Psychoeducational Aids for Working with Psychological Trauma - FLIP CHART - Open Leaves BooksHealing the Fragmented Selves of Trauma Survivors integrates a neurobiologically informed understanding of trauma, dissociation, and attachment with a practical approach to treatment, all communicated in straightforward language accessible to both client and therapist. Its unique interventions have been adapted from a number of cutting-edge therapeutic approaches, including Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Internal Family Systems, mindfulness-based therapies, and clinical hypnosis. Readers will close the pages of Healing the Fragmented Selves of Trauma Survivors with a solid grasp of therapeutic approaches to traumatic attachment, working with undiagnosed dissociative symptoms and disorders, integrating "right brain-to-right brain" treatment methods, and much more. Most of all, they will come away with tools for helping clients create an internal sense of safety and compassionate connection to even their most dis-owned selves. It will take you to new places and enable you to reach for your clients and find them when they cannot find themselves. Written with heart, clarity, and precision, this accessible and practical book is an outstanding contribution to the field. Although grounded in structural dissociation theory and trauma treatment, Healing the Fragmented Selves of Trauma Survivors offers insights that will enrich the knowledge-base of therapists treating higher-functioning as well as deeply traumatized individuals.
Trauma Body Diagram
Product Detail. Home Product Store Product Detail. Online Course. Add to Cart. Describe the role of shame and self-loathing as symptoms of trauma. Identify the neurobiological effects of shame. Describe the role of negative cognitive schemas in perpetuating shame.
At the moment of life threat, humans automatically rely upon survival instincts. As the price for survival, then, we are left with an inadequate record of what happened and how we endured it. Worse yet, the survival response system may become chronically activated, resulting in long-term feelings of alarm and danger, tendencies to flee or fight under stress, debilitating feelings of vulnerability and exhaustion, or an inability to assert and protect ourselves. To make the challenge even greater, therapeutic approaches that emphasize talking about the events often result in more, not less, activation of trauma responses and symptoms. Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, developed by Pat Ogden, PhD, directly addresses the effects of trauma on the nervous system and body without the need to use touch. Easily integrated into traditional talk therapies, Sensorimotor utilizes mindfulness techniques to facilitate resolution of trauma-related body responses first before attempting to re-work emotional responses and meaning-making. Clients report an appreciation of its gentle and empowering interventions and find it equally or more effective than either narrative approaches or EMDR.
Trauma leaves behind a host of easily re-activated somatic responses and an inadequate memory record. Through this lens of body-based responses, the traumatised individual makes meaning of all subsequent experience. This seminar will cover recent neuroscience research that explains how traumatic experience becomes deeply embedded in both mind and body. Participants will learn how to assess and make sense of trauma-based symptoms and how to apply neurobiological informed treatment techniques in clinical practice. Using a multimodal approach integrating lecture, videotapes, and experiential exercises participants will be introduced to Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, a simple body-centred talking therapy that addresses such trauma-related challenges as: dysregulated autonomic arousal, overwhelming affects and sensations, intrusive images and memories, impulsivity and acting out, dissociative phenomena, numbing and disconnection. Janina Fisher, Ph. Dr Fisher has authored a number of articles on trauma treatment and lectures nationally and internationally on the integration of neurobiological research and body-oriented psychotherapy into traditional therapeutic modalities.