Challenges and Dilemmas of Working with Complex PTSD with Jessica Christie Sands
What do we mean by Complex PTSD? Do we mean ACE’s, Developmental Trauma Disorder, Childhood Trauma, Neurodevelopmental Trauma, Relational Trauma? The experience of trauma can have a profoundly devastating impact on mind and body. How can we unpick the idea of ‘complex trauma’ in a way that supports understanding and healing for our clients? The last two ‘decades of the brain’ have created a new intellectual blueprint for how we understand the unfolding implications of traumatic experience on mind/body/brain connections. This research has offered startling new insights into the invisible landscape of troubled brains and given rise to a treasure trove of healing therapies. But how do we integrate emerging knowledge into safe practice with person-centred relational values?
Working with a client who has experienced trauma can be complex and hugely challenging whether you are a seasoned practitioner or just starting to develop your practice. This workshop aims to offer participants foundational skills for working with complex trauma underpinned by relational neurobiology. It will explore some of the basic principles of phase-oriented trauma interventions within the context of body-focussed therapy to enhance safety and stabilisation.
Friends Meeting House