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It’s Not About the Story: Using Art, Yoga and the Body in Trauma Treatment – Part I

October 31, 2014

Update your clinical skills by incorporating what we have learned from brain science and research supporting yoga, movement and expressive therapies. In this experientially focused workshop, participants will gain a theoretical overview of the best practices of body-centered trauma treatment while participating in experiential exercises designed to integrate these innovative, multi-sensory techniques into clinical work.

Traditional talk therapy is often not enough when treating trauma. The newer, experiential approaches to trauma treatment integrate the use of image, body sensation and action.  By entering the world of the trauma client from the “bottom up” (starting with the body rather than the mind) we may better assist our clients in finding inner strengths and resources and more successfully facilitate trauma processing.  By using body based and expressive therapies, we teach our clients how to orient themselves in different ways, enhancing both the intensity and effectiveness of therapy.

The facilitators will share – through experiential activities and demonstration – a range of creative, body-centered trauma treatment tools taken from years of successful professional practice and underpinned by the latest neurobiology and attachment research.  Issues to be addressed in the workshop include: the  neurobiology of trauma and why experiential therapies are a treatment of choice; phase oriented treatment; establishing psychological safety; managing affect dysregulation; working within a “window of tolerance”, creating boundaries and containers and incorporating non-verbal techniques for processing trauma.

No previous training in art or yoga are required to learn the techniques presented. Please wear clothing that allows you to move and be comfortable stepping into the various activities planned for this day. Yoga mats are not necessary. At the conclusion of this workshop participants will be able to:

  1. Understand the current neuroscience research on trauma and the brain and apply it to the treatment of their clients.
  2. Acquire a range of simple, experiential techniques and tools that can be used in clinical practice with traumatized clients.
  3. Be able to use trauma sensitive yoga techniques to teach clients body based ways of grounding and managing unpleasant affect.

With facilitators Jan Beauregard and Tally Tripp. Cost: $159.00 including coffee. light refreshments and art supplies.

The Integrative Psychotherapy Institute is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEPTM) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. The ACEP solely is responsible for all aspects of the program.”

Student Discount $109.00 (mailed check only)Course description coming soon!To register without Clock Hours, please use the Paypal option on this website OR send a check for $159.00 to the address below made out to IPI.

To register and include the cost of the Clock Hours please register here.

Integrative Psychotherapy Institute
3615 Chain Bridge Road
Unit I (Eye)
Fairfax, VA 22030

The registration deadline is Wednesday , October 29th, 2014.The fee for walk in registration is $169.00 (without Clock Hours, $189.00 with Clock Hours) but we can not guarantee that space will be available.

Cancellation Policy: If you contact us at a minimum of 2 weeks prior to the workshop date we will refund your tuition minus a $59.00 processing fee. Cancellations after that date will not be refunded.

Target Audience:Counselors, Psychologists, Psychotherapists, Art Therapists, Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists, Addiction Counselors, Nurses, Physicians and other Mental Health Professionals.

ADA Needs: Please notify us if you have special needs and if possible we will make every effort to accommodate them. Clock Hours through NBCC or NASW are included in your registration fee for an additional $20.00.

Greeting and Day of Workshop Instructions


October 31, 2014


The Wisconsin Place Community Center
5311 Wisconsin Ave, NW
Washington DC, 20815 United States
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