Stress, Trauma and the Body:
An Introduction to Somatic Trauma Therapy
Upcoming presentation dates:
Trauma is being seen more and more as a causal agent behind many mental health disorders, and it can be etiologically linked to many physical disease processes as well. As part of our outreach program, we offer presentations on the topic at universities and mental health agencies.
This 3 hour workshop is a useful and informative summarization of the field of traumatology and the implications of recent research. Topics will include: the role of the body in working with trauma, contextualizing trauma therapy (how it is different from other forms of psychotherapy), Peter Levine’s map of the autonomic nervous system, working with panic and dissociative symptoms as part of the healing process, discerning between bipolar disorder and PTSD, and traumatic transference.
As part of the workshop, we view video clips of actual trauma therapy sessions, and discuss current treatment approaches. In particular, we will be looking at Containment and Resolution: a highly technical, strategic, experiential modality that draws from current neuroscience research on memory, Eastern mindfulness practices, and traumatic transference theory.
This workshop provides a valuable understanding of the trauma process that you can integrate with your own therapeutic orientation. See below for information about our next presentation or if you would like to schedule a workshop for your agency or class, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Love and Trauma Center is an approved continuing education provider through the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC). This presentation qualifies for .3 NCC continuing education credits and 3 professional development hours for Colorado mental health professionals through DORA.
We typically offer presentations at Naropa, University of Colorado, Regis and various other front range community organizations. Please contact us or register with our online community to receive up to date information on free presentation locations and dates.
What others have said about Love and Trauma’s CAR training:
“I have been doing therapy for 30 years and I thought there was nothing new under the sun, how wrong I was. I signed up for this training wanting something substantial, something I would use in my practice, and most importantly, something effective…I got all of that.”
Dr. Ruth Possehl –Clinical Faculty, University of Colorado