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AEDP™ Institute Blog – Rebooted for 2021!

November 3, 2021

There were many years when AEDP™ Institute hosted a blog. For some reason – unknown to this author – it became inactive in 2015. Well, now it’s 2021 and we are excited to restart. This time, at least for now, the blog will be curated especially for Institute members, and this time we ample encouragement for the AEDP member community to contribute and comment! 

Our members tell us they want to especially connect around CLINICAL ISSUES, so we would like, at least at first, for the focus of the blog to be on AEDP case studies and other formats members suggest including posts about AEDP Research, posts about Transformance Journal articles, and hopefully other posts that inspire commentary and questions for the authors and community to engage around. 

We are inviting members to apply to join the Blog’s editorial committee. Our goal is to create a committee that wants to have fun with this project and that represents a diverse cross section of community members from: 

a) different parts of the world
b) different levels of experience in AEDP
c) different social identities
d) different experiences with writing and/or blogging

There is no formal application required! Please email admin@aedpinstitute.org and tell us that you are interested in exploring participation on the Blog Editorial Committee – and please tell us how you would help us meet our diversity goal as described above as well as what type of commitment you might be interested in. We welcome letters of interest both from individuals who want to help get the blog started but do not want to commit beyond the launch stage AND from individuals who see themselves as writers, editors, comment moderators (we may or may not have these), writer recruiters, committee member recruiters … whatever role(s) you envision for yourself.

And, in the meantime, we will just start! The Institute admin team will – with permission from the authors – post content from Journal Transformance, old blogs, course materials, case studies, etc. and we encourage members to get into conversation via the comment section. 

Enjoy!

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On Undoing Aloneness III

In AEDP, we seek to be with the people we work with, and accompany them, in their processing of both negative and positive emotions: both  traumatic experiences that need to be healed, and transformative experiences, which also need processing and accompaniment. We seek to accompany our patients on their emotion processing journeys, be those journeys of processing the difficult and feared-to-be-unbearable or the transformative, joyful and awe-some.

Diana Fosha, New York, NY

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On Undoing Aloneness II

Given that AEDP understands psychopathology as that which results from the individual’s unwilled and unwanted aloneness in the face of overwhelming emotional experiences, in AEDP treatment, from the first moments of the first session and throughout thereafter,  it is the aim of the AEDP therapist to undo the patient’s aloneness in the face of overwhelming emotions, so that together, patient and therapist can then process those feared-to-be unbearable emotional experiences, so that these emotions can be regulated and worked through and their resources thus reaped and brought into the self.  And in the process, the patient therapist connection grows stronger, and so does the patient’s resilience.

Diana Fosha, New York, NY

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Transforming Resistance: Intro

“Transforming Resistance” with Steve Shapiro
This video is taken from part of an AEDP West presentation given on 3/27/2011

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Journeying From Shame to Serenity: How AEDP Works

“Journeying From Shame to Serenity II” with Danny Yeung
This video is taken from part of an AEDP West presentation given on 1/30/2011

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Journeying From Shame to Serenity: Intro

“Journeying From Shame to Serenity I” with Danny Yeung
This video is taken from part of an AEDP West presentation given on 1/30/2011

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On the Clinician’s Role

The AEDP therapist acts as the secure base for the client so that the client can work through overwhelming experiences. No longer alone, the client’s intense emotional experiences, be they painful or joyful, previously defensively excluded in the absence of optimal care giving, can now be processed in the here-and-now towards a corrective emotional experience. Read More »

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Four Pillars of AEDP

AEDP (i) rests on a deep faith in clients’ innate capacities, hard-wired and always recoverable, to self-right and heal into their authentic True Self; (ii) privileges the power of new experiences of being seen and understood to heal the deepest injuries and create a new platform for exploration and change; Read More »

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On the Mind

AEDP takes seriously and literally the plasticity and fluidity of the mind. Moment to moment the AEDP therapist notices, tracks and seizes upon areas of health and hope in the patient and sets about capitalizing upon them. This focus on the adaptive wired-in already present vitality of the patient leads to an organic resourcing of our patients from the very beginning of treatment. Read More »

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Whole-Brain Therapy

Both psychotherapy and integrative framework, AEDP seeks to theoretically elucidate and clinically harness healing transformational processes. Read More »

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