Trauma and Beyond Center Sherman Oaks, California, United States
Session Description: This workshop will explore: how trauma underlies addiction and the pervasive dysregulation that occurs as a result of the trauma; how strategies for regulation can be seen as symptoms (e.g. substance use disorders, anxiety, depression, eating disorders, self harm, anger); how adaptive strategies in response to traumatic or abusive situations become maladaptive as seen in addiction. These strategies lead to dysregulation and a narrow “window of tolerance”.
The workshop will explore the phase- based approach in trauma treatment modalities such as EMDR, SE, and other integrated "top down and bottom up" therapies, focusing on the importance of timing and the utilization particular modalities, not all components of approaches should be applied at each phase.
The workshop overarching focus will be on the integration of interpersonal neurobiology and how it is important to target different brain regions and hemisphere's in different phases of treatment. In addition this workshop will describe the importance of the therapists use of their own internal resonance in co-regulation.
We will explore distinguishing between useful strategies in early recovery, mid recovery and long term recovery.
Equally important in the integration model is the two- person psychological relational field and the paradigm of the therapist "being not doing."
After this activity participants should be able to
1. List strategies to teach client how to return to the “window of tolerance”.
2.Identify the three phases of trauma treatment
3. Describe how to use the therapists own internal resonance in co-regulation of a client.