Treating Individuals, Couples and Families: Psychoactives as Robust Psycho-Therapeutic Accelerants and EnhancersDr. Arthur Stein developed Comprehensive Family Therapy (D.A. Kirschner & S. Kirschner, Brunner/Mazel, NY, 1986), which takes on the family holistically, dealing with rearing and marital transactions, as well as members individually. All members and problems of the functional family are professionally engaged on a private practice footing. Advisory work with public agencies led to breathtaking challenge of tackling family dysfunction regionally. Dr. Stein developed Humanics, a transdisciplinary practice dealing with social districts holistically, every person, family and institution counting, and elementally, with the mentalities, human interactions and relations shaping the institutions, civil life and culture. Dr. Stein closed an extensive private practice to prove how communities may be problem-solved and quality of life effectively promoted.
Psychoactives, for example, Ayahuasca, can be astonishingly beneficial and radically transformative for motivated, prepared, and subjectively open seekers. However, Ayahuasca is no panacea. No matter its soaring beauty, emotional galvanization, extensive insights and striking benefits, programmatic self-psychotherapy, entirely on one‚Äôs own, most often fails Ayahuasca‚Äôs (and other Psychoactives‚Äô) fullest potential ‚ÄĒ as is typically the case with psychoactives. Regarding not gaining full bounty of LSD, Leo Zeff (The Secret Chief) reported, ‚ÄúPeople will come to me who have already tripped‚Ä¶five hundred times on acid, others‚Ä¶three, four hundred times‚Ä¶they would be good candidates so I‚Äôd say, ‚ÄėSure.‚Äô Invariably these people have said, ‚ÄėI‚Äôve never had an acid trip before in my life! This is the first time I‚Äôve really had an acid trip‚Äô (Leo Zeff, The Secret Chief).‚ÄĚ
Likewise, verbal psychotherapy may catalyze far-reaching, even eye-popping results. But, such outcome is far from ordinary. Emotional growth is demanding and rarely easy, each step forward being hard-won, generally. Into this fray, Ayahuasca oftentimes first presents to uninitiated clinical workers as a miracle-like tool. (Think physicians‚Äô historic, first time viewing of fungal penicillin slaying pneumonia, septicemia, diphtheria, syphilis, gonorrhea, meningitis, rheumatic fever, etc., all ravaging before the new agent.)
Relational psychotherapy naturally stakes out Ayahuasca for its relevant powers (and sister Psychoactives, selectively, for theirs). What‚Äôs more, and conversely, Ayahuasca intrinsically supports communication and mental analysis. People commonly get together after a journey for catharsis, exchanging experiences and views. Hence, the two modalities patently, self-evidently go together positively, and professionally combining them is done universally. The combinatorial result can be strikingly exponential. Far from rare are savvy psychotherapy clients saying a particular psychoactive experience has been personally tantamount to years of standard treatment. The Secret Chief again: ‚ÄúI‚Äôve had many people‚Ä¶who‚Äôve come to me who have been in analysis for a long time. Some have been in analysis four times a week for eight to ten years continuously‚Ä¶.However, there was always something that they never could get to. They have taken a trip and in one trip afterwards have said, ‚ÄėI got more out of that one day‚Äôs experience than I did in my whole eight or ten years or whatever of psychoanalysis.‚Äô‚ÄĚ
This workshop dedicates to the psychotherapy and full wellness-growth and empowerment of individuals, couples and families through mixed modality synthesis of verbal and psychoactive processes. The aim is clinical procedure that is synergistically efficient and effective. The workshop is open only to accredited psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and other vetted behavioral service workers.
The workshop is full day, starting at 9 AM
120‚ā¨ for AYA2014 Conference participants - Workshop only 250‚ā¨
Price includes workshop, meals, drinks and snacks
Arthur Stein, Ph.D
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