Trauma Training Coming to Colorado in July

We are pleased to announce this EFT Trauma Training workshop:

How Sharing Emotions Calms the Traumatized Brain and Heart: The Application of EFT with Trauma Couples: Kathryn Rheem, Ed.D., LMFT, Certified ICEEFT Trainer 

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July 15 and 16, 2016

Join us for this rare opportunity to see her present this trauma training in the Rocky Mountain Region in beautiful Denver, Colorado in the height of the summer (a great time to add a vacation before or after the workshop!). 

Description:

The key to healing trauma is comfort and protection from a loved one.  For trauma survivors, who usually have no template for safe connection, reaching emotionally to a loved one is fraught with danger.  Working intrapsychically to help the trauma survivor reach open-heartedly.  We help the partner respond vulnerably.  A new dance is co-created.  This is the focus of this two-day trauma training in the application of EFT with trauma survivor couples.

The HOW of Working Intrapsychically

Emotional dysregulation, the hallmark of trauma, scrambles communication, blocks intimacy, and amplifies distress. Working with, privileging and sharing fears often feels like being on a roller coaster in the dark but it’s exactly what is needed to restore connection with self and partner.

In this trauma training, the importance of the clinician’s ability to monitor and respond to client’s moment-to-moment experiences, especially extreme states of numbing, will be highlighted. Attendees learn how to work intrapsychically, piece-by-piece with each partner, to create healing between them. Learn how to support the trauma survivor in cultivating courage to reach for comfort and protection (tension between fears and longings).  Learn how to prepare partners to be responsive (an amazing privilege but also an extraordinary pressure for the partner of a trauma survivor). Learn how to stay in the process when clients become activated emotionally, a common outcome of trauma, and when, we, the clinicians, get triggered.

Through teaching, video presentation, and experiential learning, you’ll see how to use voice, reflection, and deepening interventions to help partners make contact, stay in contact in order to distill, and then share vulnerabilities with each other in order to break the familiar yet dreaded feeling of emotional isolation, a common result of enduring trauma.

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Clinicians strengthen their work and expand the range of couples they can serve through this trauma training workshop.