Opening Keynote Address:
Dr. Sharon Stanley, Ph.D – Restoring the Natural Healing Cycle: Dissolving the Neural Structures of Trauma
Closing Keynote Address:
Vikki Reynolds, Ph.D., RCC – Justice-Doing in Community Work & Therapy: ‘Walking Our Talk’
Six Body-Centered, Relational Practices for Healing Trauma: Transformation Through Embodied Empathy
Facilitated by Dr. Sharon Stanley, Ph.D
The word trauma has recently captured the imagination of psychotherapists, educators and other helping professionals. A wide variety of theories and techniques have been developed to resolve the effects of severe injuries. In this all-day workshop, we will create a practitioner/scholar learning community in order to explore through direct experience, six body-centered, relational practices that have been found to dissolve the neurological roots of trauma. Each of these practices emerge from a synthesis of neuroscience, including the polyvagal theory and developmental neuroscience of human attachment, somatic ways of knowing and ancient wisdom. Come prepared to explore new concepts, briefly enter into the internal world with containment and compassion, inquire into lived experience, evaluate specific interventions and reflect on the purpose and meaning of a body-centered, relational approach to trauma.
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