Past Programs

Introduction to CIL’s Enrichment Program – September 20th 2015

Introduction to CIL’s Upcoming Three Year East Coast Professional Enrichment Program September 20, 2015 2:00PM-5:00PM South Salem, New York  This is a great opportunity for those who are new to CIL to become familiar with its teachers, Alexis and Judith, and to have a taste of learning with us.  It is also a wonderful time …

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2015 Graduate Retreat: Using Our Whole Being to Transform Our First Love Maps

    Using Our Whole Being to Transform Our First Love Maps CIL Grad Retreat, May 14th – 17th 2015 “May what I do flow from me like a river, no forcing, no holding back”  Rilke sd Sitting together in our healing circle, we will embrace both ourselves and each other with wide-hearted acceptance, trusting our …

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Study Supervision Group – “Putting the Pieces Together: Trauma Models for the Clinician”

Putting the Pieces Together: Trauma Models for the Clinician Alexis Johnson, PhD 96 Bouton Road South Salem, NY 10590 alexisajohnsonphd@gmail.com (914) 763 3201 18 CEU’s through NASW-CT The many ways to address traumatic events clinically fall roughly into two models: top down and bottom up.  Top down refers to entering the inner world of the traumatized …

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CIL 2014 Workshops

In anticipation of the start of a new East Coast CIL Three Year Program beginning in the fall of 2014, we are inviting you to attend one of our introductory workshops allowing you to experience the unique qualities of the CIL learning community. AN ALCHEMICAL JOURNEY: TRANSFORMING OLD LOVE MAPS  Our old love maps are formed …

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…Breathing in the Spaces…a monthly group for practitioners of the healing arts

BREATHING IN THE SPACES: BRINGING PRESENCE a monthly group for practitioners of the healing arts “…at the still point of the turning world….there the dance is”  T.S. Eliot In the course of our professional trainings, each one of us has gathered  valuable healing tools. Sometimes we use our tools to serve our clients. At other …

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Graduate Retreat: Deepening the Practice of Presence Moving from Reactivity to Empathy

We will devote this time to cultivating our capacity for compassionate witnessing in all aspects of our lives.  Whether as practitioner of the healing arts, as partner, as parent, or as friend, it is essential to have a place of inner refuge for our reactivity, a place to sit in reflection and to witness our …

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Study-Supervision Group: When psychotherapy includes forgiveness

Supervision-Study Group:  When psychotherapy includes forgiveness 18 CEU’s available through NASW-CT When the violin Can forgive the past It starts singing Rumi This on-going group will focus on attachment, mourning, revenge and forgiveness as these are key issues presented by our clients and in our lives.  Our text will be The Forgiving Self by Robert …

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Drinking From the Well of Dreams: Summer Retreat with Judith, July 20-24 in Westchester, NY

DRINKING FROM THE WELL OF DREAMS Summer Dream Retreat with Judith JULY 20 – 24, 2013 in Westchester, NY  “ I could give you no advice but this: to go into yourself and to explore the depths where your life wells forth”….  Rilke. Our time together will take place in a sacred circle woven by …

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“Using the Holistic Images of the Right Brain for Health and Healing” – April 19th & May 17th

Using the Holistic Images of the Right Brain for Health and Healing Alexis Johnson PhD April 19 & May 17, 2013  9am-noon  Westport Women’s Club, 44 Imperial Ave, Westport, CT 06880 6CEU’s available through NASW-CT Once attunement and attachment are established in the therapeutic relationship, then certain techniques can be used.  One of these is …

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