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BT18 Short Course 01 - Brief Approaches for Trauma Healing: Navigating Chaos, Complexity and Resiliency - Ronald Alexander, PhD

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Short Courses |  Brief Therapy |  Trauma |  Ericksonian Hypnosis and Therapy Techniques |  Mindfulness |  Pain and Healing |  Somatic Experiences
Brief Therapy Conference |  Brief Therapy Conference 2018 |  Online Continuing Education
Ronald Alexander, PhD
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Original Program Date:
Dec 06, 2018
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This short course will address the rapid treatment of trauma by utilizing Somatic Experiencing, Ericksonian Hypnosis and Mindfulness practices for accessing the unconscious and activating inner resources with SE, mindfulness, and trance.

Educational Objectives:

  1. Apply rapid and brief resource state skills in the treatment of trauma, pain, and somatic disorders.
  2. Utilize Ericksonian trance work and mindfulness meditation to promote utilization to shift trauma and promote mind-body healing.
  3. Observe demonstrations in rapid trance inductions highlighting Erickson's use of metaphor to promote immediate shifts in trauma healing. 
  4. Practice Somatic Experiencing exercises to access one’s core resources, teach grounding and orientation skills for containment and promoting coherency in the mind-body state.
  5. Demonstrate Ericksonian, mindfulness and somatic experiencing methods for tracking the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems for containment, pendulation, release of trauma and the promotion of coherency. 

*Sessions may be edited for content and to preserve confidentiality*



1.5 credits available.

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Ronald A. Alexander, PhD, MFT, SEP (Somatic Experiencing Practitioner) is a Creativity and Communication Consultant, and an Executive and Leadership Coach, with a private psychotherapy practice working with individuals, couples, families, and groups in Santa Monica, California. He is the Executive Director of the OpenMind® Training Institute, a leading-edge organization that offers personal and professional training programs in core creativity, mind-body therapies, transformational leadership, and mindfulness meditation. For more than forty-four years, Alexander has been a trainer of healthcare professionals in North America, as well as in Europe, Russia, Japan, China, and Australia. As a Mindfulness and Zen Buddhist practitioner, he specializes in utilizing mindfulness meditation in his professional and corporate work to help people transform their lives by accessing the mind states that open the portal to their core creativity.