LSR Workshop

Life Stress Reduction (LSR) Techniques & Case Planning
(4 day workshop  –  28 contact hours)

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Life Stress Reduction is a full plan which makes use of a broad array of techniques, each designed to approach an issue, to remove emotional pain, resistance and confusion from that issue, and to bring one to a place of greater clarity and ease in relation to that issue.

A Life Stress Reduction Plan is tailored to meet the needs of a particular client. It starts with an interview to gather information about the issues and areas of life that the client wishes to address and improve. The facilitator or therapist uses the information from the interview to design a case plan – the Life Stress Reduction Plan – to suit what the viewer hopes to achieve during Life Stress Reduction.

Common issues viewers wish to address include traumatic experiences, relationship difficulties, low self-esteem, job or career concerns; dreaded future events, financial problems, and health concerns, but can include any subject of interest to a viewer. A variety of different types of techniques are typically used to address each main area of viewer concern until that area is fully handled to the viewer’s satisfaction.

Quality of life is all about you being able to use your full abilities and being freed up from painful events of the past and confusing situations in the present. When we are stuck in a negative place, mentally or emotionally, it can be hard to remember that life can have a rewarding, luminous, engaging quality. It can be uplifting, exciting, and fulfilling. At the end point of Life Stress Reduction a client feels a new freshness and interest in life along with diminished concern about both past events and current life situations that had been bothering him or her before.

What our Students say:

  • “very interesting + pertinent material, presented in an able + engaging manner”
  • “Excellent content & presentation”


  • Explain the theory of Life Stress Reduction
  • Demonstrate the use of directive repetitive techniques
  • Assess a client’s readiness for Life Stress Reduction
  • Create a Life Stress Reduction case plan
  • Practice Life Stress Reduction in dyads
  • Compare techniques used for relationship issues
  • List techniques for addressing difficult life situations
  • Practice positive memory techniques
  • Describe specialized techniques addressed to body image
  • Use these structured, directive techniques in a client-centered way

AMI is approved as a provider of continuing education by the Florida Dept. of Health, Division of Medical Quality Assurance, Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, and Mental Health Counseling, CE Provider #50-17430.

This program is approved by the National Association of Social Workers, Provider #886415259 and approved for 28 NAADAC CEU’s, Provider #110444. The continuing education credits for this program may also be submitted to the Association of Traumatic Stress Specialists towards certification and re-certificating as a Trauma Specialist, a Trauma Responder, and a Trauma Service Specialist.

Participants will be provided with documentation of credit hours that may be used in securing CE credits from their respective licensure boards and/or professional associations.

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The Center For Family & Personal Growth, Inc. is a stable organization which has been operating in Venice since 1994. It is conveniently located in Venice, FL close to I 75 and Jacaranda Blvd, which enables clients in Sarasota and Charlotte counties to access the office easily.

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