Session with Alaina
Deconstructing Process-Focused Therapy with Craig Penner
In these sessions, you can observe how Craig Penner practices therapy from a Natural Processing orientation.
Each session offers a unique perspective into ways to work from a somatically-based, process-oriented approach. You can observe the subtle nuances of tracking client activation, dissociation, when to use bilateral stimulation, and what types of interventions are helpful.And, when they are not.
Your client’s expressions, posture, movements, and gestures are windows into their internal experience. Most of our nervous system’s signaling is driven by parts of the brain that do not have verbal language. These sessions demonstrate how to work with that.
Every session is unique.We hope this will assist you in understanding this approach and help you notice and integrate these principles.
Craig Penner, LMFT, is a psychotherapist, in private practice in Santa Barbara since 1982. He brings a process-oriented approach to therapy, with a strong somatic (body/nervous system) focus, and integrates EMDR and other uses of “bilateral stimulation,” to help the therapy be as efficient and effective as possible.
He has always believed that we have a natural drive to completion and resolution. This has inspired his commitment to develop “Natural Processing,” which is an integration of ways to utilize our own awareness to facilitate that drive. He has been training therapists in this approach across the US and Canada since 2014 and had led consultations and other trainings for over 25 years.
Craig is a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, and a Somatic Experiencing Touch Therapy Practitioner. He has been a Facilitator with the EMDR Institute since 1995, and is an Approved Consultant and Therapist with the EMDR International Association. Craig offers live and online consultation for individuals and groups, group practicum sessions, and Natural Processing Trainings on integrating EMDR with somatic psychotherapy.
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Thank you for joining Craig in this session. We hope you found it to be useful for your work.