Oftentimes clients who have experienced trauma are referred out to clinicians who specialize in EMDR/PTSD. While ethically sound, this practice often leaves traumatized clients on long wait lists or simply unable to find a clinician comfortable working with their history or symptoms. This training will empower clinicians with psychoeducation about how trauma is stored in the brain, offer valuable and trauma-informed resources, somatic approaches, and preparatory mindfulness exercises to help clients prior to specialized treatment such as EMDR. Clinicians will develop a strong foundational understanding of how to work with the traumatized nervous system, offer resources for somatic healing, and ways to support their client prior to and/or during their specialized treatments.
Clinicians will gain a functional understanding of how trauma memories are stored in the brain and nervous system.
Clinicians will learn about the Window of Tolerance and how to explore this concept with clients from both a top-down and bottom-up approach.
Clinicians will be able to experience and explore options for expanding a client's Window of Tolerance using somatic focused mindfulness exercises and development of somatic awareness.