Online Training – Awakening the Healing Soul: Indigenous Wisdom for Today’s Healers

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Length of Training: 4 Hours
Credit: 4 CE Credit Hours
Cost of training: $120.00

Purchase price includes access to training video and material for 10 days. Participants will be eligible for a Certificate of Completion approved by APA.

This program is co-sponsored by Safer Society Press and Continuing Excellence, LLC

This workshop explores what modern professionals can learn from traditional healing practices, particularly in helping people recover from trauma and preventing abuse of all kinds. As examples, the workshop focuses on understanding how placebo, hope, and expectancy effects can be used to assist clients’ ability to participate in treatment as well as understanding transformative processes and their relationship to Maslow’s peak experiences and self-actualization. The workshop also explores the definitions of evidence-based practices and best-practice therapies and how current models do and don’t make use of what ancient knowledge has to offer. Finally, it examines the emerging research into entheogenic medicine and explores possible implications for multi-disciplinary treatment.

As a result of this training, participants will be able to:
1) Distinguish at least six fundamental differences between traditional and conventional Western healing methods.
2) Describe a framework of ethical guidelines to assure professionalism while employing traditional, indigenous-inspired healing methods.
3) Identify the altered states that occur in various religious and healing practices.
4) Identify at least four factors that have produced helpful placebo effects.
5) Identify elements of treatment that have a nocebo effect and skills needed to prevent them.
6) Describe how quaternary prevention can focus on the prevention of harm through well-intended interventions.
7) Provide plain-speaking and viable definitions of soul, medicine, and spirit.

Four Hours of Training

The training session runs for four hours. The charge is $120. To be eligible for the CE credits, you must watch the training, complete a quiz, and submit an evaluation form. Access to training materials and video will last for 10 days following the payment of the registration fee. All registrants will be eligible for a Certificate of Completion approved by APA.

Training registration fees are non-refundable.

Continuing Education Credit Hours

Continuing Excellence, LLC is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Continuing Excellence, LLC maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Geral Blanchard
Author, Lecturer, and Psychotherapist

Geral Blanchard is an author, lecturer, and psychotherapist who is conventionally trained in psychology and anthropology. Currently he maintains a private practice in Des Moines, Iowa. Gerry has served trauma victims and abusers for over 48 years. He has also worked as a consultant and trainer for chemical dependency treatment programs in four states and has provided program consultation at prisons in the U.S. and Sweden. Several of Gerry’s early books addressed the subject of sexual abuse. His book Transcending Trauma describes how posttraumatic stress (PTS) and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can become powerful engines for personal growth and thriving — what he calls posttraumatic growth (PTG). Two more recent books, Ancient Ways and Ancient Ethics, explore indigenous innovations that can complement treatment processes in Western medicine and psychology. His latest book (2020), Awakening the Healing Soul, Gerry shares many stories drawn from visits with shamans around the globe. Gerry is a popular speaker who has chaired conference committees and given invited plenary addresses on the topic of preventing violence and aggression.

Continuing Excellence, LLC
P.O. Box 134, East Middlebury, VT 05740
Tel: (802) 771-4155

Additional Information

This training is for professionals working with people who have who have perpetrated abuse. Professionals who will benefit from this training include social workers, psychologists, clinical counselors, and interested paraprofessionals.

Content Level
Intermediate, Advanced

Special Accommodations Statement
Safer Society and Continuing Excellence are dedicated to meeting the needs of all attendees. Attendees will be provided with copies of the presenters’ materials (PowerPoint slides, images, etc.) for their own reference. Please note that closed-captioning will be available for this video. If/when further accommodations are necessary, we will make every effort to suit participants’ needs.

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