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Coherence Therapy Introductory Workshop - Melbourne, Australia (12 hrs CE)

Simon d'Orsogna, Associate Instructor with the Coherence Psychology Institute

Saturday, 29 July 2017 at 9:30 am - Sunday, 30 July 2017 at 4:30 pm (AEST)

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Interested in building or deepening your clinical skills in Coherence Therapy?

This 2 day introduction will promote a both understanding and skills building. Associate Instructor from the Coherence Psychology Institute, Simon d'Orsogna will provide presentations, live demonstrations and direct coaching to attendees. Click the 'Attend Event' button to read the full details of this peer-oriented workshop (clicking will not automatically book the ticket).




In line with the central philosophy of Coherence Therapy, emphasis will be on direct experiential learning.  The days are will be interwoven with live sessions and presentations.This approach is very compatible with EMDR, Schema Therapy, Internal Family Systems, Body-oriented and Somatic Psychotherapies, Seigel's IPNB, Somatic Experiencing, Focusing, EFT, Gestalt and other focused experiential approaches. Participants will learn practical techniques informed by recent neuroscience learnings about recognising the steps and fostering the processes of memory reconsolidation to erase persisting memories, beliefs and affect.



Coherence Therapy is the signature work of Bruce Ecker, Laurel Hulley and Robin Ticic. For more information on Coherence Therapy, see, with a variety of resources and further training options.



Workshop Approach

 This two day workshop will include live demonstrations and a summary review of the memory reconsolidation process, as well as experiential exploration of how to create the powerful exercises that make Coherence Therapy so effective.  Input from the group is invited to sharpen the crucial skills of creating vivid and powerful Symptom Deprivations, Overt Statements, Sentence Completions and more.  This will be augmented throughout the workshop by didactic presentations, Q&A, and processing of participants’ experiences.


Previous attendees say...

Attendees of previous CT peer-learning workshops in Australia said:

“my way of working with clients changed from this day forward”

“I was feeling un-inspired and disconnected – this has energised me, reminded me why I ever wanted to do therapeutic work”

"Coherence Therapy is like Schema Therapy on steroids, goes straight to the core beliefs"

“a terrific way to learn, safely, in-company, delightful”

“an excellent way to learn at your own level, a co-learning model suitable for all levels”

See here for more Testimonials from former participants of Simon and Niall's trainings.


Bonus! Discount to previous learners to deepen the learning...

Post-workshop interested participant are invited to join in a Melbourne-based face to face, monthly learning group to provide a deeper learning and opportunity to be coached in small groups with maximum experiential learning in a supportive atmosphere. Options for online small group learning/practicing


Who is this for?

Participation is for therapists and counsellors, mental health clinicians, certified coaches, or students in accredited graduate training programs. Practitioners working experientially and wholistically will find this approach broadens and makes more acute their existing work through using the steps of the memory reconsolidation process.

Although beginners are welcome, participants will need to be familiar with the basic ideas and vocabulary of Coherence Therapy, an online primer on which will be made available before the workshop as well as through reading selected chapters from the Unlocking the Emotional Brain book.



Note - these workshops qualify for equivalent hours of specialised training that may be counted towards Continuing Professional Development. Registered health professionals have a responsibility to ensure that they continue to maintain, enhance and extend their knowledge and skills throughout their working lives. Consumers also have an expectation that a registered professional providing a service, does so in a competent and contemporary manner. These workshops may be counted towards Continuing Professional Development requirements set down by peak bodies.



Guidelines on continuing professional development (CPD) from the Australian Psychological Society


Guidelines on continuing professional development (CPD) set down by the Psychology Registration Board of Australia.


The Australian Psychological Society advise that APS Members may accrue Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours by participating in activities that they determine to be relevant to their specific professional approaches, and professional development goals. CPD activities do not need to be endorsed by the APS. A certificate of attendance will be available.




This is the training you need to commence working with focused interventions to achieve transformative change using the processes revealed through memory reconsoldiation, brain plasticity and learning studies of the last two decades.



Workshop size 

The size of this intensive workshop is limited.  Early registration is encouraged. 

This weekend intensive will promote beginner and intermediate-level skill building
through active participatory learning. Come along prepared to learn by doing. 


You must have taught me quite well over the weekend Simon, as I have been developing more facility with the 'shovel-lifting' so to speak keeping the focus on the symptom with several more clients yesterday and today as well.  I feel like the sharpness of the sessions is increasing without detracting too much from the flow or from the empathic relational stance.


a valuable introduction and overview of a therapeutic approach that I think has real value. The program was very skilfully guided by Niall and provided a great mix of content and experiential learning. The presentation modelled the process and potential learning.





Simon d’Orsogna is a therapist, facilitator, and systems-oriented coach based in Melbourne, with individual and organizational clients across Australia and the globe. He provides psychotherapy, process consultancy and adult developmental coaching.

Simon is a certified Kegan-Lahey Immunity to Change coach, process consultant and integrative therapist, and an Associate Instructor with the US Coherence Psychology Institute. Simon facilitates experiential learning workshops in Australia, completed his Clinical Masters in Systemic Family Therapy at La Trobe University's Bouverie Centre, and continues studying the late David Grove’s unique therapeutic approach to language and space. Through 2016 and 2017 he commenced offering a training series introducing IFS to Australia, and in 2018 is bringing the first IFS certification trainings from the US Center of Self-Leadership.

Based in Melbourne, Simon d’Orsogna has been providing consultancy, facilitation, and trainings since 1992. Over the last fifteen years, Simon’s range of services has expanded around his interests in individual, group and organisational dynamics supporting clients to strengthen relationships, improve trust, and support innovation – personally and professionally.





Introduction to Coherence Therapy developed by Simon d'Orsogna & Niall Geoghegan
4 part video series - ONLINE now!
Click HERE



Bruce Ecker's March 2014 presentation on Memory Reconsolidation at the Psychotherapy Networker Conference (20min).





67 Sutherland Road Armadale VIC 3143

See directions here and Google map here

This is a non-smoking venue.

Accomodation is not available at this workshop.

Catering will include morning and afternoon tea, and lunch both days.

Dietary Requirements - please indicate before booking by email any simple dietary requirements. Complex dietary requirements may require self-catering for best arrangements.



 What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

Visitors can find 2 hour and all day (further along) metered parking on Sutherland Street and in local blocks.


There are two buses that you can catch.
Route 220 : Gardenvale – City – Sunshine  
The closest stop is the corner of High St and Orrong Rd.
Inclusion Melbourne is an 8 minute walk (650 metres).
Please note this bus also takes you to our o"ce in Sunshine.
Route 605 : Gardenvale – City
The closest stop is Armadale train station.
Inclusion Melbourne is a 5 minute walk (350 metres).


You can catch the Cranbourne, Frankston or Pakenham
lines to get to Armadale train station.
Depending on the time of day, only some trains will stop
at Armadale train station. Check the screens on the
train platform.
Inclusion Melbourne is a 2 minute walk (170 metres).


What can/can't I bring to the event?

curiosity, willingness to try things out ("Yes, and..."), a sense of humour, collegial attitude to support first and challenge later, along with a Heisenberg-like orientation towards Keat's negative capacity.


Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Please see the link at the bottom of the brief bio to the right .


Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

Tickets are transferable to suitably qualified clinicians. If unsure please call Simon.


Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

So you can be given the correct name tag, we recommend this.


What is the refund policy?

Due to the limited size of each course, a refund can only be issued if cancellation notification is received 21 days prior to the workshop - less a $75.00 administration fee per person. Existing registrants will be sent the refund, and should return any materials sent. We cannot reimburse any expenses you may have incurred, but we will reimburse the cost of travel insurance directly related to attending this workshop, on receipt of your insurance receipt. If you cannot attend, a qualified substitute may attend in your place, assuming you forward all materials or information to them. Courses are pre-paid. We do not take money at the door.

We reserve the right to cancel due to insufficient registrations or other reasons beyond our control. Fees will be re-imbursed in full should cancellation be necessary.


The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay?

Tickets are transferable, however so we can give you the correct name tag, we recommend this wherever possible.



The building is fully accessible for wheelchair use, and in and around the meeting rooms.











Have questions about Coherence Therapy Introductory Workshop - Melbourne, Australia (12 hrs CE)? Contact Simon d'Orsogna, Associate Instructor with the Coherence Psychology Institute

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Saturday, 29 July 2017 at 9:30 am - Sunday, 30 July 2017 at 4:30 pm (AEST)

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Simon d'Orsogna, Associate Instructor with the Coherence Psychology Institute


Simon d’Orsogna is a therapist, facilitator, and systems-oriented coach based in Melbourne, with individual and organizational clients across Australia and the globe. He provides psychotherapy, process consultancy and adult developmental coaching.

Simon completed his Clinical Masters in Systemic Family Therapy at Bouverie Centre, La Trobe University in 2016, and continues studying the late David Grove's unique therapeutic approach to 'Clean' language and space. He facilitates experiential learning events including Coherence Therapy peer-learning workshops across Australia, and co-developed the four-part online training, "Theory and Practice of Coherence Therapy" with Niall Geoghegan.

Simon is a certified Immunity to Change coach (Harvard Professors Bob Kegan and Lisa Lahey's adult development approach to change and transformation) and member of the original teaching staff for the ITC model in the HarvardX Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) making ITC available to more than 85,000 people across the planet. The ideas underpinning the effectiveness of these approaches converge in the recent neuroscience discoveries and learnings about memory reconsolidation.

He is also member of the development team for the web-based Self-Therapy Journey, providing Internal Family Systems-based self help online. Additionally Simon is an Associate Instructor with the Coherence Psychology Institute, and a member of the Harvard Institute of Coaching Professional Association.

Simon provides therapy and executive coaching from Melbourne, Australia to the world via the interwebs and from his rooms in Carlton.  Enquiries via mobile 0418 321 254 / +61 418 321 254  or website



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