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Treating Collective Trauma with Hakomi: Listening to the Body

The Hakomi Method is a multidimensional somatic approach to deep healing rooted in an understanding of the silent language of the body. In the moment-by-moment unfolding of their somatic awareness, clients learn to access the unconscious core beliefs that shape their response to trauma, even when it’s woven within the larger context of collective trauma. Discover how the therapist’s own somatic awareness can help clients untangle the complex area where individual and collective trauma meet, and learn techniques to stay attuned and somatically grounded to effectively work with trauma. In this recording, you’ll explore: 

  • The key Hakomi concepts of applied mindfulness and somatic awareness to help clients change rigid mental models 
  • Attachment- and compassion-based skills that facilitate a gentle inquiry into the body’s messages 
  • How to apply gentle interventions that can yield clients’ emotional defences and trauma identities  
  • How to stay self-regulated, somatically grounded, and open-hearted when working with trauma-sensitive processes 
Copyright : 16/02/2021

Racial Trauma: Assessment and Treatment Techniques for Trauma Rooted in Racism

The trauma of racism is real, and it leaves many clients with the classic symptoms of PTSD.

Join racial trauma expert Dr. Monnica Williams and change the way you work with racism and race-based experiences in therapy as she gives you the tools you need to help clients name, express, and heal from racial trauma!!

Whether you’ve never felt the traumatic wounds of racism, or have experienced racial trauma firsthand, this program will empower you to validate your clients’ pain and offer real clinical solutions.

This fiercely honest 3-hour training will provide you with: 

  • Direction on how you can be more comfortable talking about issues related to racism in therapy 
  • Guidance for clinicians of colour who’ve experienced feelings of oppression and discrimination 
  • Interview protocols to identify deep seated wounds from daily assaults on dignity 
  • DSM-5 framework guidance for race-based stress and trauma 
  • Skills and interventions to properly address racial trauma in a clinical setting 

Don’t let racial trauma go unidentified or risk clients failing to fully recover because you don’t have the clinical guidance you need!  

Purchase today, get the skills and techniques to work with racial trauma, and be prepared to move clients toward a better tomorrow! 

Copyright : 27/08/2020

The Neurobiology of Healing Relationships: Trauma Work Meets Couples Therapy

Our ability to navigate hard conversations and find the courage to risk deep intimacy depends on our ability to access the brain states that foster an emotional connection. But when a brain has experienced serious trauma, it can easily be triggered into dysregulation, limiting our capacity for intimate relationships. This recording will explore the neurobiology of how trauma can affect intimacy and review evidence-based approaches to assist with a couple’s emotional re-connection. You’ll discover how to: 

  • Identify which brain states will impede your clients from engaging in relational health and using the tools you are trying to give them  
  • Create a working relationship with your client’s brain to promote trauma recovery and healthy relationships simultaneously 
  • See how applying memory reconsolidation in couples therapy can undo emotional schemas that make relationships feel scary and painful 
Copyright : 21/03/2021

Ancient Wisdom for Today’s Ailments: Connecting the Body, Mind, and Spirit

The long-term impact of trauma and stress are more than just mental health issues: they’re at the root of almost 80 percent of chronic illnesses in our modern culture. But ancient spiritual practices involving guided imagery, chanting, drawing, and movement allow us to reconnect with the innate healing power of our bodies, minds, and spirits. Experience processes that deepen access to the imagination and the inner wisdom that can guide personal journeys of growth, resilience, and recovery in a range of clinical contexts and settings. You’ll explore: 

  • How to use the genogram to help clients build resilience and hope, and attune to their sense of well-being 
  • Guided imagery practices to use with clients in therapy as well as community settings to help heal the body and heighten experiences of personal growth 
  • Practical exercises involving writing, drawing, and chanting that reestablish a connection with the heart when trauma and stress have shut off that channel to inner wisdom 
  • How to use music and movement in sessions to get around emotional blocks without spoken words 
Copyright : 07/01/2021

Safe and Sound: How Your Voice Can Contribute to Healing Trauma

Can the way we use our voice actually help change a person’s nervous system? Polyvagal Theory provides a neurologically based understanding of how human vocalizations and the way we say what we say can support mental and physical health. Discover how the Safe and Sound Protocol promotes social engagement and safety in therapy.

Copyright : 19/03/2021

Treating Complex Trauma Clients at the Edge: How Brain Science Can Inform Interventions

We often get shaken and lose confidence in our approach when a client’s trauma response edges into seemingly uncontrollable dynamics of rage, panic, or suicidal desperation.

Watch Frank Anderson, colleague of Dr. Bessel van der Kolk and Dr. Richard Schwartz, as he provides an essential road map for treating relational trauma cases. Explore the neurobiological processes of hyperarousal and parasympathetic withdrawal and the underlying symptoms.

Watch now and you will also learn various therapeutic techniques and interventions that can be integrated with psychotherapy practices to help soothe your clients’ trauma.

Copyright : 23/03/2018

The Misattuned Family: Techniques for Healing Attachment Trauma

Too many children feel hurt, angry, and disconnected from their parents; and too many parents feel discouraged that their child-rearing approaches aren’t working. Many parent-child therapies focus on improving behaviours without looking at the core issues underneath—attachment and trauma. This recording offers an approach that focuses on the physiologic, nonverbal connection between parent and child to improve the relationship. Using two attachment-based modalities—Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy and Theraplay—learn how to enhance regulation, connection, and joy between parents and children as well as guide parents to do reparative work around family trauma. Discover how to: 

  • Get to the heart of a child’s deeper thoughts, feelings, wishes, and beliefs without relying on the child’s ability to verbalize feelings 
  • Facilitate active dialogue between parents and children that’s both safe and gets to their core issues 
  • Practice scenarios for optimal arousal, affect regulation, and de-escalating child-parent dysregulation 
  • Learn gentle ways to intervene and redirect a misattuned or critical parent 
Copyright : 20/03/2021

Bringing the Body into Therapy: Clinical Tools from Somatic Experiencing

It’s now widely acknowledged that the body can be an ally in healing and psychotherapy, and one of the keys to helping clients move beyond trauma and embody resilience. In this recording, featuring experiential exercises, you’ll learn to apply powerful clinical tools from Somatic Experiencing (SE), an approach developed by Peter Levine to treat trauma and other stress-related disorders by gently facilitating the release of thwarted survival physiology bound in the body during a traumatic or overwhelming event. You’ll explore:

  • How to create a vibrant experience of resilience and wholeness in your work
  • How implicit memory shapes our physiological and psychological responses to trauma and recovery
  • Three skills to work with the autonomic nervous system to rebound from trauma and overwhelm
Copyright : 19/03/2021

The Body as Healer: Working from the Bottom Up

One of the keys to helping clients move beyond trauma into empowerment and mastery is to help them learn how to access safety and positive embodied resource states. This contrasts with reliving traumas and repeatedly experiencing threats that no longer exist. Learn specific tools from Somatic Experiencing for reading clients’ physical and emotional cues, while using their natural instincts to rebalance their physiology and inner feelings. You’ll discover how to:

  • Integrate clients’ awareness of their internal experience and your observations of their nonverbal behaviors, including involuntary gestures, posture changes, and external indications of shifts in the autonomic nervous system
  • Develop your capacity to read your own somatic cues as a means of resonating and connecting with the client’s experience
  • Assess the often-fleeting physical cues of clients’ internal states that indicate crucial resources they can access as they move toward healing
Copyright : 19/03/2020