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Ancestor Stories: Days of the Dead
If you’ve seen “Coco” – the sweet movie about a little Mexican boy who discovers the true story of his ancestors during the Day of the Dead – you know about this enduring cultural holiday.
In this workshop presentation at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Lancaster, Karen Carnabucci, LCSW, TEP, takes us on an experiential journey to understand the connections between the past and the present, and how to dissolve and heal these connections for a greater ability to live life more fully. The gift of Family Constellations is its capacity to take us on a journey into our ancestral stories, reveal the wound at the heart of our suffering, and return from the journey with the treasure of true healing.
This program is free but you must register with the Unitarian Universalist Church of Lancaster, 538 W. Chestnut St., Lancaster, by calling (717) 393-1733. Spaces cannot be guaranteed after that date.
Tarot & Tea
Learn how to use Tarot cards for personal growth and self discovery in an informal atmosphere with Karen Carnabucci, LCSW, TEP, at Liberty Place, 313 W. Liberty St., Lancaster, Pa.
Fee is $25 per person for a 90-minute session for a group of six or more; contact Karen for information.
Professional Training: Addiction as a Response to Multi-Generational Trauma
We know that addiction “runs” in families. Now we are learning more about how addiction is frequently a response to multi-generational trauma and how we can treat addiction more effectively and deeply with tools to address multi-generational trauma.
In this experiential workshop, instructed by Karen Carnabucci, LCSW, TEP, we will explore the interplay of trauma within past generations and how it impacts anxiety, trauma and addiction in the present generation. The material is applicable to addictions of all kinds, including alcohol, prescription and street drugs, nicotine, sugar, pornography, hoarding, gambling, overworking and spending.
The very nature of addiction means that addicts are out of balance in mind, body and spirit. They have lost trust within their bodies and their bodies seemingly have betrayed them. The nervous system has been overwhelmed and the brain’s neurobiology has been distorted. The training takes place at Liberty Place, 313 W. Liberty St., Lancaster, Pa.
Tuition is $85 before Sept, 10, $105 after. and includes six CE and psychodrama credits. Find more information and register here.
Blue Christmas: Who's Missing at Your Holiday Table?
For many people, the holiday season does not look like a picture-perfect Hallmark card. Far from it – stories abound with relationship stress, hurt and angry feelings within families, loneliness, the shattered aftermath of divorce and the sorrow of death.
The fact is that many people are missing at the holiday table – and often in our hearts as well.
If you are looking to ease the stress of the holiday season, we invite you to this interactive workshop at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Lancaster, 538 W. Chestnut St., Lancaster, led by Karen Carnabucci, LCSW, TEP, who will guide the group with the process of Family Constellations.
Family Constellations, developed by German psychotherapist Bert Hellinger about 30 years ago, is a powerful healing approach that gently reveals the unconscious and sources of recurring patterns that keep us alone and disconnected. It is a collaborative activity, with participants welcome to participate at several levels: to simply observe, to assist as a “representative” or to present a concern to explore as a group. Throughout the experience, we will ask – how can we feel more connected to the ones we have lost or the ones who are estranged?
This program is free (time to be announced) but you must register with the Unitarian Universalist Church of Lancaster by calling (717) 393-1733.
Training schedule for professionals with CE credits
Karen Carnabucci, LCSW, TEP, offers monthly training classes for mental health professionals, other health and helping professionals, coaches, educators and others in 2018.
All programs offer continuing education credits for social workers, marriage and family therapists and licensed professional counselors, plus psychodrama credits.
The schedule is:
Sept. 21 Addiction as a Response to Multi-Generational Trauma
Oct. 26 Trauma, Resilience, Containment and Healing with the Therapeutic Spiral Model
Nov. 16 Make Your Own Training: Identifying Needs In and Out of the Therapy Space
Dec. 7 Finding Your Soul Purpose: Acting as Guide and Finding Your Place
February TBA Professional Ethics in Action
Additional half-day programs will be announced soon, also with CE and psychodrama credits. The sessions will take place at Liberty Place, 313 W. Liberty St., Lancaster, unless noted otherwise.
Contact Karen to discuss your training needs or add your name to her professional e-letter here to stay updated on classes and other information.