Treating Covid Phenomenon Mass Formation Syndrome – An Interpersonal Wisdom Approach
Mass Formation is mass psychology. When certain depresso-genic conditions exist, an entire society can fall victim to brainwashing which has them believing things that are not true. We refer to this phenomenon as Mass Formation. The beliefs often create a us vs. them mentality like that which we see in cults. Confirmation bias is common. Rigid, all or nothing thinking is common. Adherents engage in othering and pious virtue signaling to show allegiance to their near-religious beliefs.
Not everyone in a targeted society becomes brainwashed, but significant numbers do become afflicted. We are just beginning to understand why certain people seem to develop the syndrome while others do not. We do know that this version of Mass Formation impacted people who identify as political liberals far more than those who identify as conservatives. That may be because the international liberal establishment, public health organizations, politicians, and their media partners exacerbated the crisis for political and economic advantage. This was psychological warfare on a population.
Eventually, people recover from Mass Formation Syndrome, but they have often done considerable damage to their relationships. The victims are often angry because they realize they were deceived. They often feel vulnerable and scared. They might be embarrassed or sad. They might be experiencing a sense of loss of the solidarity they enjoyed with other adherents. They are often in existential despair.
This is the situation in which we find ourselves today. Millions of our fellow citizens, even psychotherapists, pastors, and educators, are recovering from Covid Phenomenon Mass Formation Syndrome*. They believed things about the severity of the illness, masking, physical distancing, the safety and effectiveness of the MRNA Treatments, and other things that were not true. They continued to believe these things even as there was evidence they were wrong. This is typical of cult dynamics.
The truth is exploding everywhere now and breaking through the controlled mainstream media. Thus, millions of people are in early recovery from CPMFS. We need to help them.
The Training: Kevin Kervick, MS, LMFT has pioneered an approach for CPMFS. The treatment offers containment and safety, exposure to alternatives, and help recognizing hypnotic messaging, while helping patients mourn losses, manage fear, make new connections, and manage existential despair.
Kevin embeds this framework in his original Interpersonal Wisdom Approach, a highly effective transtheoretical way of working that draws from the common factors of psychotherapy.
This is a three-hour interactive workshop for seasoned and new psychotherapists and students. There will be plenty of time for dialogue. The workshop is also appropriate for psychotherapist victims.
When: Friday May 20, 2022
Where: Coer D' Alene, Idaho
Fee: $99.00. Register above. You may pay by PayPal or with a credit card. Confirmation and instructions will be sent to the email address you provide.
Kevin Kervick, MS, LMFT is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with 33 years of experience helping people find health and happiness. He is the founder of the National Psychotherapy Association, a non-woke, reactionary association for psychotherapists who are dissatisfied with the legacy guilds.
*This is a description of a phenomenon not a psychiatric diagnosis.
This is a humorous but accurate explanation of Mass Formation from the You Tube Channel AwakenWithJP.
There are increasing numbers of professionals in the talk therapy community that are part of a new consciousness, which is seeking to find commonalities across the various psychotherapy models, schools, and disciplines rather than accentuating differences. The Interpersonal Wisdom approach is connected to that emerging consciousness.
My need to synthesize ideas intersects with my desire to contribute to the field in my clinical workshop and mentoring service for professionals. I hope these offerings will be important contributions to the professional helpers community.
I have a blog about Interpersonal Wisdom and other topics of interest here.
Interpersonal Wisdom is a term I am using to describe the ways of being in talk therapy that bring about the best results regardless of specific theoretical orientations or preferred working models. It is a common factors approach that draws from existential, interpersonal, psycho-spiritual, and object relations philosophies in order to promote therapeutic excellence.
The core idea of Interpersonal Wisdom is that genuine people make the best therapists. Therapeutic techniques have their place in counseling, but they matter relatively little. Instead, clients respond positively to subtle clues of authenticity as experienced within the therapeutic relationship.
I am offering the Interpersonal Wisdom workshop for talk therapists that wish to think deeply about the capacities and characteristics of the best among us and how we can re-discover and enhance those capacities. In the workshop I try to facilitate a conversation about the following:
- Are there natural talk therapists?
- What qualities and characteristics do they possess?
- What is interpersonal wisdom?
- Can it be learned?
- Does our current educational and mentoring process cultivate great talk therapists?
- Which life experiences cultivate great talk therapists?
- What do we know about what works in professional helping?
- How do talk therapists diminish their effectiveness?
- What conditions must exist to support great talk therapists?
- What are some common myths and misunderstandings about our work?
- Are there common factors that exist in all great talk therapy?
- What are the specific inter-personally wise capacities that lead to change.
- How might our helping community change in order to enhance interpersonal wisdom?
- How can interpersonal wisdom contribute to the making of a better world.
Contact Kevin Kervick to find out more about the Interpersonal Wisdom workshop. It can be tailored for large or small audiences from across the professional talk therapy community.
Contact Kevin Kervick with any concerns.
The mental health crisis in the United States 09:00 – 10:15
Break 10:15 – 10:30
What works in psychotherapy 10:30 – 12:00
Lunch 12:00 – 1:00
Interpersonal Wisdom 1:00 – 2:15
Break 2:15 - 2:30
Interpersonal Wisdom 2:30 – 3:30
5 contact hours
Participants will learn:
- The specific capacities and characteristics that constitute Interpersonal Wisdom.
- The common factors that lead to excellent outcomes across all models of talk therapy.
- Some common myths and misconceptions about our work.
- How to practice in a way that maximizes natural healing capacities.
- How to maximize treatment settings for powerful service outcomes.