For individuals affected by traumatic life events, fear and dissociation tend to determine their way of being in the world. In order to work safely and effectively we need to adopt a
For individuals affected by traumatic life events, fear and dissociation tend to determine their way of being in the world.
In order to work safely and effectively we need to adopt a trauma-oriented mindset. In this workshop we will look at some of the neurobiological systems that maintain fear and dissociation, helping to explain how clients get ‘stuck’ in the past. This core theory can then be used to inform trauma sensitive interventions, including working with the body to open up the possibility of gaining control over distressing symptoms.
Dissociation will be considered as a natural consequence of extreme experience, and we will explore some of the many ways that this can manifest in clinical settings. The impact of dissociation on the sense of self will illuminate the challenge for clients living with such experiences, and provide a clear rationale for ways of working.
Experiential elements and self-reflection will form part of the discussion throughout the workshop.
Miriam Taylor (MSc in Gestalt Psychotherapy, Diploma in Gestalt Psychotherapy: Metanoia Institute, Advanced Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling).
Author of ‘Trauma Therapy and Clinical Practice: Neuroscience, Gestalt and the Body’, (2014), Miriam is an internationally renowned Gestalt therapist, supervisor, educator, presenter and author.
Miriam specialises in working with trauma presentations offering a trauma informed Gestalt approach, drawing also from Sensorimotor methods for healing. She has over 30 years experience, firstly in personal development, and later in counselling and psychotherapy. She has been a Primary Tutor, Academic Consultant and examiner at Metanoia Institute, and presents workshops in the private, voluntary and statutory sectors, as well as for psychotherapy conferences in the UK and abroad.
TIME & LOCATION
The Relational Institute
3/166 Pacific Highway
Tuesday 19th Feb 2019.
Tuesday 19th February, 2019.
Full Rate: $295+GST
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