What to do When Hope is a Dirty Word
Presented by Yvonne Dolan, M.A.
How do I go on when nothing is the same?
I lost my reason for living…
What I experienced in the War took away my ability to feel not just joy, but anything.
How can I take pleasure in life after what happened to my loved one?
The doctor told me that this is not going to get better and will eventually get a lot worse.
This workshop provides compassionate, respectful and effective answers to the question, “How can we help people effectively cope and eventually regain hope after abuse, crisis, loss and trauma?” Participants will learn practical language structures that implicitly support and gently re-build hope while contextually addressing the everyday necessities of “carrying on” with life. This respectful, practical approach gently empowers beleaguered clients and others to develop effective, highly personalized and meaningful, maps for carrying on with life and gradually re-kindling hope following painful, disastrous, traumatic and even unimaginable events.
Learning Objectives for What to do When Hope is a Dirty Word
- Participants will be able to list two questions to help survivors of abuse and trauma identify coping strategies for ongoing situations of trauma (chronic illness, loss, war, etc. )
- Participants will be able to describe 2 techniques for eliciting feelings of hope.
- Participants will be able to describe a technique to help clients experience psychological respite and internal replenishment while coping with difficult life events.
- Participants will be able to list at least 2 techniques for transforming dreams and hopes into practical and measurable therapeutic action.
- Participants will be able to describe a protocol for relapse prevention in times of despair.
- Participants will be able to describe at least 1 technique for addressing and nurturing therapist’s self- relations
For more information, contact Yvonne Dolan, firstname.lastname@example.org
or call +708-782-2021 x 1
Institute for Solution-Focused Therapy, PO Box 9261, Highland, IN 46322, phone & fax 708-782-2021