“Are you getting the results that you
want with your traumatized clients?”
In our practices today it seems like we are treating trauma from every direction – clients who are dealing with violence in the home, returning soldiers who have symptoms of PTSD, women and men dealing with sexual abuse and rape. Even clients dealing with “common” traumas related to auto and household accidents seem to be on the rise.
For many the treatment options seem limited. Some are prescribed drugs to “manage” the pain. Other’s spend years in therapy and never seem to get better. And what’s worse – people have become victims of the treatment itself: Well-meaning therapists have treated clients as if the trauma was his or her defining feature or made the client live and re-live a trauma contributing to an unnecessarily negative sense of self.
But why isn’t it this way for everyone? How is it that some people don’t just survive trauma but actually thrive? What techniques do the most successful therapists use? And how do you as a therapist help your clients thrive after trauma?
“Join us for this online conference and instantly begin learning how you can create breakthrough change with your clients who are dealing with trauma.”
Attend at anytime and from anywhere…
without spending 1000′s of dollars on conference fees, airfares and hotels.
We’ve gathered together some of the top names in brief trauma treatment and asked them to give you their advice on how to treat trauma using brief therapeutic techniques. In this conference, they will share with you their tips and strategies and show you how to dramatically improve your performance when working with clients who have been traumatized.
After registering you will have access to a special page that will allow you to download and listen to each presentation, bonus sessions and other materials. The presentations are in mp3 format and can be listened to any computer and computer system. You can even download them onto your iPod or other audio player or put them on a CD if you want. It’s all up to you.
What You Will Learn:
- Why a person’ sense of self has to expand in order to put trauma in its place (And the KEY strategies for doing so).
- How to emphasize the present and future without trivializing the past.
- Solution focused techniques to help your patient find: What has already been helpful to them.
- What to do with “difficult” cases who insist nothing has helped or can help. (They are with your for counseling so they must have hope, somewhere right?
- How to help your clients use the “evaluative parts of themselves” (Without you being perceived as cold and objectifying).
- Unique uses of “Scaling Questions” to help you move your clients forward.
- How to stop a person from becoming a “victim” of the treatment itself.
- Solution Focused Association cues.
- How to quickly help your clients deal with flashbacks.
- Helping your clients to change the “texture” and “coloring” of their experience so they can lead richer lives.
- A Great Deal More…
Your Panel for Solutions For Trauma
“Healing Trauma Through The Body”
In this presentation Maggie integrates the latest in neuroscience findings and clinical research with her 30 years of practice so you can understand and heal trauma. Maggie uses brief, solution-based techniques as well as elements of Peter Levine’s Somatic Experiencing, Steve Porge’s Polyvagal theory and Eugene Gendlin’s felt sense. You will learn about:
- The “big three” trauma responses, how they become pathological and how to heal them.
- How to recognize your own “felt sense”
- How to recognize when your client is caught up in a freeze response and how to get them out of it.
- The utility of hypnosis, mindfulness and ego state therapy.
- How to “Balance Out” your nervous system.
- The crucial differences between top-down (narrative approaches) and bottom up approaches (sensation and movement/body-focused
- Learning the Language of Sensation and how to get to body sensation
- How to reach through the reptilian brain and deal with hyper arousal and constriction and those who are over-activated, under activated or both.
With her presentation Dr. Phillips includes 33-pages of detailed notes and slides to support your learning of the material and the strategies.
Maggie Phillips, Ph.D. is well-known and respected trauma therapist who has led workshops worldwide on trauma, hypnosis, psychotherapy, the effects of childhood trauma, and reversing chronic pain. A licensed psychologist in full-time private practice in Oakland, California, she is also director of the California Institute of Clinical Hypnosis and past-president of the Northern California Society of Clinical Hypnosis.
Dr. Phillips is co-author of Healing the Divided Self and author of Finding the Energy to Heal and Reversing Chronic Pain and has served on the faculties of many organizations including the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis (ASCH), the Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing International Association (EMDRIA), the Esalen Institute, the University of California at Santa Cruz and many, many others.
Resolving Trauma Without Drama
In this one hour presentation, with supporting slides and pdf notes, Bill addresses head-on some of the myths about trauma and PTSD and how busting those myths can empower you in your trauma work.
And to help you with the process Bill will teach you four different approaches to treating trauma including:
- Future Pull (co-creating a future)
- Inclusion (problems into preferences)
- Pattern Change
- Re-Connection (re-associating in the present with an eye on the future)
- The Seven Pathways of Connection
Bill’s strategies and techniques will be immediately accessible for you in your practice. To help you along, Bill includes almost 70 pages of notes, slides and related information (in pdf and PowerPoint format) about healing trauma without drama. Some of the pages have exact wording of brief therapy interventions. These are the very slides that Bill use’s when he teaches live workshops and classes.
Bill O’Hanlon is one of the most prolific and easy-to-understand thinkers in the area of solution-oriented trauma treatment. Known for his storytelling, irreverent humor, clear and accessible style, he has given over 2000 talks around the world. Bill has been a top-rated presenter at many national conferences and was awarded the “Outstanding Mental Health Educator of the Year” in 2001 by the New England Educational Institute. Bill has also written over 30 books on the subject of change and has appeared on countless radio and television shows including the Today Show and Oprah.
Solutions Focus For Trauma: State of the Art
Yvonne became interested in solutions focused approaches to trauma in the 1980′s when working at a shelter for runaway teenagers in New Orleans. The shelter only had enough funding to house feed and shelter teens for 21 days and she had to learn strategies to quickly make a difference in the lives of her patients.
In her presentation she will share with you some of her most useful strategies including:
- Why a person’ sense of self has to expand in order to put trauma in its place.
- How to emphasize the present and future without trivializing the past.
- Encouraging your clients to use the evaluative parts of themselves.
- A series of solution focused techniques for finding out what has already been helpful to your clients.
- Scaling questions and diagrams and how to use them.
- Specific questions to use to encourage recovery.
And more. As you might imagine, someone with Yvonne’s clinical success rate has a great deal of practical strategies that you can learn.
Yvonne Dolan is the Director of the Institute for Solution-Focused Therapy and is an internationally acclaimed author, having authored or co-authored 10 books including One Small Step: Moving Beyond Trauma and Therapy to a Life of Joy and More Than Miracles: The State of the Art of Solution-focused Brief Therapy with Steve de Shazer. She is also lecturer, trainer, and therapist, specializing in Solution-focused Brief Therapy and Ericksonian hypnosis. Her books have been translated into seven languages. She is the past president of the Solution-focused Brief Therapy Association.
Enriching Experience And Putting Trauma In Its Place.
Dr. Furman, Director of Helsinki Brief Therapy Institute, has decades of highly-regarded brief therapy and teaching experience and will share with you many of his insights on using brief therapy for trauma.
- Myths about using solution focused therapy for abuse and issues in the past.
- Changing the “colors” of experience to increase choice.
- The importance of evoking emotions such as pride, humor, irony, and comedy.
- Does solution focused therapy have to only focus on the future?
- Dealing with flashbacks
- Thinking about the collective trauma of groups and nations.
- The dangers of “Psycho Imperialism.” How to help people heal without retraumatizing them.
Ben Furman is a psychiatrist, registered trainer-psychotherapist, teacher of solution-focused therapy and co-director of Helsinki Brief Therapy Institute Ltd in Finland. He was also an approved Supervisor of the American Association of Marital and Family Therapy from 1995-2000. Ben’s books include, among others, “Never too late to have a happy childhood”, “Solution Talk – hosting therapeutic conversations” and “Kids’ Skills: Practical and playful solution-finding with children.”
His most recent book “Kids’ Skills in Action: Stories of practical and playful solution-finding with children” was published in July 2010 in Australia by St. Lukes Innovative Resources.
Dealing With the Dreaded Flashback
In this presentation Gordon will take you through a process designed specifically to address the trauma flashback, allowing your client to view the past incident free of the emotional charge of the event or events (including a demonstration that you can experience for yourself).
The process is a type of guided visualization that is designed to “run interference” on the client’s visual recall of the event thereby creating a level of dissociation from it. Gordon also discusses some of the key aspects of memories and how you can help your client work with them, including:
- The 3 stages of memory 1) Encoding 2) Storage 3) Retrieval
- Memory distortions
- Trauma healing as a process, not an event
- The differences between hypermnesia (dissociated regression- reviewing the past from the present) and Revivification
Gordon Young runs the highly regarded Mondo Clinic (named after his late father) in Sydney, Australia. And spreads his time between training therapists and coaches, and working with corporations to highlight the benefits of supporting the “human professional” in the workplace. Gordon is the President of the Australian Society of Clinical Hypnotherapists, Chair of the Australian Board of Neuro Linguistic Programming, Editor of the Australian Journal of Clinical Hypnotherapy and Hypnosis, an appointed supervisor for the ACA, ASCH, AHA, Member of the International Coaching Federation (ICF), Member of the British Institute of Hypnotherapy (BIH), Founder of Intra-Personal Relationship Therapy, and a published author in the field.
“Individualising The Healing of Trauma”
In this practical session, Rob stresses the importance of not finding some “grand” or over arching theory of trauma but on finding what will work specifically for your client and how to tailor what you are doing to each individual client in order to make it more likely to be effective.
Critical questions and examples of their use, including:
- What is missing for your client?
- What will be different for them?
- What are they over looking?
- Helping your clients reconnect with their resources.
- Dozens of anecdotes and stories that will help you to integrate brief trauma techniques into your practice and life.
Rob McNeilly is widely known throughout Australia, New Zealand and Southeast Asia. He is the author and co-author of several books and DVD’s series on empirically based methods for learning effectiveness in therapy. A former medical doctor, Rob McNeilly retired from medical practice nearly 30 years ago after meeting and working with Milton Erickson. He did so to focus exclusively on engaging in brief therapy and hypnosis. Rob is known for presentations that are practical, relevant and down to earth. He has the ability to teach you immediately useful skills that you can put to use in your practice at once.
Supporting Materials and Bonuses
In addition to what we mentioned above, we have included a variety of supplemental materials and some free bonuses to help you internalize and use the ideas in this workshop. We also spent some time scouring the web to find materials (including some videos) that we think you will find very useful for working with trauma.
10 Ways to Stop Pain From Stopping You. In addition to her detailed workshop notes and references, Maggie Phillips has included her 28 page ebook 10 Ways to Stop Pain From Stopping You. In this book Maggie teaches you practical and useful strategies that you can use with yourself and your clients to reduce and eliminate chronic pain. Dr. Phillips reports “when used in combination with support, more than 85% of the individuals that have used these skills have reported permanent relief from pain.”
Post Trauma Client Session. Rob McNeilly has included a 30-min audio of a “post” session he conducted after an intervention. The goal of the session was to explore the flexibility around the horrendous trauma of a mother seeing her young son nearly die. Her flashbacks to “He’s not going to make it” were shifted to flashbacks of “He has made it”. This process was reinforced by reference to her garden, and resulted in a peaceful resolution. Some minor adjustments after the hypnosis further added to the consolidation of the outcome.
Teaching Positive Solutions Online We realize that Ben Furman may be new to some of you and we want to make sure that you have an opportunity to utilize some of the incredible resources that he has put online. Resources not only for healing trauma but also for teaching brief solutions to children, adolescents and even business managers and employees. to engage in activities that teach brief therapy techniques for creating positive solutions. We will provide you with direct links to the most important of these resources so that you may use them in your own practice.
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