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The Power of the Body: Integrating Somatic Approaches for Trauma Treatment

March 15 @ 12:00 pm - 3:15 pm

Using interventions adapted from Sensorimotor Psychotherapy and Internal Family Systems, this workshop will demonstrate simple, practical interventions for addressing the legacy of trauma: the effects rather than the events. The underlying way of working is an
assumption that traumatic experience leads to fragmentation and dissociation. Parts of the personality remain threatened and vigilant long after the danger is over. These parts hold the ‘living legacy’ of trauma reactivated daily by trauma-related triggers.

Objectives:
  • Describe the relationship between trauma and fragmentation.
  • Recognize signs of trauma-related parts and their internal conflicts.
  • Identify parts that speak non-verbally through emotions and sensations.
  • Describe interventions that create an increased sense of safety in the body.