Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome to the course!

    • Welcome to the Course

    • Before we begin...

  • 2

    Introduction

    • Introduction

    • Defining Presence and Therapeutic Presence

    • Theory of Therapeutic Presence

    • Test your learning

  • 3

    EXPLORING PRESENCE IN THE THERAPEUTIC RELATIONSHIP

    • Exploring Presence in the Therapeutic Relationship

    • EXERCISE: CONTINUUM OF PRESENCE

    • Traditional Story: Two Birds

    • MEDITATION: TWO BIRDS AND BEYOND

    • Test your learning

  • 4

    RECOGNIZING UNCONDITIONED PRESENCE

    • Recognizing Unconditioned Presence

    • MEDITATION: UNCOVERING PRESENCE & REVEALING THE SELF

    • MEDITATION: OBSERVING THE STILLNESS

    • Diagnosis in Buddhist Psychology

    • REFLECTION: AVOIDANCE, ATTACHMENT, MISUNDERSTANDING

    • Curiosity

    • Present Moment Awareness

    • Silence

    • REFLECTION: DROPPING INTO INTENTIONAL SILENCE

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    • REFLECTION: RECOGNIZING AND ALLOWING UNPROCESSED PAIN

    • Test your learning

  • 5

    ACKNOWLEDGING UNFOLDING INTERNAL PROCESSES

    • Acknowledging Unfolding Internal Processes

    • EXERCISE: LISTENING FOR THE UNCONSCIOUS

    • Self-Awareness

    • Foreground and Background

    • Test your learning

  • 6

    FOCUSING ON THERAPEUTIC INTIMACY THAT ENCOURAGES RELATIONAL PRESENCE

    • Focusing on Therapeutic Intimacy that Encourages Relational Presence

    • Identifying with the Unconditioned Self

    • Presence as Vulnerability

    • Encouraging Relational Presence: Tending to the Relational Unconscious

    • Encouraging Relational Presence: Emotional Regulation

    • Encouraging Relational Presence: Transforming Core Affect

    • MEDITATION: SELF-COMPASSION BREAK

    • Test your learning

  • 7

    FOCUSING ON THE IMMEDIACY OF THE INTERACTIVE EXPERIENCE

  • 8

    Challenges to Therapeutic Presence: Dissociation

    • Navigating Dissociation

  • 9

    Next steps

    • References - Downloadable PDF

    • EXERCISE: CREATING AN INDIVIDUALIZED PRACTICE

    • Before you go...

    • Post-Test: How to Deepen Therapeutic Presence

    • Course Evaluation: How to Deepen Therapeutic Presence

    • Completion and Next Steps for CE Credit and Certificate