Mentoring sessions--development of therapeutic skills

  Mentoring sessions offer the opportunity to explore in a gentle, compassionate and creative context, difficulties or concerns a professional, either in training or already working, may have about their therapeutic practice. Mentoring sessions follow the model of integrated supervision, which combines three roles: 1.- Instructor, with explanations / explorations of theory, methodology and therapeutic techniques. 2.- Therapist, exploring the blind spots or reactivity experienced by the person supervised regarding their patients / clients. 3.- Consultant, in reviewing cases in therapeutic supervision (if the person concerned is already working), exploring options offered by the different therapeutic approaches and academic disciplines that inform my work: Intuitive-integral and narrative psychotherapy, dance/movement therapy, complexity and chaos theories, critical discourse analysis, cultural anthropology, creative writing, among others.

Definition of Collective Trauma

  Collective Trauma can be understood as a catastrophic event or process that disarticulates the fundamental fabric and the basic structures that our society has created to sustain its way of life.   There are many kinds of catastrophes that can bring about collective trauma. The COVID-19 pandemic that the world is experiencing in this intense year of 2020 is one example, possibly the first one where collective trauma impacts the whole globe simultaneously. Our health systems, economic systems, global and local production chains, transport systems, both local and global, education systems, among others, have been disrupted severely, causing ripple effects in millions of individuals, families and communities worldwide. Other instances of collective trauma include natural disaster events, such as a hurricane or earthquake, or the impacts brought by a longer process, such as a draught or global warming. In all these, however, we human beings have the opportunity to reaffirm our belonging