Shame... have you noticed how it sticks like super glue to our clients and acts as a barrier to trauma resolution?
Even after effective trauma treatment, shame and self-loathing can interfere with our clients’ full participation in life.
Watch world-renowned complex trauma and attachment expert Janina Fisher, PhD, as she reveals today’s most effective modalities for treating shame and self-loathing in trauma clients.
The body-oriented interventions featured in this recording will help clients relate to their symptoms with mindful dual awareness and curiosity so that, when integrated with traditional psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioural, and EMDR techniques, issues of shame can become an avenue to transformation rather than a source of stuckness.
If you are frustrated with the lack of treatment success with traumatized clients with chronic shame, this live webcast will provide the solutions for long-term healing.
Discover how shame complicates trauma treatment and how addressing shame can help you expedite recovery.
Help clients get unstuck, transform shame, and improve treatment outcomes.
Teach clients to manage shame without resorting to destructive measures.
Reduce judgmental thoughts and reactivity with mindfulness.
Cultivate secure self-attachment and self-acceptance.
Build resiliency to shame with interventions based on empathy, forgiveness and compassion
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Manual - 054645 - 2-Day Intensive Workshop: Shame and Self-Loathing in the Treatment of Trauma
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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Describe the neurobiological effects of traumatic experience.
Recognize role of autonomic arousal in exacerbating symptoms.
Identify animal defense survival responses in trauma clients.
Evaluate the effects of shame and self-loathing symptoms, and identify how these symptoms inform treatment interventions.
Determine the impact of the neurobiological effects of shame observed in clinical practice.
Evaluate cognitive schemas and its clinical implications.
Articulate the principles of Sensorimotor Psychotherapy and how they relate to clinical treatment.
Apply simple yet effective clinical interventions drawn from Sensorimotor Psychotherapy to alleviate shame symptoms in clients.
Utilize cognitive-behavioural techniques to reframe shame-based cognitive schemas.
Integrate mindfulness-based techniques to inhibit client’s self-judgement.
Describe a somatic approach to resolving chronic shame.
Implement ego state techniques to challenge and re-contextualize chronic shame.
The Neurobiology of Shame
The role of shame in traumatic experience
Shame as an animal defence survival response
Effects of shame on autonomic arousal
Why shame can be treatment-resistant
Limitations of research & potential risks
Shame and Attachment: Its Evolutionary Purpose
Shame and the attachment system
Rupture and repair of shame states in attachment formation
What happens to shame without interpersonal repair
Shame as a defensive response to traumatic attachment
The Meaning of Shame in the Treatment of Trauma
Trauma and procedural learning
Shame as a survival strategy
Implicit memory of disgust, degradation and humiliation
Cognitive schemas that exacerbate shame
Vicious circle of shame
Vicious circle of shame and anger Internal working models
Why shame is hard to overcome
Sensorimotor Psychotherapy: physiological state as the entry point for treatment
Mindfulness-based techniques to combat trauma responses
Regulate shame states with somatic interventions
Use mindfulness interventions to inhibit self-judgment
Work with shame as implicit memory
Work with shame-based cognitive schemas
Healing Shame: Acceptance and Compassion
Dis-identifying with the shame
Re-contextualize shame as a younger self or part
Shame and the Structural Dissociation model
Getting to know our “selves”
Recognize the role of critical voices and judgmental parts
Dual awareness of who we are now and who we were then bringing our adult compassion to our childhood vulnerability