Year of Conversations is a free monthly forum held Friday afternoons, from 4-6 PM.
AINC’s longest-running program, Year of Conversations presents topics related to the brain, the mind, and the body along with their application to mental health and well-being. These workshops emphasize experiential, non-verbal ways of knowing and learning. We gather in a spirit of sanctuary, community, and renewal to explore pathways to helping others heal and thrive. Presentations focus on the work of helping professionals but all are welcome.
CEUs are available free of charge for Austin IN Connection Members, and $20 for non-Members.
Please note that our 2018 Year of Conversations events will be held at Twin Oaks Library in South Austin.
A list of our previous speakers can be found HERE.
Friday May 11, 2018
Stories in the Body with Katy Swafford, PhD
Eidetic Images are visual pictures in the mind much like a video clip or holographic unfolding that reveals our story in a powerful dramatic experience. This image can move and change through maneuvers that remove stuck places and restore our original, healthy selves. Through an Eidetic image it is possible to experience yourself fully, to deal with problems and to reconnect with the person you were meant to be.
Katy Swafford, PhD is a psychologist who works with images rather than words. Her early training in Family Therapy gave her a strong understanding of systems theory and how important internal experience is in relationships. She has always been interested in physical aspects of psychology, which led her to study brain science and body oriented approaches. She was on the Board of Directors for the United States Association of Body Psychotherapy for over ten years and served two years as President. She is trained in several modalities of body psychotherapy but found a home in Eidetic Imagery.
Friday, June 8, 2018
How to be a Therapist in a Politically Diverse World with Adrian Lory, LPC
What does it mean to be a practitioner of the healing arts in a world of clashing politics? How can we be supportive in a way that honors both our desire to be empathic and our desire to uphold what’s right? In this workshop, we’ll explore the histories and relative strengths of a variety of political groups while observing our own emotional reactions. In doing so, we’ll see that a thoughtful engagement with political diversity is really an engagement with different ways of being human–a perspective shift that can lead us to greater personal serenity, more effective engagement in the world, and better results with clients.
Adrian Lory is a Licensed Professional Counselor in private practice in Austin. With a background in music, theater, and philosophy, and a special interest in the philosophy of psychotherapy, he has led therapist trainings, guest lectured at local universities, and is currently writing a book entitled Seven Stripes: On the Nature of Political Diversity. www.adrianlory.com