• August 19–24, 2018
  • Sunday–Friday: 5 nights

Trauma, Body, and the Brain Restoring the Capacity for Rhythm and Play

For both professionals and lay people who want to deepen their understanding of the latest neuroscience on how trauma impacts the brain, mind, and body.

Openness, attunement, and embodied self-awareness are essential keys to healing from trauma. Trauma is not a story of what has happened in the past. When overwhelming experiences continue to be lived out in heartbreak and gut-wrenching sensations, trauma survivors feel unsafe, on edge, ashamed, and shut down. Healing and transformation occur when survivors learn to restore a sense of safety and reclaim a loving relationship with themselves.

Discover how the brain is shaped by experience in this program that explores

  • What neuroscience teaches about self-awareness and trauma
  • The nature of human attachment and how it affects us throughout life
  • New psychotherapeutic treatments that help integrate traumatic memories
  • Body-centered approaches drawn from theater, music, yoga, and play for building attunement, restoring agency, and dealing with trauma.

These techniques help people come into the present moment and shift out of fear, numbing, and hyperarousal. This allows them to resolve traumatic memories and promote mastery over the post-traumatic legacy of constriction, disconnection, and loss.

Recommended reading (highly recommended prior to the program) Bessel van der Kolk, The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma.

Program at a Glance

Yoga Experience
None
Suitable For
All
Program Theme
All Self-Discovery and Psychology
Schedule
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Presenter(s)

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

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

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