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January 2–4, 2015 Friday–Sunday 2 nights
Continuing Education Credits

The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma

Presenter(s)
Bessel van der Kolk, Dana Moore, and Licia Sky
Bessel van der Kolk

Bessel van der Kolk, MD, is a clinical psychiatrist whose work attempts to integrate mind, brain, body, and social connections to understand and treat trauma. His research ranges from the impact of trauma on development…
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Dana Moore

Dana Moore, MAR, MA, LPCC, is a therapist who uses elements of contemplative spirituality supported by neuroscience to treat psychological trauma. He is a founding member of the yoga program at the Trauma Center in…
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Licia Sky

Licia Sky, LMT, BFA, is a singer-songwriter, artist, and musician who integrates music, movement, vocalizing, conversation-enhanced awareness, and touch to foster safe, transformative, interoceptive experiences. Her dynamic methods are informed by polyvagal theory, the latest…
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Program Details

For health professionals, therapists, yoga instructors, and others interested in the nature of trauma.

Overcoming trauma means learning to fully engage in the present without being hijacked by survival-related emotions and sensations. Success means allowing yourself to know what you know and feel what you feel without reentering the misery of the past. Recovery depends on having physical experiences that contradict the sensations and feelings of helplessness and disconnection.

This workshop, based on the foundational practices of yoga and mindfulness meditation, includes

  • Current research on trauma
  • An exploration of the way overwhelming experiences change the capacity for self-regulation and how imprints of trauma are held in the body
  • How brain function is shaped by experience
  • Specific techniques that affect regulation, the integration of dissociated aspects of experience, chronic helplessness, and the reintegration of human connections.

Your increased understanding fertilizes the application of effective trauma interventions, including EMDR, yoga and sensorimotor processing, Internal Family Systems, and neurofeedback.

CE Credits
This program is eligible for
  • 8 credits for Social Workers (SW), $30 additional charge
  • 10 credits for Athletic Trainers (BOC), $30 additional charge
  • 10 credits for Yoga Alliance (YA), $30 additional charge