Managing Mental Health Issues in Your Healing Practice

Managing Mental Health Issues in Your Healing Practice

Navigating emotional experiences in your healing practice takes practice! It’s important to feel confident and competent with emotional issues that arise so you can take good care of yourself as well as your clients. Join Liz Disterhoft of Inner Light in Boston on Saturday, July 14th at Center for Holistic Healing and Art in Mansfield, MA to learn techniques and skills to help you ride the waves more skillfully.

Body, mind and spirit are interconnected and so it is common that clients being treated in body or energy work such as massage, acupuncture or Reiki have emotional experiences during treatment. Though the job of a body or energy worker is not the same as a licensed mental health professional, it is extremely valuable to have an understanding of how to navigate these emotional experiences for yourself as a practitioner and for your clients. In addition to enhancing your toolbox of skills and therapeutic effectiveness, being informed about mental health issues is important to help to set boundaries and better handle bumpy emotional terrain.

This class provides concepts and tools from counseling psychology such as: assessing for mental health issues, skills to create a therapeutic space to allow clients to be able to process emotions that may arise in treatment such as grief, maintaining healthy boundaries while being supportive and safely addressing issues around trauma and PTSD. You will also learn when it may be appropriate to refer a client for mental health services and how to manage a mental health crisis if needed.

This class is taught by clinical social worker Liz Disterhoft. Liz has in integrative practice in Quincy, MA and combines traditional psychotherapy with Reiki.

  • Saturday July 14th, 2018
  • 10am – 5pm
  • 263 N Main Street Mansfield MA
  • Investment $120