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VIDEO: Janina Fisher on How Trauma Gets Stored in the Body

What It Can Teach Us About Navigating Covid-Related Stress

Janina Fisher • 5/13/2020

Research shows us that trauma is stored in the body. But how does this happen, and why? Here, trauma expert Janina Fisher explains, and shares how this knowledge can help us better understand our stress reactions to the covid-19 pandemic.

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Nine Simple Interventions for Depression

…During COVID-19 and All Challenging Times

Janina Fisher • 4/9/2020

By Janina Fisher - Given the way our lives have been turned upside down by the pandemic, a lot of our clients will exhibit signs of depression. Here are some simple Sensorimotor Psychotherapy interventions that can help those who are feeling depressed and alone—and that are easily worked into a video session.

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Transformational Approaches to Treating Complex Trauma
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Integrating Proven Approaches & Online Therapy to Help Clients Heal in Society’s New Normal
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10/25/2019
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JANINA FISHER, PH.D.
 
JONI M GILBERTSON, MA, NCC, LCPC, BC-TMH
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Blending IFS, Sensorimotor, Mindfulness, Psychoeducation, and More
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Certified Addictions-Informed Mental Health Professional (CAIMHP) Training Course
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9/22/2019
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DAVID KESSLER
 
JANINA FISHER, PH.D.
 
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ANDREW TATARSKY PH.D.
 
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Transformational Approaches to Treating Complex Trauma
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JANINA FISHER, PH.D.
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Integrating Proven Approaches & Online Therapy to Help Clients Heal in Society’s New Normal
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JANINA FISHER, PH.D.
 
JONI M GILBERTSON, MA, NCC, LCPC, BC-TMH
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Blending IFS, Sensorimotor, Mindfulness, Psychoeducation, and More
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10/25/2019
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JANINA FISHER, PH.D.
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NRS001337
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$459.92 USD     $259.99
Certified Addictions-Informed Mental Health Professional (CAIMHP) Training Course
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9/22/2019
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JANINA FISHER, PH.D.
 
TIM WORDEN, PH.D.
 
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When Talk Isn’t Enough
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VIDEO: Janina Fisher on How Trauma Gets Stored in the Body

What It Can Teach Us About Navigating Covid-Related Stress

Janina Fisher • 5/13/2020

Research shows us that trauma is stored in the body. But how does this happen, and why? Here, trauma expert Janina Fisher explains, and shares how this knowledge can help us better understand our stress reactions to the covid-19 pandemic.

Daily Blog

Nine Simple Interventions for Depression

…During COVID-19 and All Challenging Times

Janina Fisher • 4/9/2020

By Janina Fisher - Given the way our lives have been turned upside down by the pandemic, a lot of our clients will exhibit signs of depression. Here are some simple Sensorimotor Psychotherapy interventions that can help those who are feeling depressed and alone—and that are easily worked into a video session.

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Helping Clients Befriend Themselves

A Sensorimotor Approach to Dealing with Self-Hatred

Janina Fisher • 3/22/2019

By Janina Fisher - No matter how much we're loved and valued in our adult lives, judgmental parts within us are standing ready to condemn us as inadequate or undeserving. Using Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, I help clients suffering from self-hatred befriend the parts they unconsciously disown.

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VIDEO: Janina Fisher on Collaborating with Clients in Trauma Treatment

The Secret to Tapping Into Inner Resources

Janina Fisher • 1/7/2019

For many traumatized clients, even beginning to explore a traumatic event can be an act of bravery. According to therapist and trauma expert Janina Fisher, in order for clients to take this first step, they first need to be empowered. In the following video clip, she explains how to make this happen.

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Healing Early Attachment Injuries by Listening to Our Trauma

Using Sensorimotor Psychotherapy to Speak with Shameful Inner Parts

Janina Fisher • 12/10/2015

As therapists, we often encounter clients who are so mired in self-hatred that our best efforts to support a sense of self-worth only seem to dig the hole of judgment and self-loathing deeper. Eventually, I began to wonder if the resulting clinical quagmire might be a reflection of a kind of "internal attachment disorder" mirroring the emotional injuries of early childhood. Was it possible that alienation from self and others had become an essential survival strategy early in life? Using Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, I guide my clients in "befriending" the parts they unconsciously disown.

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Accessing Emotional Discomfort with Sensorimotor Psychotherapy

What Neuroscience and Attachment Teach Us About Healing Stress in the Body

Janina Fisher • 10/15/2015

The more we learn about the brain, the more apparent it becomes that, if we're to guide people in the process of change, we need to pay at least as much attention to the body and nervous system---theirs and ours---as to words, emotions, and meaning-making---which, until recently, have been the major focus of therapy. Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, a body-centered talk-therapy approach, allows us to navigate tumultuous transferential relationships and therapeutic impasses in creative, satisfying, and often moving ways.

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Inside the Trauma Treatment Revolution

Learning to Move Beyond Talk

Janina Fisher • 6/13/2014

Neuroscience was brought into the field of trauma by the outspoken (and sometimes controversial) psychiatrist Bessel van der Kolk. Ever since his work with the Veterans Administration in the 1970s put him on the path to studying trauma, he’d begun to challenge the conventional psychiatric framework of trauma treatment.

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Putting the Pieces Together

25 Years of Learning Trauma Treatment

Janina Fisher • 5/12/2014

25 years ago, we believed that helping trauma survivors dig into dark and unspeakable horrors would set them free. But in this new age of trauma treatment, we aim to help our clients find the light.

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The Anatomy of Self-Hatred: Learning to Love Our Loathed "Selves"

Janina Fisher • 7/1/2012

With stalemated cases in which the task of self-acceptance feels impossible, the therapist needs to offer more than compassion and encouragement.

Magazine Article

Case Study

Breaking Free: A Mind-Body Approach to Retraining the Brain

Janina Fisher • 3/1/2011

Putting the power of neuroplasticity to work in the consulting room.

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Brain to Brain

The talking cure goes beyond words

Janina Fisher • 1/1/2010

As we learn more about the brain, it becomes apparent that therapists need to pay at least as much attention to the body and nervous system (both their own and their clients') as to the words, emotions, and meaning-making processes of the mind.

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Janina Fisher, Ph.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist and former instructor at The Trauma Center, a research and treatment center founded by Bessel van der Kolk. Known as an expert on the treatment of trauma, Dr. Fisher has also been treating individuals, couples and families since 1980.

She is past president of the New England Society for the Treatment of Trauma and Dissociation, an EMDR International Association Credit Provider, Assistant Educational Director of the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute, and a former Instructor, Harvard Medical School. Dr. Fisher lectures and teaches nationally and internationally on topics related to the integration of the neurobiological research and newer trauma treatment paradigms into traditional therapeutic modalities.

She is co-author with Pat Ogden of Sensorimotor Psychotherapy: Interventions for Attachment and Trauma (2015) and author of Healing the Fragmented Selves of Trauma Survivors: Overcoming Internal Self-Alienation (2017) and the forthcoming book, Working with the Neurobiological Legacy of Trauma (in press).