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

For health professionals, therapists, yoga instructors, and others who want to deepen their understanding of how trauma impacts the brain, mind, and body, and learn embodied approaches to healing from 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 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 development and function are shaped by experience
  • Specific techniques that affect regulation, the integration of dissociated aspects of experience, chronic helplessness, and the reintegration of human connections
  • An overview of effective trauma interventions, including EMDR, yoga and sensorimotor processing, Internal Family Systems, and neurofeedback
  • A discussion about how to find the right treatments for individual needs.

Find out more about continuing education credits (November 1–3, 2019 Program).

Find out more about continuing education credits (January 3–5, 2020 Program).

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Bessel van der Kolk, MD, is president of the Trauma Research Foundation in Boston and author of the New York Times best-seller The Body Keeps the Score.

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Licia Sky, LMT, is a singer-songwriter, artist, musician, and intuitive bodywork therapist who fosters safe, transformative experiences through music, movement, and touch.

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