Life in Pieces: Working with the Fragmented Selves of Complex Trauma Survivors
April 23, 2020 9am-12:15pm
Child Focus, Inc
4633-B Aicholtz Road
Cincinnati, OH 45244
How do we help those whose trauma has been so complex, ongoing and connected with having their most basic needs met, that they’ve had to split themselves into parts to survive? Those who work (or interact) with complex trauma survivors will learn how survival skills that protected the person in one setting now complicate life in safer settings. We will address how “mixed feelings” in those without trauma must become “parts” in those with complex trauma. This training will explore the neurobiology of the development of dissociative parts. Using an understanding of neuroscience, participants will learn sensorimotor and cognitive interventions to help trauma survivors connect and communicate with their ‘parts’, so they can move from self-alienation to acceptance, and turn survival strategies into the symphony of resilience that is hidden inside their parts.
This session is designed for those who have a basic understanding of trauma and wish to become more knowledgeable and skilled in supporting those who have experienced complex trauma. The interventions and supports described in this training are designed for use not just by clinicians, but also direct support staff, family members and others who interact with and care for the person who has experienced trauma.
Attending the training has provided resources and knowledge that encourages me to attain more training and education."