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Neurobiology of Attachment – webinar for child/play therapists

December 4, 2019

When I started to really understand…and then embody…the neurobiology of the different streams of attachment, my work with clients changed dramatically.  Grew richer.  Less confusing.  More resonant.  This meant the work was more satisfying, less draining, and my client’s were experiencing a new level of being seen, felt, known, held, and cared for without judgment.

This one-hour introductory webinar will begin to help you translate attachment theory and Mary Ainsworth’s categories of attachment into a deeper understanding grounded in the relational neurosciences.  It will begin to help you transition attachment theory back into an embodied experience and out of the sterile and finite categories most of us were taught about attachment.

Leaning into the embodied and resonant experience of the different streams of attachment is a journey that will extend far past a one-hour introductory webinar, but hey!  We all gotta start somewhere 🙂

Will you join me as we see without a doubt that attachment adaptations are brilliant, heroic, and to be celebrated- not experienced as shameful problems.  Once we are filled with compassion and gratitude for the smart ways the nervous system learns how to navigate difficult attachment experiences, change becomes possible.  Really.

Wednesday December 11, 2019 at 12pm eastern, 11am CT, 10am MT, and 9am PT.  If you can make it live, you will be eligible for one-hour of CONTACT APT CE!!!  Can’t make it live?  Or want to watch several times?  No problem!  Everyone who registers will automatically receive the recording (and the option to earn NON-CONTACT APT CE instead!!).

CLICK HERE for all the details and registration!!

Thank you for curiosity and interest in beginning the journey of showing up in the therapy space (and the world) in a whole new way.

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Robyn Gobbel, LCSW, RPT-S  is a blogger, teacher, trainer, and consultant for therapists and professionals working with children with a history of complex trauma.  

 

Thankful! 40% off guest-webinars!

November 30, 2019

2019 has been a year where NOT noticing all the goodness of my life would be completely impossible.

My life is no more perfect than the next guy’s…it’s hard, every single day.  But I’m also acutely aware of the goodness that is involved with hand-picking a place to live, having jobs that can support us from anywhere, and choosing how to create a life we’ve been dreaming about for years and years.

I’ve been so fortunate to create a career I adore, working with people I adore.  I adore my colleagues, and I adore my people.  The people I serve, in and out of the office.  I adore speaking at conferences because those people are in the audience and I just love them.  People who have dedicated their lives, professional and/or personally, intentionally and/or accidentally, to serving other people whose lives have been impacted by the harsh actions of others.  Children who have been hurt in the places where they were supposed to have been adored, cherished, and loved beyond measure.

A way I attempt to express my gratitude is through my webinar series.  For years I have offered (and will continue to offer!!!) webinars at a low price-point, and never hesitated to discount them even further for those who reached out and asked.  I give them away pretty freely to audiences when I speak at conferences or events.  I’ve donated all of them to the ORPARC library (Oregon Post Adoption Resource Center).  And during this season that is recognized as a season of gratitude…but for families of children impacted by trauma this is often a season of increased chaos, difficult behaviors, confusion, and sadness….I am grateful that I can express my gratitude (gratitude squared?!) in another way…through a major discount.

From now until the end of Monday December 2, 2019, all of the guest webinars up on my website are available to be purchased at 40% off!!  This brings the one-hour webinars down to $8 and some change!

See the webinars included in the sale by CLICKING HERE.  You need to use the promo code: thankful

My wish is that this will bring some hope and connection to families who are in short supply during a time of year that always fuels dysregulation in our precious children (young, old, big, small…).

All you have to do is use the promo code: thankful

40% off will then be applied!!!

(As a heads up, this sale does not include the therapist webinars for CEs).

Be well.  Hang in there.  Thank you.

Robyn

PS Check out all the webinars included in the sale here: https://www.gobbelcounseling.com/pastwebinars

PPS Remember to use the code: thankful

 

 

The Science of Safety- Understanding Polyvagal Theory

November 5, 2019

The polyvagal theory has probably been the most impactful- and the most challenging- theory I’ve studied. Polyvagal theory applies to everything- therapy, parenting, humaning…all relationships!  It’s exciting to see Dr. Stephen Porges’ work make it’s way into so many different fields of study.

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But I pretty consistently hear from other therapists that the clinical applications of the polyvagal theory feel out of reach, confusing, and overwhelming.  I get it- I have felt that way too!  I’ve also had the great fortune of studying with some of the leaders in the field, which has allowed me to really needle on how to apply polyvagal theory in the therapy room and also how to more effectively TEACH how to apply polyvagal theory on the therapy.  A theory isn’t super useful if no one knows how to apply it!!

What I can do is show you how I’ve applied it.  Neuroception, creating safety, and conceptualizing symptoms…these feel like the most important pieces to tackle in a short, introductory webinar- Understanding Polyvagal Theory for Child & Play Therapists.  

You can join me Wednesday November 13th at 12pm ET and we’ll dive into polyvagal together.  Can’t make it live?  As always, everyone who registers will receive access to the recording so you can watch it whenever and wherever!!

Head over to my website for all the details and registration!  CLICK HERE!!!

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Robyn Gobbel, LCSW, RPT-S  is a blogger, teacher, trainer, and consultant for therapists and professionals working with children with a history of complex trauma.  

Cultivating Resonance- another webinar :)

October 17, 2019

You’ve probably noticed I’ve been reallllly focused on webinars that integrate the relational neurosciences with child/play therapy!  I’ve been doing one webinar a month, linking one topic from the relational neurosciences to child/play therapy- an intro webinar, complex trauma, memory processing…and coming up is polyvagal theory and the neurobiology of attachment.

Those are fun, short, introductory webinars.  And I decided I wanted to do something with a little more depth this winter-season, too!

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Marshall Lyles and I taught a four-part webinar series in 2018 on Cultivating Resonance- Embracing the WE in Child/Play Therapy.  We had a BLAST- and one sweet participant sent me this love-letter:

This webinar series seriously blew my expectations out of the water. I have a skeptical part that wondered if I would learn anything new, but I felt so grateful that I decided to sign up. The way you and Marshall spoke and taught resonated with so many parts of me, and your presence (it’s no wonder you speak and teach on presence–you really DO embody it!) came through via the webinar, which is really wild. Maybe it has to do with neuroception, but something that sometimes happens to me during trainings in which the trainer presents with such empathy and authenticity is that I get emotional (even if not related to the material), and that is something I experienced again. Your warmth comes through so clearly, and I look forward to future opportunities to learn from you.

This four-part webinar series will cover:

  1. Cultivating Resonance: Embracing the WE of Play Therapy
  2. The “ME” in “WE”- Bringing our Whole Selves into the Play Therapy Room
  3. Celebrating the Ongoing Opportunity for Ruptures & Repairs in Play Therapy
  4. Supporting the WE Between Parents and Children through Play Therapy

You can attend live (definitely more fun!!!) or register to receive the recordings.

You can read all the details and register by clicking here: https://www.gobbelcounseling.com/cultivatingresonance

Be sure to reach out if you have any questions!

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Robyn Gobbel, LCSW, RPT-S  is a blogger, teacher, trainer, and consultant for therapists and professionals working with children with a history of complex trauma.  

 

Understanding Memory Processing Theory ::: Webinar!!!

October 16, 2019

Hip hip hooray!  Another webinar is coming your way!!

Y’all- memory is literally EVERYTHING.  EVERY. THING.

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When we understand memory processing theory, we can do a better job with treatment planning.  We can be on alert for those magical moments in therapy that if we notice and HARNESS we can potentially prompt real, lasting change for our clients.  We can explain to our clients…and their parents….why these symptoms are emerging, why progress is slow, why triggers still exist…after all this time.

This is an introductory webinar for child & play therapists- at the end of this one hour webinar, you’ll be able to:

1. Articulate the difference between implicit and explicit memory

2. Articulate how traumatic experiences impact memory processing and how play therapy can encourage memory integration

3. Describe how memory reconsolidation theory identifies the agent of change in play therapy

Sound good?!  FUN!!!  Come join me!  Attend live on October 30th at 12pm eastern OR register to receive the recording.  Only $25!!!

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Robyn Gobbel, LCSW, RPT-S  is a blogger, teacher, trainer, and consultant for therapists and professionals working with children with a history of complex trauma.  

 

All Parts are Welcome…

September 24, 2019

Perhaps the single most important thing I’ve ever come to understand about the neurobiology of humans, connection, and behaviors is the neurobiology of parts of self.

We ALL have parts of self.  This is not pathological or weird or eyebrow raising!  I have a mom part, a therapist part, a writer part, my speaking-on-stage part, my friend part.  These different parts aren’t more or less authentic than the other.  I bring my authentic self to the stage, but believe me, that part doesn’t show up in the world exactly the same way as my ‘hanging on the back porch at the pool in the summer time with best friends’ part.  Neither are more or less authentic 🙂  Just different!!

But we all also have protective parts.  Parts that have been developed to protect our inner world from pain.  Or at least protect our inner world from FEELING pain.  Shame.  Loneliness.  Not-good-enough.  These parts might have behaviors that SEEM useful out in the real world.  People pleasing, a focus on ‘being the best,’ being successful at work…may all be protecting from feelings of abandonment or shame.  Some parts seem a little less…let’s say socially acceptable or even safe…out in the real world.  Raging.  Addiction.  Dangerous compulsive behavior.  THESE ARE STILL PROTECTIVE PARTS OF SELF.  All parts believe they are needed and that they are doing an important job.  These parts aren’t maladaptive!  They are simply overworked and confused- blending the past with the present.  But in the moment the part emerges- that part believes it is needed.  It is trying it’s best to keep us safe.

If we can come to understand this about our children, our clients, OURSELVES…what would change????!!!!!  (For me, it was everything).

 

Robyn

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Neurodevelopmental Approach to Treating Complex Trauma with Child & Play Therapy ~ webinar

September 10, 2019

Treating complex trauma is well…inherently complex.  WAAAY more complex that we could ever dream of covering in a one-hour webinar but here I go anyway 🙂

Early in 2019 I wrote a blog post that was shared ultimately thousands of times on taking a neurodevelopmental approach when treating children with complex trauma with child & play therapy.  This is my PASSION- supporting therapists to integrate into a comprehensive treatment approach the various modalities that are healing to the brain, mind, and relationships of children impacted by complex trauma.

As part of my Integrating the Relational Neurosciences with Play Therapy webinar series I’m running throughout the end of 2019, it only made sense to include this as one of the topics!

This is a one-hour introductory webinar that will air live (OR you can watch the recording) on September 18 at 12pm noon eastern time.

At the conclusion of this one hour webinar, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the neurosequential approach to brain development and how this relates to play therapy assessment, treatment planning, and intervention
  2. Articulate the different modalities of play therapy that target different regions in the brain
  3. Articulate why children with a history of complex trauma need an increased amount of presence, co-regulation, and therapist-led approaches in play therapy.

Interested in APT CEs?  This training is approved for one CONTACT APT CE (if you participate live- attendance will be verified) or one NON CONTACT APT CE if you view the recording and take a quiz.

This training is sponsored by Marshall Lyles, LPC-S, LMFT-S, RPT-S.  Marshall Lyles, LPC-S, LMFT-S, RPT-S is an APT Approved Provider: 17-508.  

Not a play therapist?  I think you’ll love these anyway.  Because my guess is if you work with children, you are being quite playful.  🙂

Head over to my website to read the full description, see an important list of FAQs, preview the upcoming 2019 webinars by CLICKING HERE.

Robyn

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Robyn Gobbel, LCSW, RPT-S  is a blogger, teacher, trainer, and consultant for therapists and professionals working with children with a history of complex trauma.  She maintains a small private practice outside Grand Rapids, MI, seeing children under age 7 and their families, as well as consulting with therapists world-wide.

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