When we think about the fragmentation that is taking place all over the world due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we have to take into consideration that a lot of suffering is due to a lack of interaction with meaningful others. We are no longer able to seek comfort in the arms of another person due to social distancing. This means loneliness among young and elderly people, and our sick and vulnerable people are isolated: a real social pandemic arises. How do we see the reopening of society? How can we deal with all this fragmentation?
How are we going to heal the social fabric of our society? How are we going to make ourselves whole again from the inside, after all the isolation and fear? How are we going to help young people to become socially skilled again? How do we restore bonds that have been ‘on hold’ for so long? How can we deal with grief and mourning for the loss of loved ones during the pandemic, when a proper goodbye could not take place? How are we going to close the gap in society between people who have (too) much and those who have nothing? What is our own compass?
These are all questions of importance related to the theme of our upcoming congress ‘Wholeness in a fragmented world’ on Friday June 10th 2022.
As therapists we are trained to connect and to heal broken bonds. But we also need healing and wholeness before we can be there for others. Let this congress inspire you to become whole again!
While drinking a hot cup of coffee you can relax after your journey, meet your colleagues and look for a seat in the big congress hall.
This opening by Karin Wagenaar will be in Dutch. In it she discusses the need for quiet and space to become whole again in our fragmented world.
One of the most natural interventions we have in therapy is reflection - we continuously reflect our clients' experience as it emerges in the moment to moment process of the therapy session. At that very moment, we resonate with our clients for, after all, we are also human - we have been where he/she is and we have felt emotions that he/she is feeling.
Sharing our resonant experiences with our clients, validating and normalizing, develops their ability to withstand, deal with and heal from the most distressful and fragmented realities. Our ability to resonate and utilize the wisdom of our personal experience fosters a renewed sense of hope and meaning and promotes resilience both for our clients and ourselves.
Viewing therapy as a co-evolutionary process, Kyriaki will share some of the “stations" of her professional and personal journey from fragmentation to a renewed sense of wholeness so as to outline principles underlying this transformation.
Every year Stichting EFT Nederland launches new material like books, practice books, online programmes, and our video portal. During this Congress we will show our new material.
In the restaurant of Burgers' Zoo you can enjoy a nice cup of coffe or tea, including a snack, while looking at the Savannah.
Workshop round 1
During this first workshop round you can choose from six different workshops.
Click here for the explanation about the different possibilities.
You can enjoy a delicious lunch at the Burgers' Zoo restaurant, while enjoying the view of the Savannah and the tropical rainforest. There is enough time to have a look around so you can discover even more of Burgers' Zoo.
Wholeness and (Part)iality
In this lecture Lieven Migerode will look at the concept of Wholeness.
Workshop round 2
During this workshop you can use from six different workshops. Click here for an explanation of the workshops.
We will round up.
Would you enjoy another drink? Let's grab one!
For all the participants of the Evening Masterclass a delicious Safari Buffet will be served.
The nested self: individual, partner and family therapy.
Karin Wagenaar will discuss different problems regarding trauma, etc. This Masterclass will be in Dutch.
On Saturday June 11th you can participate in our Postmasterclass from 09.30-17.00 at the Van der Valk Hotel Duiven (Impuls 2, 6921 RK Duiven).
Much of the fragmentation and brokenness in the world can be attributed to broken relationships, shattered trust, isolation, and interpersonal competition and conflict. Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy (EFIT) responds specifically to the theme of finding wholeness in a fragmented world, because it is focused on the healing power of emotional connection, for transforming the most common presenting problems in individual therapy: anxiety, depression, existential issues, and relationship problems. EFIT offers a model of psychotherapy that extends attachment theory as a map for treating individuals struggling with emotional disorders and where many individuals’ disconnection from others contributes to the fragmented world. Human beings are innately co-regulated and dependent on others for survival. “We needs the eyes of others to form and hold ourselves together” (p. 107, Stern, 2004). A core tenet of the attachment theoretical base of EFIT is the view that the self is continually under construction in relationships.
Participants will leave this workshop with a model and the interventions to help clients move into the accessibility, openness, responsiveness and full engagement that characterizes secure attachment with others. They will have opportunity to observe and practice shaping corrective emotional experiences that positively impact models of self and other and shape stable, lasting change, that exemplifies intrapsychic and interpersonal wholeness.
Standard registration fee: € 345,00
Registration fee for EFT Community members: €310,50
Registration fee Evening Masterclass (including dinner) - Karin Wagenaar: € 125,00
Registration fee Postmasterclass Lorrie Brubacher: € 285,00
After an incredible experience during our sixth EFT Congress in 2020 we chose Burgers' Zoo once again as the location for our congress. Koninklijke Burgers' Zoo is a zoo in Arnhem with the so-called Safari Meeting Centre as its congress centre. From this centre you have a breathtaking view of the savanna and the tropical rainforest.
Click here for more information on Burgers' Zoo.