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Healing The Fragmented Selves Of Trauma Survivors: Overcoming Self-Alienation

July 17, 2023 @ 9:00 am - July 21, 2023 @ 12:30 pm

This workshop offers a practical hands-on approach to traumatized clients with underlying issues of self-alienation and self-hatred by helping them see how the trauma has left them fragmented and at war within their own minds and bodies.

Participants will learn how to help their clients observe the parts they have embraced and identified with as ‘me’ but also the trauma-related parts they have disowned and judged harshly. Using interventions drawn from a number of therapeutic approaches (including Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Internal Family Systems, and ego state therapy), the focus is on helping clients observe and accept all aspects of self with interest and curiosity. As their young parts are identified and understood as ‘heroes’ in the individual’s story of survival, clients are able to feel more warmly toward them, often for the first time.

Techniques will be demonstrated that increase the capacity to feel for and with each part, that foster the sense of caring for young wounded selves, and that pave the way for growing “earned secure attachment.” Even when our clients are unable to tolerate emotion, extend themselves compassion, or take in someone else’s caring, they can still learn to feel protective of their younger selves and to finally welcome home these ‘lost souls’ with warmth and compassion.


July 17, 2023 @ 9:00 am
July 21, 2023 @ 12:30 pm
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