All times in EDT

Session One: Steps 1-2—Alliance and Assessment
Thursday & Friday, September 23 & 24, 2021 on Zoom

Day 1
12-1:30pm Opening introductions, social location • overview of Core Skills
– Overview of the EFT process: Making the EFT model your own
– Personal goal setting
1:30-1:45pm Break
1:45-3:15pm Step 1: Alliance and Assessment from a racially sensitive, attachment perspective
3:15-3:30pm Break
3:30-4:30pm Case Presentation or video
4:30-5pm Role play – Empathic reflections in the attachment fame
5-5:30pm Break
5:30-7pm Review interventions and EFT Tango
– Case presentation/role play building alliance
– Summary & closure

Day 2
9-10:30am Check-in
– Elevator speech and individual sessions
– Early session role play
10:30-10:45am Break
10:45am-12:15pm Tracking interactive cycles – role play
12:15-1:15pm Lunch
1:15-2:45pm Case presentation
2:45-3pm Break
3-4:30pm Step 2: Encounter role play
– Wrap up and take-aways

Session Two: Steps 3-4—Cycle De-escalation / Relationship Stabilization
Monday & Tuesday, November 15 & 16, 2021 • on Zoom

Day 1
12-1:30pm Welcome, objectives & overview of Session two
– Emotion as a process – tracking and assembling elements of emotion – video examples/exercise)
1:30-1:45pm Break
1:45-3:15pm EFT Tango and micro interventions EFIT and EFCT videos and exercises
3:15-3:30pm Break
3:30-5pm Case presentation / role play
5-5:30pm Break
5:30-7pm Case presentation  / role play
– Summary & closure

Day 2
9-10:30am Check-in
– Tango role play – Assembling elements of emotion, deepening core emotion, shaping encounter / depth of emotional experiencing scale
10:30-10:45am Break
10:45am-12:15pm Case presentation / role play
12:15-1:15pm Lunch
1:15-2:45pm Case presentation / role play
2:45-3pm Break
3-4pm Case presentation or video
4-4:30pm Wrap up discussion and take-aways

Session Three: Steps 5, 6, and 7—Withdrawer Re-engagement
Friday & Saturday, February 4 and 5, 2022 on Zoom

Day 1
12-1:30pm Welcome and Check-in
– Overview of Stage 2 – How Stage 2 differs from Stage 1

  • Steps 5, 6, and 7, withdrawer re-engagement
  • Personal learning goals
  • The experience of the withdrawer / avoidant attachment strategy

1:30-1:45pm Break
1:45-3:15pm  Video excerpt and role plays – especially Tango 2 and 3 in Step 5
3:15-3:30pm Break
3:30-5pm Video excerpt and role plays – especially Tango 3 and 4 in Step 6
5-5:30pm Break
5:30-6:45pm Video excerpt and role plays – especially Tango 3, 4, and 5 in Step 7
6:45-7pm Summary & closure

Day 2
9-10:30am Check-in
9:30-10:30am Case presentations in two small groups
10:30-10:45am Break
10:45-11:45am Case presentations in two small groups
11:45am-12:15pm Large group discussion
12:15-1:15pm Lunch
1:15-2:45pm WRE change event role play – Risking and reaching – Statement of need
2:45-3pm Break
3-4:15pm Video/exercises on working with emotion in Stage 2
4:15-4:30pm Wrap up and take-aways

Session Four: Steps 8-9—Pursuer Softening and Stage Three Consolidation
Sunday & Monday, April 3 and 4, 2022 in Northampton, MA*

Day 1
12-1:30pm Welcome, check-in and overview of Softening Change Event, Steps 5, 6, and 7, and Stage 3 – set the context by:

  1. Reviewing video from Core Skills 3: how De-escalation and Withdrawer Re-engagement open door to Softening Change Event
  2. Sharing personal resonance with the pursuer/anxious attachment strategy
  3. Blamer softening change event – research, themes

1:30-1:45pm Break
1:45-3:15pm If online – Three role-plays: 10-15min each in breakout rooms groups –returning to large group for demonstrations in-between; If in-person – demonstration before small group role-plays:

  1. Deepening in Step 5 (especially with Tango 2 and 3)
  2. Validating, promoting acceptance, restructuring in Step 6 (especially with Tango 3 and 4)
  3. Supporting the Step 7 reach and response (especially with Tango 3, 4, 5)

3:15-3:30pm Break
3:30-5pm Interventions for Stage 2 – Depth of emotional experiencing scale – review Blamer Softening video by Dr. Sue Johnson – Megan and Alex exercises
5-5:30pm Break
5:30-7pm Role plays – especially Tango 3, 4 and 5 in Step 7
– Summary & closure

Day 2
9-9:30am Check-in – Review obstacles to softenings
9:30-10:30am Case presentation(s) in two groups
10:30-10:45am Break
10:45-11:45am Case Presentations 2 small groups
11:45am-12:15pm Large group – consolidating learnings
12:15-1:15pm Lunch
1:15-2:45pm Case presentation – or Blamer Softening / Attachment Injury Resolution (AIRM) as a softening video
2:45-3pm Break
3-4:15pm Stage 3 consolidation “fish-bowl” role-play
4:15-4:30pm Closure

*If, due to covid-related health reasons, we are unable to meet in person, this session will be converted to an online event.

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