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Seminar Series -CHANGE OF PRESENTATION -The Power of Mindful Communication Techniques for Enlivening Couples Work and Enriching Groups - Alison Bulman

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EGPS Seminar Series Presents:

March 10th

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM


Change of Presentation for March 10th

The Power of Mindful Communication Techniques for Enlivening Couples Work and Enriching Groups

Alison Bulman, LCSW


In this two-hour journey through the simple yet impactful nuances of mindful communication strategies, therapists can expect to acquire exquisite tools for establishing gentler, more productive conversations with couples and groups. Hear the common defenses that obstruct true connection, learn to speak from the heart without eliciting them; speak more spontaneous, authentic feelings without intellectualizing; understand the counterintuitive way to start to solve problems by NOT talking about them. Experience the freedom of not changing or fixing another person’s feelings by staying curious and present. Have these tools forever to use in your practice with clients, in your romantic life, with friends, coworkers, family and your children. Get to sample what a more mindful approach makes possible in all your relationships.  ‚Äč

Topics to be covered:

  • Top Ten Common Unconscious Blocks to Intimacy
  • Ten Ground Rules for Communication
  • Sentence Stems and How to Use Them
  • Group Practice of Noticing Sentence Stem
  • Demonstration of Mindful Communication Technique
  • Group Processing of Experiential Impact

Bio: Alison Bulman is an online psychotherapist in private practice in Garden City, Long Island, specializing in couples work, substance use, anxiety, depression, and life transitions. She is especially passionate about helping couples navigate communication challenges through her Mindful Communication technique featured recently on the cover of Garden City Living as the magazine’s exclusive mental health expert. Alison earned her bachelor’s degree in Communication from Cornell University and her master’s in social work from New York University’s Substance Abuse and Co-Occurring Disorders focus program. She has trained at Gestalt Associates for Psychotherapy in New York City, and taught the psycho-education program on drug and alcohol recovery at the Manhattan outpatient treatment facility, Inter-Care, Ltd. She also served adults, teens, and families at the Jewish Board of Family and Children Services in Midtown Manhattan, with special training in suicide screening and prevention. She’s attended trainings at the Hudson Valley Psychodrama Institute and studied mindfulness and meditation at the Dai Bosatsu Zendo in upstate New York, and Transcendental Meditation at the David Lynch Foundation. As a certified Circling facilitator through Circling Europe, she and her husband, Vincenzo, currently co-facilitate mindful relating workshops both online and in-person.


Time: Sunday, March 10th, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

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