This workshop will support counsellors who are already well versed in the theoretical underpinnings of complex trauma (e.g., window of tolerance, ACE's, difference betweeen PTSD and trauma, etc) and who are looking for something concrete and hands on. This workshop will support your in-the-moment responding to the client and your awareness of of the theoretical reasons WHY you might respond to a client in this way. Together we will review and dicsuss several case studies of clients struggling with PTSD and trauma (individually and in group) and co-create trauma informed ways of supporting them. This workshop will ask you to bring your empathy and sense of intuition as we put ourselves in the clients' place and imagine what it might be like to experience their sense of threat in the moment. From there, we will consider all aspects of the client and begin to formulate a way of responding that prioritizes the relationship and navigates the critical voice and the shame that may follow a client leaving their window of tolerance. We will invite compassion and a relational lens at all moments of the workshop.
This session is full.