Adult Self-Regulation in Online Sessions
A STEP BY STEP GUIDE ON
THEORY AND PRACTICE OF ETI ADULT SELF-REGULATION
Trauma is one of the most common injuries that bring clients to therapy and it is also one of the most difficult to treat. Clients often seem to make good progress, then encounter sharp relapses or long plateaus.
Self-regulation is at the core of trauma therapy, for virtually all trauma survivors must deal with ongoing stress symptoms and complex emotions. (Read more about self-regulation and experiential strategies to expand it in my blog.)
This three-session webinar series is for therapists eager to optimize their work with clients on self-regulation via teletherapy. The series will review the theory and practice of self-regulation and a step-by-step guide on how to adapt it to the online session.
Each webinar will unfold in three sessions 1½ hours in length (one video recording of the three sessions).
1) An expanded tool-box (10 exercises) for self-regulation works with clients who were already trauma survivors and now face additional crises of the current pandemic.
2) Increased therapeutic adeptness in incorporating bottom-up experiential modalities (expressive arts and somatic/body-oriented approaches), top-down approaches (cognitive and behavioral narrative processing), and in combining the two.
3) A clear understanding of how experiential self-regulation facilitates neuroplasticity and enhance vagal tone, and how to deploy tools for self-regulation in ways most likely to facilitate these.
Session One: Introduction to safety and experiential grounding.
Session Two: Introduction to embodiment and body-focused self-regulation.
Session Three: Integration work, incorporating art, grounding, and bodywork.
Clinicians working with clients (children, teens, and adults) affected by stress, trauma, and CPTSD.
What materials will participants need during sessions?
1) A notepad.
2) Several print papers (A4).
3) A pencil/pen, crayons, and or markers.
Are there handouts and printouts?
There are several pages to print out for the exercises. You will find a link to these embedded on the first screens of the video.
Do I need to be an artist or expressive therapist to participate or to apply these methods with my clients?
No, these are simple techniques that anyone can learn to use in clinical settings. While we will use art-making, drawing, and role reversal, our focus will be on the process of expression and experiencing "imaginal space", not on the end product.