After the overwhelming experience is over and they have survived, traumatized individuals are left with only a fragmented, confusing sense of what happened.
Traumatic reminders continue to keep the trauma ‘alive’ by repetitively re-activating the stress response system and survival defenses. Unaware that these reactions are traumatic memories held in the body, clients assume that they are still in danger or somehow at fault.
Without a way to understand sensory and body memories, survivors of trauma come to either distrust themselves or distrust others. Telling the story of what they remember sometimes brings relief but does not resolve the ‘living legacy’ of traumatic reactions that continue to torment the client day after day.
Join trauma expert, clinician and author Janina Fisher, PhD, and learn how to assess and make sense of trauma-based symptoms, such as:
dysregulated autonomic arousal
overwhelming emotions and sensations
numbing and disconnection
Discover how to use psychoeducation to help clients manage these overwhelming symptoms and begin to change their relationship to the traumatic events.
Become confident in how to integrate neurobiologically-informed treatment techniques into your psychotherapy.