Poetics of Aging

EHI-Inner Elder Program

The EHI-Inner Elder Program

This program given by the Existential-Humanistic Institute (EHI) will provide presentations and workshops that focus on inner growth and wisdom that accumulates throughout life and can be tapped into regardless of actual age. Inner elderhood is an ongoing process and these presentations will highlight how our inner world can continue to meet the outer world in a fruitful way.

The EHI-Certificate Track Training

The Existential-Humanistic Institute offers Certificate Programs in E-H Therapy. (Go to EHInstitute.org, click on Certificate Programs for more detailed information). The workshops designated EHI-Certificate will offer training in E-H Therapy and are intended to provide those students enrolled in the EHI Certificate Program with additional training. These workshops are also open to all therapists and therapists-in-training wanting experiential workshops in E-H Therapy. All the EHI- EHI-Certificate Track trainings are taught by senior core faculty of EHI, and will offer CE credits. The Certificate Track Training is open to all conference attendees and is labeled “EHI-Certificate” on designated workshops below.

Thursday, November 17

2:30pm – 7pm

  • Nader Shabahangi and the Existential Humanistic Institute Board, EHI Inner Elder Training Introduction
  • Mary Madrigal, Availability and Quality of End-of-Life Care for Persons with Complex Mental Health Conditions
  • EHI end-of-day social gathering, with refreshments

Friday, November 18

9:15am – 5:30pm

  • Orah Krug, E-H Therapy Principles in Action: A Gateway to Therapeutic Effectiveness (EHI-Certificate)
  • Kirk Schneider, Rediscovering Awe for Ourselves and Our Practices (EHI-Certificate)
  • Chris Armstrong & Lou Dangles, Old Hearts Forging Depths of Intimacy Caring for the Soul of the Other: The Tempering of Intimate Relationships
  • Dave Elkins, Poetry Reading
  • Lora Wilson, Dancing Beyond Dementia: Creating Connection and Honoring Personhood

Saturday, November 19

9:00am – 4:30pm

  • Bob Edelstein, Thirteen Interventions for an Existential-Humanistic Therapist (EHI-Certificate)
  • Meg Chang & Donna Newman-Bluestein, Dance/Movement Therapy-Based Nonverbal Communication Training for Caregivers: Creative Dance as Source and Sustenance
  • Bill Ryan, Legacy: What Do I Want to Pass on to the Next Generation?
  • Sonja Saltman, The Nature of Contact (EHI-Certificate)
  • Matt Spalding and Puran Khalsa, Open To Not Knowing: Humanistic and Transpersonal Approaches to Psychotherapy for Elders with Dementia
  • Sonja Saltman & Candice Hershman, In Search of the Inner Elder: The Challenge of Adding Wisdom to Years (EHI-Certificate)
  • Don Hanlon Johnson, Cultivating the Elder Body of Wisdom