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Mindful Interbeing Mirror Therapy Training (London)

This 9-day in-person training in Mindful Interbeing Mirror Therapy – a revolutionary method in which the patient and the therapist interact in front of a mirror – combines a comprehensive overview of MIMT theory with practical exercises, demonstrations, group discussions, mirror-work practice and video recordings of actual MIMT sessions.

Created by: Alessandro Carmelita | Speakers: Alessandro Carmelita & Marina Cirio

About this event:

1st: 2/3/4 Sep 2022

2nd: 21/22/23 Oct 2022

3rd: 18/19/20 Nov 2022

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Hours: from 9AM to 7PM

Duration: 70 hrs

London, UK

$1,500.00

Event details

In recent years, psychotherapy has experienced significant transformation, primarily thanks to neuroscience. Discoveries in other areas, such as epigenetics and quantum physics, have also delivered insights into the Self and the effect of traumatic events on individuals.

Mindful Interbeing Mirror Therapy (MIMT) was developed over eight years and is an integrative approach, drawing on different interventions in a new setting. Uniquely, every moment of therapy is experienced by the patient and the therapist in front of a mirror. The therapist stands behind the patient, who is seated facing their reflection. Seeing their image reflected in the mirror activates immediate reactions in patients, allowing them to access deep emotions more quickly than in traditional settings. This enables individuals to work on central aspects of the Self and the personality. The relationship with oneself represents a crucial point in the structuring of the Self. Traumatic events often lead to fragmentation, which makes the development of self-compassion impossible. Even before their words, it’s the therapist’s gaze that can start repairing this fragmentation, reestablishing a secure bond with the environment and helping rebuild the patient’s relationship with the Self. This approach focuses on the therapeutic process with the objective of developing a healthy, caring and compassionate relationship with oneself and one’s surroundings.

The first MIMT training (Milan, 2019) inspired many therapists to work with mirrors and experience their transformative impact on patients’ well-being and quality of life.

The 9-day training programme will give you a grounding in the main phases of the MIMT therapeutic process, carried out in front of the mirror.

The format combines a comprehensive overview of MIMT theory with practical exercises, demonstrating some innovative and powerful applications of this unique methodology.

Group discussions, mirror-work practice and video recordings of actual MIMT sessions will reinforce your learning.

First Weekend

Friday 2 September 2022

Theoretical aspects: theoretical assumptions and theories supporting the model
Methodological aspects: how to use the mirror to understand the patient’s Self during the assessment
Practical exercises in front of the mirror: controlled dissociation
Watching videos of sessions
Group discussion

Saturday 3 September 2022

Theoretical aspects: the construction of the Self in front of the mirror
Methodological aspects: how to complete the assessment in front of the mirror
Practical exercises in front of the mirror: body scan and mirror mapping
Group discussion

Sunday 4 September 2022

Theoretical aspects: the importance of the therapeutic relationship. The contributions of mirror neuron studies, the still face paradigm, right-brain-to-right-brain communication
Methodological aspects: introducing the therapist in the mirror
Practical exercises: sharing the gaze, the use of words and silences
Watching videos of sessions

Second Weekend

Friday 21 October 2022

Theoretical aspects: the reactivation of the attachment relationship in front of the mirror
Methodological aspects: the double channel of knowledge. Direct experience and mirrored experience
Practical exercises: the self in front of the mirror. Emotional activation in front of the mirror and the self-recognition
Group discussion

Saturday 22 October 2022

Theoretical aspects: the trauma in the construction of the dissociated Self
Methodological aspects: the traumatised self in front of the mirror. Restructuring the past
Practical exercises: the intervention on trauma in the past
Watching videos of sessions
Group discussion

Sunday 23 October 2022

Theoretical aspects: intrapsychological and relational integration. The concept of interbeing
Methodological aspects: going beyond the therapeutic relationship towards a connection with everything around us
Practical exercises with integration techniques: the 3D world practice
Watching videos of sessions
Group discussion

Third Weekend

Friday 18 November 2022

Theoretical aspects: trauma and the different forms of dissociation in the structuring of the personality
Methodological aspects: the inter-hemispheric dissociation in front of the mirror
Practical exercises: how different forms of dissociation take place
Watching videos of sessions
Group discussion

Saturday 19 November 2022

Theoretical aspects: the therapeutic relationship as reconstruction and integration of the dissociated self
Methodological aspects: from conceptualization to the final stages of therapy. An overview of the therapeutic journey. Therapy without the use of words
Practical exercises: different variants of the techniques explored
Group discussion

Sunday 20 November 2022

Theoretical aspects: the therapeutic intervention oriented not only to the present, but also to a complex vision of reality
Methodological aspects: intervention on bereavement
Practical exercises: from the case conceptualization in front of the mirror to the integration of the relational self
Watching videos of sessions
Group discussion

Entry Requirements

Eligibility criteria for MIMT training in the UK

MIMT is an advanced psychotherapy method requiring a high level of skill. A mental health clinical background is an essential prerequisite and you will need to provide evidence that you are accredited with one of the professional associations below.

Mental health professionals

Clinical Psychologists (Registered with HCPC or Psychological Society Ireland)
Counselling Psychologists (Registered with HCPC)
Educational Psychologists (Registered with HCPC)
Forensic Psychologists (Registered with HCPC)
Psychiatrists (MRCPsych, SpR)
Registered Mental Health Nurses (NMC) and Registered Social Workers

Counsellors/Psychotherapists. MUST hold accreditation by one of the following professional bodies:

  • Association of Christian Counsellors (Accredited Counsellor – AC)
  • BABCP, BACP, UKCP
  • British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC)
  • Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (IACP)
  • Irish Association of Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy (IAHIP)
  • National Counselling Society Accredited Professional (MNCS Accred Prof) grade
  • Federation of Drug and Alcohol Practitioners (FDAP) who are NCAC accredited
  • Association of Child Psychotherapists (ACP)
  • COSCA
  • COSRT

All Arts Psychotherapists & Occupational Therapists who are:

  • Registered with HCPC.
  • Have mental health training

Speakers of the event:

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Alessandro Carmelita

Psychologist and psychotherapist

Alessandro was trained by some of the best experts in Psychotherapy and Neurosciences and created the Mindful Interbeing Mirror Therapy, which he developed with Marina Cirio. He has been travelling to many countries to spread this revolutionary approach.

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Marina Ciro

Psychologist and psychotherapist

After her psychology studies, Marina enriched her training with the latest discoveries in psychotherapy and neurosciences. With Alessandro Carmelita, she developed Mindful Interbeing Mirror Therapy (MIMT) and delved into the clinical and research challenges of interventions with different types of patients. She has been using this innovative approach for years and has trained countless therapists interested in this new way of interacting with patients towards true and profound change.

With the collaboration of:

Francesca Mantia

Psychologist and psychotherapist
Dr Francesca Mantia-Conaty is a clinical psychologist and psychotherapist. She is the first therapist completing the MIMT training in the UK and has been using this approach since 2019. In collaboration with the University of Birmingham, Francesca is leading on a research programme which is looking into the effectiveness of MIMT.