The Map - Video
A 35 minute training excerpt mapping the autonomic nervous system. Based on Peter Levine's doctoral research, this is a very useful tool for therapist and client alike. Click the button below to view other online videos.Learn more
Trauma Recovery Protocol Trainings
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What is trauma and why focus on it?
Many of the symptoms for which people seek psychotherapeutic and psychiatric services arise from having experienced highly stressful or traumatic events. The common myth of trauma is that it only happens to people in war zones or to people who have suffered severe bodily harm. This is simply not true, trauma can be caused by common everyday occurrences like car accidents, surgery, domestic violence, and most notably, childhood abandonment or abuse. In fact, the research (see acestudy.org) is very clear on the matter: the earlier, more familial and more chronic the stress or trauma was in a person’s life, the more they will be affected by it as an adult and the less they will be able to recall any specific events that may have created it. Symptoms such as anxiety, depression, panic attacks, disproportionte anger, feeling disconnected or numb, disturbed boundaries, painful relationship patterns, and especially addiction are common signs of trauma. At the Love and Trauma Center, training therapists and students how heal the resulting wounds is our primary focus and what we do best.
What is Trauma Recovery Protocol?
Trauma Recovery Protocol (TRP) is a highly technical, experience focused, strategic, body-based therapy that brings together current neuroscience research (I.e memory systems, learning theory, Peter Levine’s modeling of the autonomic nervous system) and the best elements of other therapeutic modalities (such as DBT skill building, attachment theory, family systems and psychodynamic transference work). Trauma Recovery Protocol is a precise, coherent, tested and teachable model that allows the student to feel supported in a structured approach to treating trauma and yet maintains the sophistication, fluidity, warmth needed to work with complex PTSD.
We offer different levels of trainings. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on any of these programs.
We also do workshops for agencies, so if you would like to host a 1-Day workshop contact our program manager at email@example.com.
1 Day Trauma Recovery Protocol Experiential Workshops
Colorado Springs, CO| JUST ADDED! 2-Day Intensive: Saturday August 22th and Sunday August 23, 2015 | Insight Services sponsored event
Austin, TX | Embodied Trauma Dynamics in conjunction with MAPS (Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies) Saturday September 12th|MAPS fundraising event
Trauma Recovery Protocol Level 1 Certification Training
Colorado Springs CO|Insight Services| 4 weekends: Sept. 25-27, Oct. 23-25, Nov. 20-22, Dec. 18-20 | 2015
Denver CO|The Love and Trauma Center | 4 weekends: Feb. 5-7, Feb. 26-28, Mar. 18-20, Apr. 8-10 | 2016
Trauma Recovery Protocol Level 2
950 S. Cherry St. Denver, CO. | Fall 2015 5 weekends: Sept. 12-13, Oct. 17-18, Nov. 14 – 15, Dec. 11 – 12, Jan. 9-10 | 2015 – 2016
This is our most advanced course. It builds on the Level 1 TRP course by further developing the student’s ability to work with traumatic transference, attachment parenting styles, and family system roles. It is a five weekend course and requires the completion of the TRP Level 1 training as a prerequisite.
The primary purpose of the training is to develop highly skilled trauma therapists that are able to work with stress, high stress, dissociation and complex PTSD (repeated, familial trauma). To do this, we focus on integrating theory, research, and strategic thinking with very experiential, hands-on, skill development. In fact, a full 50% of our trainings are dedicated to practicing skills under supervision. Many students find the trainings to be demanding insofar as they require a high level of intellectual engagement, working with one’s own personal history of stress and trauma, and mastering a set of skills that are beyond the scope of what is taught in traditional counseling programs.
A note on continuing education:
The Love and Trauma Center is is an NBCC-Approved Continung Education Provider (ACEP) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. The ACEP solely is responsible for all aspects of the program.
To learn more about this topic and our approach, a good starting point is the watch The Map video listed above. It will provide a good introduction to how the autonomic nervous system effects mental health and the Trauma RP process (we have other lecture and demonstration videos that you can stream).
You can also visit our redesigned resourcing page. Resourcing, or the ability to shift and calm one’s own nervous system, is a useful and essential first step in beginning to work with one’s own stress and trauma symptoms. Multi-language versions of this page are available.
You are welcome to download four prepublication chapters from the Trauma RP training manual, Trauma Recovery Protocol: Healing trauma and its effects on ourselves and our relationships.
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950 S. Cherry St. Suite 410 Denver, CO. 80246
Continuing Education:All LTC courses qualify for NBCC continuing education credits