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The Application of Multi-sensory Mindfulness Practices in Trauma Treatment
10/04/2017 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tracey Post, MSW, LCSW
Human responses to trauma play out in the theater of the body. Trauma symptoms including the replaying and re-experiencing of past traumas, the inability to regulate affect, dissociative episodes and the inability to make meaning of traumatic experiences require more than talk therapy. Survivors of trauma need therapeutic techniques which address the body as well as the mind; techniques that offer safety, containment and relief from difficult and often debilitating trauma symptoms. Multi-sensory Mindfulness offers skills to master affect regulation and containment as well as practice in staying connected to and focused in the present. These skills do not depend exclusively on understanding and cognition and therefore offer healing in the place where trauma is stored: the body. Multi-sensory Mindfulness assists in the development of inner resources to deal with dysregulation and helplessness as well as skills to manage the exploration and processing of traumatic material. In the state of mindfulness humans are capable of rapid healing. This experiential workshop will define the core skills of mindfulness and discuss their application in trauma healing. The majority of the day will be spent practicing and applying basic and advanced multi-sensory guided imagery and mindfulness exercises. Experience and strengthen your own mindfulness skills while exploring ways to incorporate these techniques in your practice. Please wear comfortable clothing!
5 DVS Credits: Mental Health