Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is an indicator that the body and mind have not, as yet, recognised that a traumatic incident is over.
As a result, the body's autonomic nervous system responds by continuously mobilising the body for defensive flight/fight or protective freeze. In addition, PTSD is (in large part) a failure of mindful dual awareness, which leads to an inability to recognise the present as different from the past.
This professional training will equip participants with neurophysical and psychophysical theory and principles and apply them to update the mind, brain, and nervous system to recognise when trauma is over – whether or not trauma memories are ever processed.
Through a variety of activities, including lecture, discussion, exercises, practice, and video demonstrations, participants will gain knowledge and skills for treating traumatised clients of all ages and backgrounds.
This professional training is consistent with and a beneficial adjunct to any method of psychotherapy or specialised trauma therapy (e.g. analytical, dynamic and somatic approaches, cognitive-behavioural, and EMDR).
By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:
- provide options for trauma recovery and trauma resolution
- predict and distinguish those clients who will benefit from processing trauma memories from those who will not
- utilise specific skills for helping both groups
- discuss the structure of the body's nervous system
- interpret and modulate the body’s nervous system (sensory and autonomic) to regulate arousal levels in clients and for safer trauma therapy
- interpret and modulate the body’s nervous system (sensory and autonomic) to regulate arousal levels for professional self-care
- differentiate two types of freeze states from two classes of hypo-aroused states
- employ the sensory nervous system to mediate flashbacks and nightmare
- discern a relaxed (muscular) state from a calm (nervous system) state
- adapt mindfulness, yoga, and physical exercise to be accessible to clients with dysregulated nervous systems and PTSD
- identify and acquire recovery options and strategies for trauma clients inappropriate for trauma memory processing, particularly for those who don't want to and those who decompensate or dysregulate from memory work
- employ the sensory nervous system for instant stabilisation during therapy sessions and in clients’ daily lives.
- identify both obvious as well as previously unrecognised resources as antidotes to traumatic stress states
- revive the (too-often) neglected application of therapeutic contracts and treatment planning
- enable trauma clients to make better (and safer) use of mindful practices such as meditation, MBSR, and yoga.
About the presenter
Babette Rothschild, MSW, has been a practitioner since 1976 and a teacher and trainer since 1992. She is the author of 6 books, (translated into more than a dozen languages including Danish, German, French, Spanish, and Japanese) all published by WW Norton. Revolutionizing Trauma Treatment (2017, 2021); her classic bestseller, The Body Remembers (2000); The Body Remembers CASEBOOK (2003); Help for the Helper (2005); 8 Keys to Safe Trauma Recovery (2010); and Trauma Essential (2010). She is the Series Editor of the WW Norton 8 Keys to Mental Health Series (12 titles and growing!). After living and working for 9 years in Copenhagen, Denmark she returned to her native Los Angeles. There she is writing her next books while she continues to lecture, train, and supervise professional psychotherapists worldwide. For more information, visit her website: www.trauma.cc
Please note, in order to participate in this workshop, you will need access to the following:
- Desktop or laptop computer
- Reliable internet connection
- Webcam (built in to your computer, or input separately)
- When you click to register, you will be taken to our new and improved payment gateway. Once you complete your registration you will receive an email detailing how to access your learning event in our Moodle Learning Management System.
- Registration cut-offs:
- Workshop registrations will close two business days before the event.
- Workshops must be paid for at least two business days before the training date, or your registration will be cancelled.
- Training Workshops Cancellation Statement [PDF, 1MB]
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