For the past couple of years I’ve been offering community presentations and workshops on complex trauma and body-centered healing, because I want this information to be as accessible as possible. I will continue to offer these presentations in person, but I’m also including pdfs of them at the bottom of this page, for you to access if you like.
In-person presentations and workshops explore the central characteristics of complex trauma or C-PTSD, a condition that can develop in the nervous system after experiences of neglect, abuse, sexual assault, ongoing stigma or marginalization, domestic violence, or other human dominance or brutality.
Combining slides, conversation, and opportunities for gentle movement through Trauma Center Trauma-Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY), in these presentations you can learn about causes and effects of complex trauma, and ways that it can shape how a person feels, thinks, and moves through the world. We also look at evidence that supports body-centered relational approaches to healing from complex trauma. and how this healing can happen in the context of TCTSY.
In-person presentations combine slideshow, conversation, and chair based TCTSY practice, and can be adapted to run 60 to 90 minutes.
Workshops run 2 to 4 hours, allowing more time for personal reflection, writing, a more extended TCTSY practice, and conversations about specific ways to apply principles of TCTSY and body-centered healing in working with people who have complex trauma.
Here are the pdfs:
Complex Trauma and Body Centered Healing, Part 1: What is trauma? and, Trauma in the nervous system
Complex Trauma and Body Centered Healing, Part 2: Neuroplasticity, and trauma in the brain
Complex Trauma and Body Centered Healing, Part 3: Trauma vulnerability and resilience / Kinds of trauma
Complex Trauma and Body Centered Healing, Part 4: Body-centered approaches to healing complex trauma
Complex Trauma and Body Centered Healing, Part 5: Trauma Center Trauma-Sensitive Yoga and Other healing resources