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Developing Your Trauma Toolkit

04/10/2022 15:09 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Developing Your Trauma Toolkit – 12th & 13th November 2022

IACP CPD Approved: 12 hours

This 2 day workshop introduces the central principles of trauma-informed practice & helps therapists develop confidence in working with clients’ trauma. Combining current trauma research, experiential exercises, skills practice & taking a somatic approach, it explores some of trauma’s neurological aspects, develops familiarity with interventions that address these aspects & help in trauma work and aids the practitioner in developing their trauma toolkit.

Course Content: The two days will incorporate two models of trauma to explore:

  • Key components, sources & symptoms of psychological trauma;
  • The 3 phase approach to working with trauma and the therapist’s role in each;
  • The importance of regulation and how to use it in therapy;
  • Fight/Flight/Freeze responses;
  • Some dynamics of attachment/developmental trauma;
  • Trauma’s brain-body link & the relevance of using the body in working with it;
  • Introduction to polyvagal theory;
  • The importance of the therapeutic relationship using a polyvagal lens;
  • Some stage-specific practical skills and interventions to:

  • Help clients learn to regulate
  • Bring a client back from a hypo/hyperaroused state using trauma-safe adjustments
  • Help clients identify their feelings and behaviours
  • Start to process traumatic memories using the body
  • Help clients develop resources, re-orientate to & appreciate their strengths;
  • Begin to integrate their experiences and make meaning of their trauma.

Dates & Times: 12th & 13th November, 9.30am – 4.30pm

Venue: Online via Zoom™ (places are limited)

Delivery: A mix of presentation, facilitator-led fishbowls and experiential exercises. Breakout rooms will be used for skills practice. Full handouts will be provided

Cost & Booking: €220 via www.therapyacademy.ie

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More Information: Please contact: traumainsights@gmail.com

Facilitator: Patricia Allen-Garrett, BSc (Hons) Psychology, MSc Counselling &Psychotherapy, Dip Counselling & Psychotherapy, MIAHIP, ECP

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