In the past year we have had several events focused on expanding and embracing cultural and racial diversity. Building on this spirit of inclusion and given this is Pride month in North America, we’re privileged to share Rebecca Fitzgerald Martinez’s two interviews regarding working with LGBTQIA+ clients and Queering EFT to open this welcoming space.
Read on to find out more about:
- EFT Peer Consultation Groups
- EFIT Level 2 on July 16-17
- Lorrie’s shout-out re: the 2021 CarolinaEFT Externship
- Upcoming AIRM Training in September 2021
(*Cultural humility is beautifully defined by the 519 project in Toronto, Canada, as, “The ability to maintain an interpersonal stance that is oriented towards the perspective of another person. Involves conscious reflection on one’s own perspective and biases as well as openness to another person’s perspective in order to effectively communicate across difference.)
Stay safe and see you all soon –
Lorrie Brubacher and the team at Carolina EFT
EFT Peer Consultation Groups
In these groups, you are encouraged to bring your concerns about practicing the model, places where you feel stuck with a couple, your self-of-therapist concerns, and more. We invite you to connect and grow as a professional and person in one of these groups.
For more information about a Peer Consulation Group in your area, please go to this Google Sheet and contact the person responsible for the group communication to learn more.
EFIT Level 2: July 16 – 17, 2021
(This training will take place ONLINE.)
Join Lorrie and extend your abilities to practice Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy (EFIT). This training will build on and elaborate Level 1 EFIT training and is the final requirement for ICEEFT recognition of special training in EFIT.
To register and for more info: CAROLINA EFT TRAINING
Here’s some feedback from Lorrie’s previous EFIT Level 2 Training hosted in 2020 by New Zealand EFT:
- “Lorrie’s persistent stress on staying present and with the emotion became a felt experience rather than just something I know. Thank you, Lorrie.”
- “I really appreciated Lorrie’s teaching style, clear, concise and organised. The handouts were great to follow, and I found the experiential parts helped to really solify the learning. The new workbook chapter is so excellent for being able to get to grips with the model, in a clearly guided way. The reflective process I think is the best way I’ve ever used to really understand the process. I would recomment that for every EFT therapist.”
Shout out for the Carolina 2021 EFT externship!
A message from Lorrie:
I am so proud of my team from the Carolina 2021 EFT externship! 40 out of our 70 participants joining us at various levels of equity rates, which means our externship was made up of more than half of people from under-represented groups! Wow – did we all learn a lot from each other!
Thanks must go out to:
- Our meticulous Externship coordinator, EFT Supervisor Maria Wood, who managed registration, corresponded with all participants regularly and responsively, and worked so diligently and caringly with all the assistants to assure each breakout group had the needed support.
- Esteemed trainer-in-training Dr. Paul Guillory. His contributions to the externship were enormous. Of particular importance to the trainees was to see Paul, as an African American modeling EFT. An ongoing theme of our externship became that of learning the model – and then finding your own voice, as a person, and as a person of a particular culture.
- Our fabulous team of assistants including Greg Blanton, Sarah Harris, Sarah Faircloth, Casey Lee, Shannon Todd, Andy Johnston, Tanisha James, Jack Hannibal, Latasha Ellis, Janet Bergsgaard, Jen Moynihan Wynn, Kathleen Fitzgerald, Kelly Harrison, Kristyn Bly, Katherine McKay, and Steve Wampler.
- We were also very fortunate that Elli Schmeltekopf and Mary Hinson had done such effective ground work with their couples and were able to present them so clearly to the group before the Lives.
- More appreciation goes out to Hamed Fatahian who flawlessly managed the technology and contributed his experience; to Jen Moynihan Wyn who coordinated social media connections of participants on Discord; to Steve Wampler and Mary Hinson who shared in the Becoming an EFT Therapist section, Carolina EFT’s new initiative that they are coordinating for externship participants (more on that coming very SOON); and Sarah Faircloth, who led us in yoga bites of conceptual / bodily integration.
Finally… Appreciation to each and every participant who helped shape the training experience!
Attachment Injury Resolution Model Training (Online): September 17-18, 2021
Registration is OPEN. Click here to find out more.
Have you ever wondered how to work with clients who enter therapy in the midst of discovering a betrayal? Or clients who refuse to discuss an old injury because it is too painful and could destroy the last threads of hope?
Join us for this indispensable EFT training that will increase your confidence and competence in facilitating healing conversations with your clients.
Here’s some feedback from our own Maria Wood (thank you!), who attended Lorrie’s previous session with the Melbourne Center for EFT:
“Lorrie did a nice job of showing us how to address attachment injuries in Stage 1…putting the injury into the cycle. We also reviewed and learned the AIRM mini-model. We practiced by role-playing each step of the model after Lorrie brilliantly showed us how it is done with new training videos not seen before.
I left feeling more competent in helping my clients work through attachment injuries. I was able to put my skills into practice between the two weekends and after the training as well with my clients.”