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Treating complex trauma in teenagers

A very comprehensive training course in the field of treating complex trauma and dissociation

  • Starts 28 Oct
  • 7 000 South African rand
  • Online via zoom

Available spots

Service Description

This 25-hours workshop is presented online via zoom and after hour The following aspects will be covered: What is psychological trauma? What happens in the psyche of the traumatised teenager? Trauma and the brain The right brain and emotional regulation The difference between implicit and explicit memories The brain and body’s emotional stress response Where does it all start? The relationship between the infant, the caregiver and the emotional right brain The development of resonance between mother and baby The effect of timing on the relational trauma Attachment styles and complex relational trauma in teenagers The insecure avoidant attachment style The insecure ambivalent attachment style The disorganised attachment style Secure attachment and earned secure attachment How does dissociation develop? The structural dissociation model Signs and symptoms of structural dissociated parts Dissociation in teenagers Important principles in the therapeutic process with teenagers and complex trauma Important aspects of being a trauma-wise therapist Phases in the therapeutic process Phase 1: Assessment Assessment activities, scales and questionnaires Core dissociative aspects to assess Important assessment questions to ask Projective techniques for assessment Phase 2: Psycho-education Important considerations in psycho-education The language of triggers and triggering Connecting symptoms to triggers Common posttraumatic triggers The therapist as auxiliary cortex Being a neuro-biological regulator Activities to use during psycho-education Phase 3: Skills for emotional regulation and strengthening of the ego Transformative witnessing Activities for affect regulation Activities for grounding Breathing activities The dissociation kit for teenagers Skills to stay in the here-and-now and not go there Pendulation The calm/safe/happy place Creating a safe place in the sand Phase 3: continue Imaginary containers My circle of safe people Nature as resource Orienting for hyper- and hypoarousal Interoception and bodily awareness Activities to enhance body awareness Mindfulness, elements of mindfulness and mindfulness skills Ways to teach mindfulness skills Connecting with strengths, inner and outer resources Self-havening touch Considerations before moving to phase 4 Phase 4: Trauma-reprocessing Goals in phase 4 Activities for trauma reprocessing Free journaling Building boundary awareness Dual awareness Working at the edges of affect tolerance Important considerations

Upcoming Sessions

Contact Details

+ 0824414783

Kameeldoring Draai, Woodlands Hills Wildlife Estate, Bloemfontein, South Africa

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