Attend this seminar for a highly practical, skill building day that will increase your understanding of emotional trauma, its lasting effects and how it is healed. You will learn to effectively utilize an approach that includes cognitive, mindfulness and compassion interventions and you will take home the necessary tools and specific interventions to apply in your clinical work. This seminar is highly informational and experiential and incorporates a review of current research on emotional trauma and its treatment, clinical case examples and actual practice. You will return to your office with a whole new skill set to share with your clients.
Emotional maltreatment between family members as well as others is the most prevalent and damaging form of trauma. It occurs when the basic need for emotional support is withheld, personal safety is threatened, self-esteem is defiled, right of choice is denied and physical boundaries are violated. Experienced as being shamed, falsely blamed, ignored, betrayed, humiliated and violated, its effects are long lasting. Permeating body and mind, emotional trauma harms self-esteem and the abilities to emotionally bond, sooth distress, relax and learn. Thanks to the pioneering work of Bessel van der Kolk, Judith Hermann, Louis Cozolino and others, recognizing and treating emotional trauma (that occurs independent of and as an aspect of physical, sexual and other violent traumas that occur between people) is crucial for mental health care providers.
The latest research in neuroscience and physiology shows the effects of emotional trauma on mind, body and relationships and demonstrates the effectiveness of treatment that incorporates mindfulness, compassion and cognitive therapy. Treatment includes educating clients about emotional trauma and how it affects them, teaching them to respond wisely to trauma related thoughts, feel safe again, take care of emotional distress and how to relax their revved up nervous systems.
Mary NurrieStearns lives what she teaches and embodies the qualities that spring from embracing mindfulness and compassion practices. You will enjoy her humor and down to earth style.