Monthly Luncheon

Introduction to “Focusing” for Healing Professionals

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Presented By:  Tara Breitenbucher, MA, LPC, GMHS

February 16, 2018

This introduction to Focusing will present the history, value, and application of Focusing to the therapeutic process. Focusing can be applied to, and enhance, any approach that you’re already using in your work. It goes beyond mindfulness by helping clients to engage and build a relationship with their direct experience. This results in increased tolerance and acceptance of discomfort, both during and between sessions. This experiential workshop will explore barriers to accessing and engaging direct experience, while presenting ways to facilitate immediate shifts in clients’ otherwise repetitive, avoidant, or self-critical processes.

Tara Renee Breitenbucher, MA, GMHS, is a Licensed Professional Counselor and owner of Imagine A Path, counseling and workshops for inner and interpersonal growth. She has a holistic psychotherapy practice for individuals and couples in Bend, Oregon, and is certified by the International Focusing Institute as a Focusing Trainer and Focusing Oriented Psychotherapist. She taught Focusing Oriented Psychotherapy to graduate students in psychotherapy at Seattle University for 6 years, and has been teaching Introduction to Focusing workshops to the general public since 2007.

1.5 CEUs available

For reservation information, location, and time, see below.


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March 16, 2018

Wisdom Traditions That Offer a Pathway to Change

Presented By:  Gretchen Hingley, MS & Vincent Guy Wallulatum MSW, CADC II

Wisdom traditions are universal concepts that can be used to help clinicians integrate trauma informed care into their organizations, programs and services.  We will present an integrated approach to working with clients who have experienced multigenerational trauma. Wisdom Traditions are designed to facilitate the individual and collective reconnection process by learning how to weave awareness, action, reflection and integration into our mind, body, heart, and spirit for healing and transformation.  Attendees will learn the 4 step universal reconnection process to use with clients who have experienced multigenerational trauma. These 4 steps include awareness, action (embodiment), reflection, and integration. Experiential activity will be used in the presentation to help clinicians gain practical and sustainable tools to help assist clients who are experiencing internalized oppression and self-destructive behavior.

Cultural Competence: This presentation will explore the impact of Historical trauma within the Native American community. Historical trauma is described as multigenerational trauma, related to colonization, experienced by a specific cultural group. It is cumulative, collective and cross-generational. The impact of this type of trauma manifests emotionally and psychologically in members of different cultural groups. The Historical trauma response includes acute and collective grief reactions, alcohol and substance abuse, depression, suicidal ideation, self-hatred and fantasies of escaping into the past and return of the old way of life. The trauma treatment and recovery that clinicians will learn in the presentation will be culturally relevant, holistic, practical and sustainable.

Gretchen Hingley, MS received a Masters degree in Mental Health Counseling from Oregon State University in 2014. She has been working with Tribal and community mental health agencies since 2006. Her areas of expertise include multigenerational trauma, grief and loss, life transitions, and addiction. She is an adjunct professor of addiction studies and counseling at Central Oregon Community College. She provides wellness workshops and trainings for the Central Oregon and Warm Springs communities.

Vincent Guy Wallulatum, MSW, CADC II completed his MSW from Portland State in 2012. He is a member of the Warm Springs Tribe. He has worked for Warm Springs Community Counseling Center for 26 years as mental health and drug and alcohol counselor. He is a Cultural Liaison who provides historical trauma informed services to tribal employees and community members throughout the Pacific Northwest. His areas of expertise include multigenerational trauma, addiction, grief and loss, spirituality and indigenous healing.

1.5 CEUs available

For reservation information, location, and time, see below.


Location: Bend Golf and Country Club

61045 Country Club Drive

Bend, Oregon

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Registration Send a check or money order made out to “Clinicians’ Network”

along with your name, phone number, and email address

To:   D’Arcy Swanson

 Clinicians’ Network

233 SW Wilson Ave., Suite #2

Bend, OR  97702

Cost (includes lunch): $15.00 members

$20.00 non-members (unless otherwise listed)

CEU’s add $10 (if available)



RESERVATIONS: to D’Arcy Swanson: or 541-419-3947 by Wednesday early morning, two days before the Monthly Luncheon so we can get a lunch count. Reservations made after Wednesday at 8 AM will be charged an additional $3.  Please specify dietary restrictions if any. 24-hour notice of cancellation is required or you will be charged for your lunch. Visit our website for the latest news, questions and events at
Regular luncheons are held the third Friday of the month, September through June, at Bend Golf and Country Club from 12:00 Noon to 2:15 PM
Bend Golf and Country Club is located at: 61045 Country Club Drive in Bend.
It is on the south side of town just East of Hwy. 97 off of Murphy Road.