June 4, 2018
June 5, 2018
AddressThe RAMADA Hotel, Jerusalem View map
Agenda & Learning Objectives
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The Neurobiological Legacy of Trauma
- How the mind and body react to threat and danger
- Automatic arousal and affect tolerance
- Inability to feel safe in the body
- Loss of the ability to self-witness
The Nature of Traumatic Memory
- ”The body keeps the score” (Van der Kolk)
- Implicit memories: is it memory?
- Remembering situationally: ‘here’ or ‘there’
Neurobiologically-informed Trauma Treatment
- Regulating the traumatized nervous system and restoring a witnessing self
- Psychoeducation: knowledge is power
- Reframing the symptoms
- Avoid ‘self-defeating stories’ (Meichembaum)
- Treat the symptoms, not just the event
- Trauma and procedural learning
- Tracking the body as a source of information
- Use the language of the body
- Body-centered techniques into talking therapy treatments
Mindfulness and Neuroplasticity
- Mindfulness practices in therapy
- Differentiate thoughts, feelings and body experience
- Dual awareness of everyday experience
- Teach mindfulness to clients
Challenges of Trauma Treatment
- Secondary symptoms: anger, self-harm and suicidality, aggression, substance abuse, and eating disorders
- Treatment-resistant depression and anxiety
- Complex symptoms as manifestations of animal defense responses
Therapy as a Laboratory for the Practice of New Actions
- Dis-identifying with the symptoms
- Develop a new language and a new story
- Capitalize on somatic resources for modulating the nervous system
- New resources that address specific trauma symptoms
Somatic Resolution of Traumatic Events
- Repair and transformation rather than re-processing
- Address uninvited memory
- Tell the story to ourselves: creating internal safety
- Right brain-to-brain communication: feeling safe with others
- Assess the neurobiological effects of traumatic experience.
- Categorize implicit and procedural memories of trauma.
- Communicate the role of autonomic arousal in exacerbating symptoms.
- Explore how “the body keeps the score.”
- Characterize the basic principles of Sensorimotor Psychotherapy.
- Integrate mindfulness-based techniques in traditional treatments.
- Specify animal defense survival responses in trauma patients.
- Investigate the role of substance abuse, eating disorders and self-destructive behavior as trauma symptoms.
- Implement ‘top-down’ and ‘bottom-up’ interventions to address unsafe behavior.
- Choose a somatic approach to resolving traumatic experience.
- Discriminate between past experience and present moment experience.
- Develop right brain-to-right brain communication to improve the effectiveness of trauma treatment.
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