An Integrated Approach to Couples Therapy and Treating Relational Trauma
with Dorit Reichental MA, MFTi, ACC, ASAT, Certified ICF Life Coach
Dorit will be introducing an effective and progressive approach to sexual addiction as the outcome of attachment trauma. It departs from the traditional model of viewing sex addiction as similar to all other addictions, with the spouse as a codependent or co-addict, and instead assesses and treats the underlying trauma that is inevitably present. This approach, based on up to date understandings of attachment and trauma, has proven to be highly effective and healing, and is in high demand around the world. A longer version of this talk has been presented nationally and internationally.
1. Understanding sexual addiction from a relational trauma perspective
2. The neurobiology of relational trauma
3. Couples therapy based on historical sexual addiction treatment models
4. Intimacy Anorexia
5. Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Imago Therapy, and Emotionally Focused Therapy as an effective way to conceptualize and treat relational trauma
6. Stages of couples’ recovery
This program is brought to you in collaboration with Antioch University Santa Barbara & Santa Barbara CAMFT
Using a Nutritarian Diet Style & Mindfulness to Overcome Food Addictions and Emotional Eating
with Michael B. Mantz, MD, Board Certified Psychiatrist, Level II iREST practitioner
Dr. Michael Mantz will discuss using a mind-body approach toward the issues surrounding food addiction and emotional eating, explaining the basic structure of the Nutritarian diet style, and why it helps prevent overeating. He will then talk about the use of mindfulness interventions to help bring greater conscious awareness of maladaptive thought patterns, emotional avoidance, and maladaptive action patterns in order to help clients create a more healthy relationship towards food.
1. Understanding food addiction and emotional eating
2. Learning the basic guidelines of the Nutritarian Diet Style
3. The Use of Mindfulness in Food Addiction and Emotional Eating
Dr. Mantz graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and completed his residency in Psychiatry at the University of California at Irvine. He is a board-certified psychiatrist, who has worked with and received training from 3 time New York Times best-selling author and nutritional expert, Dr. Joel Fuhrman. Michael is currently a faculty member of the Nutritional Education Institute, has a Master’s degree in Herbalism, and is a Level II Practitioner of iREST-- a westernized form of meditative yoga traditionally called Yoga Nidra.
Michael is currently in private practice in Santa Barbara, using an integrative and progressive approach towards mental wellness for his clients. http://www.mindbodyintegrationandhealing.com/