Self-Regulation in Online Session 2
Expressive Trauma Integration: Self-Regulation in eTherapy
- 135 US dollars$135
- Online via Zoom. Link will be send prior to workshop.
This three-session workshop 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 how to adapt it to the online environment in the context of COVID19. Each series will unfold in three weekly sessions 1½ hours in length. Objectives: 1) An expanded tool-box 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. Topics 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 body work. Target audience: Clinicians working with clients affected by stress, trauma, and CPTSD. Do I need to be an artist or expressive therapist to participate or to apply these methods with my clients? No, these are techniques that anyone can learn to use in clinical settings. While we will use art-making, drawing, body-sculptures, and role reversal, our focus will be on the process of expression and experiencing "imaginal space", not on the end product. Experiential modalities are bottom-up modalities. In other words, they target the lower parts of the brain, where trauma leaves deep imprints, by engaging processes of creativity, spontaneity, and movement. Since trauma is a moment frozen in time that lives on into the present, the most powerful antidote for unfreezing is movement. This can be a movement or a symbolic ritual kind of movement that helps clients to physically experience a shift from a feeling of contraction (stagnation) to expansion. What is experiential-self-regulation? This is a particular form of self-regulation that focuses on body-awareness, grounding, and embodiment. What if I miss a workshop? We will send you a recording of the session. Dates: Sundays, May 3, 10, 17 at 4-5:30 PM EST on Zoom Cost: $135 for the series, payable in advance.
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