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10/16/2021, Saturday, 10am-12noon; Taking the Trauma Out of Traumatic Memories, ; Seminar, Live/Online, and will be recorded for later viewing.
All classes will be held on Zoom
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Oct 16, 2021 10:00 AM
Event timezone is America/Los_Angeles

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General Fee $30.00 Sales Ended
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General Fee + 2 CE $50.00 Sales Ended
Fee + 2 CE


10/16/2021, Saturday, 10am-12noon; Taking the Trauma Out of Traumatic Memories, ; Seminar, Live/Online, and will be recorded for later viewing.
Anxiety. Fear. Guilt. Regret. Anguish. Jealousy. Disgust. Humiliation. Panic.

Life makes us all susceptible at times to these stressful and painful feeling states. But often they are experienced as memories of suffering and trauma  either which we have experienced directly or vicariously from the pain of others.

These memories can afflict us long after the initial wounding, despite our attempts to change them through distraction, mindfulness and meditation, spirituality, or psychotherapy.

In this two-hour presentation, we will discuss new tools in our trauma toolkit emerging from evolving understanding of the nature of trauma, relevant memory reconsolidation and other neuroscience research, Buddhist and psychedelic awareness, together with demonstrations of and opportunities to experience an adaptation of the Flash Technique® which reduces or eliminates the impact of previously traumatic and disturbing memories, and has been taught internationally in the past three years by Phillip Manfield, PhD and Lewis Engel, PhD to over 8,000 EMDR trauma therapists.

No personal sharing of trauma memories will be required.

And NO previous experience with or knowledge of EMDR or other direct trauma-informed therapies will be required.

In contrast to other psychological treatments for trauma (such as EMDR, Prolonged Exposure Therapy, Critical Incident Stress Debriefing, Trauma Focused-CBT, Somatic Experiencing®, Emotional Freedom Technique, etc.) this adaptation of the Flash Technique® INVOLVES NO CONSCIOUS EXPOSURE to traumatic or disturbing memories. This paradigm shift reduces the risk of re-traumatization to nearly zero.

Two additional peer-reviewed articles on Flash Technique® have recently been published:

Manfield, Engel, Greenwald & Bullard (May, 2021). Flash Technique in a scalable low-intensity group intervention for COVID-19-related stress in healthcare providers. Journal of EMDR Practice and Research Vol 15 Issue 2, DOI: 10.1891/EMDR-D-21-00048

Wong (August, 2021). A Model for the Flash Technique Based on Working Memory and Neuroscience Research. Journal of EMDR Practice and Research Vol 15 Issue 3, DOI: 10.1891/EMDR-D-20-00053.                

David Bullard, PhD is a licensed psychologist and marriage and family therapist in private practice in San Francisco. He is UCSF clinical professor in the departments of medicine at the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, and in psychiatry and behavioral sciences, UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences. He also has served as a mentor in the center for psychedelic therapies and research at the California Institute of Integral Studies.

David's trauma therapy background includes advanced EMDR training, he is a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner®, and has been teaching an adaptation of the Flash Technique® for the past three years.

David presented these topics live onsite at TibetHouse.US in New York City on February 29, 2020.

"I have had the pleasure of knowing David for several years and admire his ability to bring kindness and humor into his interaction with others with such ease. He is most known for his work with trauma and relationships, where, in addition to his professional expertise as a clinical psychologist, he also brings important Buddhist insights as part of his therapeutic approach. I recommend him as a caring and entertaining teacher."
- Thupten Jinpa, PhD, principal English translator to H.H. the Dalai Lama since 1985, founder and chairman of the Compassion Institute and author of A Fearless Heart: How the Courage to be Compassionate Can Transform Our Lives (2015).
I have attended Davids previous presentations about the newest and absolutely the most interesting and powerful direction of the treatment of trauma. It will change how you view trauma treatment and possibilities for healing. Highly recommended.                                                                                       - Nancy Haugen, PhD, associate clinical professor, department of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences. Chairperson for disaster mental health for Marin County Psychological Association.

Saturday, October 16, 10am-12noon
Fee:  $30
Fee with 2 CE credits: $50

Information on Optional Continuing Education Credit for Health Professionals

2 CE credits for psychologists are provided by the Spiritual Competency Academy (SCA) which is co-sponsoring this program. The Spiritual Competency Academy is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Spiritual Competency Academy maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
The California Board of Behavioral Sciences accepts CE credits for LCSW, LPCC, LEP, and LMFT license renewal for programs offered by approved sponsors of CE by the American Psychological Association.
LCSWs, MFTs, and other mental health professionals from states other than California need to check with their state licensing board as to whether or not they accept programs offered by approved sponsors of CE by the American Psychological Association.
SCA is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN Provider CEP16887) for licensed nurses in California.
SCA is approved by National Board of Certified Health and Wellness Coaches. (CEP Number 100196)

For questions about receiving your Certificate of Attendance, contact David Bullard, PhD at david@drbullard.com. For questions about CE, visit www.spiritualcompetency.com or contact David Lukoff, PhD at CE@spiritualcompetency .com.

The filing fee for CE's for this program is included in the prices as noted above.

Learning Objectives: At the end of the program, participants will be better able to
*  Describe the perceptual error of a disturbing memory
*  Demonstrate a short visualization that will diminish sensory, emotional and cognitive disturbances of a difficult memory
Saturday, October 16, 2021; 10:00am to 12:00noon
Online Zoom webinar link provided the evening before the event to those registered


All classes will be held on Zoom

Timezone: America/Los_Angeles
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