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Curriculum

BEGINNING:
Usually consists of three 4-day seminars.
  • Understand the physiological basis of trauma.
  • Learn about containment, resourcing and empowerment.
  • Study tracking skills, titration and establishing continuity through the felt sense.
  • Practice establishing defensive orienting responses, completion and discharge.
  • Explore coupling dynamics, the elements of internal experience (SIBAM), and integrating experiential polarities, in order to restore creative self-regulation.
  • Be able to identify, normalize, and stabilize traumatic reactions.
  • Attain skills to avoid pitfalls of re-traumatization and false memory.
  • Learn to uncouple fear from immobility; re-establish and maintain healthy boundaries.
  • Investigate the transformative qualities of trauma.
  • Integrate trauma work into ongoing therapy.
  • Acquire short-term solutions to acute and chronic symptoms.

INTERMEDIATE:
Usually consists of three 4-day seminars. Examine the different categories and causes of traumatic shock and approaches to treating each case including:
  • Global High Intensity Trauma i.e. surgery, electrocution, hallucinogens, drowning, suffocation, strangulation, fetal distress, traumatic birth, intrauterine stress, and invasive medical procedures in utero.
  • Inescapable Attack i.e. by wild animals, rape, war, bombings, physical abuse, mugging, incest, molestation.
  • Physical Injury i.e. surgery, anesthesia, burns, poisoning, hospitalizations, stabbing, gunshot wounds.
  • Failure of Physical Defense i.e. falls, high impact accidents, head injury.
  • Emotional Trauma i.e. severe neglect and abandonment, severe loss, ongoing abuse.
  • Natural Disasters i.e. earthquakes, fires, tornadoes, floods, social dislocation from the natural world and community.
  • Horror i.e. seeing an accident (especially with blood, gore), watching someone else be abused, raped, killed or tortured, killing or hurting someone yourself.
  • Torture and Ritual Abuse i.e. war torture, repeated rape in war, concentration camp, and systematic abuse (sometimes with the person drugged).

ADVANCED:
Usually consists of two 6-day seminars.
  • Learn about the relationship of trauma to various clinical syndromes.
  • Further integrate SE theory and practice into the specialty area of the therapist.
  • SE bodywork in working with the different categories of trauma.
  • Application of research in the psychophysiology of trauma.
  • The ‘art’ of therapy.



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Boulder, Co 80301
Phone: 303-652-4035
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E-mail: info@traumahealing.com
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