Skip to main content
Digital Seminar

Tigers Running Wild

Recovering from a Time of Threat

Janina Fisher, PhD
1 Hour
Audio and Video
Jun 07, 2022
Product Code:
Media Type:
Digital Seminar
Never expires.


The past two years have wrought an unprecedented traumatic experience on the entire world. People have faced social isolation and threat to life from a virus that lurks at every turn. Because humans have the same survival instincts as any other mammal, our automatic responses have been to fight, flee from potential risk, collapse into hopelessness, remain frozen in fear inside our homes, or to cry for help.  The challenge we face as the pandemic nears its end is learning how to live again in a world without threat, how to ‘turn off’ the survival responses that have become increasingly automatic, and how to recover from the ordeal with which we have been living.



PESI Australia, in collaboration with PESI in the USA, offers quality online continuing professional development events from the leaders in the field at a standard recognized by professional associations including psychology, social work, occupational therapy, alcohol and drug professionals, counselling and psychotherapy. On completion of the training, a Professional Development Certificate is issued after the individual has answered and submitted a quiz and course evaluation. This program is worth 1 hours CPD for points calculation by your association.



Janina Fisher, PhD's Profile

Janina Fisher, PhD Related seminars and products

Janina Fisher, PhD, 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).


Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Dr. Janina Fisher has an employment relationship with the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute. She is a consultant for Khiron House Clinics and the Massachusetts Department of MH Restraint and Seclusion Initiative. Dr. Fisher receives royalties as a published author. She receives a speaking honorarium, recording royalties and book royalties from Psychotherapy Networker and PESI, Inc. Dr. Fisher has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Dr. Janina Fisher is on the advisory board for the Trauma Research Foundation. She is a patron of the Bowlby Center.


  1. Evaluate the autonomic response to threat.
  2. Revise signs of survival defence responses.
  3. Appraise three interventions that facilitate recovery from living under threat.


  • Determine the body’s response to fear and threat.
  • Build clients understand the persistence of post-traumatic responses.
  • Apply strategies to lessen autonomic and physiological trauma responses.
  • Demonstrate a model for tolerance for a life after pandemic.

Target Audience

  • Addiction Counselors
  • Case Managers
  • Counselors
  • Marriage & Family Therapists
  • Nurses
  • Physicians
  • Psychologists
  • Psychotherapists
  • Social Workers
  • Therapists
  • Other Mental Health Professionals

Please wait ...

Back to Top