success?
  • Don’t allow your self to succeed?
  • Find ways unique to yourself to not get ahead?
  • Continue to be stuck in this pattern over and over again?

If you’ve answered yes to any of these questions, then this Brandler Bits is perfect for you.  Learn about self-sabotage, and how to stop this self defeating pattern of behavior.

 

 

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Mine Mine Mine

In the latest edition of Brandler Bits, we discuss how the possessive word “my”  is symptomatic of self centered behavior. Examples of this selfish behavior are given.  In addition recommendations for change are offered.

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Irresolution-resolutions often fail

Happy New Year!  In this edition of Brandler Bits  we examine the time honored tradition of New Year’s Resolutions.  We identify why these resolutions do not work and lead to more frustration.  We identify the strategies that will make your 2020 a successful year of change.

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