Uplift Program Intensive
A Proven Program for Depression and Anxiety
Clinical depression and associated conditions such as chronic anxiety, PTSD and somatized illness are endemic in modern society.
If you are a mental health professional, psychotherapist or somatic therapist working with depressed clients, and are looking for
alternatives to antidepressants and/or additional skills to treat depression, the Uplift Program can help.
Sponsored by the University of South Florida's Center for Positive Health and other prestigious
institutions, the Uplift Program offers an amazingly effective and totally new way of overcoming
blocks to a happy and fulfilling life.
Our proven 7-step program gives you powerful and practical tools to help your clients achieve immediate and ongoing
change in all areas of life. Up to two years later, 94% of participants report that their mood
and life satisfaction are still dramatically improved (based on follow-up questionnaires).
|“If you want quick results that can have long term benefits, the Uplift should be considered as an initial therapy. It works!”|
-- Len Saputo, MD, author of Boosting Immunity Naturally,
Director of the Health Medicine Forum, San Francisco
Who Should Attend the Uplift Program
- People who suffer from depression, anxiety and chronic pain
- People who want to overcome blocks to happiness, optimism and fulfillment
- Individuals who want to improve their relationships
- Couples who want to improve their relationships
- Friends and family of depression sufferers
- Health professionals and psychotherapists
The Uplift works whether a client is taking antidepressants or not, and is a highly effective
adjunct to psychotherapy.
Read more about who can benefit.
Revolutionary Mind-Body Techniques
Bob and Alicia have distilled the wisdom and techniques of over 20 years of healing depression,
childhood trauma and depression-related illnesses such as PTSD and "somatized illness",
to create a program which successfully treats the underlying causes of depression and unhappiness.
Integrating cutting-edge research in neurobiology, anthropology, movement physiology and psychology,
as well as traditional wisdom, the Uplift addresses the whole person.
Each unique and highly experiential aspect of the Uplift is carefully calibrated to stimulate new connections
in the brain that result in more positive beliefs and behaviors.
You will leave the Uplift feeling rejuvenated, enthusiastic and empowered, with a whole new insight
about yourself and the world.
More importantly your new skills will help depression-proof all areas of your life, and your client's, and prevent relapse.
Read more about why our techniques work.
During the Uplift we guide you through the concrete 7-step plan featured in our book
- Identify and defeat the inner saboteur
- Reconnect to your body
- Create healing relationships
- Elevate your self-esteem
- Uncover your competence
- Access the power of shared purpose
- Deepen your relationship to the divine
You will learn what really causes depression and anxiety, how it affects the brain,
and how to counteract the difficulties of living in a stressful society.
We will help you understand current and past problems and life patterns,
and show you how to set boundaries, resolve conflict and avoid co-dependency,
using our powerful Needs-Based DialogueTM relationship tools.
Presented in a fun, safe and professional environment, activities include:
- Lectures, demonstrations and discussions
- Practical written exercises
- Interactive exercises and role playing
- Creative writing
- Facilitated sharing in small groups
- Gentle Feldenkrais-type movement lessons
- Games and rituals
Couples and family members who participate together will have the opportunity to discuss problems separately
in smaller groups. Children as young as 12 enjoy the benefits of the Uplift and there is no age limit.
Group size is limited so that you can get as much individual attention as possible.
We currently offer the Uplift intensive in two formats:
- 2 ½ day intensive workshop.
Friday evening and all day Saturday and Sunday (30 hours).
- 2 day mini workshop.
Saturday and Sunday (16 hours).
Continuing Education Credits may be available for some healthcare professionals, depending on course sponsor and location.
Eligible attendees will be listed on our practitioner list as an Uplift recommended therapist.
Check our event schedule for all dates and locations.
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|FOUNDERS & FACILITATORS|
Bob Murray, PhD, psychologist,
Alicia Fortinberry, MS,
psychotherapist and Feldenkrais Practitioner, are internationally
recognized experts in creating optimism and overcoming depression.
They are passionate about each person's ability to join with others
in healing, supportive relationships and create lives full of joy and meaning.
Best-selling authors and dynamic speakers, they have appeared on
national television, taught at major universities and consulted for Fortune 500
More about Bob and Alicia
|“I have made multiple attempts to ease my depression, to no avail. After taking the Uplift Program, I feel, finally, I have found a program that will work.”|
-- Dr John F. Heiliganthal, DC, MS, nutritionist, chiropractor
|“I'm no longer depressed. I've gone off antidepressants and have been able to stay off.”|
-- Yvonne, high school teacher and counselor
|“My experience varied between Ah ha! And Oh wow! The uplift that I got from the experience is still there months later.”|
-- Chris, theatre director and acting teacher
|“The Uplift is the best thing that ever happened to me.”|
-- Taeko, psychologist
|“For the first time in my life I really felt connected to others.”|
-- Lydia, counsellor
|“The Uplift helped me make sense of my whole life! I understood why I did the things I did. It enlightened me and gave me hope.”|
-- Lisa, teacher
|“The program was just what I needed! You've given me a map to go forward.”|
-- Ian, world champion skier
|“The program was wonderfully concrete. I have far more energy and enthusiasm to put toward my goals.”|
-- Jim, Merril Lynch stockbroker
|“I feel great, free, confident. I now know I can change my life and be happy.”|
-- Pilar, homemaker
|“I feel inspired. Thank you and blessing to you.”|
-- Dianne, Wesley Chapel