Trauma and Recovery: The Integration of Neurofeedback and Psychotherapy (SKU: AH-W4-290)
Futurehealth Workshop by Sebern Fisher
Post-traumatic stress disorder is, at its foundation, a disorder of the brain, particularly of the brain's ability to regulate fear. The brain oscillates between high sympathetic arousal as manifest in nightmares and startle responses and parasympathic under arousal, manifest at its worst in dissociation. PTSD is a brain in the grip of fear. The regulation of fear is the single most important contribution neurofeedback makes in the remediation of PTSD.
This workshop will focus on the integration of neurofeedback and psychotherapy in the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder, both acute and chronic.
Trauma Resolution: A Multi-Modality Approach (SKU: AG-W2-57)
Futurehealth Workshop by Nancy White
Although emotional trauma is increasingly seen as a single condition that expresses itself in many ways, there currently exists no overall diagnosis for it. The DSM IV simply lists specific symptoms (Anxiety, PTSD, Depression, etc.) without addressing the possibility of a larger dynamic. As a result, emotional trauma may not be treated for what it is; a syndrome of which the individual symptoms are just component expressions. Once the practioner can see and identify the underlying dynamic of emotional trauma, he or she can achieve better outcomes.
Chronic Trauma Syndrome is best resolved, from this presenters experience, with a multi-modality approach that addresses at least three levels:
Healing the unconscious
In this workshop, we describe Chronic Trauma Syndrome, introduce a number of modalities and how they may work in appropriate combination for various patients, and offer case histories demonstrating the potential of a multi-modality approach.