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Process-Oriented Trauma Facilitation
3. September, 18:30 – 20:30
A 2-part online introduction to the latest process-oriented developments including neuro-biological basics for working with trauma-reactions and triggers
After successfully running the online seminar in June and many people showing interest, you can register now for the improved version.
Trauma Reactions, Dissociation and Triggers
In the context of counseling and coaching and in our everyday life, we may unexpectedly encounter people who suffer from traumatic experiences. Suddenly, without warning, they go into a so-called altered state. They seem absent, freeze or have violent or hostile reactions.
Maybe you know that about yourself? At certain moments it is very difficult to stay in touch with people or to focus on a task. We suddenly find ourselves in an uncomfortable place, trying to run away, getting angry, feeling powerless and unable to act, and we cannot react appropriately to the situation.
Such moments often indicate that difficult and traumatic experiences in us are triggered. We lose contact with our “adult self” and our traumatized parts take the lead – we fight (once again) for survival.
Self-compassion, Mindfulness and Meta-Skills in Dealing with Triggers
A safe environment, mindfulness and a compassionate attitude towards ourselves is needed in order to face and grapple with painful triggers. Meta-skills are feeling attitudes (see also Amy Mindell: Metaskills), which enable us to strengthen the inner balance and activate resources. Meta-skills help us to find a more conscious access to our triggers in certain situations and empower us to act instead of reacting.
Focus of the Trauma Seminar
In this online seminar we will present sensitive and effective methods for working with triggers and trauma reactions. We will show you how to use them in the context of counseling, coaching, therapy etc.
You will get an insight into how traumatic events influence our brain functions and also affect our bodies.
Using diagrams, we give you a practical insight into the process structure of trauma, which will help you to understand the theory behind the methods.
We will offer exercises to support and practice mindfulness, awareness of signals, meta-communication. Inner-stabilization strategies will help to perceive triggers and trauma reactions early on
- How do I notice and pick up signals of someone being triggered? How do I notice my own trigger signals?
- How can I activate inner resources in myself and others?
- What attitude and meta-skills help me in such situations?
This is an important training for everyone who works with people in different contexts and is interested in expanding their practical understanding of the effects of traumatic experiences.
Everybody is welcomed to explore your personal trigger situations.
For Process Work students this seminar offers a new and important approach including extended theory.
We will offer the opportunity to go deeper into these themes and skills in a seminar planned for October 29-31, 2020, which will take place in Germany. Details see here.
Facilitators: Kirsten Wassermann and Michal Wertheimer
Fee: 115 Euros (for both parts)
For people from a country with differing economy we offer a reduced rate, please contact us.
We also offer a limited number of scholarships, depending on the number of participants.
Please contact us with a brief description of your situation.
Please register at the following email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Times: 3rd and 8th of September 2020, both days 18:30-20:30 pm Central European Time