Body-Oriented Trauma Counselling Strategies
Credit Hours (CEC)
Body-Oriented Trauma Counselling Strategies - In-Person Workshop, Vancouver – December 7-8, 2022
In-person events follow local guidelines for gathering. This workshop will transition to a virtual event should COVID restrictions limit in-person gatherings. Please call CTRI before booking flight/hotel room.
- Identify key principles of body-based counselling approaches including awareness of present experience, resourcing, and self-regulation interventions
- Apply tools to help resource clients and prepare them for trauma processing
- Practice skills to help clients build affect and sensation tolerance in preparation for trauma processing
- Describe the theory behind processing and transforming trauma within a body-based framework
- Deepen your existing approach to working with trauma by incorporating body-based techniques
Method of Delivery
Presentation, video, experiential practice, case study exercises, personal reflection, delivered electronically.
Some of the 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
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.
Trainer: Monica Bhatara
Monica has over 25 years of experience working in the community-based social services field as a Therapist and Community Educator. She is a Registered Therapeutic Counsellor, Certified Synergetic Play Therapist, and Focusing-Oriented Therapist. Monica has worked both in clinical settings for various programs and served in a leadership role as Director of Clinical Practice, providing her expertise to clinical and non-clinical programs that focus on family preservation and reunification, complex intergenerational trauma, trauma-informed practice, and clinical supervision. In addition to training with CTRI, she has a private counselling practice where she incorporates somatic work, play and expressive therapies, and interpersonal neurobiology in her work with children, youth, and adults. Monica believes in the power of human resiliency and the importance of building the capacity of paraprofessionals and non-clinical workers because they play a vital role on the therapy spectrum. As a trainer, she brings stimulating stories and a style that promotes engagement and facilitates learning.