When you think about your most traumatized clients, do you ask yourself “why are my clients stuck?” or “why aren’t they getting better?”
Trauma affects the mind, brain and body. Successful therapy requires interventions that address all three - interventions that heal the autonomic nervous system and those that address the body and internal organs as well. How many of these are you using with your clients?
Join movement specialist and author of The Actor’s Secret, Betsy Polatin MFA, SEP, and trauma specialist Linda Curran BCPC, LPC, CACD, CCDPD, and learn to address trauma in a bottom-up fashion. You will gain techniques and resources that address sensory, motoric and somatic issues and encourage clients to turn their attention towards the internal sensations of position and movement, bodily pain, and sensing one’s internal state. You will be able to implement sensorimotor and somatic interventions, including those adapted from the Alexander Technique and the Feldenkrais Method, Gestalt therapy, Yoga, sensory integration methods, therapeutic touch and breathwork.
This workshop teaches a plethora of relatively simple, yet theoretically sound, body-based techniques for healing simple, complex, and developmental trauma.
Are you ready to take your trauma intervention toolbox to the next level? Register today and start on your journey to more positive outcomes for your most traumatized clients.
This online program is worth 8 hours CPD.
|Manual - Touch & Movement in Trauma Therapy (3.52 MB)||27 Pages||Available after Purchase|
Linda A. Curran, BCPC, LPC, CAC-D, CCDPD, EMDR-C, Sought after national trainer, best-selling author and film producer, Linda has trained thousands of mental health clinicians across the country on trauma treatment. She is President of Integrative Trauma Treatment, LLC, in Havertown, PA. With advanced degrees in both clinical psychology and public health, Linda is a Board Certified, Licensed Professional Counselor; Certified Addiction Counselor Diplomate; Certified Co-Occurring Professional Diplomate; Certified Gestalt Therapist; Certified Neurofeedback Practitioner; Certified Hypnotherapist; and Level II EMDR Practitioner.
International speaker on the treatment of trauma, author of both Trauma Competency: A Clinicians Guide and 101 Trauma-Informed Interventions, Linda has developed, produced, and presents multi-media workshops on all aspects of psychological trauma. Her latest projects include the completion of www.trauma101.com (an extensive trauma resource for clinicians and clients alike), along with nine completed video projects for The Master Clinician Series. Linda continues to advocate for accessible, coherent, integrative trauma treatment for all those affected by trauma.
Financial: Linda Curran maintains a private practice. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Linda Curran is an advisory board member for International Association of Trauma Professionals. She is a member of the American Counseling Association and the Association for Advancement of Gestalt Therapy.
An internationally-recognized breathing/movement specialist and best-selling author, Betsy Polatin, MFA, SEP, has been teaching for more than forty years and is currently a master lecturer at Boston University's College of Fine Arts. Her background includes meditation, trauma resolution, and the broader healing arts. Her work is greatly influenced by the teachings of spiritual and Meditation Masters. Betsy leads international trainings where she presents her unique and revolutionary fusion of ideas: scientific knowledge combined with ancient wisdom and intuitive human creativity. Teaching experience includes: Touch and Movement in Trauma Therapy, Kripalu, The Embodiment Conference, Psychotherapy Networker, Performing Arts Medicine Association, U.S. Association for Body Psychotherapy, Science and Nonduality Conferences, and International Trauma and Yoga Conferences in the US and abroad. Since 2016, she has been co-teaching ongoing traveling workshops, themed "Trauma and the Performing Artist" and "Trauma in the Public Eye," with Peter A. Levine, PhD. She teaches Returning to Ourselves, the Wisdom of Trauma, with Dr. Gabor Maté. Betsy is the author of HUMANUAL, an Epic Journey to your Expanded Self and The Actor's Secret. As a well-known educator, she has published numerous articles in the Huffington Post. She maintains a private practice online internationally. Please visit: www.HUMANUAL.com.
Financial: Betsy Polatin is a master lecturer at Boston University’s College of Fine Arts. She is an author and receives royalties.
Non-financial: Betsy Polatin has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.
Introduction to Betsy Polatin & Performance Training
Do Our Intentions Match the Results?
Performance & Trauma
The Actor’s Secret: A New Approach to Performance Training
The Alexander Technique
The Importance of Movement
How Do We “Use” Ourselves
Effort & Energy
Touch & Movement
The Roles We Play
Changing Habitual Patterns through Touch & Movement
Experiential Exercise: “Resources” & Discussion
“What Happened to You” vs. “What is Wrong With You”
Peter Levine’s View of Trauma
The Brain in the Palm of Your Hand (Dan Siegel)
The Arousal Cycle
Experiential Exercise: “Startle Exercise”
Orienting: Betsy Polatin
The Autonomic Nervous System: Linda Curran
Experiential Exercise: Interoceptors & Discussion
Use of Self
“How” vs. “What” You Do
Definition of “Use”
Wrap Up & Conclusion
Awareness through Movement Feldenkrais Method
Hands on Method
Awareness through Movement Lessons
Human Brains Organized Towards Efficiency, Healing, and Functional Organization
Trauma & Awareness through Movement
Touch “When & Why”
Harry Harlow Study
Touch & Resonance
Experiential Exercise: “Energetic Boundaries” & Discussion
Two Types of Touch
3 Ways of Approaching Touch
Experiential Exercise: “Hands On” & Discussion
Touch & Trauma Treatment
Communication about Touch
Experiential Exercise: “Get a Pen” & Ethical Decision Making Worksheet & Explanation
How to Communicate When We Don’t Want to be Touched
How Essential Touch is to Our Well-Being
Suspended From Above
Body Alignment: Suspension System
Experiential Exercise: “Suspension” & Discussion
Review of Ethical Decision-Making Worksheet
Follow-up: Letter to Body Workers
Working with Flashbacks
Guided Imagery is the Opposite of Flashbacks
Experiential Exercise: Guided Imagery: “Lemon Experiment” & Discussion
Review of Suspension & Support
Carl Stough “Breathing Coordination”
Different Models of Breathing
Experiential Exercise: “3 Dimensional Breathing” & Discussion
Collapsed vs. Empowered Stance
Experiential Exercise: “Collapsed vs. Empowered Stance”
Autonomic Nervous System
Mentor: Mary Lou Schack, Ph.D.
Problems Have a Traumatic Base
Experiential Psychotherapy Session with Dr. Schack
Processing the Session
Awareness & Alexander Technique: Betsy Polatin
Experiential Exercise: “50/50 Awareness”
Experiential Exercise: “The Chair” with Betsy Polatin
Embodied Self: Linda Curran
More about Betsy Polatin’s Background
Wrap Up & Conclusion
Relationships before Touch
The Language of Trauma is Sensor
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