Somatic Therapies: An Introduction to Working with the Body to Heal Trauma and Chronic Stress
$145 + HST
Join Sarah Schlote, Somatic Experiencing ™ for this experiential workshop which will provide an introduction ot the use of somatic and sensory based approaches for discharging and healing trauma. Grounded in an understanding of psychophysiology, this introductory workshop will provide an overview of core principles and skills to work with trauma more safely. With the recognition that simply re-telling the story can trigger and reinforce emotional and physical dysregulation, we can instead focus on the current beneath the words in order to support self-regulation and the renegotiation of self-protective charge left held in the body. Drawing on the works of Peter Levine, Stephen Porges, Pat Ogden and others, this workshop will provide an introduction to the importance of safety and stabilization skills as a way to work with a client's story and the felt sense in a way that supports embodied self-regulation.
Topics covered include:
The window of tolerance model
Recognizing patterns of constriction and expansion, escalation and settling, "red" and "blue"
Somatic therapy principles of mindful tracking, titration, orienting, grounding, resourcing and containment
Books, apps and MP3s to share with clients as tools to supplement healing
Additional resources for further learning and training
Next training to be scheduled in the Spring of 2016. To request this training be scheduled sooner please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and indicate the training you would like to attend in the subject line.
Next training to be scheduled upon request or likely in the New Year. Trainings occur in St. Davids (Niagara-on-the-Lake). Our location is minutes from the breathtaking Niagara Falls, the picturesque town of Niagara-on-the-Lake, and the city of St. Catharines. To express an interest in this workshop please contact email@example.com and specify the workshop you are interested in attending.
Sarah Schlote, MA, CCC, SEP Sarah Schlote, founder and clinical director of The Refuge: Centre for Healing and Recovery is a psychotherapist, Somatic Experiencing™ Practitioner, trainer and case consultant with 15 years of experience of working with children, youth and adults. A native speaker of English and French, she holds a Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology, is certified with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association, and is an approved training assistant through the Somatic Experiencing™ Trauma Institute in Boulder, CO at the beginning and intermediate levels. Her experience in Ontario and in BC ranges from non-profit agencies, to health service coordination for the government, to private practice, offering her an awareness of the realities of frontline work and of health system funding. Sarah’s experience as a trauma specialist includes mental health and addictions, eating disorders and impulse control, sexual abuse, peri-natal and early attachment trauma, shock trauma, stress and anxiety, dissociation, healthy aggression and boundaries work.
Most Valuable Aspect:
The pros and cons, and models of grounding and the cycles.
New perspective of focusing on the body and tapping into this related to trauma.
The importance of noticing body awareness/language, and the importance of titration.
Amazing workshop, very beneficial information for specific line of work.
Your knowledge and passion are appreciated. Would be interested in longer more in-depth training.
Very enjoyable, informative and interesting presentation and full of strategies that will be used with personal clients.