Upcoming Classes and Workshops
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The Center for Intentional Living, 11 River Street, Wellesley, MA 02481
Mastering Consciousness: Cultivating Loving, Kindness, and Inner Peace
With Charlie Verge, Ph.D.
A one day workshop and a separate 8 week class
Workshop: 2017 dates TBA, • 10:00 am - 4:00 pm • $125 • 5 CE’s
8-Week Class: 2017 dates TBA, • 11:15 am -1:15 pm • $375 • 16 CE’s
This one day workshop and separate but complimentary
eight-week class is designed to assist each participant into active practices
and exercises which cultivate a loving consciousness toward oneself, others,
and the world. These powerful practices are derived from a variety of
therapeutic modalities, personal growth work, and spiritual traditions from
around the world, as well as innovative intentional practices created by
Charlie Verge which enhance self-love and enhance the freedom and capacity to
experience yourself as your True Self, your authentic empowerment, your
non-reactive state of being. These are not meditation practices per se, but can
greatly enhance any personal practice, meditative, or contemplative exercise
currently in use. The intention for both the workshop and the class is for
participants to learn and put into practice some easily attainable, active
practices that will shift their consciousness to more positive and
Open to both therapists and others, this work can both
facilitate a quieter and more loving inner life from which to assist clients
into this consciousness, as well as to cultivate a more clear and expansive space
from which to enjoy one’s work.
The one day workshop and the eight-week class can be
taken separately from each other or together for a more complete experience. If
space is available, registration for the class after completing the workshop is
Working with Affairs: Helping Couples Heal
With Charlie Verge, Ph.D.
Saturday, 2017 date TBA • 10:00 am - 4:00 pm • Cost $90 • 5 CE credit hours
daylong workshop presents a proven stage specific model for helping couples
work through and heal from the pain of discovering an affair: Healing the
trauma, discovering the dynamics, creating the context for betrayal, and
building a new and fulfilling relationship post that affair. A series of
interventions and communication processes specific to each stage of recovery is
taught and demonstrated. Examples from actual cases are reported and ample time
is allotted for participants to ask questions specific to their work. Cases
with a variety of types of affairs and stages of awareness of the secret, and
strategies for working with all of them are covered.
intention in this model is that not only can couples heal from an affair, but
can also develop a stronger and more loving relationship than ever before. And
that couple therapists equipped with the strategies presented in this workshop
can greatly facilitate their growth toward that goal.
The Program in Couple Therapy: The Art of Facilitating Intimacy by Moving From Problems to Possibilities
With Charlie Verge, Ph.D.
The PROGRAM IS NOT BEING OFFERED THIS YEAR. IT WILL RESUME IN FALL, 2018.
20 Tuesday mornings, • 11:00 am - 1:00 pm • Cost: $800, plus a $25 non-refundable application fee • 40 CE credit hours
*The $25 non-refundable application fee registers you for an informational interview to be held throughout the summer (dates TBD).
The 20-week Program in Couple Therapy teaches the Art of Facilitating Intimacy. It is based on teaching Essential Relational Skills and the Expansive Compassionate Heart, two core attributes developed by Charlie Verge. From these core teachings, this interactive training program focuses on the successful development of skills for facilitating growth and change with couples in therapy. Drawing on all major approaches to couple work, including internal family systems theory, psychodynamic, psychodramatic, systemic, strategic, narrative, emotionally focused, attachment theory, Gestalt, communication theories, and psycho-spiritual methods, the course results in an increased repertoire of effective interventions.
Participants will learn ways to create safe and successful conversations that open the way to deeper inner and outer healing, greatly enhanced empathy, and increased possibilities for loving connection. We will practice intervention strategies that reduce reactivity and heal relational wounds; and build more confidence and freedom of expression in helping couples achieve new levels of communication and intimacy. The course emphasizes specific techniques that facilitate movement from problems to possibilities with special attention paid to the consciousness of the therapist as the source of free and expansive expression when relating to reactive moments in the couple's interaction. Participants will develop greatly enhanced confidence and competence in working with all kinds of issues brought to couple therapy.
A wide range of issues will be addressed, including diversity, addictions, affairs, sexuality, power and control, communication, separation and divorce, and parenting concerns. The program is suitable for therapists in the public sector and those in private practice.
October 11, 18, 25
November 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
December 6, 20
January 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
February 7, 14, 28
March 7, 14, *March 21 (snow day make-up session)
The Awareness Inquiry
Method in Couple Therapy
With Charlie Verge,
Saturday, 2017 dates TBA • 10:00 am - 5:00 pm • Cost $120 • 6 CE credit hours
In this workshop,
Charlie Verge will demonstrate through video and role-played demonstrations,
his creative approach to Couple Therapy that combines the language and protocol
of IFS with a systematic method of inquiry which increases curiosity,
understanding and empathy in both partners of a couple.
The goal of this
approach is to enhance compassion for oneself and one’s partner as well as to
build a safe relational space for witnessing each other’s internal landscapes,
learn to speak and listen with deep empathy and curiosity, and to create
together a foundation for true intimacy.
This workshop is
appropriate for both therapists new to IFS as well as those experienced in
using IFS with individuals and couples.