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The Imagery of Altered States

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  • This webinar is 1 CE. Please email your license #. Attendance and a completed evaluation is required to earn the 1 CE.
  • This webinar is 1 CE. Please email your license #. Attendance and a completed evaluation is required to earn the 1 CE.

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The Imagery of the Altered States of Consciousness: Dreams, Guided Imagery, Imagination, Hypnosis, and Ecstatic Trance

with Nicholas Brink, PhD


Wednesday, June 17, 2020
4:30 to 6 pm PST

The therapeutic tools in Cognitive Therapy, primarily examining negative behaviors and the thinking that caused the problem, are very limited. By discounting both the importance of the unconscious mind and the past, or source experiences that have caused the problem, clients are not offered the full range of tools at their disposal for healing and making change.

This 1.5 hour webinar, based on Nicholas Brink's book “Applying the Constructivist Approach to Cognitive Therapy: Resolving the Unconscious Past," will examine ways to access the unconscious for healing through dreams, guided imagery, imagination, hypnosis and ecstatic trance. We will also explore two ways to resolve the problems that grew out of the past using analytic hypnotherapy and ecstatic soul retrieval.

1.5 Contact Hours is approved as follows:

Provider approved by the California Board of  Registered Nursing (provider #16504) for 1.5 Contact Hours. This course meets the qualifications for 1.5 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Approval #138749 

FREE II Members (No CE)
$10 II Members with CE
$20 Non-Members, No CE
$30 Non-Members with CE

Learning Objectives for CE:

1. Participants will be able to explain the inadequacy of cognitive therapy which ignores the unconscious past.

2. Participants will be able to name five ways to access the unconscious and explain the differences.

3. Participants will be able to describe the five parallels between analytic hypnotherapy and ecstatic soul retrieval.

Nicholas Brink received his PhD in Psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles (1970). He was a psychologist and Director of Psychological Services at Danville State Hospital, Danville, Pennsylvania, beginning his private practice as a clinical psychologist in 1982. He is a past president of the American Association for the Study of Mental Imagery and a past board member of the International Association for the Study of Dreams. Besides numerous journal publications and conference papers and workshops he has published seven books:

Brink, N. E. (2002). Grendel and His Mother: Healing the Traumas of Childhood Through Dreams, Imagery and Hypnosis. New York, NY: Routledge.

Brink, N. E. (2013). The Power of Ecstatic Trance: Practices for Healing, Spiritual Growth, and Accessing the Universal Mind. Rochester, VT: Bear & Co.

Brink, N. E. (2014). Baldr’s Magic: The Power of Norse Shamanism and Ecstatic Trance. Rochester, VT: Bear & Co.

Brink, N. E. (2016a). Beowulf’s Ecstatic Trance Magic: Accessing the Archaic Powers of the Universal Mind. Rochester, VT: Bear & Co.

Brink, N. E. (2016b). Trance Journeys of the Hunter-Gatherers: Ecstatic Practices to Reconnect with the Great Mother and Heal the Earth. Rochester, VT: Bear & Co.

Brink, N. E. (2017). Ecstatic Soul Retrieval: Shamanism and Psychotherapy. Rochester, VT: Bear & Co.

Brink, N. E. (2019). Applying the Constructivist Approach to Cognitive Therapy: Resolving the Unconscious Past. New York, NY: Routledge.


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