The best way to deal with fear is by attending to it. Whether you do Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, other forms of therapy or mindfulness, the instruction is always to confront yourself with your fears. Yet for some people this might be a step too far, like people with an active trauma. We do need a basic sense of safety in order tolerate fear.
In this course we will do various resourcing exercises that help you build a basic sense of safety. We won’t work with fear, so you don’t need to be afraid that exercises will be confronting or upsetting.
Once you trained your resourcing skills (this can be a process of several months like Tara Brach explains in this podcast – start at 19.15), you can then move on and start dealing with your fear directly.
Exercises are used from Sensorimotor Psychotherapy (Ogden) and Somatic Experiencing (Levine).
You learn new exercises each session, so you don’t have to attend all sessions or take the sessions in a specific order. This course will be repeated regularly.
The course is taught by me, Francisco Beisterveld. I’m a certified mindfulness trainer and EFT-therapist. I work also as a POH-GGZ for the student GP’s office de Uithof/Janskerkhof in Utrecht and GP’s office UT Campus in Enschede. More information about me you can find here.
Can I miss a session?
That’s not a problem.
Are my fears strong enough to legitimate participation?
The skills you learn in this course can be beneficial for everyone. Also if you don’t suffer from anxiety it can be helpful to connect better with feelings of safety.
Dates: 21, 28 October, 4, 11 November
Time: 17.00 – 17.45