How to Help Patients Get Relief from the Chaos of Traumatic Memory
Avoid the Traps of Working with Traumatic Memory So Your Clients Feel Safe, Grounded, and Present
How do we effectively help our clients revisit trauma without reliving it?
Are there ways we can work with traumatic memory productively so that our patients move forward instead of getting stuck in the past?
Some of the older approaches to trauma have let us down – destabilizing our clients when they are most fragile. But . . .
By understanding how to work with the nuances of traumatic memory, we can find ways to break trauma’s powerful grip
To do that, we need to know how to work with different types of memory so patients can escape the painful cycle of trauma.
With a deeper understanding of the different types of memory systems, we can hone our interventions to work more effectively with the symptoms of unresolved trauma.
That's why we're bringing you this short, focused course . . .
How to Help Clients Break the Cycle of Traumatic Memory
A 5-Part Mini-Course featuring Peter Levine, PhD
PART 1 - Getting to the Root of Trauma to Help Patients Find Safety and Resilience
We'll start with a presentation by Peter Levine, PhD and Ruth Buczynski, PhD. They will explore:
- Why a Western Bias Can Block the Shortest Path to Healing
- How to Help Trauma Survivors Revisit Memories Without Becoming Stuck in Them
- How to Help Your Clients Build Resilience Against Traumatic Experiences
- How Different Types of Memory Can Contribute to the Traumatic Experience
- Reliving and Revisiting: A Useful Strategy that Can Help Your Clients Work Through Trauma with More Stability and Presence
- How Trauma Gets "Passed Down" from One Generation to the Next
Peter Levine is a pioneer in the field of trauma research and treatment. He is the creator of Somatic Experiencing (SE), a clinical method that is highly effective in resolving trauma symptoms.
Peter is also the founder of The Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute which continues his groundbreaking research into the effects of trauma and stress on the human body and the nervous system. His newest book, Trauma and Memory: Brain and Body in a Search for the Living Past, is scheduled for release in October.
In this mini-course, Peter will show you why it’s important to help patients work with different types of memory in ways that feel safe.
Plus, we've layered this course with practical tools you can use to fully integrate Peter’s teaching into your work. Here's what comes next:
PART 2 - Synthesize Key Concepts So You Can Use Them Immediately
In the TalkBack Session, Ron Siegel, PsyD and Ruth Lanius, MD, PhD join me to dig more deeply into Peter's teaching. Our job is to make yours easier by streamlining the information and making sure each point is crystal clear. We'll examine key ideas, clarify critical concepts, and break it all down so you can gain confidence in your understanding.
PART 3 - Get Concrete Strategies You Can Use Right Away to Help Patients Take Back Their Lives
Next, we'll turn smart ideas into easy-to-use solutions that you can integrate into your work as soon as possible. In Next Week in Your Practice, Joan Borysenko, PhD and Bill O’Hanlon, LMFT join me to give you specific strategies for helping people work through (and even start to transform) traumatic memories. We’ll show you how to translate Peter's teaching into practices and exercises that you can use right away.
PART 4 - Uncover Core Ideas and Techniques at-a-Glance So You Have a "Cheat Sheet" When You Need It Most
The QuickStart Guide will help you stay fresh and confident as you turn Peter’s insights into action. It’s an at-a-glance reference to the most powerful concepts and strategies for working with patients who have experienced trauma. We’ve gathered all the essential tools and methods into a concise, easy-to-use guide so you can quickly review and apply these ideas when you need them most.
PART 5 - Quickly Recall Crucial Details So You Can Apply Them with Confidence
Our Professional Transcript will help you reinforce key ideas so you can integrate them into your life and work. We’ve designed your transcript with an easy-to-use table of contents, clear, organized formatting, and helpful highlight quotes so you’ll have the information and exercises you need at your fingertips.