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Healing Trauma as a Modern Day Bodhisattva Training - IMP Benefit

Date: 
Saturday, September 9, 2017 - 10:00 to 17:00
Type: 
Official
All day: 
no

The intense suffering of trauma can completely disorganize a human being. To ease PTSD symptoms people often turn to meditation. Therapists, meditation and yoga teachers can better support their clients/students with an understanding of how trauma imprints on the body-mind-heart.

 

Healing Trauma as a Modern Day Bodhisattva Training:
Meditation skills for trauma & attachment

Daylong Workshop to benefit The Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy

with Deirdre Fay, LICSW

Saturday, September 9, 2017   ~     Arlington Center, Arlington, MA

 

REGISTER NOW!

 

SUMMARY:

Our bodies, minds, and hearts are natively wired to connect. When connections are broken, or betrayed, especially while young or in an affectively intense manner, the internal patterns become disorganized, remaining that way despite how one appears externally. 

These underlying, unresolved body-mind patterns result in one of the main reasons post-traumatic stress disorder doesn’t resolve. The body, mind and heart when affectively encoded with traumatic patterns feels as if this is the only way it can be. As therapists and teachers, it can be easy to collude with the suffering, feeling stuck, caught in cycles of despair and hopelessness. Or we oversimplify the disorganizing effect trauma has on the body-mind-heart.

We need to understand the disorganizing body-mind-heart of trauma, how memory gets dislocated in time and space, and the developmental disruption of attachment patterns that keep a person stuck in trauma reactivity.

Neuroscience combined with the ancient wisdom traditions gives a conceptual understanding of how the brain is encoded – and better yet, how to shift those body-based patterns. There is a new path forward. Combining cognitive understanding of trauma disruption, attachment theory, body therapies, neuroscience, meditation and yoga, we now have access to changing the non-narrative imprinting.

This workshop will look at the informal meditation skills we can apply through foundational practices of mindfulness, concentration, self-compassion and non-dual.

Therapists, meditation and yoga teachers can better support their clients/students with an understanding of how trauma imprints on the body-mind-heart.

 

More information on this work is available: https://safelyembodied.lpages.co/imp-mts/

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Describe how non-narrative affective patterns can derail meditation
  • Identify one of the six foundations of secure attachment
  • Explain the negativity bias
  • Compare how meditation helps cultivate a positivity bias
  • List one reason why meditation can be difficult for trauma

This workshop is suitable for all-level meditators and all-level psychotherapists interested in meditation and yoga; meditation teachers, yoga teachers, body-oriented therapists, acupuncturists, physicians, nurses, psychiatrists, educators/teachers, and anyone interested in meditation who has a trauma history.

 

SCHEDULE:

10am - 1pm: Didactic and experiential learning with one break
1 - 2:15pm: lunch
2:15 - 5pm: Didactic and experiential learning with one break

 

FACULTY:

Deirdre Fay, LICSW has decades of experience exploring the intersection of trauma, attachment, yoga and meditation. Having meditated since the 70’s and lived in a yoga ashram for six years in the 80’s and 90s Deirdre brings a unique perspective to being in the body.  In the 90’s Deirdre was asked to teach yoga and meditation to those on the dissociative unit at McLean Hospital. Having amassed skill sets in trauma treatment (as a supervisor under the guidance of Bessel van der Kolk at the Trauma Center), attachment theory (13 years of training with Daniel Brown), and body therapy (as a trainer in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy), Deirdre now teaches an integrative approach which Chris Germer calls “a radically positive approach to healing trauma.”  Deirdre founded the Becoming Safely Embodied skills groups and is the author of Attachment-Based Yoga & Meditation for Trauma Recovery (W.W. Norton, 2017), Becoming Safely Embodied Skills Manual (2007), and co-author of Attachment Disturbances for Adults (W.W. Norton, 2016) as well as the co-author of chapters in Neurobiological Treatments of Traumatic Dissociation.

 

CONTINUING EDUCATION:

 

Psychologists: The Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This course offers 5 hours of credit.
 
Licensed Mental Health Counselors: The Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6048. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. The Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. This program is approved for 5 clock hours. It is also applicable for MaMHCA/MMCEP hours for relicensure, in accordance with 262 CMR.

Nurses: This program carries 5 contact hours and meets the specifications of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing (244 CMR 5.00).

Social Workers:Application for social work continuing education credits has been submitted. Please contact The Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy at mail@meditationandpsychotherapy.org for the status of social work CE accreditation.

Marriage and Family Therapists:Application for professional continuing education has been submitted to the Massachusetts Association for Marriage & Family Therapy, Inc. Please contact The Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy at mail@meditationandpsychotherapy.org for the status of MAMFT CE accreditation.

 

REGISTRATION: follow this link to buy tickets and register

FEE:
$195 for benefactors
$150 regular admission
$125 IMP members
$100 for students

 

LOCATION: Arlington Center, Arlington, MA
781-316-0282 ~ www.arlingtoncenter.org

 

Please contact carrie@meditationandpsychotherapy with any questions.