EHNW Annual Workshops 2020-06-21T10:11:05-07:00

Aging or Eldering?
A Powerful Shift to Understanding Human Life Practical and Therapeutic Implications from an Existential, Process-Oriented Lens.

Presented by Nader Shabahangi, PhD.

Friday, September 25, 2020
9 AM – 5 PM
6 CEUs pending
For the time being, all our activities will be held via webinar (Zoom)

Register HERE for this exciting workshop.

Drawing upon the philosophical roots, literature, and practices of humanistic psychology and philosophy, as well as the latest research in gerontology, participants will reflect on their own beliefs on aging and their ideas of adulthood and elderhood. Participants will be invited to explore their personal identities and to work interactively in groups and dyads toward developing new identity constructions as well as frameworks for conceptualizing aging, meaning and purpose in old age. This new perspective potentially nourishes personal well-being, enlarges the context of psychotherapy practice, and contributes to the health of each person’s inner and outer world.

Register HERE for this exciting workshop.

For inquiries, contact Ryan Brown: or (503) 902-1141



Our annual workshops in the past have brought international leaders in the field of psychology and psychotherapy to Portland. These have included lecture, discussion, and experiential exercises toward increasing awareness. Some of our previous workshops include:

2019 – Theresa Beldon, MFT and Kitty Chelton, MFT – “Rebuilding from the Inside Out: Somatic Interventions for Individuals, Couples, and Groups – Arousal Regulation Resourcing”

2018 – Christine Armstrong and Louis Dangles -“Dancing Dragons: Working with Couples’ Core Wounds and the Tempering of Relationship

2017 – Will Stillwell, Ph.D. – “Singin’ the Blues: New Ways of Engaging Psychological Depression”

2016 – David N. Elkins Ph.D. – “The Human Core of Effective Psychotherapy: A Nonmedical Model of emotional Healing to Increase Therapeutic Effectiveness”

2015 – Orah Krug Ph.D. – “Existential Meaning-Making: The Heart of Therapeutic Change”

2014 – Kirk J. Schneider Ph.D. – “From the Polarized Miind to the Rediscovery of Awe: An Existential-Integrative Perspective on healing.”

2013 – Donald M. Mihaloew, Ed.D., LMFT, CFLE and Bob Edelstein, LMFT, MFT – “The Search for Authenticity: The Practice of Existential-Humanistic Approaches”