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The Body Keeps the Score: When Talk Isn’t Enough



The last 20 years have provided us with great advances in understanding the impact of trauma on developing brains and how it interferes with the capacity to concentrate and filter out irrelevant information. In this workshop, you’ll review the latest research and interventions on how bottom-up processes (involving touch, movement, and breathing) as well as top-down processes (using mindfulness and interoception) can help traumatized children and adults regulate their arousal and regain mastery over their lives. You’ll explore:

  • How traumatic imprints can be integrated using techniques drawn from yoga, theater, neurofeedback, and somatic therapies
  • Breathing, posture, facial synchrony, and vocal exercises to energize your therapeutic presence and enhance your mirroring of the client’s words and expressions
  • Techniques for bringing parts of the brain “online” that are knocked out by hyper- and hypoarousal, while tracking physiological arousal in body language and movements
  • How to achieve self-leadership through activation of the areas of the brain involved in interoception and mindfulness


Details

Product Details
Average Rating:
   4.5
Faculty:
Bessel van der Kolk
Duration:
3 Hours 42 Minutes
Copyright:
24 Mar, 2017
Product Code:
NOS052750
Media Type:
Digital Seminar
Access:
Never expires.

CPD


Continuing Professional Development Certificates - PESI Australia, in collaboration with PESI in the USA, offers quality online continuing professional development events from the leaders in the field at a standard recognized by professional associations including psychology, social work, occupational therapy, alcohol and drug professionals, counselling and psychotherapy. On completion of the training, a Professional Development Certificate is issued after the individual has answered and submitted a quiz and course evaluation. This online program is worth 3.75 hours CPD.

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Faculty

Bessel van der Kolk's Profile

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MD


Bessel van der Kolk, MD, has spent his career studying how children and adults adapt to traumatic experiences, and has translated emerging findings from neuroscience and attachment research to develop and study a range of potentially effective treatments for traumatic stress in children and adults.

In 1984, he set up one of the first clinical/research centers in the US dedicated to study and treatment of traumatic stress in civilian populations, which has trained numerous researchers and clinicians specializing in the study and treatment of traumatic stress, and which has been continually funded to research the impact of traumatic stress and effective treatment interventions. He did the first studies on the effects of SSRIs on PTSD; was a member of the first neuroimaging team to investigate how trauma changes brain processes, and did the first research linking BPD and deliberate self-injury to trauma and neglect in early childhood.

Much of his research has focused on how trauma has a different impact at different stages of development, and that disruptions in care-giving systems have additional deleterious effects that need to be addressed for effective intervention. In order to promote a deeper understanding of the impact of childhood trauma and to foster the development and execution of effective treatment interventions, he initiated the process that led to the establishment of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN), a Congressionally mandated initiative that now funds approximately 150 centers specializing in developing effective treatment interventions, and implementing them in a wide array of settings, from juvenile detention centers to tribal agencies, nationwide.

He has focused on studying treatments that stabilize physiology, increase executive functioning and help traumatized individuals to feel fully alert to the present. This has included an NIMH funded study on EMDR and NCCAM funded study of yoga, and, in recent years, the study of neurofeedback to investigate whether attentional and perceptual systems (and the neural tracks responsible for them) can be altered by changing EEG patterns.

His efforts resulted in the establishment of Trauma Center, that consist of a well-trained clinical team specializing in the treatment of children and adults with histories of child maltreatment, that applies treatment models that are widely taught and implemented nationwide, a research lab that studies the effects of neurofeedback and MDMA on behavior, mood, and executive functioning, and numerous trainings nationwide to a variety of mental health professional, educators, parent groups, policy makers, and law enforcement personnel.

Dr. van der Kolk is the author of the NY Times best-selling book The Body Keeps The Score.

Speaker Disclosures:

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

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


Additional Info

Program Information

Access for Self-Study (Non-Interactive) Access never expires for this product.

Outline

  1. Characteristics of Trauma
    1. Trauma and the body
    2. Trauma and the brain
    3. Trauma and culture
  2. Trauma Treatment
    1. Role of Mirroring
    2. Therapy techniques for treatment
    3. Treatment Modalities
  3. When Trauma Occurs
    1. Changes in Brain function and bringing the parts of the brain together
    2. Research on the effects of Treatment

Objectives

  • Explore how traumatic imprints can be integrated using techniques drawn from yoga, theater, neurofeedback, and somatic therapies
  • Explore breathing, posture, facial synchrony, and vocal exercises to energize your therapeutic presence and enhance your mirroring of the client’s words and expressions
  • Explore techniques for bringing parts of the brain “online” that are knocked out by hyper- and hypoarousal, while tracking physiological arousal in body language and movements
  • Explore how to achieve self-leadership through activation of the areas of the brain involved in interoception and mindfulness

Target Audience

Psychologists, Physicians, Addiction Counselors, Counselors, Social Workers, Marriage & Family Therapists, Nurses, and other Behavioral Health Professionals

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Overall:      4.5

Total Reviews: 175

Comments

Sheila T - RIVERSIDE, California

"Thank you - as a trauma survivor, the material was excellent!"

Carolyn V - Hickory, Pennsylvania

"I am very impressed by the presenter and his knowledge of trauma. I have always heard great things about him, but never heard him speak before until now. Excellent program!"

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