Fostering Healing In A Stressful World: A Clinical Exploration of Stress, Love and Attachment
Our human bodies are designed to be resilient to stress and to thrive through love and attachment, but they can be overwhelmed by stressors and lack of support. Evidence-based clinical practices can empower clients to maximize their bodies’ resources to experience a deeper well-being while developing greater resilience and spiritual depth.
Sociopolitical forces (from economic instability to white supremacist ideologies) manifest in daily stressors that negatively impact many clients’ physical and psychological well-being. On the one hand, the body’s stress response, when chronically activated, diminishes clients’ internal resources; on the other hand, tending to one’s physical needs together with experiencing quality relational connections, allows clients to thrive and lead more joyful and meaningful lives while reducing symptoms.
In this virtual workshop, participants will explore the evolutionary basis for humans’ stress response as well as the role of love and attachment in humans’ ability to thrive. Participants will survey the human nervous system and its impact on clients’ subjective experiences of stress and well-being. The presenters will invite participants to consider ways to incorporate this knowledge into their psychoeducation practices with clients. The presenters will also describe and invite participants to practice techniques designed to modulate the stress response and create opportunities for greater relational connectedness in clients’ lives. A consideration of how spiritually active clients might engage with these materials is extensively explored.
Analyze sociopolitical forces that negatively impact clients’ emotional and physical well-being.
Explain the impact of stress and love/attachment on the body from the neuropsychological literature and identify psychological symptoms that can be addressed with psychoeducational practices.
Formulate psychotherapy techniques to enhance clients’ abilities to increase their well-being and resilience with consideration of application with spiritually active clients.
Rosemead School of Psychology is a co-sponsor of this event. Rosemead School of Psychology is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists and others who accept APA CEUs. Rosemead maintains responsibility for this program and its content.