Saturday, October 9-Friday, November 5, 2021
Martha Stark, MD, Instructor
Martha will be presenting an action-based, solution-focused, future-oriented psychodynamic model that conceives of the mind as holding infinite potential and of memory as dynamic and continuously updating itself on the basis of new experience (whether real or simply envisioned). A constructivist perspective at heart, her freshly minted Model 5 is an innovative and exciting approach to healing that is informed by the groundbreaking neuroscientific discovery that when traumatic memories are reactivated in an embodied fashion, the network of synapses encoding those memories will become deconsolidated for a time-limited period. This unlocking will create the opportunity for both rewiring the brain and reprogramming the mind by way of therapeutic memory reconsolidation.
More specifically, the repeated juxtaposition of “old bad” learned expectations with “new good” envisioned possibilities will create decisive – and potentially transformational – mismatch experiences. If these mismatch experiences are repeated often enough, forcefully enough, and dramatically enough within the critical time frame of four to six hours, then the ongoing violations of expectation will eventually trigger energetic decoupling of the client’s toxic past from her present and therapeutic reconsolidation of the client’s narratives from outdated and disempowering to updated and more empowering.
Capitalizing upon the brain’s remarkable neuroplasticity, Martha’s quantum-neuroscientific Model 5 features co-created quantum disentanglement statements designed to release the client from her past as she envisions new possibilities for the future, takes ownership of her need therefore to change, and then commits to acting in alignment with that imperative going forward.
Martha Stark, MD, Faculty, Harvard Medical School; CEO, SynergyMed for MindBodyHealth; Adjunct Faculty, Smith College School for Social Work; Former Faculty, Boston Psychoanalytic Institute and Massachusetts Institute for Psychoanalysis. Award-winning Author: Working with Resistance; A Primer on Working with Resistance; Modes of Therapeutic Action; The Transformative Power of Optimal Stress; How Does Psychotherapy Work?; Psychotherapeutic Moments; Relentless Hope; A Heart Shattered, The Private Self, and A Life Unlived; Understanding Life Backward but Living It Forward. She is Co-Director (with Andrea Celenza, PhD) of the Center for Psychoanalytic Studies.
18 CE Credits | $525