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Bessel A. van der Kolk's 28th Annual Trauma Conference: Main Conference Day 1
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Multi-disc DVD recording with electronic manual and instructions.
6/2/2017 - Available Now for Pre-Order
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  • Explain how the brain has fundamental capacities to learn to regulate itself.
  • Explain how infant brains develop over time.
  • Describe how to integrate neuroimaging into effective treatment.
  • Recognize how physiological hyproarousal contributes to alterations in identity, awareness and agency.
  • Identify the impact of trauma over time.
  • Examine the role and mediating mechanisms of meditation practices in healing emotional suffering.
  • Discover integration for paradoxes of mind and brain using meditation.
  • Self and Identity in Traumatic Stress: From “Fixation on The Trauma”, To Resuming the Arc of One’s Life
    • Attachment
    • PTSD and the Military
    • Developmental Trauma Disorder
  • Dealing with Unrelenting Threat: Translating the Lessons from The Neuroimaging Lab into Effective Treatment
    • Objectives
    • Psychiatric Comorbidity of Chronic Early Trauma
      • Attachment Dysregulation
    • How Do We Develop Adequate Emotion Regulation Capacities?
      • Secure Base
    • The Attachment Relationship: A Prerequisite for An Adequate Window of Emotional Arousal
      • Optimum Zone of Emotional Arousal
      • Four Dimensions of Consciousness Affected by Psychological Trauma
      • Remembering Vs. Reliving
      • Clinical Implications
      • Present Vs. Past Centered Therapies
      • Dissociative Change in Narrative Perspective
        • Fragmentation of The Self
        • Voice Hearing and Dissociation
        • Differentiating Psychotic Disorders from Dissociation
    • Toward Self-Compassion: Creating ‘Secure Attachment Relationships’ Between Different Parts of The Self
      • Disembodiment and The Stress Response
      • Defense Cascade Model
      • The Body During Fight, Flight, Freeze, And Shut Down
        • The Reptilian Brain: The Subconscious Brain
        • Periaqueductal Gray (PAG)
          • Dorsolateral PAG Connectivity
          • Dissociative PTSD: Greater Ventrolateral PAG Connectivity
        • Clinical Management of Freezing Responses
      • Deep, Paced Breathing & Heart Rate Variability
        • Heart Rate Variability (HRV)
          • The Effects of Conscious & Subconscious Triggers On HRV
      • Clinical Implications: Restoring Mind/Brain/Body Connections
        • Mind/Brain/Body Synergy
        • Consciousness of Emotion
        • Panksepp’s Basic Emotional Systems
      • How Can We Regulate Emotions?
      • Neurofeedback
      • The Neurobiology of Eye Contact
      • Healing the Traumatized Self: The Rebirth of The Self
        • Healing the Traumatized Self: The Rebirth of The Self
  • Trauma, Body and Self: How Physiological Hypoarousal Contributes to Alterations in Identity, Awareness and Agency
    • Awareness Test
    • Emotion Regulation
      • Fight or Flight Response
    • Rhythms
      • Neurofeedback
      • Heartrate Variability
      • Cerebellum
      • Measuring Voice
      • The Self
    • Vagal Tone and The Body
  • Panel Discussion and Questions
  • The Impact of Trauma Over Time: The Need for Stage-Dependent Diagnosis and Treatment of Traumatic Stress
    • Developments Within the Field
    • The DSM-5
    • Where We Are Today
    • The History of PTSD Treatment
    • Conflict of Interest
      • Treatment Guidelines
    • Delayed Onset PTSD
    • Executive Function
  • Meditation as Trauma Therapy: A Cognitive Neuroscience Perspective
    • Subtle Yoga
    • Meditation as A Treatment For PTSD
    • Pilot Study
      • Sudharshan Kriya Yoga (SKY) As A Treatment For PTSD
      • Effects of SKY on Cognition and Sleep
    • Sleep to Forget and Sleep to Remember (SFSR) Model of Emotional Memory Processing
    • Current Study
      • SKY Vs. Cognitive Processing Therapy for Treating PTSD
    • Experience A Taste Of SKY


Bessel A. van der Kolk, M.D., is a clinical psychiatrist who has studied the impact and resolution of trauma on human beings for over 30 years. His research has ranged from developmental impact of trauma to neuroimaging and from memory processes to the use of EMDR and theater groups in PTSD. He is professor of psychiatry at Boston University School of Medicine and medical director of the Trauma Center in Boston, where he also serves as director of the National Center for Child Traumatic Stress Complex Trauma Network. He is past president of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies. He has taught at universities and hospitals throughout the world. He is author of over a hundred scientific articles, Psychological Trauma and co-editor of Traumatic Stress.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Bessel van der Kolk is a professor of psychiatry at the Boston University School of Medicine. He is the medical director of the Trauma Center in Boston. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Nonfinancial: Bessel van der Kolk has no relevant nonfinancial relationship to disclose.


Ruth Lanius, MD, PhD: Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Western Ontario, Canada; co-editor (with Eric Vermetten and Clare Pain), The Impact of Early Life Trauma on Health and Disease: The Hidden Epidemic


Wendy D’Andrea, PhD: Assistant Professor of Psychology at The New School for Social Research in New York, NY. Her research focuses on physiological manifestations and consequences of complex trauma.


Alexander McFarlane, MB BS (Hons) MD, is the Professor of Psychiatry, Head CMVH, University of Adelaide Node, The Centre for Military and Veterans’ Health, Australia; and Past President, ISTSS. He’s the author of more than 300 peer-reviewed scientific articles on PTSD, and Co-author of Traumatic Stress: The Effects of Overwhelming Experience in Mind, Body and Society. He’s also the principal investigator, Australian Department of Defense longitudinal study of combat exposure.


Peter J. Bayley, PhD, War Related Illness and Injury Study Center (WRIISC), VA Palo Alto Health Care System, clinical assistant professor, Stanford University, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.
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