As therapists, we know all too well that a traumatic or life-threatening experience can leave individuals with a hypersensitive fight/flight/freeze response---a physical imprint that can continue to live in the body long after the actual event has passed. This workshop will present a comprehensive overview of the Somatic Experiencing approach
For some clients, it’s tougher to open up about money problems than about sex. Yet, as therapists, we need to be aware that the financial traumas of the economic downturn---job loss, home foreclosure, wiped out retirement accounts, the creeping fear of downward mobility---are experienced as psychological traumas. How can we help clients
So you’ve launched treatment with a client, and all of a sudden, your client freezes, becomes rigid, or shuts down altogether. You sense that trauma plays a part in the client’s response. What next? In this workshop, you’ll learn how to identify a “traumatic” response, how to use the adaptive information processing-based techniques favored by clinicians worldwide,
Each of us possesses an implicit self, expressed and known to ourselves and others through nonverbal, sensory and motor means, including our stance, posture, gestures, and facial expressions. This workshop will explore the rich somatic component that drives human behavior and show you how to tap into this implicit self in your clinical practice.
Trauma lives in our bodies, as well as in our minds---and so does healing. This workshop will explore the psychophysiological aspects of trauma and healing, providing specific tools to help shift clients away from the frozen, high-alert psychophysiological state characteristic of trauma and activate the healing-conducive
Many clients with harsh or traumatic childhood histories suffer physical pain that defies medical diagnosis and conventional treatments. Often our efforts to address the trauma-related emotional issues are frustrated by their current physical problems. What if the pain symptoms and treatment resistance are actually both expressions of their early trauma?
Treating clients suffering from the multilayered impact of complex trauma---often associated with prolonged, severe childhood abuse---can be the most challenging, baffling work we do, compounded by fact that the treatment options change constantly. In this workshop, we’ll discuss the latest findings about complex trauma and their clinical