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  1. Cherisse, Social Work, stl , MO, USA says

    Massively helpful thank you for your kind demonstration of these expert skills.

  2. Mona Hill, Social Work, CA says

    My clients have taught me over the years that my voice, during those times of dissociation has been the one thing that has helped them feel safe.
    Voice tone, along with words from us as therapists can be key to helping bring them back to the here and now in a non threatening manner. Thanks for this short video. Appreciated.

  3. Maggi Alaco, Psychotherapy, GB says

    Really sensitive distinction, thank you, the eyes usually a key giveaway with shame.

  4. Dana Stewart Shunatona LCSW, Social Work, DALLAS, TX, USA says

    Thank you so much, I really enjoyed this video.

  5. elizaBeth Simpson, Coach, Urbana, IL, USA says

    So much difficulty is arising as people feel shame for not engaging earlier with climate, politics, etc. These prompts are extremely helpful to support people in staying engaged in much needed community work.

    • Anonymous says

      Very useful connection you made…thank you.

  6. Eva E, Other, So Cali, CA, USA says

    I’m so stoked to see Dr. Bethany Brand as part of this series! I have learned so much in the past from her work, and I am so hopeful to see her knowledge be made available in this way in a greater society. It’s about time!

  7. Peter, Counseling, Gloucester, MA, USA says

    I read that adult couples in the UK have been finding that nursing at the breast, on demand, and/or PRN is having beneficial affects on their anxiety, etc. This seems to be related to the release of oxytocin. This has been confirmed by research. Could technique be incorporated in the treatment of trauma, anxiety, etc?

  8. Lindsey Cartwright, Coach, AU says

    Thank you Bethany for sharing these insights. This short clip will help me immensely with my Executive coaching clients as I assist them to be the leaders they’ve never been. There is so much hidden trauma in Corporate environments which can sometimes come up in Leadership coaching. Much appreciated x

  9. Paula Maddison Green, Counseling, GB says

    I’ve been watching your videos and I completely agree with everything you say. These will help my clients who are in disassociated states. Thank you so much. Paula Maddison Green MD of Trauma Stop UK CIC

  10. Kathryn Shulman, Naturopathic Physician, Tempe, AZ, USA says

    This is incredibly helpful information for me. So many of my patients are experiencing physical conditions and ailments that originated from traumatic events. When we begin to discuss their symptoms – I recognize with this video, that sometimes I am witnessing terror and/or shame arise. Now I have more skills to offer and provide help in those vulnerable moments.

  11. Jennifer Y., Other, Van Nuys, CA, USA says

    I could when having a fellow consumer, as a peer advocate, or client, and or as just a human being friend, consider these tactics and the issues of whether they’re having shame or terror

  12. concha de Luna, Medicine, ES says

    Thank you so much. I´m a pediatrician and it´s very useful for my practice (more with parents, than with children).

  13. Esther Brandon, Coach, Jamaica Plain, MA, USA says

    As someone who has done years of repair and recovery work, I Think what is missing from this verbal cognitive approach is embodiment . Both Shane and terror are sensations in our body, and the experiences may have been pre- verbal.
    Esther, Esther Brandon Life Coaching

    • Eva E, Other, So. Cali, CA, USA says

      Remember, Esther, this video is about “dissociation”. Dissociated people cannot feel the bodily sensations. They are not in their body, and that’s part of the problems. The body tend to be a trigger of itself as well, so bringing attention to bodily sensation can overwhelm them and push them further into dissociation.

      • Maple Wong, Psychotherapy, HK says

        Totally agree! How can we bring back our clients from dissociation without using those embodiment exercises. They will be triggered by the body scan or movements.

  14. Pamela Voysey, AU says

    Great tutorial. I like the way you can make the client feel in the right place.

  15. hannah sherebrin, Psychotherapy, CA says

    This is a grewat reminder, especially for disociation. The giferentiation betwee shame and terror does not exist if you work with people that had early childhood trauma of rape especially with family members. The sensory trigers may bring out protective alters, and it is then neccessary to concentrate on protection and yes, on bringing back to here and now. Lookiing forward to Wednesdays webinar. most helpful sessions!

    • Eva E, Other, So Cali, CA, USA says

      I agree – terror exists with shame, and it’s not either-or situation. I hope Dr. Brant will address the interpersonal nature of traumas that people with dissociative disorders carry, and implications that causes in therapy because of that.

  16. Sara Gilbert, GB says

    Excellent strategies from Bethany. Very helpful and to the point

  17. Nigel Jenkinson, Counseling, GB says

    This was really useful about getting the client back into the here and now and letting them know I am not reacting negatively to the content. I would give them some space and acknowledge it seems scary/awkward etc for them. Empathy is key for me and letting them know I am not judging them.