Emotion-Image Therapy

Workshops on techniques of emotion-image therapy (EIT) showcase in-depth work with the unconscious part of the mind.


Emotion-Image Therapy

Workshops on techniques of emotion-image therapy (EIT) showcase in-depth work with the unconscious part of the mind.

Four hours every month

Once a month, we delve deep into one technique. Every time it is a new topic but always to learn applied skills and analyze the main approaches to work.

Benefit and practice

Workshops are built on real-life cases. The method is demonstrated with explanations of each stage. Diagnostic exercises also identify destructive beliefs in one’s own mental space.

Therapeutic effect

Workshops include therapy blocks for participants: group therapy and a “hot seat”. You will spend time in safe and accepting space where you can manifest and be yourself.

We’ll learn how images work

Emotion-image therapy is a method of dialogue with the unconscious. The targets for this method are chronic negative emotional states, and the means of their correction are images as a projection of what is happening in internal mental space.

Transformation of images efficiently resolves psychological and psychosomatic problems.

Using client cases, we’ll analyze how unconscious convictions manifest and what are the mechanisms of their transfer

Kateryna Hurina

Psychologist, emotion-image therapist

Master’s degree in psychology. Member of Ukrainian National Psychological Association and American Psychological Association (АРА).

Сompleted 3 stages of the EOT basic course, 3 stages of the course “Working with the Inner Child by the EOT method”, 3 stages of the course “Working with Psychotrauma by the EOT method”, the course “Gamartic Scenarios in EOT”.

Psychotherapist of the project to help women victims of sexual violence by the Russian military (Eleos-Ukraine).

EIT method belongs to psychodynamic domain and therefore works deep where other methods may not reach

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Workshop No. 4: “I’m always to blame for everything, I’m ashamed of myself”

This is where the parental instruction “You are bad!” or “You are not enough” comes in. It occurs when parents set the bar too high for a child to reach. Even when they take second place in prestigious sports competitions, they hear instead of praise: “Why not first?”.

There are three types of such guilt:

  • For the fact of birth;
  • For being born late;
  • For the wrong birth.

In the first case, parents unwittingly create a sense of guilt in their child for his or her birth by telling him or her: “I wanted to have an abortion, but it didn’t work out”, “Your birth was a mistake in my life”, “With your birth, our life turned into a nightmare”.

Blame for an untimely birth can arise when a child is told that he or she was born “at the wrong time,” “during a difficult period,” such as during war, economic hardship, when the father lost his job, etc.

Guilt for a “wrong” birth occurs when parents tell a child that they wanted a boy, but a girl was born, or a mother says she wanted her daughter to be like her, but the child is all about the father and his “unworthy breed”, or when a child is born with a physical defect, sick.

After working through this attitude, a person removes responsibility for his or her own “problematic” birth and accepts it as a wonderful event, as a result of which he or she appeared – a unique, worthy person who has the right to life and the right to be himself or herself.

16 March

12:00 PM –
4:00 PM

Workshop No. 3: “Ban on Life”

The war loudly forbids living. To breathe, to rejoice, to exist at all. Because somewhere, someone, for some reason, has decided that you should not exist. That’s the delusional idea: die because I want you to. He decided so – and moved to destroy you, with tanks and missiles.

When this prohibition is layered on top of parental attitudes – “I don’t want to see you”, “I don’t want a bad boy/girl”. “I won’t love such a naughty child.” “Shut your mouth,” “Turn off your tears,” “I don’t want to see you in a bad mood,” “I didn’t make a career (didn’t get married, didn’t get divorced), for you” – it’s even harder to crawl out from under.

The consequences are frequent injuries, illness, alcohol and drugs, extreme sports and even frontline exploits. Because “punishment” reduces the feeling of total guilt. And fulfills someone’s cruel command “I’d be better off if you weren’t here.”

This unconscious self-destruction kills as much as tanks and missiles.

17 February

12:00 PM –
4:00 PM

Workshop No. 2: “The world is a dangerous place”

Fear of uncertainty, loss of loved ones and home, hunger and poverty, torture and captivity, death and suffering, sickness and incapacitation, occupation and dictatorship… are not all the horrors we experience during war.

Much rises from the depths of the subconscious, linked to the painful experiences of generations. The collective and family traumas that we inherited from our parents and they inherited from their parents….

The speech of people living in fear and anxiety contains beliefs: “I am afraid to live”, “I can’t go on”, “I am frozen and am no longer able to move forward”, “I am sure that something will happen”, “The same tragedies are always repeated in our family”…

This unconscious self-destruction kills as much as tanks and missiles.

Working through it can be a turning point in therapy, after which the client can accept the non-ideal world and life in it.

23 December 2023

12:00 PM –
4:00 PM

Workshop No. 1: “Ban on Life”

Sometimes the ban on life is passed down from generation to generation, in other cases it may enter a person’s mental world as a “curse” in adult age, or it may be accepted in childhood as an unconscious non-verbal message from parents or teachers.  

The consequences of internal ban on life are the feelings of worthlessness, depressive states, destructive behavior, self-aggression, addictions, and hidden suicidal thoughts.   

The language of such people contains the following statements: “I don’t see the meaning anymore”, “I don’t believe I’m worth more”, “I’m used to tolerating stuff”, “I am unable to feel joy”, “It looks like I am killing myself”, “I am tired of failures”, etc.  

During the therapy, the search for underlying reason often points to destructive beliefs, the main being the “don’t live” directive.   

Working out the “right to life” can become a turning point in the therapy. At the workshop you’ll see how it happens.  

This course is developed for Ukrainian-speaking audience. For English-speaking patients, the description is for informative purposes only. You can always request the price of a video recording or other course materials with translation into English.

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