New Understandings and Strategies to Minimize and Transform OCD; A Healing Workshop for People with OCD
Sunday June 7th : 10 am- 3 pm
(we will break for an hour for lunch)
15 W 86th Street (b/w Central Park West/ Columbus)
New York, NY 10024 (SAJ; Social Hall)
Cost: $ 60
To register please email Stacey Klein at StaceyLK22@gmail.com (Space is limited)
OCD symptoms can take over your life and make you feel like something in you is broken. This is not so. You CAN heal. You are not alone and OCD need not be a stigma but can be understood as a way that you have learned to structure your experience and cope with the difficulties of being a human being. There are many tools and approaches that can work even if CBT has not been helpful to you.
In this experientially focused workshop, through awareness exercises (individually and in pairs) you will gain new understandings of your experience and symptoms and learn to expand your ability to tolerate uncertainty so you begin can heal. You will be introduced to tools drawn predominantly from body and movement oriented psychotherapies (somatic and gestalt therapy) combined with CBT (Cognitive Behavioral therapy), Buddhist Psychology and mindfulness approaches to help you manage and chip away at your symptoms. We will also discuss directions for structuring your recovery (including ways of reconfiguring and changing “exposure” treatments so they are gentler and more manageable).
This workshop is open to anyone who is interested in developing greater awareness of their sensations, feelings, thoughts, movement and relationship patterns and willing to participate in and share their experiences in the context of a safe confidential setting.
You will :
- Be introduced to a variety of innovative and effective tools for breaking up old patterns, tolerating feelings and living more flexibly to help set OCD aside
- Learn about the healing impact of connecting with your body to alleviate OCD symptoms and live in a more empowered way
- Learn tools you can draw from when in the thick of an OCD episode
- Learn to understand your experience from a compassionate perspective which promotes healing
Stacey Klein, LCSW is a somatic psychotherapist in private practice in Manhattan. She specializes in the treatment of anxiety, phobias and OCD. Stacey has developed an effective integrative and holistic model for treating OCD and has had success in helping many people recover and live more spontaneously and fully. For more information go to http://www.therapyinmanhattan.com