Dealing with Trauma Training Part 1
Ending: Monday, 10 December 2018
About Dealing with Trauma Training Part 1
This training is non-residential. Food and accommodation is optional for a fee.
A crash course offering modern tools in trauma therapy for those who work with people individually - from social work to therapy
This weekend is Part 1 of the Dealing with Trauma training. It can be booked only in combination with Part 2.
The mixture of theoretical material and practical experience in this course will enable you to trace, carefully measure and discharge traumatic energy in the body and its nervous system. You will gain understanding and acquire tools to offer help on a significant level without going deeply into stories and emotional processes. Our approach in trauma therapy does not use cathartic or emotional release techniques. You will be more relaxed in your work with traumatized people, and your clients will experience a higher level of stress tolerance and resilience.
The training consists of 2 workshops of 3 days each, with an interval in-between to integrate and try out the new material. The trainers will be available during this time by phone or e-mail.
History & background
During the last 40 years fundamentally new views and methods emerged to help people after traumatic experiences. Disorders following traumatic events (i.e. post-traumatic stress disorder) and their healing came into public awareness along with the classical issues of psychotherapy.
When intense events overwhelm our instinctive protective reflexes, we cannot regulate ourselves sufficiently. We experience a strong inner strain and physical restrictions; an existential crisis and social problems may occur. In order to work with traumatic shock energy we pay direct attention to what happens in the body and nervous system, next to using the traditional cognitive and emotional approaches.
Via the felt sense we have a bridge to what happens in the nervous system. It can be a crucial relief to trace and melt the energy bound in the nervous system in small steps, with the client being in control, in a slow and gentle way. Completing the uncomplete physiological processes brings back our natural self-regulation.
The foundation of this work is mindfulness and responsiveness to the needs of the traumatized person. The goal is for the client to rebuild resources and return to a sense of safety and resilience.
Basic understanding of dealing with traumatized people
Promotion of resources
Techniques for stress regulation
Stabilization, grounding, containment, demarcation
Perception of the body, felt sense
Learning the language of the nervous system
Ways of careful confrontation with trauma, dealing with activation and discharge of traumatic energy
The 3 compasses of the nervous system: brain stem, feeling brain, cerebrum
Therapeutic attitude, self-protection in the therapeutic context
Supervision of cases of the participants
Focusing (Eugene Gendlin)
Somatic Experiencing (Dr. Peter Levine)
Neuro-affective psychotherapy (M. Bentzen, S. Hart)
Psycho-imaginative Traumatherapy (Prof. L. Reddemann)
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
"Our ability to annihilate each other equals our ability to heal each other" - Bessel van der Kolk
Pia and Prabhat are the founders of the Trauma Therapy Institute Berlin where they developed their concept integrating psychical, physical, neurobiological and mental approaches to successfully process traumatic experiences.