Private Training

Body-Oriented Trauma Counselling Strategies

2 day

About this Workshop

When trauma occurs, its impact can be felt physically, emotionally, relationally, and spiritually. While traditional cognitive counselling approaches may not always be helpful in decreasing reactivity or increasing feelings of vitality, research shows that a body-based counselling approach can positively transform the impact of traumatic memories. This highly experiential workshop explores holistic body-based approaches to working with clients that focus on building resources and increasing tolerance of body sensations and related emotions. Participants will learn and practice strategies to help clients monitor and reduce traumatic arousal and move toward approaching life and relationships with hope and choice.

Please note: Those attending this workshop should have previous training in the area of trauma recovery. If you don’t have existing training or experience, please attend our Trauma – Counselling Strategies for Healing and Resilience Workshop.

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Target Audience

Attendees should already have some training and experience working with trauma. This is an intermediate–advanced level workshop for social service and health care professionals, counsellors, social workers, school personnel, and anyone working with people who have experienced trauma.

Method of Delivery

Presentation, video, experiential practice, case study exercises, personal reflection, and small group discussions.

Topics Included

  • Body-Oriented Counselling Approaches
  • How Trauma Is Stored in the Body
  • The Role of the Helper as Guide and Co-Explorer
  • Four Components of Body-Oriented Trauma Therapy
  • Mutual Learning: Deep Listening and Psychoeducation
  • Stabilization and Restoring Connection to the Present
  • Tracking Body Sensations and Movement
  • Strategies for Transforming Trauma
  • Integration and Meaning Making
  • Integrating Body-Based Counselling Into Existing Approach

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