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Date(s) - 10/13/2017
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

2100 Building


In this 6 hour training we will be learning about a variety of Archetypes and how they function in our clients, as well as how to release any dysfunctional aspects from their personality style.   The clinician’s skills at recognizing these archetypes will improve, and they will learn how to help clients gain valuable knowledge about how archetypes influence their choices and lives.

Archetypes operate at many different levels and function within us in various ways.   There are many positive functions and these will be made more conscious by this process.  Archetypes can also be limiting your clients in that they may have taken on larger proportions, even mythical, and the client overly identifies with a particular one, allowing it to dominate how they perceive situations and thus, how they act.  In this way their behaviors and ways of thinking that are associated with the particular archetype become compulsive and do not allow your client the awareness or freedom to choose another way.

Once the positive and negative qualities of an archetype in a client’s life have been established, we will guide you through a protocol that will allow them to shift their relationship with it.  Often clients are compulsively “rescuing” others, “over achieving/over responsible”, or “under achieving/under responsible”, “being heroic” or being a “scapegoat”.  They report that they do not want to continue these behaviors.  However, they are not able to change to a more balanced perspective.

We will teach a simple protocol that will allow the clinician to help the client shift their relationship to the archetype. As a result that archetype will cease to have the power of a mythic identity and return to simply being an aspect of their personality.   They will then be able to develop other strategies that work better, see situations from a more balanced perspective, and make choices that better serve their lives.

In this course participants will be able to demonstrate:

  • Knowledge of archetypes and ability to recognize.
  • Knowledge of and ability to identify an archetypal identity and its positive and dysfunctional consequences.
  • Knowledge of and ability to restore archetypal identity back into perspective as a personality aspect.

This course is approved for 6 CE’s for LMHC’s, LMFT’s, LCSW’s and all associate level licensees


Karen Jackson Forbes, MS, LMHC

Karen has been in the business of helping people since 1977. She received her MS in Clinical Psychology in 1976 and became a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in 1988.

She received certification as a Trainer in HBLU (Healing From The Body Level Up) and its associated work with the Enneagram & Limiting Identities. She is also a certified NLP Practitioner, has studied Energy Psychology since 1996 and is certified in EMDR Level II.

Karen extensively studied Voice Dialogue with Hal and Sidra Stone; the most recent Brain research with Daniel Siegel; and trauma recovery with Bessel Van der Kolk.

She has run a successful private practice since 1981 specializing in the treatment of depression, anxiety, early childhood abuse, traumas and relationship issues.

Ragini Elizabeth Michaels

After completing her degree in physiological psychology in 1974, Ragini went on to become an international trainer of NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) and Ericksonian-Style Hypnosis    certified through the Society of NLP and the IANLP (International Assoc. of NLP).

She also received her certification as a Life Coach and Personal Development Consultant in 2000 from the Women’s Leadership Institute For Conscious Coaching.

Ragini has taught around the globe while continuing a successful private practice since 1980 (www.BottomLineCoaching.net) specializing in accelerated behavioral change, including Energy Psychology, HBLU, Guided Self Healing, the Enneagram, and Conscious Coaching.

Ragini is the author of 3 books on the psychology of paradox, and the creator of 8 hypnosis/meditation Mp3’s. She also created her on-line training, The Genius Of Mystic Psychology, based on her original NLP model of mystic psychology presented in her recent book, Unflappable – 6-Steps To Staying Happy, Centered, & Peaceful No Matter What (Conari Press 2012).


Current WMHCA Members: $125

Current WMHCA Student Members: $25 (not eligible for CE’s)

Non-members $175

Cancellation Policy: To receive a refund, less a $15 cancellation fee, cancellations must be made by contacting [email protected] at least 21 days prior to workshop date. There will be no refunds within 21 days of the workshop date.