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October 31–November 2, 2014 Friday–Sunday 2 nights
Continuing Education Credits

Frontiers of Trauma Treatment: A Weekend Retreat

Bessel van der Kolk and Dana Moore
Bessel van der Kolk

Bessel van der Kolk, MD, is a clinical psychiatrist whose work attempts to integrate mind, brain, body, and social connections to understand and treat trauma. His research ranges from the impact of trauma on development…
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Dana Moore

Dana Moore, MAR, MA, LPCC, is a therapist who uses elements of contemplative spirituality supported by neuroscience to treat psychological trauma. He is a founding member of the yoga program at the Trauma Center in…
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For health professionals, therapists, yoga instructors, and others interested in the nature of trauma.

Overcoming trauma means learning to fully engage in the present without being hijacked by survival-related emotions and sensations. Success means allowing yourself to know what you know and feel what you feel without reentering the misery of the past. Recovery depends on having physical experiences that contradict the sensations and feelings of helplessness and disconnection. Physical mastery of a body-based practice such as yoga can open new pathways to current reality.

This workshop, based on the foundational practices of yoga and mindfulness meditation, includes

  • Current research on trauma
  • An exploration of the way overwhelming experiences change the capacity for self-regulation and how imprints of trauma are held in the body
  • How brain function is shaped by experience and how life itself can continually transform the organization of brain circuits
  • Specific techniques that address affect regulation, the integration of dissociated aspects of experience, chronic helplessness, and the reintegration of human connections.

Your increased understanding fertilizes the application of effective trauma interventions, including EMDR, yoga and sensorimotor processing, Internal Family Systems, and neurofeedback.

CE Credits
This program is eligible for
  • 10.5 credits for Social Workers (SW), $30 additional charge
  • 10 credits for Nurses (NURS), $30 additional charge
  • 10 credits for Psychologists (PSY), $30 additional charge
  • 10 credits for Massage and Body Workers (NCBTMB), $30 additional charge
  • 10 credits for Athletic Trainers (BOC), $30 additional charge
  • 10 credits for Yoga Alliance (YA), $30 additional charge