COMPLEX TRAUMA WORK (Single, Multiple & Childhood Trauma - STAGE 1) -
THE 1ST PHASE OF TRAUMA RECOVERY - 15th & 16th September 2018 (Leeds); 12th & 13th January (Leeds) and 23rd & 24th January (London)
This workshop mainly focuses on how to support trauma survivors of Single, Multiple & Childhood Trauma who are at the beginning of their recovery where the main goal is Stabilisation & Establishment of Safety. This workshop is suitable for beginner practitioners working with trauma as it focuses on the first phase of trauma recovery where the body focused approach is most suitable in creating safety and emotional stability. Moreover, this workshop is also suitable for experienced professionals as they can expand their set of tools by adding or enhancing body-oriented techniques and having the possibility to learn much needed self-care techniques to prevent secondary trauma impact.
All of our courses are built around Herman’s Three Stage Model of Trauma Recovery. The most important stage is the first one, Safety and Stabilization. Very often trauma victims suffer from symptoms ranging from hypervigilance, anger, and extreme emotion to pain, depression and immobility. We look at ways to build up resources for trauma sufferers, both external and internal safety including coping strategies for dealing with their symptoms. This course gives and suggests creative ways/techniques to bring clients into the “window of tolerance” because it is impossible to work with someone who is suffering the after-effects of trauma without first making them feel safe and helping them to find resources within themselves to help them manage their emotions.
This work involves creating emotional stability (learning how to avoid being overcome with emotions) which brings the client into the “window of tolerance” where further trauma processing work can be done.
WORKING WITH ADULT SURVIVORS OF CHILDHOOD TRAUMA (STAGE 2)-THE 2ND PHASE OF TRAUMA RECOVERY -24th & 25th November 2018 (Leeds)
It is necessary to attend Complex trauma work (Stage 1)- the 1st phase of trauma recovery course before signing up for this one.
The main focus of this workshop will be on how safely approach childhood trauma and support integration of self as a whole. We will introduce Phase-Oriented approach to post-trauma treatment of childhood trauma.
Childhood Trauma, especially imposed by people in positions of affection and authority, create long term difficulties with trust, intimacy, and dependency. This traumatization causes profound vulnerability and vigilance which continue affecting adults in their late lives. They are often left to deal with overwhelming experiences that are normally held in their bodies. These overwhelming experiences become the reason why these adults disconnect from being present and it greatly impacts on the way they connect with other people. Adult survivors often cannot get body senses as their past memories are very painful physically and psychologically. Therefore they ‘dissociate’ from their feelings and body experiences which is a protective process simply helping them to survive.
This two-day workshop will be experiential and you will learn about effective Systemic , Experiential, Embodied techniques when working with trauma. These techniques will add an important link between the body's stored knowledge of the impacts of the past difficult life of past difficult life situations and their impacts. We examine the embodied approach to the trauma which has been “stuck” since childhood. In this course we are working with the “Inner Traumatised Child” (the traumatised part metaphor) that has become “stuck” and is unable to develop and move on. We first establish safety & internal resources for the client, before going on to approach those “parts” that are stuck and enable them to be processed and integrated. We also work with negative self talk - ‘Inner critical voice’ metaphor which are a feature of childhood trauma.
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