Programs in Bowen Theory is pleased to announce a new service—streaming video of past conferences! Video recordings may now be rented or purchased for the March 2018 conference, Functioning Up: Self Regulation in Families Under Stress.
Options for streaming include purchase and download of the full conference or of individual conference sessions. You may also rent the full conference or individual sessions to watch within a week.
Programs in Bowen Theory conferences offer a unique perspective on human problems and this conference is no exception. By combining examples of how the family operates as a unit informed by Bowen theory with complementary research reports from scientists in the field, participants gain understanding of how they can apply science-based research in their thinking and approach to their clinical practices. If you were unable to attend, you can still benefit from the knowledge shared at the conference.
Each session of the conference is recorded separately and lasts for approximately one hour. There are three sessions from the morning and three from the afternoon, for a total of six sessions.
In the morning sessions, hear Daniel V. Papero discuss chronic tension in the family and how that tension affects individual family members’ ability to function. Grant Shields brings his current research and a hypothesis he is testing on the biology of self-regulation and the role of inflammation and the immune system into the discussion. In the final morning session, the two presenters take questions from the audience on their presentations.
Laura Havstad leads off the afternoon session with a presentation on weight loss research. She wonders: Is weight loss due to self- regulation or the family system? She postulates that there is supporting evidence that for a chronic weight symptom, a shift in the family emotional process is a strong and previously unseen variable.
Then, Daniel V. Papero returns to share ideas about how to use the concepts presented in clinical practice, with anxious families. The final discussion session ends on an optimistic note: it is possible to help families make changes that allow family members to “function up.”