Dr. Fisher gives us a broad view of what trauma is and what the event(s) may look like. She then spends time discussing the living legacy of trauma and how to help clients understand what is them vs what is the legacy. She explores implicit memory and then dives into a discussion about the triune brain and other structures of the brain and how they respond to trauma. She then examines different triggers and how the nervous system responds. She spends the remainder of her time discussing different types of memory and how they can affect the body.
In this program, Janina Fisher explains the role of the autonomic nervous system and how the nervous system responds to and presents when a client has experienced trauma. She differentiates between hyperarousal and hypoarousal trauma symptom presentations. And finally, she appraises how we can apply trauma treatment interventions in order to increase prefrontal cortex activity and expand the Window of Tolerance in order to decrease trauma symptoms and improve clinical outcomes.
The Autonomic Nervous System
The Window of Tolerance
Trauma Treatment Interventions
This course takes a look beyond the traditional Cognitive Behavior Therapy for patients who are being treated for Trauma. This takes a look at how the body is impacted at a sensorimotor level and how to identify triggers associated with the trauma and interventions to regulate the body when there is an arousal in the body associated with the trauma.
Skills to Regulate Arousal
Live study of Sensorimotor Therapy
Traumatic experiences can affect a person from a very early age, as early as infancy. Patterns of self-destructive behaviour as a response to trauma often develop early in childhood. Self-destructive behaviours such as addictions, cutting, eating disorders, suicidal ideation, suicidal impulses, and suicidal planning can be looked at with an integrated model. This model treats the self-destructive behaviour and works to recover from past trauma simultaneously, thus helping the client gain better insight of triggers and gain better control.
Borderline Personality Disorder
Arousal and Addiction
The Integrated Model of TherapyCopyright : 12/04/2019
In this presentation, you will hear Janina Fisher describe the role, as well as impact, of trauma-based dissociation. She will clearly outline how these different components manifest and then fit together to understand the client and their needs.
Understand the relationship between a trauma survivor’s implicit memories and current emotions and fears. Learn how attachment styles, vulnerabilities, and countertransference affect a client, therapist, and the evolving client-therapist relationship. Apply this knowledge to better attune the relational “dance” between client and therapist.
Effect of insecure or traumatic attachment
Attachment experiences as “body memory”
How attachment styles affect the client-therapist relationship
Relational “dance” between client and therapist attachment styles and training styles
“Parallel lives”: here and now vs then and there
Special challenges of disorganized attachment
Effects of disorganized attachment in adults
Internal working model theory
Procedurally-learned client expectancies
Sympathetic hyperarousal vs parasympathetic hypoarousal
Co-existing defensive and attachment responses
What is the relationship between trauma and shame? How do trauma survivors express their emotions? Dr. Fisher answers these and other questions about trauma and trauma survivors. She addresses clinical dilemmas that are encountered with shame and other interesting topics such as why shame is a damage limitation strategy. It’s fascinating to learn the connection between neurobiology and surviving trauma. You won’t want to miss a minute of this workshop as Dr. Fisher explains how we can help trauma survivors.
Role of the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems
Dr. Fisher aptly states, “Shame is hard to budge.” Shame can be imprinted in a person’s brain early in life. It goes beyond words to a client. These two aspects make it difficult for the therapist to access. There is a close relationship between shame and self-loathing. A vicious cycle of shame and more shame develops that can be difficult to treat. Shame-and-Anger clients are also discussed. This offers a look into ways to changing procedural learning and disrupting the cycle of shame.
The Animal Brain versus The Thinking Brain
Shame as a Relatively Wordless State
Relationship Between Self-Loathing and Self-Blame
Vicious Cycle of Shame and More Shame
Shame and Anger Clients
Procedural Learning (Grisby & Stevens)
Ways to Challenge Shame and Self-Loathing
Working with complex patients who have failed multiple treatment approaches often leaves us scratching our heads on how to help them. That is where a body-centred approach to treating shame and trauma can be an effective tool for helping clients heal without having to suffer through their trauma over and over again. By watching and listening to what the body is telling us, we can disrupt the shame pathway and treat the cause of their pain. In this course, we will dive deep into mindfulness with a body-centred approach to help clients reprocess their trauma and build the desirable neuro pathways to set them on a path to healing.
Basics of Sensorimotor Psychotherapy
Disrupting the trauma and shame pathway
Integrating mindfulness into traditional therapy models
Understanding thoughts, feelings and impulses
The role of mindful experiments and breathwork
Resourcing vs de-resourcing thoughts
Dr Fisher briefly discusses how to reframe shame, then she discusses her 4-step protocol to work with clients who are in crisis because of shame. Then she moves into a discussion about the shame relationship and dissociation. She dives into parts work and a session showing how to implement the concepts. She ends with a discussion of the social engagement system.
Shame as a relationship between two parts of the personality
Social engagement systemCopyright : 26/05/2018
Dr. Fisher starts her seminar by discussing the importance of decoding crises/problems as internal struggles between parts. She discusses how to help clients identify parts and work to unblend them. Throughout the seminar, she takes time to present real-life scenarios where she has used these techniques to help clients, as well as giving you a glimpse into the process and steps she uses to ensure that her therapy is based on mindfulness and parts language. She finishes her seminar with a discussion about applicable interventions.
Case studies, throughout program
Duck therapy analogy and case study
Interventions for regulating arousal and safe behaviorCopyright : 12/04/2019
This engaging workshop, presented by Janina Fisher, PhD, will provide useful guidance in assisting clients to connect with and benefit from the creation of inner dialogues with childhood “parts” in healing from trauma. Drawing from Internal Family Systems Theory and Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Dr Fisher uses rich case study material to demonstrate tools for assisting clients in navigating their inner worlds as they move toward self-integration and healing.
Human error is unavoidable, it happens to us all at times. This presentation identifies the various types or areas of errors all clinicians can make. Dr. Fisher explains the reality of making these errors with numerous examples from her own practice. Dr. Fisher then helps us to accept these mistakes or errors, as well as how to effectively move past them with our clients.
Do No Harm
Types of Errors
Recovering from Empathic failuresCopyright : 02/07/2021
In this video you will learn essential strategies for working with trauma, shame, suicidality, self-harm, traumatic attachment. You will learn the five basic physical movements and how those movements lead to emotional expression and healing. You will also learn strategies for healing impasses that may occur between you and your client as the result of possible mistake or oversights.
Sensory motor therapy
Five basic movements
Somatic resources for relational connection
Using a gesture for relational impasse in therapy
Mindfulness and curiosity
Repairing our mistakesCopyright : 02/07/2021