Workshops for Clients

Below is a listing of workshops and groups facilitated by the members of the Healing Trauma Network. These workshops all use the Post Induction Therapy methodology. Some groups focus on a specific topic and other workshops use specific interventions for dealing with co-dependence.

Note to all readers: This professional listing can help you locate a PIT Practitioner who treat clients through group workshops. The Healing Trauma Network (“HTN”) neither endorses nor recommends the individuals listed on this website. The HTN cannot make assurances that the qualifications or services of any individual would be suitable for the needs of a particular individual. Users of this registry understand and agree that the Network is neither liable nor responsible for any actions of those using or choosing to list on this registry.

Please click on the state below to find the workshops being offered and the therapists that are offering them.

California

  • Men on the Journey
    Dr. William FeuerbornIrvine, CaliforniaJun 16 - Jun 15, 2018

    More information

    12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    Cost: $65 per week
    Call for details: 5628894675Email: williamfeuerborn@me.com
    Prerequisites: screening

    SA recovery is more successful when you participate in a group that helps you through the process. If you are thinking that a group sounds scary, you are not alone. Most guys think this at the beginning. But like most scary things, it gets better and, in fact, becomes a valued part of your recovery experience.

    The Men On the Journey group will address the following issues and more:

    • What is needed to maintain sexual sobriety

    • Addiction interaction factors

    • How sharing with others supports recovery

    • How to empathize with your partner

    • Finding acceptance and hope for the future

    • And much more.


    Groups are safe places for deeper exploration, shame reduction, and strengthening recovery.

    Men's sex addiction recovery group starting June 15 in Irvine, CA. Criteria for group participation includes a screening by the therapist, Dr. William Feuerborn, LCSW.

Louisiana

  • Men Only Embracing Your Power Workshop
    Johnnie GachassinLafayette, LouisianaAug 16 - Aug 18, 2017

    More information

    9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    Cost: $1,500
    Call for details: 337-988-4452Email: johnniegachassinlcsw@gmail.com
    Prerequisites: None specified.

    This is a three-day intensive workshop that investigates the origins of adult dysfunctional behaviors. In this revolutionary educational and experiential workshop, participants learn to identify unresolved childhood wounds creating adult dysfunction regarding depression, anxiety, addictions, eating disorders and painful relationships. Click for flyer
  • Women Only Embracing Your Power Workshop
    Johnnie GachassinLafayette, LouisianaSep 13 - Sep 15, 2017

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    9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    Cost: $1,500
    Call for details: 337-988-4452Email: johnniegachassinlcsw@gmail.com
    Prerequisites: None specified.

    This is a three-day intensive workshop that investigates the origins of adult dysfunctional behaviors. In this revolutionary educational and experiential workshop, participants learn to identify unresolved childhood wounds creating adult dysfunction regarding depression, anxiety, addictions, eating disorders and painful relationships. Click for flyer
  • Women Only Embracing Your Power Workshop
    Johnnie GachassinLafayette, LouisianaOct 11 - Oct 13, 2017

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    9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    Cost: $1,500
    Call for details: 337-988-4452Email: johnniegachassinlcsw@gmail.com
    Prerequisites: None specified.

    This is a three-day intensive workshop that investigates the origins of adult dysfunctional behaviors. In this revolutionary educational and experiential workshop, participants learn to identify unresolved childhood wounds creating adult dysfunction regarding depression, anxiety, addictions, eating disorders and painful relationships. Click for flyer
  • Men Only Embracing Your Power Workshop
    Johnnie GachassinLafayette, LouisianaNov 15 - Nov 17, 2017

    More information

    9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    Cost: $1,500
    Call for details: 337-988-4452Email: johnniegachassinlcsw@gmail.com
    Prerequisites: None specified.

    This is a three-day intensive workshop that investigates the origins of adult dysfunctional behaviors. In this revolutionary educational and experiential workshop, participants learn to identify unresolved childhood wounds creating adult dysfunction regarding depression, anxiety, addictions, eating disorders and painful relationships. Click for flyer

Massachusetts

  • Trauma Intensive
    Belinda Berman-Real, MA, MFT, CSATCambridge, MassachusettsOct 13 - Oct 15, 2017

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    9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
    Cost: $1,800
    Call for details: 617-354-6707Email: belberman@aol.com
    Prerequisites: None specified.

    For more information, please visit my website: http://belindabermanreal.com/
  • Trauma Intensive
    Belinda Berman-Real, MA, MFT, CSATCambridge, MassachusettsDec 8 - Dec 10, 2017

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    9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
    Cost: $1,800
    Call for details: 617-354-6707Email: belberman@aol.com
    Prerequisites: None specified.

    For more information, please visit my website: http://belindabermanreal.com/

Minnesota

  • The Healing Journey for Women
    Catherine Mollner, MA, LP, SEPSt. Paul, MinnesotaNov 17 - Nov 19, 2017

    More information

    9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    Cost: $1250.00
    Call for details: 651-286-8507Email: cmollner@midwestcenter4u.com
    Prerequisites: None specified.

    Valuing and creating a healthy relationship with self is an important component of healing from emotional wounds. Less than nurturing experiences in childhood cause us to adapt and become who we think will please others, creating codependence and dissatisfaction in relationships.

    The Healing Journey is a three-day dynamic educational and experiential process that will help you understand how your earlier life experience affects your current life. You will learn how to deal with emotions connected to less than nurturing events, and begin the process of resolving past hurts that have kept you stuck in unproductive and destructive patterns (depression, anxiety, addictions, eating disorders and painful relationships). The focus is not on blaming caregivers, but rather healing the trauma of any past events impacting adult life. This program is based on the groundbreaking work of Pia Mellody and utilizes her treatment model for healing.

    Phase 1 - Educational Participants will be presented with an overview of Pia’s model regarding childhood trauma, and the impact unresolved trauma has on current relationships, including relationship with self. Participants will begin to understand the relationship between the child and the adult, as perceived by the child. It is from these relationships that children internalize their sense/source of value and worth.

    Phase 2 - Debriefing
    With the help of the therapist, participants will explore the less-than-nurturing and/or abusive recollected childhood experiences with a focus on the associated emotions.

    Phase 3 - Experiential
    Guided by the therapist, participants move through a series of specific processes developed by Pia Mellody, which help to identify and heal childhood relational trauma issues. In this safe and nurturing environment, participants often release painful emotions and begin the process of reclaiming their rights and personal power.

    Phase 4 - Ongoing healing Participants will receive a set of strategies, tools and resources to use on a daily basis for ongoing recovery, self empowerment and healing.

    Due to the intensive nature of the work, the workshop is limited to 4 participants. The Program takes place from 9am-6pm each day. Workshop rate is $1250 per person. A nonrefundable deposit of $300 is required at time of reservation. Balance is due one week prior to the workshop. Register at 651-647-1900. Questions? cmollner@midwestcenter4u.com

  • The Healing Journey for Men
    Catherine Mollner, MA, LP, SEPSt. Paul, MinnesotaDec 1 - Dec 3, 2017

    More information

    9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    Cost: $1250
    Call for details: 651-286-8507Email: cmollner@midwestcenter4u.com
    Prerequisites: None specified.

    Valuing and creating a healthy relationship with self is an important component of healing from emotional wounds. Less than nurturing experiences in childhood cause us to adapt and become who we think will please others, creating codependence and dissatisfaction in relationships.

    The Healing Journey is a three-day dynamic educational and experiential process that will help you understand how your earlier life experience affects your current life. You will learn how to deal with emotions connected to less than nurturing events, and begin the process of resolving past hurts that have kept you stuck in unproductive and destructive patterns (depression, anxiety, addictions, eating disorders and painful relationships). The focus is not on blaming caregivers, but rather healing the trauma of any past events impacting adult life. This program is based on the groundbreaking work of Pia Mellody and utilizes her treatment model for healing.

    Phase 1 - Educational Participants will be presented with an overview of Pia’s model regarding childhood trauma, and the impact unresolved trauma has on current relationships, including relationship with self. Participants will begin to understand the relationship between the child and the adult, as perceived by the child. It is from these relationships that children internalize their sense/source of value and worth.

    Phase 2 - Debriefing
    With the help of the therapist, participants will explore the less-than-nurturing and/or abusive recollected childhood experiences with a focus on the associated emotions.

    Phase 3 - Experiential
    Guided by the therapist, participants move through a series of specific processes developed by Pia Mellody, which help to identify and heal childhood relational trauma issues. In this safe and nurturing environment, participants often release painful emotions and begin the process of reclaiming their rights and personal power.

    Phase 4 - Ongoing healing Participants will receive a set of strategies, tools and resources to use on a daily basis for ongoing recovery, self empowerment and healing.

    Due to the intensive nature of the work, the workshop is limited to 4 participants. The Program takes place from 9am-6pm each day. Workshop rate is $1250 per person. A nonrefundable deposit of $300 is required at time of reservation. Balance is due one week prior to the workshop. Register at 651-647-1900. Questions? cmollner@midwestcenter4u.com

New York

  • Embracing Our Power Workshop-Men Only
    Kim PloussardAlbany, New YorkSep 8 - Sep 10, 2017

    More information

    All day
    Cost: $1,350
    Call for details: 518-862-1974, 1Email: kploussard@gmail.com
    Prerequisites: None specified.

    In a small group format (4-5 participants) this three-day intensive workshop focuses on healing the root causes of adult dysfunctional behaviors. Based on Pia Melody's educational and experiential PIT model, participants identify unresolved childhood wounds creating adult dysfunction and begin to heal and grow into their true selves to embrace the life they were meant to have as a mature adult. This workshop for men is co-led with partner David Pettie, LCSW.

Ohio

  • Healing Our Core Issues Professional Training Level 1
    Jan Bergstrom/ Rick ButtsCincinnati, OhioOct 12 - Oct 15, 2017

    More information

    9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    Cost: $1000
    Call for details: 781-777-1172Email: contact@janbergstrom.com
    Prerequisites: none

    Healing Our Core Issues Professional Training - Level 1
    This four-day training for professionals will encompass a variety of teaching styles. It will include lecture, large and small group discussion, and practicum. The focus of this training is to introduce therapists to a broad overview of developmental and relational trauma and its impact on adult functioning.
    It will introduce and apply the following topics: Mindfulness based theory and practice. Post Induction Therapy will be explored extensively and its practical implications explained in detail. In addition, elements of Somatic Experiencing will be introduced to integrate developmental and relational trauma through the body.
    The practicum consists of working with your own family of origin history and trauma issues in a small group with a trained facilitator. After this training, you will have practical skills that you can apply with your clients immediately.
  • Facing Love Addiction Workshop
    Cara WeedCincinnati, OhioJan 26 - Jan 28, 2018

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    9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    Cost: $650
    Call for details: 781-777-1172Email: contact@janbergstrom.com
    Prerequisites: none

    This three-day intensive workshop will focus on the work of Pia Mellody and her understanding of the concept of “Love Addiction”.  Cara Weed, LCSW, CSAT will work with three clients and go through their relational histories in depth and see how their relationships have been impacted by their childhood relational trauma.  The clients will have completed a lengthy relational inventory and be familiar with the material presented in Pia Mellody’s book “Facing Love Addiction”.

    This workshop is open to therapists who have done training in the Post Induction/Healing Our Core Issues model and would like to deepen their experience in using this model with their clients.  It is also open to therapists that work or have interest in dealing with Love Addiction.  All therapists will be observing in a fish bowl style and during lunch and at end of day there will be questions and consultation on how the treatment is progressing.

Texas

  • Reclaim Your Authentic Self Men's Intensive
    Erin Wysong, M.S., LPC, LCDC, CSATDallas, TexasJul 7 - Jul 9, 2017

    More information

    8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
    Cost: $1,800
    Call for details: 214-906-5138Email: erin@cciadallas.org
    Prerequisites: None specified.

    Family of Origin Intensive for Men
  • Living Life Claiming Your Voice Family of Origin Intensive (Women)
    Jeanna GomezHouston, TexasJul 20 - Jul 22, 2017

    More information

    9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    Cost: $1400.00
    Call for details: 713-660-0776Email: letstalk@gomezcounselingconsulting.com
    Prerequisites: Read: Facing CoDependence

    This workshop is a 3 day intensive that investigates the origins of adult self defeating behaviors. In this revolutionary educational and experiential workshop participants learn to identify the childhood wounds which create adult dysfunction, i.e., depression, anxiety, addictions, eating disorders and relationship difficulties. The primary focus of the workshop is to heal the trauma, learn to deal with the emotions that accompany any less-than-nurturing past event, and work on resolution of the consequential distress that impacts our lives. The workshop is based on the groundbreaking work of Pia Mellody and utilizes her treatment model (Post Induction Therapy). Somatic experiencing resourcing is also introduced.  There are 4 phases we will process through:

    Phase I: Getting the Story Straight

    Phase II: Witness to your Reality

    Phase III: Finding Your Voice, Living Your Life

    Phase IV: Ongoing Recovery and Empowerment Strategies

    For more information visit the website: www.gomezcounselingconsulting.com
  • Living Life Claiming Your Voice Family of Origin Intensive (Men)
    Jeanna GomezHouston, TexasJul 27 - Jul 29, 2017

    More information

    9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    Cost: $1400.00
    Call for details: 713-660-0776Email: letstalk@gomezcounselingconsulting.com
    Prerequisites: Read: Facing CoDependence

    This workshop is a 3 day intensive that investigates the origins of adult self defeating behaviors. In this revolutionary educational and experiential workshop participants learn to identify the childhood wounds which create adult dysfunction, i.e., depression, anxiety, addictions, eating disorders and relationship difficulties. The primary focus of the workshop is to heal the trauma, learn to deal with the emotions that accompany any less-than-nurturing past event, and work on resolution of the consequential distress that impacts our lives. The workshop is based on the groundbreaking work of Pia Mellody and utilizes her treatment model (Post Induction Therapy). Somatic experiencing resourcing is also introduced.  There are 4 phases we will process through:

    Phase I: Getting the Story Straight

    Phase II: Witness to your Reality

    Phase III: Finding Your Voice, Living Your Life

    Phase IV: Ongoing Recovery and Empowerment Strategies

    For more information visit the website: www.gomezcounselingconsulting.com
  • Reclaiming Wholeness Family of Origin Intensive (Women)
    Vicki Tidwell Palmer, LCSW, CSAT, SEPHouston, TexasAug 10 - Aug 13, 2017

    More information

    9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    Cost: Not specified
    Call for details: 713-540-0909Email: vicki@vickitidwellpalmer.com
    Prerequisites: None specified.

    If you want deep and lasting transformation – change at the core – going back to your roots [family of origin] is the place to start.

    The truth is that most of us carry painful and unresolved childhood wounds into adulthood. These wounds remain unhealed, wreaking havoc on our lives, our relationships and even our children, until we “dig at the roots." Family of origin work will kickstart your healing process, break through blocks in your recovery, or fill in the missing piece that’s been holding you back.

    You will release and heal childhood wounds so that you can step into the life you’re meant to live — unburdened by what is unexamined and unresolved in your past.

    ____________________________________________________________________________________________

    Vicki is the author of Moving Beyond Betrayal: The 5-Step Boundary Solution for Partners of Sex Addicts. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Certified Sex Addiction Therapist, and Somatic Experiencing Practitioner in private practice in Houston, Texas.

    Vicki has completed more than 200 hours of training with Pia Mellody, and has facilitated more than 25 family of origin intensives.
  • Strengthening Relationships from the Inside Out. A Couples Intensive Workshop.
    Jeanna Gomez, LCSW, LADAC, CPC, SEPHouston, TexasSep 13 - Sep 16, 2017

    More information

    9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Cost: $2200.00 per couple
    Call for details: 713-660-0776Email: letstalk@gomezcounselingconsulting.com
    Prerequisites: The prerequisite for this workshop is a previous participation in GCCS Living Life Claiming Your Voice Family of Origin Intensive, Survivors I or another equivalent program addressing family of origin issues.

    This workshop is designed to help couples explore their relational difficulties in a safe environment, learn more about each other's individuality, and how as a unit they can heal their relationship.

    This intensive is designed for a maximum of 3 couples. Through a series of experiential exercises couples will practice how to address painful issues utilizing boundaries, somatic healing, and effective and guided communication skills all designed to increase their existing strengths. The exploration of patterns of behavior embedded from family of origin modeling are examined reducing negative emotions such as shame and allowing for the authentic self to emerge and old behaviors to release. Vulnerability, openness and honesty are encouraged leading towards increased healthy intimacy. New methods of engaging each other verbally, non verbally and somatically will be introduced and practiced.  

    Reading the following is highly encouraged:

    Facing Co-Dependence and the Intimacy Factor, Pia Mellody

    Seven Principles of Making a Marriage Work, John Gottman        

    Waking the Tiger, Peter Levine, Ph.D

    Growing Yourself Back Up, John Lee
  • Growing Up Together- Couples Boundary Intensive
    Daniel Gowan, M.Div., M.A., LCDC, LPC-SDallas/Ft. Worth Metroplex, TexasSep 23 - Sep 23, 2017

    More information

    All day
    Cost: $475 per couple
    Call for details: 972-267-2800Email: Daniel@gfsouth.com
    Prerequisites: None specified.

    Growing Up Together:
    1. Grow your awareness in the roles you play with your partner.
    2. Learn to manage intense feelings without losing your temper or walling off.
    3. Move beyond blame and finger pointing.
    4. Learn what belongs to you and what belongs to your partner.
    5. Recognize what patterns keep you stuck and what new behaviors lead to intimacy.
    6. Identify your strengths as a couple and build on them.

    Co-Facilitator Dr. Dina Hijazi
  • Living Life Claiming Your Voice Family of Origin Intensive (Women)
    Jeanna GomezHouston, TexasOct 5 - Oct 7, 2017

    More information

    9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    Cost: $1400.00
    Call for details: 713-660-0776Email: letstalk@gomezcounselingconsulting.com
    Prerequisites: Read: Facing CoDependence

    This workshop is a 3 day intensive that investigates the origins of adult self defeating behaviors. In this revolutionary educational and experiential workshop participants learn to identify the childhood wounds which create adult dysfunction, i.e., depression, anxiety, addictions, eating disorders and relationship difficulties. The primary focus of the workshop is to heal the trauma, learn to deal with the emotions that accompany any less-than-nurturing past event, and work on resolution of the consequential distress that impacts our lives. The workshop is based on the groundbreaking work of Pia Mellody and utilizes her treatment model (Post Induction Therapy). Somatic experiencing resourcing is also introduced.  There are 4 phases we will process through:

    Phase I: Getting the Story Straight

    Phase II: Witness to your Reality

    Phase III: Finding Your Voice, Living Your Life

    Phase IV: Ongoing Recovery and Empowerment Strategies

    For more information visit the website: www.gomezcounselingconsulting.com
  • Reclaiming Wholeness Family of Origin Intensive (Men)
    Vicki Tidwell Palmer, LCSW, CSAT, SEPHouston, TexasOct 5 - Oct 8, 2017

    More information

    9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    Cost: Not specified
    Call for details: 713-540-0909Email: vicki@vickitidwellpalmer.com
    Prerequisites: None specified.

    If you want deep and lasting transformation – change at the core – going back to your roots [family of origin] is the place to start.

    The truth is that most of us carry painful and unresolved childhood wounds into adulthood. These wounds remain unhealed, wreaking havoc on our lives, our relationships and even our children, until we “dig at the roots." Family of origin work will kickstart your healing process, break through blocks in your recovery, or fill in the missing piece that’s been holding you back.

    You will release and heal childhood wounds so that you can step into the life you’re meant to live — unburdened by what is unexamined and unresolved in your past.

    ____________________________________________________________________________________________

    Vicki is the author of Moving Beyond Betrayal: The 5-Step Boundary Solution for Partners of Sex Addicts. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Certified Sex Addiction Therapist, and Somatic Experiencing Practitioner in private practice in Houston, Texas.

    Vicki has completed more than 200 hours of training with Pia Mellody, and has facilitated more than 25 family of origin intensives.
  • Living Life Claiming Your Voice Family of Origin Intensive (Men)
    Jeanna GomezHouston, TexasNov 9 - Nov 11, 2017

    More information

    9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    Cost: $1400.00
    Call for details: 713-660-0776Email: letstalk@gomezcounselingconsulting.com
    Prerequisites: Read: Facing CoDependence

    This workshop is a 3 day intensive that investigates the origins of adult self defeating behaviors. In this revolutionary educational and experiential workshop participants learn to identify the childhood wounds which create adult dysfunction, i.e., depression, anxiety, addictions, eating disorders and relationship difficulties. The primary focus of the workshop is to heal the trauma, learn to deal with the emotions that accompany any less-than-nurturing past event, and work on resolution of the consequential distress that impacts our lives. The workshop is based on the groundbreaking work of Pia Mellody and utilizes her treatment model (Post Induction Therapy). Somatic experiencing resourcing is also introduced.  There are 4 phases we will process through:

    Phase I: Getting the Story Straight

    Phase II: Witness to your Reality

    Phase III: Finding Your Voice, Living Your Life

    Phase IV: Ongoing Recovery and Empowerment Strategies

    For more information visit the website: www.gomezcounselingconsulting.com
  • Reclaiming Wholeness Family of Origin Intensive (Women)
    Vicki Tidwell Palmer, LCSW, CSAT, SEPHouston, TexasNov 30 - Dec 3, 2017

    More information

    9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    Cost: Not specified
    Call for details: 713-540-0909Email: vicki@vickitidwellpalmer.com
    Prerequisites: None specified.

    If you want deep and lasting transformation – change at the core – going back to your roots [family of origin] is the place to start.

    The truth is that most of us carry painful and unresolved childhood wounds into adulthood. These wounds remain unhealed, wreaking havoc on our lives, our relationships and even our children, until we “dig at the roots." Family of origin work will kickstart your healing process, break through blocks in your recovery, or fill in the missing piece that’s been holding you back.

    You will release and heal childhood wounds so that you can step into the life you’re meant to live — unburdened by what is unexamined and unresolved in your past.

    ____________________________________________________________________________________________

    Vicki is the author of Moving Beyond Betrayal: The 5-Step Boundary Solution for Partners of Sex Addicts. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Certified Sex Addiction Therapist, and Somatic Experiencing Practitioner in private practice in Houston, Texas.

    Vicki has completed more than 200 hours of training with Pia Mellody, and has facilitated more than 25 family of origin intensives.