Growing up afraid, has ramifications for cognitive, emotional and physical development that persist into adulthood until one has sufficient support to heal. This is not a character weakness; it is a learned stress disorder. In this engaging and practical discussion with Dr Arielle Schwartz, we consider how therapists can help their clients reclaim their lives from the costs of childhood trauma by deepening compassion and reducing shame that often accompanies developmental wounds.
Dr Schwartz presents a Resilience Informed Approach, which applies research on trauma recovery to form a strength-based, trauma treatment model that includes EMDR therapy, somatic psychology, parts-work and relational psychotherapy.
Specifically, we discuss:
- What exactly does attunement mean in the context of early relational trauma; and why we need to consider mutual regression as a precursor to self-regulation
- Tronick’s Rule of Thirds and how this can help us understand early relational trauma
- How Polyvagal Theory helps us understand the Social Nervous System
- Do phobias maintain dissociation and what this means for therapy
- Walking the tightrope of memory retrieval in our therapeutic approach
- Using parts-work for early relational trauma and dissociation – keeping in mind the increased awareness of introjects
CPD Hours: 3