Stephen Dansiger

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Punk drummer then Songwriter then Dharma Practitioner then Social Justice Educator then EMDR/Trauma/Addiction Therapist then Author/Podcaster now simultaneously...

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March 21, 2019: U.S. Journal Training - 12th National Counseling Advances Conference

  • Tropicana Las Vegas (map)

I really value the US Journal Training Conferences across the country and around the world for their integrity and commitment to helping people recover. It is a great privilege to be sharing a keynote and two additional presentations at the upcoming USJT 12th National Counseling Advances Conference in Las Vegas this March 20 – 22.

Check out my presentations below – and hope to see you there!

Thursday, March 21, 2019 • 11:30 am -12:30 pm
KEYNOTE - Anger and Authentic Strength: Mindfulness for Anger Management

We generally equate anger with destruction, fear and chaos, but anger is often a life-saving emotion that stems from trauma and adverse life experiences. With the use of mindfulness strategies, anger can be seen as a powerful teacher and guide that can lead us to productive, life-affirming insights and healthier relationships. In this session we will discuss the pros and cons of anger. We will dissect the ways in which anger leads to both ‘acting out’ and ‘acting in’ impulses and behaviors. And we will explore the transformation of anger into compassion, equanimity and loving kindness. Dr. Dansiger is the author of Mindfulness for Anger Management: Transformative Skills for Overcoming Anger and Managing Powerful Emotions.

Thursday, March 21, 2019 • 2:00-3:30 pm
WORKSHOP - EMDR Therapy and Mindfulness: Redefining the Paradigm for Trauma-Focused Care

This presentation combines the wisdom of Buddha, Pierre Janet, modern mindfulness teachers and Dr. Francine Shapiro, providing a new way of envisioning trauma-focused care. We will focus most directly on the infusion of Mindfulness practices into EMDR therapy in all 8 phases of the standard protocol, as described in the book EMDR Therapy and Mindfulness for Trauma Focused Care by Dr. Dansiger and Jamie Marich. It is appropriate and of interest both for EMDR trained and non-EMDR trained therapists.

Thursday, March 21, 2019: • 4:00-5:30 pm
WORKSHOP - Buddhist Psychology, Trauma Focused Care, and Addiction Treatment

2600 years ago the historical Buddha proposed and transmitted a complete psychology over his 45 years of teaching. Pierre Janet’s 3 Stage Model of Trauma Treatment provides the bridge from Buddhist psychology to proactive treatment of trauma and addiction today. Now integrated as the MET(T)A Protocol (Mindfulness and EMDR Treatment Template for Agencies), this holistic approach to treatment is now beginning to be used as a comprehensive treatment system at several addiction treatment centers, mental health agencies and in private practices as well.