Somatic Resources: Body Awareness and Physical Action in the Treatment of Trauma
APRIL 26, 2019
Current research is showing major breakthroughs in what happens in the brain following trauma, indicating that insight and understanding may have only a limited influence on the operation of subcortical processes. A body-oriented approach is called for that facilitates new actions and addresses dissociative symptoms, including somatic components of traumatic memories (e.g., pain, analgesia, and motor inhibitions), and avoidance-related symptoms such as bodily anesthesia.
In this workshop, the presenter will address the role of developing "somatic resources"; physical competencies that help clients achieve mastery over past traumatic experience. The theory and practice of Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, a clinical approach that integrates cognitive and somatic interventions in the treatment of trauma, will be taught, emphasizing practicing actions that mitigate symptoms and develop a new way of "living" in the body. Somatic resources will be illustrated through videotaped excerpts of sessions with traumatized individuals, and brief experiential exercises.
Times: 9:00am-5:00pm (two 15 min. breaks, 1.5 hr lunch)
Location: Northern Rockies Heritage Center at Historic Fort Missoula, 30 Fort Missoula Road, Missoula, MT 59804. Map
Instructor: Patrick Weeg
Tuition: 165 USD. 10% early registration discount if payment received by 03/27/2019. Refund Policy
Contact: SPI Admissions, 3034473290, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Local Contact: Hillary Funk Welzenbach, 406 541-2662, email@example.com.
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