Because trauma lives in the body, traditional talk therapy cannot access the deeply rooted, pervasive wounds that complex trauma leaves behind. Many traumatized clients present with overlapping symptoms including self-hatred, self-alienation, addition, internal conflict, numbing or shame.
With these clients, you may constantly feel stuck treating surface-level symptoms or the “crisis of the week.” As a result, you are left overwhelmed and frustrated that you can never get to treating the trauma, despite your best efforts.
Go beyond symptom reduction and take your work with traumatized clients to a whole new level by implementing this transformational approach to trauma treatment.
Watch world-renowned complex trauma and attachment expert Janina Fisher in this intensive workshop recording. Her cutting-edge approach will shift your clinical perspective so you’ll see your client not as a traumatized whole person, but rather as fragmented pieces that are in need of healing.
Over the two days of this course, Janina will teach you to go beyond treating surface-level symptoms and give you the tools you need to look at trauma treatment through a whole new lens. Janina’s innovative approach integrates Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Internal Family Systems, and Ego State Therapy to get to the root of the problem where trauma can truly be processed.
Janina will teach you how to help clients struggling with suicidal and self-destructive impulses, loss of identity, and self-hatred caused by childhood trauma. You’ll walk away with the skills you need to help your fragmented and traumatized clients achieve self-compassion and acceptance of all aspects of self.
Through real-life, in-session videos, practical mindfulness exercises, and unique insight from the field of neuroscience, you’ll learn powerful strategies to use in your practice to overcome the devastating impacts of childhood abuse and repair childhood wounds.
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Manual - Healing the Fragmented Selves of Trauma Survivors
Janina Fisher, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist and former instructor at The Trauma Center, a research and treatment center founded by Bessel van der Kolk. Known as an expert on the treatment of trauma, Dr. Fisher has also been treating individuals, couples and families since 1980.
She is past president of the New England Society for the Treatment of Trauma and Dissociation, an EMDR International Association Credit Provider, Assistant Educational Director of the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute, and a former Instructor, Harvard Medical School. Dr. Fisher lectures and teaches nationally and internationally on topics related to the integration of the neurobiological research and newer trauma treatment paradigms into traditional therapeutic modalities.
She is author of the bestselling Transforming the Living Legacy of Trauma: A Workbook for Survivors and Therapists (2021), Healing the Fragmented Selves of Trauma Survivors: Overcoming Internal Self-Alienation (2017), and co-author with Pat Ogden of Sensorimotor Psychotherapy: Interventions for Attachment and Trauma.(2015).
Financial: Janina Fisher is in private practice. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Non-financial: Janina Fisher has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.
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Utilize clinical strategies to identify signs and symptoms of fragmentation and internal conflict.
Teach clients to apply non-judgmental language to their trauma-related symptoms and inner experience.
Facilitate increased mindfulness-based dual awareness in clients to decrease client phobias of emotion and inner experience.
Foster the development of mindful observation of fragmented parts of the self in clients.
Utilize somatic interventions for regulating autonomic arousal and affect dysregulation to calm the body as it relates to clinical treatment.
Integrate interpersonal neurobiology and social engagement techniques in session to improve treatment outcomes.
Drive the growth of empathy for wounded child parts of the self to increase self-compassion in clients.
Transform traumatic memory in clients using somatic, visualization, and ego-state techniques.
Utilize clinical strategies to foster ‘earned secure attachment’ in a clinical setting.
Facilitate client use of internal communication to improve treatment outcomes.
Employ the language of parts, mindfulness strategies and unblending techniques to alleviate the symptoms of shame, depression, suicidality or shutdown.
Apply strategies from Internal Family Systems and Sensorimotor Psychotherapy in session to aid in the repair of internal attachment.
Trauma & Attachment
Neglect, abuse & attachment formation
Early attachment & shaping attachment to self
Internal attachment styles
Fragmentation an Adaption to Trauma
Identify manifestations of self-alienation
Recognize self-alienation as a survival strategy
Split brain & conflicting defensive strategies
Primary structural dissociation vs. secondary
What to do when the parts highjack the body
Repair internal attachments
Help clients overcome the challenge of self-acceptance
Sensorimotor Psychotherapy and Fragmentation
Sensorimotor principles of treatment
Prerequisites for successful treatment
Mindfulness & psychoeducation
Implications of procedurally learned patterns
Teach clients skills to regulate arousal
Somatic resources for traumatic reactions
How the Parts Dominate:
The questions trauma survivors don’t know to ask
Sensorimotor approaches to unblending
Internal Family Systems:
Befriending our Parts
Awaken an observer
Help clients achieve distance from symptoms
Decoding: identify parts
Speak the language of parts to decrease phobia of traumatized parts
Additional Participant CE must be purchased for each additional viewer. These viewers will watch the video with the main registrant, but will have individual access to course handouts and certification. The standard price of this program includes certification for main viewer.