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The Existential Summit 2019: Trauma & Healing


Marrakech, Morocco

April 5 - 12, 2019

24 Continuing Education Credits for Psychotherapists

*With four day Sahara Desert trek add-on: April 12-16 / 4 CE Credits

The Marrakech Experience

This trip takes you on an in-depth journey through dynamic and experiential discussions of "what shakes us to our core" as human beings. Set in the mystical and exotic setting of Marrakech Morocco we will immerse in daily life, culture and experience the place not as tourists, but as locals. 

Trauma is a deep wound that injures us emotionally, psychologically, physically, and spiritually. The impact of trauma can be far-reaching and enduring. This existential summit will discuss and work with the ways trauma affects individuals. It offers a framework that describes the process and impact of trauma and how we can facilitate the healing process. Participants will learn principles and strategies for working with a wide range of traumas and applying the healing strategies. We will also focus on what we can learn from trauma and healing for our daily life and trauma prevention.

Join us with internationally acclaimed Dr. Alfried Langle, for our annual Existential Summit which is being held in the ancient, historical and exotic Marrakech Morocco. Our visit to Morocco will be more than a typical tourist encounter with a foreign people, culture, and place. The Existential Summit provides participants from around the world a unique opportunity to come together and discuss the existential theme of trauma and healing.

Within the ancient city walls and venture to unique locations and experiences not offered on typical tourist routes, exploring trauma and healing within psycho therapeutic, cultural, religious and political contexts. A rare opportunity to spend the week in this unique ancient and historic setting with like minded participants from around the world.  

This wonderful experiential journey will also take us on adventurous cultural excursions and group get togethers to further immerse you in the culture, people, meaning and life in Morocco with a special four day long add on to The Sahara Desert, surrounding areas and UNESCO World Heritage Sites.  

The seminars offer theoretical reflections, practical work and understanding of trauma and healing in its different connections and contexts. The contents and procedures practiced can be applied in counseling, coaching, psychotherapy and for self. Procedure: presentations, discussions, small group work, self-reflection, exercises and of course self exploration in the beautiful and culturally rich city of Marrakech.  

Existential Analysis and Logo Therapy can be applied in cases of psychosocial, psychosomatic and psychologically caused disorders in experience and behavior. The psychotherapeutic process utilizes a phenomenological analysis of emotions, the centre of experience. Biographical work and empathic listening by the therapist contribute to an improvement in emotional understanding and accessibility.

“Logotherapy is a method of counseling that focuses on the quest for meaning. We are motivated by the question of existential meaning: I am here – for what purpose? What is here today to make my life part of a meaningful whole? – What do I live for? The main theme of Existential Analysis is interaction (“dialogue”). Existential Analysis then groups interaction around the four existential challenges: world, life, self, meaning and future.” — Dr. Alfried Langle


Who Is This For?

- Psychotherapists
- Mental health professionals
- World and life learners
- Those with an interest in searching for the meaning of trauma and how to heal

*No prior experience or knowledge required!

What Will You Gain?

- Identify and discuss reasons why trauma is so destructive and difficult to heal.
- Discuss how we learn from our own traumas.
- Discuss why trauma is traumatic and what is the psychological damage in traumatic experiences?
- Apply existential treatment, prevention and crisis intervention for trauma treatment.
- Define therapeutic intervention and healing procedures in an existential psychotherapy treatment of trauma.
- Discuss the evolution of trauma treatment in existential psychotherapy.
- Identify existential practices in trauma treatment.
- Discuss the role of basic therapeutic skills such as empathic listening, instilling resilience and creating meaning in trauma treatment.
- Identify the characteristics and phases of trauma treatment in existential psychotherapy.
- Discuss specific case studies and how existential psychotherapy is applied to mitigate PTSD symptoms.


What’s Included?

- Seminars
- All cultural visit to museums, historic sites, and excursions
- Lodging in our wonderful Riad (villa) (single room supplement available for $450 additional)
- All breakfasts, two lunches, all dinners
- On-ground transportation per itinerary
- Airport transfers


Lecturers

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Dr. Leslee Brown, PhD

Dr. Brown is President and Director of Mind Body Passport Inc. designing and leading international trips for adult professionals, offering continuing education credits worldwide. Dr. Brown's interests are multi-faceted, engaging topics of psychology, culture, art, psychoanalysis and social dreaming. She is passionate about weaving many disciplines and interests together and creating an atmosphere of growth and learning. Travel opens ones mind and creates change bringing new perspectives on living life. She also served as The Director of International Seminars and Gastprofessor at Sigmund Freud University, Vienna. International psychology and developing “psychologists without borders” has become her focus. Dr. Brown has been in private practice for over twenty years, has been a research psychologist for The Neurologic Institute and has served on faculty at UCLA Medical School teaching psychology and rapport building techniques to medical students. Dr. Brown was also assistant professor at The Chicago School and Director of Centers for International Studies. Leslee lives and works part time in in Los Angeles, part time in Paris, and the rest of the time is traveling the world.

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Dr. Alfried Längle, MD, PhD, Dr. h.c.mult

Dr. Alfried Längle, is professor of psychotherapy, born in 1951 in Austria, studied medicine and psychology and works in private practice in Vienna as psychotherapist. Close collaboration with Viktor Frankl from 1983 to 1991. Founder of the International Society for Logotherapy and Existential Analysis (Vienna) and its psychotherapeutic training program. Constant lecturer at Austrian Universities and since 2000 of Moscow, Mendoza, Santiago de Chile. Since 2004 faculty member and professor of applied psychology (psychotherapy) at Moscow’s HSE-university and guest professor at Vienna’s Sigmund Freud University (2011). Vice President of the International Federation of Psychotherapy (IFP – 2002-2010) and past President of the International Society for Logotherapy and Existential Analysis, Vienna. Over 300 publications, five honorary professorships. (www.laengle.info).


Itinerary Highlights

  • Existential Summit with Dr. Längle and Dr. Brown

  • Social Dreaming

  • Guided tour of Marrakech

  • Shopping in the souks

  • Sunset Camel ride in Palmerei Desert

  • Visit a beautiful and exotic hammam for cleansing and relaxation

  • Traditional Moroccan cooking class

  • Maison de la Photographie and Dar Si Said Museum


 
 

Cost

$2,743 when you pay in full.

$799 Sahara Desert Add-On (4 CE credits)

Need a custom payment plan? Email us at info@mindbodypasspot.com

Want to earn $100 – or more? Refer a friend or colleague who signs up, and we’ll send you $100 for each referral.

Want your trip for free? Gather six people who sign up for the same course, and we’ll give you yours for FREE!

Questions? Contact Dr. Leslee Brown at info@mindbodypassport.com

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Mind Body Passport is approved by the California Psychological Association to provide continuing professional education for psychologists. Mind Body Passport maintains responsibility for this program and its content.  

Mind Body Passport Inc. is also recognized as a CAMFT-approved Continuing Education Provider. Certificate awarded upon successful completion.