IGTP In-Person Group: Updating your Internal Story as a Result of COVID-19
$120 for the 4 hour workshop
Age 9-12 (October 2nd 8am)
This active workshop is considered therapy therefore can be claimed through insurance companies who cover services from a Registered Social Worker with an MSW.
Many are experiencing ongoing symptoms such anxiety, overwhelm, burnout, or upsetting thoughts as a result of COVID-19. This 4 hour active workshop will invite participants to use the Integrative Group Treatment Protocol Remote Group (IGTP-RG) protocol to update their internal story related to COVID-19. IGTP-RG is used for past, recent, or present prolonged, repeated, or multiple adverse experiences. It is a memory reprocessing and consolidation protocol, therefore is considered therapy. Incorporating aspects of ASSYST, EMDR, and art therapy, it works like surgery to remove a tumour. For example, if a participant begins a workshop with the thoughts "I'm in danger" within their memory network, they may leave with the thought "I'm surviving". Circumstance and facts have not changed however perspective has, which can have a positive ripple effect.
-Learn about the stress response and how it affects our mental health in the short and long term.
-Gain basic grounding techniques to help calm the body.
-Participate in the IGTP protocol using the Butterfly Hug and aspects of art therapy to gain new insight and narrative linked to the stressful situation.
This EMDR protocol is a result of Dr. Jarero's research, where he has shown the effectiveness in a group setting: