Fear to Power, Power to Fear: Women’s Voices in Group - Colorado Full-day Training Institute
Nov
10
10:00 AM10:00

Fear to Power, Power to Fear: Women’s Voices in Group - Colorado Full-day Training Institute

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"What are the words you do not yet have? What do you need to say?" -Audre Lorde.

Mindful Founder and Executive Director, Yoon Kane will be co-leading a full-day institute with Saralyn Masselink in Colorado. This training opportunity for therapists will explore cultural expectations as a ‘passionate bad fit’ for women and ways they are unconsciously repeated in group.

From a young age, women receive messages about how to be nice, compliant, accommodate others, and gain approval, both from the family and the communities they grow up in. These messages arrest women’s natural development of a sense of self-worth and entitlement. There is a dichotomy introduced into young female psyches that sets women up to believe that the cost of being powerful is a loss of connection and belonging.

These culturally-sanctioned beliefs that govern patterns of behavior are unconscious and are played out and repeated in group dynamics. Group also has the potential to encourage people to have new experiences that foster new beliefs and paradigms and offers opportunities to try on and test out fresh ideas and ways of being.

These experiential training workshops will explore questions such as: What are women’s relationships to having power and agency? What does the fear of power communicate about the female self and early relationships with caregivers? How can group provide reparative experiences that counter dysfunctional cultural norms? The group leader can help members become conscious of these limiting dynamics and establish new norms that offer the space for maturational experiences previously limited by socio-cultural conditions.


Event Information:

FCGPS Annual Conference
(more info)

November 10, 2018
10:00am-5:00pm

University of Colorado Health Center
for Dependency, Addiction and Rehabilitation
1693 Quentin Street
Aurora, CO 80045

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Fear to Power, Power to Fear: Women’s Voices in Group - AGPA Half-day Workshop
Feb
25
to Mar 2

Fear to Power, Power to Fear: Women’s Voices in Group - AGPA Half-day Workshop

  • Westin Bonaventure Hotel (map)
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"What are the words you do not yet have? What do you need to say?" -Audre Lorde.

Mindful Founder and Executive Director, Yoon Kane will be co-leading a half-day experiential training group with Saralyn Masselink in Los Angeles. This training opportunity for therapists will explore cultural expectations as a ‘passionate bad fit’ for women and ways they are unconsciously repeated in group.

From a young age, women receive messages about how to be nice, compliant, accommodate others, and gain approval, both from the family and the communities they grow up in. These messages arrest women’s natural development of a sense of self-worth and entitlement. There is a dichotomy introduced into young female psyches that sets women up to believe that the cost of being powerful is a loss of connection and belonging.

These culturally-sanctioned beliefs that govern patterns of behavior are unconscious and are played out and repeated in group dynamics. Group also has the potential to encourage people to have new experiences that foster new beliefs and paradigms and offers opportunities to try on and test out fresh ideas and ways of being.

These experiential training workshops will explore questions such as: What are women’s relationships to having power and agency? What does the fear of power communicate about the female self and early relationships with caregivers? How can group provide reparative experiences that counter dysfunctional cultural norms? The group leader can help members become conscious of these limiting dynamics and establish new norms that offer the space for maturational experiences previously limited by socio-cultural conditions.


Event Information:

AGPA Annual Conference
(more info)

February 25 - March 2, 2019

Westin Bonaventure Hotel
404 S. Figueroa Street
Los Angelos, CA 90071


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Getting to the heart of the matter: Unlocking Blocks to Intimacy
May
19
to May 24

Getting to the heart of the matter: Unlocking Blocks to Intimacy

“Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.” -Rumi

Who are you in a relationship? What would it look like to live an open-hearted life? Are you ready to resolve what holds you back from getting what you want in relationships? By discovering how and why we get in our own way, we are more equipped to both stops the cycle of defeating relationship patterns and repair the parts of ourselves that block us from finding and keeping the love we want.

Expand who you are in a relationship in a 5-day luxury Hawaiian retreat led by Toni Herbine-Blank, MS, RN, C-SP, Clinical Specialist Psychotherapist, Senior Trainer for the Center for Self Leadership, international speaker and author and founder of Intimacy from the Inside Out©:

  • Heal relational wounds and defenses that inhibit connection
  • Deepen relationship with yourself to be more present with others
  • Explore and repair patterns that block connection and intimacy
  • Cultivate authentic, open-hearted communication

Whether you are currently in a relationship, just ended a relationship or striving to start one, we invite you to take a step toward inner and outer transformation. The Island of Maui and its natural beauty is the ideal location for healing and self-discovery. Our high-end, luxury beachfront villa and locally-sourced meals prepared by a private chef provide a safe and relaxing environment to reflect and expand your internal and inter-personal life. Through meditation, yoga, massage, internal inquiry, nature, journaling and sharing with others, you will open channels of vulnerability and stimulate powerful connections.

How big can your heart get?

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Mindful Intimacy Workshop
Apr
28
10:00 AM10:00

Mindful Intimacy Workshop

Starting a relationship requires staying present with yourself and the person you are building a connection with. Yet dating triggers so many feelings that it can be hard to stay grounded and open. Mindful dating is playful, exploratory and curious. It invites you to take a fresh approach that cultivates inner balance and self-confidence. Through learning to work with your fears and defenses, you can stay in touch with the most alive and dynamic parts of yourself as you meet and engage with others.

The mindful dating workshop is a series of group-oriented experiences that offer support, insight, and actionable skills. Through sharing stories, writing, and reflecting with others, you will expand your heart in a way that makes dating fun, instructive and enlivening.

Mindful dating originated from our professional training and our own 20+ years of combined experience dating in New York City. Finding our current committed relationships was not about quick fixes, dating rules, or tricks and was instead a process of softening, accepting, and welcoming the full range of feelings that come with intimacy and courageous love. Each of us experienced the humbling realization that our Ivy League educations and professional successes didn’t prepare us for the inner work and emotional skills needed to find the relationships we wanted. We’re excited to offer a dating approach that honors authentic and compassionate connection with self and others.

Participants of all genders and sexual orientations are welcome, whether you are currently trying to maintain a relationship, just ending a relationship, or striving to start one.

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Desire and Inhibition: Taking the Leap from Isolation to Connection at the 2018 Annual American Group Psychotherapy Association Conference in Houston, Texas
Mar
1
2:30 PM14:30

Desire and Inhibition: Taking the Leap from Isolation to Connection at the 2018 Annual American Group Psychotherapy Association Conference in Houston, Texas

Desire and Inhibition: Taking the Leap from Isolation to Connection

Thursday, March 1st, 2018 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM

LEADERS:

Yoon Kane, LCSW, IFSCP, CGP, Private Practice, New York, New York
Tom Thorsheim, PhD, CGP, Private Practice, Greenville, South Carolina

This is a half-day didactic and experiential training group opportunity for therapists to grow as practitioners and leaders by learning to work with themes of desire and inhibition in therapy. In this group, we’ll look at resistance to connection, internal and external barriers to living fully in relationship to oneself/others. Members will gain here-and-now experience working with resistances to intimacy, and gain more experience transforming fear into excitement and owning their power and competence.

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May
20
to May 21

Race, Sex & Power: The Triangle of Shame

PRESENTER: YOON IM KANE, LCSW, CGP

Race, Sex & Power is a two day, experiential training group opportunity. It is designed for therapists to grow as practitioners and leaders by learning to work powerfully and intentionally with themes of race, sex and power in their individual, couples and group therapy work. Methods will include didactic presentations and experiential group work.

The learning objectives for this experiential and didactic training include:

  • Learn to facilitate a culture of open and progressive communication between group members
  • Identify and learn techniques to work with negative feelings and displaced aggression
  • Increase comfort and exploration of themes of race, sex and power in your work with clients
  • Develop skills to create healthy discourse, vitality and aliveness in your work with clients

In this training group, we’ll look at issues of race, sex, power and shame. Members will gain here-and-now experience working with these feelings, their resistances to these feelings, and gain more experience and comfort with their own feelings of desire, attraction, shame and power.

More Info: Carolinas Group Psychotherapy Society May weekend conference.

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Mar
9
to Mar 11

WOMEN, SEX + POWER AT THE AMERICAN GROUP PSYCHOTHERAPY ASSOCIATION'S ANNUAL CONFERENCE

LEADERS: YOON IM KANE, LCSW 

This will be a 2.5 hour experiential group to introduce therapists to the work of Women, Sex + Power.  

- Are you uncomfortable exploring desire, sex, power, and control in your work with clients?

- Are you more comfortable in the role of the nurturing Madonna than the exiting Whore?

- Do you desire more vitality and aliveness in your work with clients?

In this experiential group, we'll look at issues of desire, sex, attraction, power, and control. Members will gain here-and-now experience working with these feelings, their resistances to these feelings, and gain more experience and comfort with their own feelings of desire, attraction, power, and control.  The greater access we as therapists have to these feelings, the better we are to help our clients' navigate theirs.

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Nov
12
to Nov 13

WOMEN, SEX + POWER AT THE COLORADO GROUP PSYCHOTHERAPY SOCIETY'S ANNUAL CONFERENCE

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LEADERS: YOON IM KANE, LCSW + LAURA B. KASPER, PHD

This will be a 3 hour experiential group to introduce therapists to the work of Women, Sex + Power.  We will be presenting from 9am - 12pm on Sunday November 13th.

- Are you uncomfortable exploring desire, sex, power, and control in your work with clients?

- Are you more comfortable in the role of the nurturing Madonna than the exiting Whore?

- Do you desire more vitality and aliveness in your work with clients?

In this experiential group, we'll look at issues of desire, sex, attraction, power, and control. Members will gain here-and-now experience working with these feelings, their resistances to these feelings, and gain more experience and comfort with their own feelings of desire, attraction, power, and control.  The greater access we as therapists have to these feelings, the better we are to help our clients' navigate theirs.

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