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2-Day Trauma & Memory Workshop: Clinical Strategies to Resolve Traumatic Memories and Help Clients Reclaim Their Lives

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Faculty:
Peter Levine
Duration:
10 Hours 19 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright:
Oct 28, 2019

Description

Addressing traumatic memories directly is critical to successful therapy.

But there’s tremendous misunderstanding in how to work with traumatic memories in treatment. It can leave you confused, insecure, and seeking a deeper understanding of memory systems to help guide your important work.

Peter Levine, PhD is a master therapist, pioneer in the field of trauma and memory, and author of several seminal books on trauma. His body-oriented techniques for healing traumatic memories are built upon 50 years of research and clinical work and have influenced generations of therapists.

This 2-day recording is your chance to learn from Dr. Levine himself!

Watch Dr. Levine as he explains the significance of memory systems in the resolution of trauma, and shares the therapeutic approaches that he’s found most effective during his decades of groundbreaking clinical work. His proven strategies will help you to quickly reduce symptomology in your clients and the traumatic memories that haunt them.

Under Dr. Levine’s expert guidance, you’ll discover how you can take your treatment of complex, deeply entrenched trauma to the next level and overcome the painful roadblocks that can frustrate you and your clients.

You don’t want to miss this rare opportunity to study directly under Dr. Levine and learn from a legend in our field!

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Outline

Trauma and the Body
  • Developmental trauma
    • Pre-natal through age 5
  • Evolution and Polyvagal foundation
  • How the body stores trauma
  • Clinical research
Deeper Understanding of Memory and Clinical Implications
  • Explicit - More Conscious Memory
    • Declarative
    • Episodic
  • Implicit - Less Conscious Memory
    • Emotional
    • Procedural/Body Memory
  • Clinical application for memory systems
Traumatic Memories
  • Long-term memory vs short-term memory
  • How the brain and body store memory
  • Memory engrams with somatic markers
  • Fight, flight, freeze response
How Clients Get “Stuck”
  • Tonic immobility - The fallback to freeze
  • Freeze couples with Fear
  • Dissociation
  • Bracing and terror
  • Euphoric dissociation
  • Collapse
Somatic and Emotional Reactions to Trauma
  • Symptoms and complexities of each in therapy
  • Emotional - anxiety, depression
  • Somatic - chronic pain, fibromyalgia
  • Autonomic - migraines, irritable bowel
  • Resolving Traumatic Reactions
The Basic Stages of Trauma Treatment
  • Containment of strong sensation and emotion
  • Pendulation - The dual opposites of sensation
  • Titration - going gradually
  • Completion
  • Renegotiation of active for passive responses
  • Allow things to settle: Self-Paced termination
Therapeutic Approaches to Treat Traumatic Memories
  • The importance of “Bottom-Up” processing
    • The Paul MacLean’s Triune Brain
    • In an Unspoken Voice
  • Somatic Experiencing©
    • Renegotiation vs. Reliving
    • Restoration of self-regulation
    • Somatic experience of trauma
    • Developing internal awareness
  • The mind-body connection in trauma work
  • Help reinforce trust and acceptance in clients
  • Incorporating client’s spirituality in trauma work

Faculty

2-Day Trauma & Memory Workshop: Clinical Strategies to Resolve Traumatic Memories and Help Clients Reclaim Their Lives

Peter Levine, Ph.D. Related seminars and products: 26


Dr. Peter Levine holds doctorates in both medical biophysics and psychology. He is the developer of Somatic Experiencing® (SE), a naturalistic body-awareness approach to healing trauma, which he teaches all over the globe. Dr. Levine is also the founder of the Foundation for Human Enrichment and was a stress consultant for NASA during the development of the space shuttle.

An accomplished author, Dr. Levine penned Healing Trauma, Sexual Healing and the bestselling book, Waking the Tiger. He also co-authored with Maggie Kline Trauma Through a Child’s Eyes and Trauma-Proofing Your Kids. His latest book, In an Unspoken Voice: How the Body Releases Trauma and Restores Goodness, is a testament to his lifelong investigation into the connection between evolutionary biology, neuroscience, animal behavior, and more than 40 years of clinical experience in the healing of trauma.

Dr. Levine was honored in 2010 with a Lifetime Achievement Award from the United States Association for Body Psychotherapy (USABP) and is a Senior Fellow at Meadows Behavioral Healthcare.

 

Speaker Disclosure:

Financial: Peter Levine is the Developer of Somatic Experiencing®. He is the founder and Senior Advisor to the Foundation for Human Enrichment; and Senior Advisor to The Meadows Addiction Treatment Center. Dr. Levine receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Peter Levine is a member of the American Psychological Association; Humanistic Psychological Association; and International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies.