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TEACHING SELF-REGULATION SKILLS TO MANAGE AND CALM STRONG EMOTIONS - Effective assessment & responses to traumatised clients on a path to recovery.

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Jackie Burke, MAPS, ISSTD, APS
One full day
Sep 16, 2022
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Many clients consult helping professionals because they are experiencing difficulties with dysregulation. Heightened anxiety, anger, low motivation and dysphoria are all indicators of dysregulation.

After traumatic experiences it is common for the nervous system to get stuck in a hyper aroused and/or hypo aroused state leading to difficulties with relaxation, concentration, focus, sleep, emotion regulation and orientation to time and place. Dysregulation in the nervous system can compound over time as people try to cope with associated distress by avoiding or self-medicating.

This course will provide the skills to effectively teach clients to regulate their nervous systems and emotions. Techniques for assisting hyper arousal and hypo arousal are taught and participants will directly experience these skills as well as taking away tools for conveying them effectively to their clients.

Stressors from work and daily life commonly impair healthiest functioning, and research shows that emergency and helping professionals experience far greater rates of PTSD and PTSD-type symptoms than the general population, yet as clinicians working with dysregulated people it is imperative that we maintain healthy regulation as we work. Whilst learning how to teach self-regulation skills to clients, participants will also finesse their ability to maintain a state of calm, centred responsiveness, thereby maximising our effectiveness with clients. 

Participants will take away a toolkit of effective strategies to manage dysregulation and restore a balanced regulated state within their clients and themselves.


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This online program is worth 5.75 hours CPD.



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Jackie Burke, MAPS, ISSTD, APS, is a registered psychologist with 20 years of experience in counselling and supervision services. She has worked in remote Australia, regional and metropolitan NSW and has directed national programs for people affected by sexual, domestic and family violence. She is an awarded researcher, and her training programs about trauma, sexual and domestic violence, clinical supervision, trauma informed practice, and vicarious trauma are popular nationally and internationally.

After holding senior management roles for the past 15 years, Jackie established her own private practice and consultancy business in early 2017. She is a published author with an adjunct position at Western Sydney University. When not working, Jackie tries to maintain a regular yoga practice and enjoys a good murder mystery.


Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Jackie Burke maintains a private practice and has employment relationships with Western Sydney University and Centre for Community and Welfare Training. She receives royalties as a published author. Jackie Burke receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Jackie Burke is a member of the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation and a fellow of the Australia and New Zealand Mental Health Association.


Learning objectives of this training:

  1. An understanding of the human nervous system and sources of dysregulation
  2. How to effectively teach skills to increase energy, motivation and presence
  3. How to effectively teach skills to calm down and centre the self
  4. How to teach skills to manage uncomfortable emotions 

“Become an expert on helping clients to manage their internal states.”   Jackie Burke

How will you benefit from attending this training?

  • Understanding the latest research on the impacts of trauma on the nervous system.
  • Use knowledge about how the human nervous system works to regulate arousal.
  • Respond effectively when emotions arise in the course of your work.


Morning Session (includes a short break)

  • The human nervous system
  • Sources of dysregulation
  • Auto and co-regulation
  • The impacts of trauma on the nervous system
  • Teaching regulation skills​

Afternoon Session (includes a short break)

  • Monitoring dysregulation.
  • Regulating the nervous system
  • Managing emotional discomfort

Evaluation and quiz - your payment includes a quiz which when completed with a minimum of 80% correct answers, will enable you to download your Attendance Certificate.
To complete the quiz, please log into your account at and click the orange "Certificate" button under the program's title. 

Target Audience

This seminar has been designed to extend the clinical knowledge and applied skill of Psychologists, Counsellors, Psychotherapists, Coaches, Social Workers and Psychiatrists as well as anyone who occupies an emergency or helping role (including call-centre staff, case workers, police, fire, ambulance and emergency service workers, crisis intervention workers, court, legal and judiciary professionals, supported accommodation staff, refuge workers, and aid workers).



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