I invite you to join me (Jeffrey Morrison) on a transformational journey into unwinding the wounds of complex trauma. We learn essential skills for working safely with dissociation, memory time zones, regression, vicarious trauma, emotional and physiological regulation, the therapeutic relationship, integrating disowned parts, grief and loss, spirituality and ritual. PSTD becomes post-traumatic growth, as we learn to accompany our clients on their journey to wholeness.
We deepen our Focusing-Oriented Therapy and healing skills as we explore trauma through the understanding of neuroscience, Gendlin’s philosophy and psychology, mythology, Aboriginal psychology and spirituality. Reflection on our own experiences of what it means to be wounded will inform and transform as we engage in readings, presentations, demonstrations, experiential exercises, group work, movement, and FOT sessions with each other.
Participants will learn to “read the body” of a client and smoothly dip in and out of regressed states without re-traumatization. Special emphasis is placed on embodied practices for self- regulation and relational presence within the healing dyad. Working with a small supportive group, you will deepen your skills and integrate this transformational process into your life and work. This in person advanced training requires a commitment to all five workshops.
WORKSHOP DATES: 2019-2020
FOTCT 1: Working with Embodied Trauma: September 28th and 29th, 2019
FOTCT 2: Attuned Brain and Relational Heart: November 16th and 17th, 2019
FOTCT 3: Intergenerational and Vicarious Trauma: January 25th and 26th, 2020
FOTCT 4: Relational Dimensions of FOT: March 14th and 15th, 2020
FOTCT 5: The Journey to Wholeness: May 30th and 31st, 2020
Certification: I offer certification in cooperation with The International Focusing Institute.
“I know that every person has a deeper continuity even if at present it seems to be missing. The client who looks out at me may feel thin and helpless. The deeper continuity may be lost or covered over, silenced, shut away since early childhood. But I know it is still there.” - Eugene Gendlin