|Manual - Touch & Movement in Trauma Therapy (3.5 MB)||27 Pages||Available after Purchase|
Linda A. Curran, BCPC, LPC, CACD, CCDPD, EMDR Level II Trained, is president of Integrative Trauma Treatment, LLC in Havertown, PA. She provides clients an integrative approach to trauma, and treats PTSD in adolescent and adult populations, including clients with eating disorders, sexual trauma, and self-injury. An international speaker on the treatment of trauma, Linda has developed, produced, and presents multi-media workshops on all aspects of psychological trauma.
Linda is the author of the best-selling Trauma Competency: A Clinician's Guide (PESI, 2010) and 101 Trauma-Informed Interventions: Activities, Exercises and Assignments to Move the Client and Therapy Forward (PESI, 2013). She is the producer of the best-selling Interview Trauma DVD series in which she collaborated with the world's leaders in Trauma: Bessel van der Kolk, M.D.; Peter Levine, Ph.D.; Babette Rothschild, MSW, LCS; Stephen Porges, Ph.D.; Janina Fisher, Ph.D.; and many more.
Financial: Linda Curran maintains a private practice. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Nonfinancial: Linda Curran has no relevant nonfinancial relationship to disclose.
Betsy Polatin maintains private practices in Brookline, Massachusetts and the Berkshires, and often teaches in New York and London.
She pioneered a four-year Alexander Technique curriculum for the acting conservatory students at Boston University’s College of Fine Arts, where she continues to teach today.
In addition to Boston University, Betsy is on the faculty at the Opera Institute of Boston. She has also taught at: The Tanglewood Summer Music Program, Berklee College of Music, The Muscular Therapy Institute, New Hampshire Music Teachers Association, The Kushi Institute, and Boston Ballet through the Dance and Sports Medicine Clinic at Children’s Hospital run by renowned orthopedic surgeon Dr. Lyle Micheli, M.D.
Betsy has taught master classes to The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Children’s Hospital Physical Therapists, Cambridge Choir of England, Northeastern Society for Group Psychotherapy, The American Red Cross, Saint Francis Friary and Yoga and Meditation centers. She has taught throughout the U.S., and the world, including India, Japan, England, Germany, Spain, and Korea.
Articles that Betsy has written about the technique have been published in Direction Magazine, and in 2009, she presented her work at the 7th International Conference for the Alexander Technique at Oxford University.
Betsy recently did Alexander Technique and vocal coaching for jazz singer and saxophonist Grace Kelly on her new CD, “Man with the Hat”, recorded with Phil Woods.
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Introduction to Betsy Polatin & Performance Training
Do Our Intentions Match the Results?
Performance & Trauma
The Actor’s Secret: A New Approach to Performance Training
The Alexander Technique
The Importance of Movement
How Do We “Use” Ourselves
Effort & Energy
Touch & Movement
The Roles We Play
Changing Habitual Patterns through Touch & Movement
Experiential Exercise: “Resources” & Discussion
“What Happened to You” vs. “What is Wrong With You”
Peter Levine’s View of Trauma
The Brain in the Palm of Your Hand (Dan Siegel)
The Arousal Cycle
Experiential Exercise: “Startle Exercise”
Orienting: Betsy Polatin
The Autonomic Nervous System: Linda Curran
Experiential Exercise: Interoceptors & Discussion
Use of Self
“How” vs. “What” You Do
Definition of “Use”
Wrap Up & Conclusion
Awareness through Movement Feldenkrais Method
Hands on Method
Awareness through Movement Lessons
Human Brains Organized Towards Efficiency, Healing, and Functional Organization
Trauma & Awareness through Movement
Touch “When & Why”
Harry Harlow Study
Touch & Resonance
Experiential Exercise: “Energetic Boundaries” & Discussion
Two Types of Touch
3 Ways of Approaching Touch
Experiential Exercise: “Hands On” & Discussion
Touch & Trauma Treatment
Communication about Touch
Experiential Exercise: “Get a Pen” & Ethical Decision Making Worksheet & Explanation
How to Communicate When We Don’t Want to be Touched
How Essential Touch is to Our Well-Being
Suspended From Above
Body Alignment: Suspension System
Experiential Exercise: “Suspension” & Discussion
Review of Ethical Decision-Making Worksheet
Follow-up: Letter to Body Workers
Working with Flashbacks
Guided Imagery is the Opposite of Flashbacks
Experiential Exercise: Guided Imagery: “Lemon Experiment” & Discussion
Review of Suspension & Support
Carl Stough “Breathing Coordination”
Different Models of Breathing
Experiential Exercise: “3 Dimensional Breathing” & Discussion
Collapsed vs. Empowered Stance
Experiential Exercise: “Collapsed vs. Empowered Stance”
Autonomic Nervous System
Mentor: Mary Lou Schack, Ph.D.
Problems Have a Traumatic Base
Experiential Psychotherapy Session with Dr. Schack
Processing the Session
Awareness & Alexander Technique: Betsy Polatin
Experiential Exercise: “50/50 Awareness”
Experiential Exercise: “The Chair” with Betsy Polatin
Embodied Self: Linda Curran
More about Betsy Polatin’s Background
Wrap Up & Conclusion
Relationships before Touch
The Language of Trauma is Sensor
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