This workshop will provide participants with innovative and supportive strength-based interventions to address the unique impact of violence and trauma on adolescent girls. A model for applying Ericksonian hypnosis and metaphor will be presented and practiced. These techniques can be used to facilitate clients in reconnecting to a healthy mind/body state by applying tools for understanding and working with the expressions of trauma such as disordered eating, suicidal ideation, self-harming, addiction, depression, anxiety and phobias in the daily lives and relationships of young women.
*Sessions may be edited for content and to preserve confidentiality*
Cheryl Bell-Gadsby, M., RCC, is a psychotherapist, clinical supervisor and educator in the US and Canada. Cheryl is the Clinical Director of Salt Spring Island Community Services. She has expertise in complex trauma, mind/body and energetic therapies, hypnotherapy with adults, children and adolescents. Cheryl has co-authored Reclaiming Herstory: Ericksonian Solution-focused Therapy for Sexual Abuse and It’s a Girl Thang.