Reaching Beyond the Conscious Mind to Treat Trauma: New Approaches (Live Stream Available)

Thursday, January 31, 2019
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Doors at 6:30 pm

$25 in advance; $30 at the door

In this talk, Dr. David Bullard and Dr. Isa Gucciardi present two very different meditative approaches to working with difficult memories, flashbacks, sleep disturbances and other experiences related to trauma. David will discuss Blink-Flash Meditation® – a short and simple visualization that can rapidly reduce trauma and promote integration and resilience. It is based on the EMDR-derived Flash Technique®. Blink-Flash helps to enable self-knowledge and deeper understandings after rapid decrease in anxiety/panic/fear and other negative trauma feelings and sensations such as disgust/shame/regret. Isa will discuss how Depth Hypnosis techniques can be applied to traumatic experience to create greater understanding and self-awareness. She will also talk about other ways of working with trauma in an altered state, including regression therapy and suggestion hypnosis. You will have opportunities to directly experience some of these techniques and to ask questions about which approaches might be best for you to consider.

About David Bullard
David has had a private practice of individual psychotherapy and couples therapy in San Francisco for 40 years. He is a clinical professor in departments of medicine and psychiatry and a member of the professional advisory group of spiritual care services at the University of California, San Francisco Medical Center, and is a consultant for the symptom management service (outpatient palliative care) at UCSF’s Helen Diller Family Cancer Center.  His trauma therapy is informed by advanced training in EMDR and he is a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner®.  His latest professional publication is the chapter “Sexual Problems” (co-authored with the late Harvey Caplan, M.D., and with Christine Derzko, M.D.) in Behavioral Medicine: A Guide for Clinical Practice, 5th edition (in press; McGraw-Hill). He is a regular contributing writer for and has taught at Tibet House US, in New York City, San Francisco Zen Center, and internationally.

About Isa Gucciardi
Isa Gucciardi, Ph.D,. is the Founding Director of the Foundation of the Sacred Stream, a school for consciousness studies in Berkeley, CA. Isa is also the creator of the spiritual counseling model, Depth Hypnosis, and author of two books, Coming to Peace and Return to the Great Mother. In addition to her teaching schedule that includes teaching classes in Applied Buddhist Psychology, Applied Shamanism, Integrated Energy Medicine and Depth Hypnosis, she has active practices in Depth Hypnosis and Applied Shamanic Counseling in San Francisco, CA. For more information please see

Live Stream Option
You can register either to attend in person or to stream this event live via Zoom. Please choose “Reaching Beyond the Conscious Mind to Treat Trauma” below if you plan to join us at the Sacred Stream Center. Please choose “Reaching Beyond the Conscious Mind to Treat Trauma Live Stream” below if you plan to attend via Zoom.

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