BT12 Super Course 04 – Finding Freedom from Pain: Solving the Complex Puzzle of Trauma and Pain – Peter Levine, PhD, & Maggie Phillips, PhD
The incidence of persistent and chronic pain conditions have become a public health crisis with more people suffering from chronic pain than from diabetes, cancer, and heart disease combined. The cost of suffering (human and financial) is huge and in part results from the fact that pain is so complex—ranging far beyond the intersection of neural transmission and sensory experience. The puzzle of pain involves a complicated labyrinth of emotions, sensations, culture, individual experience, genetics, spiritual meaning, as well as habitual physiological reactions. This workshop presents both the art and science of working with the resources of the body to reverse the effects of physical, emotional, and trauma related pain.
BT12 Workshop 23 – Understanding & Treating the Invisible Wounds of Socio-Cultural Trauma – Kenneth Hardy, PhD
This workshop will provide a Socio-cultural view of trauma, highlighting the dynamics of the intersection of oppression and trauma. Strategies for effectively engaging and treating individuals and families with ‘oppression trauma’ will be discussed. Relevant Self of the Therapist issues will be explored.
Group and individual demonstrations of psychosocial genomics as the art and science of counseling and psychotherapy that utilizes our natural 4-stage creative cycle for facilitating gene expression and brain plasticity to optimize the resolution of anxiety, depression, trauma and problem solving in everyday life.
Stories have the ability to engage people emotionally and to move them to change, but telling the right story at the right time to the right person is an art and a skill. This demonstration will show a gentle, artful and respectful way of doing brief therapy that uses stories to invite change.
Following the exposure to traumatic and victimizing experiences, 75 % of individuals will be impacted, but they go onto evidence resilience and in some instances post traumatic growth. In contrast, 25 % will evidence PSTD and persistent adjustment disorders. In this presentation, Dr. Meichenbaum will discuss what distinguishes these two groups and the implications for treatment decision making. He will use a Constructive Narrative Perspective to demonstrate how to bolster client's resilience.
For over 20 years, Dr. Zimbardo has researched the power of relationship with time has on our lives. He has co-authored two published books on the topic, The Time Paradox and The Time Cure, and developed the Zimbardo Time Perspective Inventory (ZTPI) which has been translated into over 24 languages and validated globally. his talk will review the major research on time perspective and introduce his work with Dr. Richard Sword and Rosemary Sword on Time Perspective Therapy, a brief therapy intervention to treat Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.
When children experience painful emotions and anxiety after going through traumatic events they may not be able to understand what is happening to them and thus get depressed. Other consequences may appear, like lack of concentration or academic problems. Attendants will learn how treat these conditions by using brief Ericksonian techniques, assignments, and toys and by including the family members during therapy.
Family Constellations can be used in therapy as a process for treating sexual trauma. The experiential process accesses the heart as an organ of perception to explore, heal, and release sexual trauma while reclaiming clients’ empowered sexual selves. Employing a light meditation, therapist and client open the doors of awareness to ancestral and archetypal consciousness.