Abandonment is a primal human fear and the underlying cause of emotional distress and dysfunction. Susan Anderson, psychotherapist and author of Taming Your Outer Child and Journey from Abandonment to Healing, will share powerful tools of emotional and spiritual healing to help you reverse abandonment’s universal wound. You will be taught exercises for each of the five stages of abandonment: shattering, withdrawal, internalizing, rage, and lifting; how to conquer “abandoholism” and other outer child behaviors; how to make new connections; and steps for healing abandonment. Whether you’re experiencing a recent breakup, a lingering wound from the past, or struggling to overcome self-defeating patterns, the tools will propel your growth, help restore your sense of self, and increase your capacity for love. This workshop is particularly useful for health and healing professionals in their work with clients and patients.
Recommended reading: Anderson, Taming Your Outer Child, Journey from Abandonment to Healing, and The Abandonment Recovery Workbook.
For continuing education syllabus, see https://www.esalen.org/abandonment-to-healing-0418.
CE credit for MFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and LEPs;