Agenda: The Gift Side of Loss: Deepening and Expanding Transformational Experience in the Wake of Suffering (AEDP State 3 work and the Transformational Affects) 2022 – 2023

Monthly Online Seminar Series

Richard Harrison, PhD

Note from Richard:

Dear colleagues,

I’m excited about our upcoming AEDP seminar series exploring “The Gift Side of Loss”!
Immediately following each seminar meeting, I will offer “office hours” (from 3:30–3:45 PM EST) to respond to additional questions and comments.  These are of course entirely optional, but I wanted to let you know in advance, in case you want to stay for those extra 15 minutes and need to plan accordingly.I’ve attached two articles that may be of interest to you.  The one I authored includes transcripts from a video I wil be sharing in our first meeting.I very much look forward to seeing you soon and to our shared journey into AEDP work with transformational experience!

Warmly,
Richard

AGENDA:  


Day 1: October 18, 2022 (all times are Eastern Standard)

12:00 – 12:30 Welcome, course overview and group orientation, meditation

12:30 – 12:40 Icebreaker in pairs, break out rooms

12:40- 1:15 Didactic Presentation:

Brief overview of AEDP’s Conceptual Framework and Foundational Principles; Four State Map of the Transformational Process

The clinical landscape of State 3: Characteristics of six phenomenologically distinct transformational affects

1:15 – 1:45 Case Presentation, Video Demonstration and Discussion

1:45- 2:00 Break

2:00 – 3:00 Video Demonstration (continued)
We will witness, track, and discuss:

  • State 2 processing of core affect (anger) to affective shift
  • State 3 transformational affects: Mastery Affects of Pride & Joy
  • Tremulousness
  • Mourning the Self
  • Healing Affects

3:00 – 3:30 Large group Q&A and Metaprocess

CE Total: 3.25

3:30- 3:45 Office hours (optional)


Day 2: November 15, 2022 (all times are Eastern Standard) 

12:00 – 12:30 Welcome, overview of the day, meditation, reflections/Q &A/ comments 

12:30 – 1:30 Didactic, Case Presentation, and Video Demonstration: 

State 2 Emotion Processing yields State 3 Transformational Affects:

  • Four State Map revisited, with State Specific Goals and Interventions;
  • The “A” in AEDP – accelerated access to emergent affective experience
  • Clinical intervention set to access and deepen emergent experience: S.P.A.C.E.
  • Therapist choice points: Using the Triangle of Experience to identify and track psycho-biological markers and signal affects that guide and inform the therapeutic process, moment-to-moment.

We will witness, track, and discuss the following State 3 Transformational Affects:

  • Realization Affects
  • Healing Affects
  • Enlivenment Affects

1:30-1:45: Q&A (possibly incorporate small group discussion in break out rooms)

1:45 – 2:00 Break 

2:00 – 3:00 Case Presentation & Video Demonstration (continued): 

State 2 Emotion Processing yields State 3 Transformational Affects:

  • Realization Affects
  • Healing Affects
  • Enlivenment Affects

3:00 – 3:30 Large group Q&A and Metaprocess

CE Total: 3.25

3:30- 3:45 Office hours (optional)


Day 3: January 10, 2023 (all times are Eastern Standard)  
12:00 – 12:30 Welcome, overview of the day, meditation, reflections/Q &A/ comments 

12:30 – 1:15 Didactic, Case Presentation, and Video Demonstration:

State 2 Emotion Processing yields Core State Integration and Unity:

  • State 2 core affective experience can involve more than processing of categorical emotions!
  • Judicious self-disclosure and therapist use of self to amplify, deepen, and consolidate positive emotional experience and moments of change-for-the-better
  • Characteristics of AEDP State 4: Core State

We will witness, track, and discuss: 

  • An intra-relational rescue portrayal (Adult self to child part)
  • Dyadic Affect Regulation
  • State 3 Transformational Affects
    • Realization Affect
    • Tremulousness
    • Mourning the Self
  • Core State Integration, Unity, Truth Sense

1:15-1:40: Small group discussion in break out rooms

1:40 – 1:55 Break 

1:55– 3:00 Case Presentation & Video Demonstration (continued): 

State 2 Emotion Processing yields State 3 Transformational Affects & Core State:

  • Realization Affect
  • Tremulousness
  • Mourning the Self
  • Core State Integration, Unity, Truth Sense

3:00 – 3:30 Large group Q&A and Metaprocess

CE Total: 3.25


Day 4: February 14, 2023  (all times are Eastern Standard) 


12:00 – 12:30 Welcome, overview of the day, meditation, reflections/Q &A/ comments 

12:30 – 1:30 Didactic, Case Presentation, and Video Demonstration:

  • Promoting positive neuroplasticity and flourishing with HEART: A clinical intervention set to enhance, extend, and expand positive emotional and relational experience
  • Revisiting the clinical landscape of State 3: Characteristics of six phenomenologically distinct State 3 transformational affects

1:30 – 1:45 Break 

1:45 – 2:15 Case Presentation & Video Demonstration (continued)

2:15 – 2:45  Pair activity: Expanding positive affective experience with HEART (break out rooms)

2:45 – 3:00 Metaprocessing the activity

3:00 -3:30 Large group Q&A and Metaprocessing our time together!

CE Total: 3.25