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January 1–3, 2016 Friday–Sunday 2 nights
Continuing Education Credits

The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma

Bessel van der Kolk and Licia Sky
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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Licia Sky

Licia Sky, LMT, BFA, is a singer-songwriter, artist, and musician who integrates music, movement, vocalizing, conversation-enhanced awareness, and touch to foster safe, transformative experiences. Her dynamic methods are informed by polyvagal theory, the latest research…
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For health professionals, therapists, yoga instructors, and others interested in the nature of trauma.

Overcoming trauma means fully engaging 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 past. Recovery depends on physical experiences that contradict sensations and feelings of helplessness and disconnection.

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

  • Current research on trauma
  • An exploration of how 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
  • Specific techniques that 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
  • 8 credits for Social Workers (SW), $30 additional charge
  • 8 credits for Psychologists (PSY), $30 additional charge
  • 9.5 credits for Massage & Body Workers (NCBTMB), $30 additional charge
  • 9.5 credits for Athletic Trainers (BOC), $30 additional charge
  • 9.5 credits for Yoga Alliance (YA), $30 additional charge