Seminars & Help

Seminar Topics

GRIEF, LOSS-DEATH AND DYING-HOW DO YOU GET THROUGH IT?
Bob has worked with clients who have lost a loved one for the past twenty years. He facilitated a bereavement group for nine years. He has worked with children whose parents have committed suicide and those whose loved ones have died from violent, abrupt deaths as well as those who have passed away due to long term illness. He teaches the importance of facing the anguish of the loss and provides a road map for accomplishing healing.

THE EFFECTS OF DIVORCE ON CHILDREN-HOW TO PREVENT DAMAGE
It is important for parents to have a game plan for working through divorce and protecting their children from the fallout of their separation. Research has shown that children maintain good mental health when their parent’s hostility does not spill over to them. Bob teaches parents how to establish a forum for informal discussions (which are out of the court system) about custody, visitation, how and what to share with children and boundary establishment.

HOW TO FACE, EXPRESS AND UNDERSTAND YOUR ANGER/RAGE
Most people feel that the feeling that initiates verbally and/or physically striking out at others is anger/rage. The feeling that actually precedes the acting out of anger is hurt. It usually involves a sense of being disrespected and fear that you are about to be abandoned. Bob teaches how to be aware of the hurt that enters and how to express these feelings in a calm manner. Being able to express the hurt and feelings in appropriate ways improves self-esteem and confidence.

HOW SANDTRAY THERAPY CAN HEAL YOUR WOUNDED HEART
Sandtray Therapy is a psychotherapeutic modality that utilizes small sand boxes and miniature figures. It provides the opportunity to face, experience and work through personal trauma. This process is clearly articulated in Bob’s critically acclaimed first book Redemption of the Shattered: A Teenager’s Healing Journey through Sandtray Therapy. Training is available to therapists and the general public.

THE MEDIA-PARENT CONNECTION-HOW IT HARMS CHILDREN AND WHAT YOU CAN DO ABOUT IT
The media causes parents to be very fearful. This fear causes them to micro-manage their children and not allow them to have unsupervised activity. Television and the tabloids focus on the latest child abductions; making it appear that this is a regular occurrence when in reality, a child being kidnapped by strangers is rare in America. Bob instructs how to see through these myths and give children a sense of healthy independence.

THE BODY-MIND-SOUL SOLUTION: HEALING EMOTIONAL PAIN THROUGH EXERCISE
Bob’s new book The Body-Mind-Soul Solution: Healing Emotional Pain through Exercise will be published by Pegasus Books next summer. It describes a revolutionary process merging the benefits of exercise and psychotherapy. It offers readers a new approach to self-healing that can provide results that are both quick and dramatic. Insights and revelations about the origins and causes of emotional pain are discovered early in the program, often during the first workout. Bob teaches about the techniques in his book and provides participants with instructions on how to get started.

Services

Individualized Emotional Assessments

Have you reached a point in your life where you are continually confused about what will make you happy? Do you feel emotionally stuck and feel numb much of the time? Have you had a recent loss that you are mourning? Have you experienced a trauma long ago that you can’t seem to resolve? Do you have difficulty maintaining relationships?

Bob Livingstone is now offering an individualized emotional pain healing program based on the concepts from his critically acclaimed UNCHAIN THE PAIN: HOW TO BE YOUR OWN THERAPIST.

He will assess where you are currently regarding your emotional obstacles and tailor a program for your specific needs.

This service will include:

An individualized assessment of what your emotional strengths and obstacles are
A detailed description of how these obstacles are preventing you from living a joyful life
A plan to working through your emotional pain based on exercising, formulating emotional pain questions, journaling
A review and evaluation of your progress utilizing the program through periodic follow up
A plan to incorporate UNCHAIN THE PAIN into the essential aspects of your life

This assessment and program will take place through email and telephonically with Bob Livingstone LCSW.

Contact Bob at bobl@boblivingstone.com to find out about fees and how to get started.