Workshops Workshops

I am available to lead a workshop or present on a healing theme for your group or organization by request.   

I have given workshops and conceptual/experiential presentations, both live and in teleconferences, both professional and for the general public. Over the years this has included well known centers such as Rowe Conference Center and Omega Institute; university programs, including Women’s Studies Programs; financial planning study groups and conferences; professional therapeutic association meetings and conferences; the offices of individual practitioners; and GoodTherapy.org.

Among the most popular themes I have offered:

  • Healing Your Relationship with Power
  • A Recession Regression — Healing Your Relationship with Money
  • Healing Your Relationship with Food
  • Mom, Dad, and The Divine — Healing Your Relationship with The Divine
  • Transference: A Treasure in Disguise
  • Commitment: Where Has It Gone?
  • Surrender: What Does It Really Mean?
  • Conscious Activism from The Inside Out

I have a passion for safety both in individual sessions and in the workshops I lead. For this reason, I structure my workshops to create as much safety as possible. This helps create an environment in which people can open up to the depths and the healing for which they are ready. As a result, people have told me that each workshop I lead is in truth, quite deep and profound.

Please contact me if you would like:
— to learn more about how to bring one of my workshops – these or another – to your group or organization,
or
— to arrange a session or series of sessions with me to address these themes individually.

 

Testimonials

Thank you, again, for giving us such a wonderful workshop. Everyone loved it. You are truly captivating! That's the word I have been searching for all day. You had everyone's attention - and more! If you ever want to come back and do "part 2" as the woman said, we'd love to have you.

DOROTHY MCCARTY, LPC CONNECTICUT

Co-Chair, Western Chapter, Connecticut Counseling Association

DOROTHY MCCARTY, LPC CONNECTICUT
Thank you for the precious and inspiring event. It made me and my colleagues from work reflect on what bullying is in a fresh way . . . a different way . . . It was even more to think about than the previous, similar web conference ”There is a Bully in All of Us” where I first came into contact with your work . . . I was truly amazed at the depth of the definition of bullying that you refer to. What most struck me, of course, was the name: “There is a Bully in All of Us”. Wait a minute, I thought . . . an unpleasant thought crossed my mind . . . it would mean that there is a bully in me too! It was a quite non-digestible personal responsibility at first . . . Until then, I had only perceived the phenomenon outside me . . . But later, after listening to the conference, reading through your articles and your other work the tricky truth about the use and abuse of power became more and more obvious to me. It meant that I would need to take care of my “inner bully” rather than take care of bullies “outside me”. It meant constant awareness on how I use aggression and power . . . It meant greater clarity on what triggers my pain and why is this so . . . It also meant continuous questioning of what is the way of love and what is the way of adversity . . . I had to slow down and think about the boundaries of my own power. I had to think about how I feed conflict and I had to think about my language and my thoughts of violence . . . It just affirmed what I thought I knew before – that hurt can easily turn into anger. What is most important, turning inwards to look for the bully within made me realize that I have learned to make a home for it . . . How much of what I say and do can be bullying . . . and how I have allowed and given meaning to something to hurt me . . . I am so grateful that I have been given the opportunity to learn again . . .

BILJANA OGNENOVA

Skopje, Republic of Macedonia

BILJANA OGNENOVA
Ms. Barr, I want to thank you for presenting your guest talk of “Transference: A Treasure in Disguise” at the meeting of the New York State Mental Health Counselors Association (NYMHCA) – Westchester Chapter. We are used to having speakers present their areas of expertise in counseling at our chapter meetings. However, your talk was particularly memorable because of the level of engagement it elicited among our group members. From the beginning of your talk, the content, coupled with your enthusiasm and presentation style, captured the full attention of our group members. Your words about transference truly embodied the heart of therapeutic interaction. In discussing transference, it was clear that you enabled our group members to think about, feel and experience the topic. It was a pleasure to hear you speak at our meeting, and I am grateful that you chose Westchester NYMHCA as a venue to present your professional expertise.

JOHN L. THEODORE, PH.D.

Chapter Co-Coordinator Westchester NYMHCA

JOHN L. THEODORE, PH.D.