Implicit Psychotherapy and Somatic ExperiencingBook tickets
In this workshop, participants will learn how interoception, or conscious awareness of bodily sensation, is used in therapy. Learning how to observe and change ongoing survival physiological states as well as learning how to guide clients to repair relational ruptures on an implicit level, can lead to long lasting and deep states of change.
Participants will learn exercises that they can use for themselves and with their clients right away. Drawing on trauma-informed approaches such as Implicit Psychotherapy, Somatic Experiencing, and Relationship Repair, this workshop distills science, theory and practice with clarity. Working with implicit memory is a pathway to reinstate secure attachment, increase regulation and restore a person’s sense of essential self.
What will you learn?
- Learn three to five questions that gain access to implicit memory via interoception (conscious awareness of bodily sensation)
- Describe basic differences between explicit and implicit memory
- Clinically apply models of regulation and dysregulation of the autonomic nervous system to various client presentations
- Describe the Threat Response Cycle
- Apply how the threat response cycle shows up in the office and have one to three skills to work with it directly
- Understand clients’ symptoms in relationship to Polyvagal Theory and learn how to psycho-educate clients about it in a trauma-informed manner
- Learn and offer three to six regulation skills
- Understand the basic premise of Somatic Experiencing differing from the event to the Autonomic Nervous System responses
- Observe and be able to facilitate attention toward physiological discharge phases
- Understand the completion of defensive responses and know how to lead a competent protector exercise
- Practice and have exercises to offer to embody emotional expression
- Understand the concepts of pendulation and clinical tools to assist clients
- Work with relational ruptures and repair through implicit exploration
- Learn and be able to offer one to two exercises to restore a sense of essential self (exploring implicit somatic markers)