Monica Forst, Registered Psychotherapist, M.Ed., I.C.A.D.C., C.C.C.

Trainer, Therapeutic Spiral Model

Why I believe in TSM.

My first experience with the Therapeutic Spiral Model is what sold me on it. It was 2000. I was a seasoned student with the Toronto Centre for Psychodrama and a therapist working with addictions in Ottawa, Ontario. I was invited to be on a team with Dr. Kate in Barrie, Ontario. It was a 3 day personal growth workshop for clients recovering from childhood trauma and addiction.   I witnessed one of the participants in the group barely able to sit in the group. His PTSD was highly activated. He shook and could not make eye contact with anyone. By the afternoon of the second day he put himself out to be a protagonist in a trauma drama and by the last day he was grounded, making excellent eye contact with other group members. He had actually made a link to choosing a career that kept him in a hyper aroused state, and realized he needed to make some major decisions about his work. I had never experienced healing at this level of efficiency. The way safety is addressed in the group, by warming up to and building prescriptive roles that strengthen the adult, the insistence that adult presence is required for healing to occur fit so perfectly with another model I was working with. The other rare quality about this model is how the team processes their own material as it comes up over the three days. We process our own material as a team and do our own personal work as a team so that we can always be clear for the clients. Then we use our material if and when appropriate, in service of the clients. There is often a parallel process that is going on with the clients so identifying what is up with the team is useful, and although we get our own personal work done when necessary, it is always in service of the clients. This is such a unique and wonderful quality. There is so much more, but I’ll stop here.

Contact Me:

www.choicesinaction.ca or monforst@gmail.com.

Categories

Archives

Upcoming Events

Sep
29
Tue
9:00 am TSM Leadership Group
TSM Leadership Group
Sep 29 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
This ongoing group meets every other Tuesday 9-11am NYC time New enrollment starts in August 2020, for registration and more information please contact tsi.sushan@gmail.com, drkatetsi@mac.com
Sep
30
Wed
8:00 am TSM Women’s Group
TSM Women’s Group
Sep 30 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am
This ongoing group presented by Dr. Kate Hudgins, TEP and Ina Hogenboom, TEP meets Wednesdays 8-10 am NYC Time Contact drkatetsi@mac.com for openings and more information.
Oct
1
Thu
7:00 pm Body Double and Containing Doubl...
Body Double and Containing Doubl...
Oct 1 @ 7:00 pm – Oct 2 @ 10:00 am
Date: 1 October, 7-9pm NYC Time (Body Double Workshop), 2 October, 8- 10am NYC time (Containing Double Workshop) Fee: 40USD/session for Band A & B countries and 25 USD for Band C and Band D[...]
Oct
7
Wed
8:00 am TSM Women’s Group
TSM Women’s Group
Oct 7 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am
This ongoing group presented by Dr. Kate Hudgins, TEP and Ina Hogenboom, TEP meets Wednesdays 8-10 am NYC Time Contact drkatetsi@mac.com for openings and more information.
Oct
13
Tue
9:00 am TSM Leadership Group
TSM Leadership Group
Oct 13 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
This ongoing group meets every other Tuesday 9-11am NYC time New enrollment starts in August 2020, for registration and more information please contact tsi.sushan@gmail.com, drkatetsi@mac.com
Oct
14
Wed
8:00 am TSM Women’s Group
TSM Women’s Group
Oct 14 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am
This ongoing group presented by Dr. Kate Hudgins, TEP and Ina Hogenboom, TEP meets Wednesdays 8-10 am NYC Time Contact drkatetsi@mac.com for openings and more information.
Oct
21
Wed
8:00 am TSM Women’s Group
TSM Women’s Group
Oct 21 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am
This ongoing group presented by Dr. Kate Hudgins, TEP and Ina Hogenboom, TEP meets Wednesdays 8-10 am NYC Time Contact drkatetsi@mac.com for openings and more information.
Oct
27
Tue
10:00 am TSM Leadership Group
TSM Leadership Group
Oct 27 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
This ongoing group meets every other Tuesday 9-11am NYC time New enrollment starts in August 2020, for registration and more information please contact tsi.sushan@gmail.com, drkatetsi@mac.com
Oct
28
Wed
9:00 am TSM Women’s Group
TSM Women’s Group
Oct 28 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
This ongoing group presented by Dr. Kate Hudgins, TEP and Ina Hogenboom, TEP meets Wednesdays 8-10 am NYC Time Contact drkatetsi@mac.com for openings and more information.
Oct
30
Fri
12:00 pm TSM’s 3rd International Conferen...
TSM’s 3rd International Conferen...
Oct 30 @ 12:00 pm – Oct 31 @ 10:00 am
Date and Time: 30 October, 12pm-3pm NYC time 31 October, 7am-10am NYC time Free registration For  early registration contact: drkatetsi@mac.com; tsi.sushan@gmail.com Registration link and details will be available soon