Workshops for psychotherapists, counselors, and other mental healthcare professionals and students:

  • Caring for yourself while you care for others: Preventing burnout and alleviating work-stress with mindfulness and self-compassion

  • I'm not good enough: Learning to recognize shame in therapy and working effectively with it

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy techniques:

    • How to conduct in-session exposures with anxious patients

    • Exposure to the physical sensations of anxiety: why this works and with whom to use it

    • Better than IKEA furniture: flexible, transdiagnostic CBT techniques for anxiety and depressive disorders

  • Mindfulness- and acceptance-based therapy techniques:

    • Cognitive reappraisal versus cognitive defusion: reconciling 2nd-wave and 3rd-wave cognitive behavioral therapies

    • Getting unstuck: Helping patients connect with their values to motivate and guide therapeutic change

    • Mindfulness and self-compassion: changing patients' relationship to their experiences and to themselves

    • Loving-kindness (metta) meditation

    • Mindfulness for two: practicing mindfulness while teaching mindfulness

  • Trauma and loss:

    • Compassion-based therapy for trauma-related shame and posttraumatic stress

    • Understanding trauma: risk, resilience, and recovery

    • Fostering resilience in trauma survivors

    • Evidence-based treatments for PTSD: separating what works from what we wish would work

    • Cognitive processing therapy (CPT) for PTSD

    • Comorbidity and PTSD: where to start?

    • Healing from loss: preventing and treating prolonged grief disorder / complicated bereavement

  • Behavioral medicine topics:

    • CBT for insomnia: improving sleep without medication, using a brief, structured treatment

    • Smoking cessation

    • Effective therapy for chronic pain

    • Mindfulness for weight management and binge eating

  • Well-being interventions: fostering gratitude and savoring positive experiences

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To schedule a workshop for your organization:

To schedule a workshop or request more information, please send an email to drteresaau@gmail.com or call +41 (0) 76 520 05 29.

The length of a each workshop is typically 1 to 2 hours, and the workshop can be held at your organization.

Workshops include a brief overview of the theoretical basis and empirical research behind a given therapy technique,

followed by hands-on training. Workshop length, topic, and content can be tailored to suit your organization's particular

needs. Talks focusing more on theory and research are also available.