The Body Remembers: Integrating Body and Mind for Trauma Recovery
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.
Babette Rothschild, MSW, LCSW has been a practicing psychotherapist and body-psychotherapist since 1976 and a California Licensed Clinical Social Worker since 1978. She is a member of the International and European Societies for Traumatic Stress Studies, the Association of Traumatic Stress. Babette has trained extensively in Transactional Analysis, Gestalt Therapy, Psychodrama, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing and Somatic Experiencing, and is a certified Bodynamic Analyst and certified Radix Teacher. She has written extensively on trauma. Her works include 8 Keys to Safe Trauma Recovery; HELP for the HELPER: The Psychophysiology of Compassion Fatigue and Vicarious Trauma (with Marjorie Rand); THE BODY REMEMBERS: The Psychophysiology of Trauma and Trauma Treatment; THE BODY REMEMBERS CASEBOOK: Unifying Methods and Models in the Treatment of Trauma and PTSD; Trauma Essentials: The Go-to Guide.
Financial: Babette Rothschild is in private practice. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Non-financial: Babette Rothschild has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.
Access for Self-Study (Non-Interactive)
Access never expires for this product.
Identify the central goals of trauma therapy
Demonstrate how to become skilled in applying and adapting the phase-oriented structure, no matter which method you practice
Explain how to prevent decompensation during trauma therapy
Distinguish clients who will benefit from processing trauma memories from those who will not
Maximize skills and options for helping clients who do not want to, or do not benefit from, remembering their past trauma/s
Utilize tools to maintain your clients’ (and your!) clear thinking at all times
Demonstrate how to teach clients to reduce and stop flashbacks
Guide clients to manage nightmares
Distinguish triggers from flashbacks
Recognize and maximize the importance of attachment, support, and relationship for stabilizing and healing trauma
Summarize how to become adept at helping all types of clients to achieve and maintain stability
Identify hidden resources in your clients’ lives
Recognize culture differences when working with your clients
Describe how to improve your ability to identify and regulate hyperarousal in your client and yourself
Explain the value of modulating pacing and reducing the size of steps to guarantee and build on success
Integrate your tool box with mind and body oriented interventions for increasing stability and integrating traumatic memory
IMPERATIVE GUIDING PRINCIPLES
Major goals for trauma therapy
Quality of life
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
Stabilization & safety
Reviewing trauma memories
Small, successful steps
Loss of control in trauma
Loss of control in the wake of trauma
Role of attachment
Who does not benefit from memory processing and why
When story matters
FOCUS HEALING ON THE PRESENT
Recovery vs. resolution
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
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
Feet and grounding
Autonomic NS awareness
Distance and boundary
Center of gravity and balance
Balance & strength training
Preventing vicarious trauma & compassion fatigue
Empathy and mirror neurons
DEMONSTRATIONS CASE CONSULTATIONS
Addiction Counselors, Case Managers, Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists, Nurses, Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants, Psychologists, Social Workers, and other Mental Health Professionals
Additional Participant CPD must be purchased for each additional viewer. These viewers will watch the video with the main registrant, but will have individual access to course handouts and certification. The standard price of this program includes certification for main viewer.