Healing the Fragmented Selves of Trauma Survivors
October 12 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
To overcome alienation from the self, the Fragmented Selves approach (Trauma-Informed Stabilization Treatment or TIST) focuses on cultivating mindful awareness of clients’ disowned selves and disowned experiences.
Using strategies inspired by polyvagal theory, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy and Internal Family Systems, we will explore the therapeutic power of fostering clients’ attachment to their most deeply wounded selves.
Participants will be able to:
- Describe the theory of structural dissociation
- Identify survival defenses of trauma-related parts
- Implement mindfulness-based techniques for identifying symptomatic parts
- Describe dissociation-related ‘blending’
- Identify and employ techniques to facilitate ‘unblending’
- Describe techniques for providing reparative interventions for traumatized parts