This workshop teaches you to help clients presenting with the results of complex developmental trauma. Learn the specifics of working through chronic traumatic feelings and somatic reactions. You will learn how to:
Use and intensify your clients' existing strengths and resilience
Immediately implement safe techniques to keep your client within the therapeutic window
Explain the neurobiology of traumatic attachment to your clients in a way that will help them better understand and manage their reactions and symptoms
Use somatic techniques to Identify and maintain professional boundaries
Work within the phase oriented approach to trauma treatment
The workshop covers use of bodily mindfulness, somatic resourcing and sequencing, and blends experiential exercises with multi-media presentation.
2. Working with Body Image and Eating Disturbances
Two 6 hour trainings: Part 1: Beginner and Part 2: Advanced
Course Description: Part 1: Self-feeding in accordance with physical hunger and fullness is one of the most fundamental resources to developing an embodied sense of self. Working with these problems can open a window into the deepest self…if we know how to listen. This workshop will combine presentation and experiential activities, incorporating:
Anti-deprivation approach to intuitive eating (based on Susie Orbach’s approach from Fat is a Feminist Issue)
Ego State Work with Guided Imagery
Media Literacy and Critical Thinking
Eating Disorders and Obesity
Part 2: Far from reflecting superficial vanity concerns, eating and body image problems often go hand in hand with childhood experiences of denial, neglect, abuse and trauma, especially for those with intractable eating symptoms. This workshop will present a model that heals the mind/body splits so inherent in these problems and explains a causal relationship among psychosomatic dissociation, eating problems and body shame. This advanced training for counsellors, interns, psychotherapists and psychologists will go into greater detail of the above introduction and apply it to treatment intervention strategies including working with the overlap of trauma.
3. Understanding and Working with Dissociation
This workshop teaches you to help clients with more severe dissociative patterns. You will learn how to:
Use art and journal work to map and intervene into ego state (alter) splits and internal battles that manifest in troublesome symptoms and enactments
Contain traumatic flooding using metaphor and transference
Use ego state mapping to help your client understand their dissociated parts and build internal communication and cooperation
Identify the trauma intrusions and re-enactments that will help clients work through and integrate lost memories, feelings, and parts of self
Course Description: How do you engage dissociated parts of self in treatment, contract for safety, and maintain clear boundaries when your client presents with distinct identities that may be regressed or identified with perpetrators? This practicum will go over techniques, develop skills, and enable practice through demonstrations and role-plays Note: This training is at the Advanced level for clinicians (counsellors, psychotherapists, psychologists and interns) that are already working with survivors of severe sexual childhood trauma and need to develop and practice their skills in effectively working with clients who dissociate
Cancellation Policy: A full refund is available up to 2 weeks before the start date of each workshop. No refund will be available beyond that date.