Emotional Injuries – Letting Go & Forgiving

Emotional Injuries

Emotional injuries are experiences of trauma caused by significant others. They include parents, marriage partners, siblings and even children. Some examples of the nature of injuries are; betrayal, neglect, abandonment and abuse (both emotional and physical). Emotional injuries often cause severe disruption to the relationship. The injured often feels bitter and and a sense of resentment.

Aim of Workshop

This workshop will present an emotion-focused approach to resolving emotional injuries. It will give clinicians practical and specific interventions to help clients deal with feelings of shame and resolve the anger and hurt in their relationships with others. The importance of accessing and working through emotions related to the injury will be emphasized.



Leslie Greenberg, PhD, is Distinguished Research Professor of Psychology at York University in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He is Director of the York University Psychotherapy Research Clinic and is the developer of Emotion-Focused Therapy.

He has been the senior author on the original texts on emotion-focused approaches to treatment of individuals and couples: Facilitating Emotional Change (1993) and Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy(1988). More recent books include Emotion-Focused Therapy of Depression (2006), Emotion-Focused Couples Therapy: The Dynamics of Emotion, Love, and Power (2008), Therapeutic Presence: A Mindful Approach to Effective Therapy (2012), Case Formulation in Emotion-Focused Therapy (2014), Emotion-Focused Therapy: Coaching Clients to work through their Feelings (2015) and Supervision Essentials for Emotion-Focused Therapy (Clinical Supervision Essentials) (2016).

Workshop Objectives

Participants will learn the following topics:

  • Typology of depression
  • Emotions in depression
  • EFT model of resolving hopelessness in depression
  • Markers and Task for using chair-work
  • Case formulation of depression using EFT
  • EFT interventions for depression

When & Where

  • 28 & 29 Apr 2017 (Fri to Sat)
  • 9 am to 5 pm
  • Venue: To be Determined


  • $800 – Super Early Bird Fee [before 28 Feb]
  • $900 – Early Bird Fee [before 28 Mar]
  • $1000 – Normal Fee [from 28 Mar]
  • Payment is needed to confirm your registration



  • Please enquire for VCF funding