Training

The potential for ongoing learning and finetuning our craft is endless in psychotherapy. In the more than 20 years that I have been practicing I have continuously trained and studied. Today it brings me tremendous joy to be able to pass on the knowledge and expertise I have accumulated to other inspired psychotherapists.

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"A teacher is somebody who inspires the student to give her best in order to discover what she already knows."

Paulo Coelho, novelist

Neurobiology and psychotherapy:
insights and applications for your practice

Introductory training of 2 consecutive days + 1 follow-up day
 

Would you like to apply the most recent insights from neurosciences to your psychotherapy practice? Adding depth and a new understanding in your work? 

 

Then this training is what you are looking for. The first 2 days you will get an introduction to Dan Siegel’s Interpersonal Neurobiology (IPNB). We will immediately explore how you can integrate this into your work. The third day we will solidify the theory based on concrete cases.

What will you learn?
 

A fresh and new outlook on wellbeing and resilience and how to support this in your clients.
 

A new and practical definition of “mind”.
 

An understanding of how the brain works and of the impact of interpersonal relations on neurobiological processes.
 

Discover the physical expression of resilience (neuroplasticity) and how psychotherapy affects change at a cellular level (epigenesis)
 

How to apply and integrate this knowledge into your practice so that you can promote healthy growth of neuronal circuits through your therapeutic interventions.

Practical examples, case discussions and experiential exercises bring the theory to life.

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Content
 

Introduction to Interpersonal Neurobiology

Triangle of well-being

Definition of "mind"

Hand model of the brain

Neuroplasticity and epigenesis

The nervous system (including polyvagal theory), mirror neurons and resonance circuitry

The PART model and applications (Presence, attunement, resonance, trust)

The 4 S's of secure attachment: Safe, Seen, Sooth and Secure

The 8 domains of integration; how to use this model diagnostically and as support for your treatment plan

Case discussions applied to the theory

Numerous practical applications to get you started right away

Practicalities

When?
 Spring 2023 (dates still to be determined)
Hours: 9:30 - 17:00

Location: Hoegaarden
Participants: max 12 participants
Budget: 

Hear from others who have taken this course

Pascale Clauws, Gestalt-and
Contextual psychotherapist

“This training offers a new angle to look at clients. For me, IPNB is a valuable support in the therapy room; it gives me extra tools to recognize patterns such as fixation or chaos in which clients appear, and to get to work on them.  

Liesbet is a passionate, inspiring trainer, she adapts herself to the participants and makes sure there is enough variation between clarifying the theory, experiencing the practice, and feeling.”

Linda Hoeben, Expert and trainer Embodied Coaching

“When working with Liesbet, I am impressed time and again. Seemingly effortlessly, she combines her thorough knowledge of theory with a professionalism that is clearly the result of years of experience. Her style is refreshing and enthusiastic. She teaches in an inspiring and enriching way."

Nino Kobakhidze, Head of International Academy of Mental Health and Integrative Psychotherapy, Tbilisi, Georgia

"Liesbet has the ability to present formal theoretical issues related to the real, practical cases and this makes it clearer and more understandable. I got good understanding of how to use presented material while working with people. The training subject itself is truly integrative, it makes links between neurobiology and psychotherapy and creates a broader understanding of human behavior and its transformation mechanisms."

Maia Begashvili, Director of International Integrative Academy, Tbilisi, Georgia

"We chose Liesbet as a trainer based on strict criteria: high professionalism, abilities of presenting materials, theory that would be enriched with practical experience, humanistic and sensitive approach to the participants. Liesbet deserves to be called one of the best trainers in integrative psychotherapy and I recommend her as trainer for every training institute specializing in psychotherapy training.

Despite distance between us, she is a part of our team, and we love her.