3. Eating, Trauma & Body Image Issues - Sponsored by Auckland Sexual Abuse Help - Meets Friday & Saturday 22 & 23 September 2017 *This workshop counts as a pre-requisite to Understanding & Working with Dissociation below
1. Somatic Work with Complex Trauma Meets Friday, 12 May 2017 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM at Youthline House, 13 Maidstone Street, Grey Lynn, in Auckland
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.
3. Eating Trauma & Body Image Issues 2 Day Training sponsored by Auckland Sexual Abuse Help, Meets Friday & Saturday 22 & 23 September 2017
Self-feeding, in accordance with physical hunger and fullness, is one of the most fundamental resources to developing an embodied sense of self. That is why, 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. You will learn guidelines for assessment and intervention.
Working with these problems can open a window into the deepest self…if we know how to listen.The workshop will combine presentation and experiential activities, incorporating:
Anti-deprivation intuitive eating (based on Susie Orbach’s approach from Fat is a Feminist Issue)