Presentation on “Peak Experiences and Transpersonal/Spiritual Experiences with EMDR and Brainspotting”

Boulder EMDR Network Meeting

Date/Time: Monday April 29th , 2013, 11:45 a.m. to 1:45 p.m.

Spice of Life Event Center
Flatirons Golf Course
5706 Arapahoe Rd.
Boulder, CO 80303
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and networking


Welcome, announcements, discussion


“Peak Experiences and Transpersonal/Spiritual Experiences with EMDR and Brainspotting”

EMDR and brainspotting sessions often move from exploring issues, blocks, and patterns of tension into spontaneous experiences of intuition, resolution and creativity. These are transcendent, spiritual experiences that transform the meaning of suffering.

  • Damaris Methner, PhD will discuss the cycle and valence of a session and talk about the superconscious which is the transformative, creative, intuitive realm. She will discuss therapeutic and ethical considerations regarding this realm of work.
  • Melanie K. Young, PhD will present a case that demonstrates how clients can “get in touch with spirit” and how this enabled her client to tolerate deeper trauma work.
  • Christine Hibbard, PhD will present a case of an individual experiencing “boundaries dissolving” and reaching a state of clearness and awareness. She will discuss grounding and application of the experience to the initial concern the client presented with and its bearing on the client’s daily life.


Notice #1
PLEASE NOTE SPICE OF LIFE POLICY FOR ATTENDING WITHOUT BUYING LUNCH. It is the policy of Spice of Life that you may NOT bring your own food to the meeting. Spice of Life only recently made me aware of this. If you wish to come without buying lunch, please do not bring food to eat at the meeting. Spice of Life can make special meals on request. Ask me if you have a question about getting a special meal.

Notice #2
There IS such a thing as a free lunch if you would help with the registration table. It’s pretty simple and he will be there with you at first, but you will need to stay at the registration table for the first half of the meeting to greet anybody who comes late.

RSVP: To register, e-mail Keith Andresen, MA, LPC ([email protected]) by Wednesday January 23rd so he can send a lunch count to Spice of Life. The cost is $20.00 for the meeting with lunch or $5 for the meeting without lunch. You will pay on the day of the meeting at the door. Please register by Wednesday January 23rd.

When he gets your e-mail, he will send you a confirmation e-mail. If you don’t get a confirmation e-mail within a few days, please e-mail him again as your e-mail may not have reached him.

For those who register late (after Wednesday January 23rd), the fee will be $24.00.

NOTE: Due to food preparation requirements at Spice of Life, they are charged for meals cancelled after January 23rd. They request you pay for the meal ($18.50) if you cancel after Wednesday January 23rd because we will be charged for that meal.

E-mail Keith at
[email protected]

Lunch is a buffet as follows. Please let Keith know if you want a vegetarian lunch.

~ Assorted Breads & Rolls ~
~Chef’s Choice Side Salad~
~Chef’s Choice Fish Entrée~
~Chef’s Choice Chicken Entree~
~Chef’s Choice Starch~
~Chef’s Choice Vegetable~

SERVED (Upon request with early registration)
~Chefs Choice Vegetarian Entree~

~Coffee, Decaf & Tea~
~Iced Tea~

Image Source: “An attractive dinner setting” by Peggy Greb, USDA ARS via WikimediaCommons (CreativeCommons)