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Fri, 05 Feb


Zoom Platform

Healing Trauma

An experiential and expressive online training workshop based on right-brain practices.

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Healing Trauma
Healing Trauma

Time & Location

05 Feb 2021, 08:30 – 16:30 GMT+1

Zoom Platform

About the Event

Are you a practitioner who would like to explore and practice right-brain interventions on how to support people who have experienced trauma?

How do we regulate our own emotions when working with traumatized people?

‘Trauma is located in the part of our brain that has no words’ (Van der Kolk, September 2020).

Trauma is carried in the body and can leave a deficit in the left part of the brain which is responsible for speech. This explains why traumatic flashbacks can leave us speechless. The intentions of this workshop are inspired by the work of Bessel van der Kolk ‘The Body Keeps the Score’ (2014), who has highlighted the evidence-based, crucial role of right-brain interventions in the healing of trauma. Van der Kolk explains why left -brain-based therapeutic interventions that rely heavily on cognition and words can be limiting.

The right brain is emotional and spatial. Therefore, expressive therapeutic approaches that activate the use and expression of the senses in the here and now can be highly therapeutic. In this workshop, we will have the opportunity to practice specific right-brain inspired therapeutic interventions that support the healing of trauma. These include practices based on embodiment, body awareness (somatic practice), mindfulness, movement, expressive art, sound, visualisation, metaphors, enactment/role-playing.

Looking forward to our co-constructed right-brain space.

Nature of Group: Open to Various Practitioners including psychotherapists, social workers, psychologists, care-workers, psychiatrists, counsellors, guidance teachers, youth workers and more.

Maximum number: 24 practitioners

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