Within each of us lies an inner source for self-healing and wisdom

    Innersource,  a community of professionals providing psychotherapy and holistic healing

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Annapolis, MD 21403


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Past InnerSource Conference's Workshops

This is a sampling of past InnerSource workshops. If you are interested in one of these topics, it may be possible to arrange a similar workshop in the future. For more information, call 410-267-0280.


LASTING Transformation - A Monthly Practice Group with Dr. Abby Rosen, Ph.D.

LASTING Transformations book cover

Group Topics

  • 1. Uncovering Our Cover-Ups
  • 2. The "Checking-In Process"
  • 3. Learning the Formula for Conscious Communication
  • 4. Getting to Know Our Disowned Selves (so we can stop attracting them into our lives!)
  • 5. Behavioral Change and Transformation

This monthly group will give participants an opportunity to practice the skills and tools taught in stage One of LASTING Transformations, presented in Dr. Abby Rosen's recently published book, LASTING Transformation: A Guide to Navigating Life's Journey.

The road map outlined in LASTING Transformation offers important insights and effective strategies for developing strong, self-fulfilling relationships and deep soul wisdom.

The Group Facilitator will be Dr. Abby Rosen, author of Lasting Transformation.

  • Cost: Option 1: Pay in full for group of $300.00 ($60 a session).
  • Cost: Option 2: $65/session if needing to pay per session, although participants are expected to come to all sessions.
  • Scholarships are available.
  • May be reimbursable by your insurance.

Lasting Transformation: A Group to Guide Your Life's Journey – A monthly practice group will meet from 7:00 - 9:00 pm at InnerSource, 980 Awald Road, in Annapolis MD

Future dates to be announced.


Group Size is limited to 10 people.

To have it be insurance reimbursable, check with your insurance provider for group psychotherapy — code 90853.

To register, call 410-267-0280, ext 1, or by e-mail


Find out more about the book "LASTING Transformation: A Guide to Navigating Life's Journey"


InnerSourcing with Mindy Allanson

InnerSourcing . . . Play Dates With Mindy

Please join me, Mindy Allanson, for weekly series of "play dates" at InnerSource called "InnerSourcing." And we are going to do just that...go in and source! We'll check into the physical and explore messages of wisdom from the body.

We'll sense into the emotional realm and begin to explore our many selves from a Voice Dialogue perspective. We'll look at things from a chakra perspective and just get a perspective! We'll talk about psychic protection and its practical applications and then we'll practice until you feel confident with the process.

We'll discuss thought forms and maybe pick some up or clean some out and we'll tiptoe into the Spiritual realms to discover the links between our inner child, our anxiety and our hormones. These are just my top line ideas. I'll ask for suggestions and we'll go with the flow...all as a way to get acquainted with our InnerSource and the Play of Consciousness.

There will be discussion, guided imagery, meditation, teaching, experiential's, and lots of sharing!

Day: Wednesdays
Time: 10:00 - 11:30 am
Cost: $25.00

Dates to be announced.


Alternative Approches to Pain Managment

with Alan Weiss, MD; Diane Nemett, PT; Mary Lee Zetter, LCSW-C

Join us in exploring approaches for pain that complement or replace use of painkilling medications and get more to the source of the pain. We will discuss how habitual patterns of alignment or function can contribute to chronic pain and how this can be improved through various forms of body work, psycho-energetic and nutritional approaches and lifestyle changes. Understand how emotional and physical traumas are held and often layered together in the body.

Lasting Transformation: A Guide to Navigating Life's Journey
with Dr. Abby Rosen, Ph.D.

Are you yearning for greater self-awareness, meaningful connections, and spiritual consciousness? Your lifetime is a sacred
journey that needs to be traveled mindfully if you are to live a life of joy, love, and meaning. When situations create stress,
there are tools you can use to shift your consciousness into a place of greater awareness and mastery.
In this workshop, you learn to:
Uncover the cover-up of our true self through a transformative modality called Voice Dialogue, as developed
by Drs. Hal and Sidra Stone.
Transform soul holes into whole souls using the Checking-In Process
Learn the Formula for Conscious Communication
Understand the higher purpose of relationships
Develop a meditation practice to access soul wisdom.
Understand the primary selves and disowned selves, and gain an overview of the Psychology of Selves,
and the Voice Dialogue methodology.
This life-changing weekend provides you with effective tools for developing strong, fulfilling relationships with self, Source,
and significant others.

Adult ADHD Life's Challenges

with Howard Pressman, MD

Adult ADHD is more common than you think. Proper diagnosis correct treatment makes a difference. Learn about diagnostic and treatment strategies, for people who think they may be affected. Learn how having ADHD effects family and friends.

In this seminar we will explore the etiology, incidence and diagnostic criteria for ADHD and cover treatment options including behavioral approaches and psychotropic medication.

How to Fight When You Know You're Right: Learning From the Neuroscience of Relationship

with Margery Silverton, LCSW-C

One of the key determining factors in the success or failure of an intimate relationship is how arguments get handled. The ability to manage your own reactivity when your partner frustrates you is the most important skill you can learn in order to stay the course in a long term intimate relationship. In this workshop, You'll learn important tools for how to "fight fair" and whether or not to fight at all!

Learn the habits that predict relationship success

Step by Step Self-Healing

with Mary Lee Zetter, LCSW-C, DCEP

Energy Psychology is the name for a large range of psychological treatments used to release emotional, physical and spiritual difficulties that come from disruptions in ones life. It is used in addition to traditional psychological interventions and effectively and quickly transforms emotions that contribute to blocking our understanding of ourselves, which, lead to re-wiring our innermost world, relationships and work life. Energy Psychotherapy is a step-by-step self help process that can be used whenever a need emerges to be resolved.

Alleviating Anxiety-Integrative Approaches

with Howard Pressman, MD, Diane Nemett, PT; and Abby Rosen, PhD

In this seminar we will focus on a step-by-step guide for identifying anxiety. We will learn psycho- energetic tools and body-based approaches for reducing the symptoms of anxiety, which will transform the negative impact it has on your life. We will also explore the use, abuse and misuse of psychotropic medication for the treatment of anxiety.


Quest for the Pearl – Accessing the Treasure That Lies Within

with Mindy Allanson, Light Touch Healer
Join Mindy Allanson, Light Touch Healer, for an experiential journey - a quest for the Pearl buried deep within our Inner Source; that place of self-healing & wisdom innate to each of us. Using the Chakras as our map, we will expand our awareness beyond the physical senses and navigate the sacred pathways of our inner being...searching for the Pearl, the Treasure that is our true Self. Come away with a visceral experience of your inner landscape and carry within you the heightened awareness of your Inner Source and the Pearl, the Treasure that is You.

Growing In Awareness & Self-Care: A Voice Dialogue Retreat for Women

Abby Rosen, PhD and Ann Dobbertin, LCSW-C

In a blend of didactic and experiential exercises, learn to use Voice Dialogue, the Psychology of Selves, which is a powerful approach to understanding and navigating relationships with ourselves and others more successfully. Voice Dialogue helps us understand our often competing multiple inner voices so that we may resolve inner conflicts. The Retreat will focus on self-care, developing a greater awareness of self, and using Voice Dialogue to help us make conscious choices rather than being unconsciously controlled by the different aspects of our personality. There will be time for nurturing, eating delicious meals together, walking in the woods, and having a fun and empowering experience.

Inward Bound: Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Depression

Mary Strueber, LCPC

Depression is a very common problem. It involves both biological changes and psychological changes. Although antidepressants generally work well in reducing depression, they are not a permanent cure. Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, a clinically proven method for breaking the cycle of recurrent depressive episodes, combines Eastern and Western approaches to promote psychological well-being. In eight 2-hour sessions, led by Mary Strueber, LCPC, we will meet to learn new skills for dealing with what goes on in our minds, and to share and review our ­experiences with others. (may be insurance reimbursable.)

Self Healing Through Energy Psychotherapy

Mary Lee Zetter, LCSW-C

There are new methods of psychotherapy and healing that are helping people clear underlying issues that can make it difficult to heal problems like fears, phobias, anger, grief, addictions, depression, physical issues, trauma, nightmares, and obsessions. In this workshop you will learn how to identify and clear the blocks that limit you from making personal changes and living in joy. Learn how to use an effective anxiety antidote without only relying on medication or reliving the event that caused the problem. Discover how to overcome overwhelming events with greater peace and rebuild self-worth. An ongoing support group is available following the workshop for deepening the work.

Weight Loss Support Group

Mary Strueber, LCPC
In Association With
Janet Cunningham, PhD, Psychotherapist
& Judith Valentine, PhD Nutritionist
Authors of
“Weight Solutions: The New Body-Mind-Spirit Approach"

What: Weight Loss Support Group led by Licensed Psychotherapist, Mary Strueber, LCPC along with the authors of Weight Solutions
How: The Weight Solution Program follows principles taken from the book, Weight Solutions: The New Body-Mind-Spirit Approach, by Dr. Janet Cunningham & Dr. Judith Valentine. The Program also provides weight loss support products to encourage balanced nutrition, control appetite and increase metabolism. Along with diet and exercise, this program forms a safe, effective weight loss and maintenance program. Program offers recipes, shopping lists; calorie and gram reference charts; daily food diary guidelines, working journal formats; and self weigh-in format. Participants will learn stress management tools, taste healthy dishes, share delicious recipes, and support each other in this journey.


Asking For Change Without Asking For A Hassle

Margery Silverton, LCSW-C

Are you frustrated with the difficulty of getting your partner to listen to and respond to your needs? One of the tools of Imago Relationship Therapy is a process called the Behavior Change Request. It is a powerful way to transform a cycle of frustration and defensiveness into a cycle of need gratification and emotional healing. In this three hour workshop, you will learn the steps of the Behavior Change Request process. It’s best to come with your partner, but you can also learn this as an individual attendee.

Parenting Teenagers: Navigating the Journey Together

Kim Dumbroski, LCSW and Jennifer Blanchard, LCSW-C

For parents of pre-teens and teenagers (ages 10-18) who want to renew or expand their “toolbox” of parenting strategies as their child(ren) make their way to and thru adolescence. This group will explore positive discipline techniques, communication skills to maintain connectedness, and tips for talking about sensitive topics such as sexuality and drug/alcohol use. Our aim is for parents to leave feeling more confident, relaxed and prepared to enjoy their teens and face what challenges may come.

How To Thrive When The World Overwhelms You A Group For The "Highly Sensitive Person”

Mary Strueber, LCPC

Most of us feel over stimulated on occasion, but for the Highly Sensitive Person it's a way of life. In this group, led by Mary Strueber, LCPC, you will learn how to identify and work with your particular sensitivities, how to reframe your past experiences in a positive light, obtain insight into how high sensitivity affects your work and personal relationships, be given tools for dealing with over-arousal, and be taught how to transform your high sensitivity into a gift that informs and enriches your life. (Suggested reading: The Highly Sensitive Person, by Elaine N. Aron, Ph.D.). May be insurance reimbursable.

Embracing Hope In Illness, Trauma, Grief, And Loss

Mary Strueber, LCPC

When an individual faces life-threatening illness or becomes bereaved through another's illness, accident, homicide, or suicide, even the familiar can seem frightening and embracing hope can be difficult. We feel like contracting or disappearing just at the time when we need to be most present and in our power. In this workshop, led by Mary Strueber, LCPC, you will learn to identify and directly connect to your sources of hope. You will learn simple and effective skills for empowering yourself and those around you.

A Retreat For Couples: Caring for the Relationship

Abby Rosen, PhD and Ann Dobbertin, LCSW-C

Using Voice Dialogue we will learn a process that facilitates a greater awareness and deeper appreciation of ourselves and our partner. Judgments about our partner are often opportunities to learn about aspects of ourselves that we have disowned or lost. Voice Dialogue gives safe tools for learning to communicate more effectively in ways that allow needs to get met, creating healthier more intimate and joyful relationships. There will be time to relax and meet other couples on the same journey who are developing a more loving partnership. A great gift to give each other for Valentine's Day. Limited to six couples.

How To Stay Centered In An Uncentered World: Accessing Your Inner Source

Join the practitioners from the InnerSource Community as they discuss the variety of powerful tools available for accessing the inner wisdom that allows us to more effectively meet the challenges and changes we face daily. This event is free and open to the public.


Organizing Your Space To Create Pleasurable Living

Sharon Jawish, Professional Organizer

Did you know your physical environment can influence your energy and wellness? It's time to organize your space to create a peaceful, productive atmosphere. Learn some systems for managing the never-ending parade of papers that seep into your space. Focus on a small workstation or your entire living space. Ideas will be available to help you to create functional inviting areas.

Access Your InnerSource

A Roadmap to Healing Anxiety

The Ridgely Retreat and InnerSource are partnering to present a holistic approach to dealing with anxiety

Topics covered will include:

  • Understanding the underlying physiological, biological, psychological and energetic issues that contribute to anxiety.
  • Learning tools and techniques for bringing balance and healing on the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual levels.
  • Exploring options for prescription medications and natural therapeutic remedies.
  • Engaging the relaxation response through yoga, energy medicine, meditation and other tools for calming the mind.

Presenters are: Alan Weiss, MD., Holistic Physician; Kevin Passero, ND., Naturopath; Mary Lee Zetter, L.C.S.W., Psychotherapist; Mindy Allanson, Energy Healer; and Sue Schmitt, Yoga Instructor. The evening will be moderated by Andrea Lichtenstein, RN, Owner of Ridgely Retreat, and Abby Rosen, Ph.D., Director of InnerSource



Mindsight: A users guide to the mind

with Mary Strueber, LCPC and Margery Silverton, LCSW-C

This seminar is based on the book Mindsight: The New Science of Personal Transformation, by Daniel J. Siegel, M.D.

  • Is there a memory that torments you?
  • Do you sometimes get taken over by emotions and then find it hard to calm down?
  • Do you ever wonder why you get stuck in negative patterns of behavior even when you know better?
  • Do you want to lead a happier and more creative life?

You're not alone! Most of us have some sort of mental and emotional booby-trap that causes us problems. Mindsight is a revolutionary approach to freedom from these traps that is solidly based on the most current breakthroughs in neuro-science.

Through the use of meditation, the tools of psychotherapy, and the findings of neuro-science we can now precisely and effectively re-wire our brains.

  • Yes you can master your emotions
  • Yes you can bring new life into your relationships
  • Yes you can reach your fullest potential

We are happy to present an introduction to his work at this two hour workshop. For those who are interested in delving further into Mindsight, we will be offering an ongoing group.

For more information about Dan Siegel and Mindsight go to : http://drdansiegel.com/about/mindsight/

Dr. Dan Siegel and the Blueman group introduce Mindsight on YouTube

Dr Dan Siegel on the "triangle of well-being." on YouTube





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