Laying the Foundation:
Stage One of Recovery from Trauma
Stabilizing and Regulating Trauma Symptoms
”No trauma therapy can, or should, take place in the absence of a
developed, secure relationship between client and therapist.”
Babette Rothschild, (2000) The Body Remembers
Announcing the programme for the exciting new workshop “Laying the Foundation” This workshop is unique in allowing participants access to a very different way of working with people who have experienced trauma. We concentrate on the core skills necessary to establish and maintain contact with clients who often struggle to commit to therapy. You will be introduced to the concept of “thin- slicing”, an approach that works with the principle of “less is more”. You will become adept at sifting through, and focusing on, only the most critical areas pertinent to the trauma and ignoring information that can be irrelevant and confusing.
Equip Yourself with New Tools and Techniques
The workshop provides an opportunity to achieve mastery in the skills of identifying initial core areas of focus, knowing the relevant information that is vital to share with clients, and developing an aptitude to realize the “Healing Potential” that can be present in each encounter with our clients. Let your ability become a capability by joining us for this breakthrough in trauma treatment.
This workshop will equip you with the skills and a knowledge base to meet the two main goals of Stage 1 Recovery: (1) to establish a safe therapeutic relationship and (2) to stabilize the client or alleviate symptoms. You will have an opportunity to watch and practise the following – the stabilization phase, providing psychoeducation, control and relaxation techniques, and how to regulate trauma symptoms. You will work in small groups, practicing the skills demonstrated and receiving feedback on your practice.
Specific areas covered in the workshop include
- Therapeutic Relationship
- Stabilization Techniques
- Dissociation & Grounding
- Relaxation and breathing exercises
- Controlling Re-experiences
Don’t wait! Get started today and take advantage of a time limited 10% discount.
This workshop will appeal to the following professions
Social workers, counsellors, psychotherapists, body workers, physiotherapists, life coaches, doctors, nurses, occupational therapists, teachers, clergy, speech therapists, and those with a general interest in Chronic Stress & Trauma.
About the facilitators
Patrick Gallagher has been working as a Psychotherapist/Trainer for 28 years, specialising in the field of Trauma and Chronic Stress. He has worked in Scotland, Ireland, and Finland delivering training in such forums as the University of Edinburgh, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow and University of Oulu, Finland.
Susanna Heliste is a qualified physiotherapist who has trained in movement therapy and counselling. She has extensive experience of working with body/mind interactions, incorporating yoga, T‘ai-chi and Chi Gung into her practice.