Join trauma pioneer, bestselling author and international trainer, Babette Rothschild, for this workshop that will expand on the theory of trauma and tackle critical and key issues in recovering from trauma.
Babette will provide answers to these key questions in trauma therapy:
- Why is it that some clients improve from trauma therapy and some do not?
- In which combinations is success or failure inherent in the treatment modality, the therapeutic relationship, and the client’s resources?
- What is it that is going wrong when clients decompensate or drop out of treatment?
This workshop will provide you with an expanded mind and body based toolbox for increasing and maintaining stability and determining when or when not to proceed to memory processing. You will learn how to:
- Interpret and modulate the body’s nervous system (sensory and autonomic) to better regulate arousal levels in your clients and yourself.
- Adapt mindfulness, yoga, and physical exercise for easier access to clients with PTSD, anxiety, and panic.
- Strategies to help your clients reduce and stop flashbacks and constructively manage waking from nightmares.
- Utilize tools to protect yourself from vicarious trauma and compassion fatigue.
The theory, tools and techniques presented in this seminar are easily integrated across the widest range of treatment modalities including CBT, EMDR, Somatic Experiencing and more.
Format: DVD Video – 4+ hours
Details: Multi-disc DVD recording ( 8 hours, 20 minutes ) with electronic manual and instructions
Author: BABETTE ROTHSCHILD, MSW, LCSW
IMPERATIVE GUIDING PRINCIPLES
- Major goals for trauma therapy
- Quality of life
- Professional obsolescence
- Importance of contact and support
IMPROVEMENT VS. DECOMPENSATION
- Why clients get worse
- Identifying what works vs. “the evidence base”
- Client and therapist curiosity
THE TERMINOLOGY OF TRAUMA
- DSM-5 ® update
- Stress, Trauma, Posttraumatic stress,
- Posttraumatic stress disorder
- Three phases
- Stabilization & safety
- Reviewing trauma memories
- Small, successful steps
- Loss of control in trauma
- Loss of control in the wake of trauma
- Regaining control
- Trauma types
- Role of attachment
- Who does not benefit from memory processing and why
- When story matters
FOCUS HEALING ON THE PRESENT
- Body awareness
- Recovery vs. resolution
- Cultural differences
THE TRAUMA COMPROMISED CORTEX
- Prioritize clear thinking
THE SENSORY NERVOUS SYSTEM AND DUAL AWARENESS
- Reconciling external and internal cues
SWEET SURVIVAL AND PERSONAL RESOURCES
- Contact and support
- Faith and nature
- Purposeful activity
OBSERVING AND REGULATING HYPERAROUSAL
- Structure of the autonomic nervous system
- From heightened alertness to flight, fight, and freeze
- Applying the brakes
- Relaxed vs. calm
AVOID THE WRONG ROAD
- Medical concerns vs. PTSD
- Current issues vs. past issues
- Importance of the client’s agenda
- Prevent “false memories”
BODY FOCUSED EXERCISES AND PRACTICES
- Body awareness
- Feet and grounding
- Exteroceptive resources
- Autonomic NS awareness
- Distance and boundary
- Center of gravity and balance
- Balance & strength training
- Preventing vicarious trauma & compassion fatigue
- Sit back!
- Empathy and mirror neurons
- Facial feedback
- Respiration synchrony
- Image control