About the Workshop
The workshop will explore mental health from the perspective of exposure to single or multiple event trauma and toxic stress. The impact of childhood trauma (complex trauma) is being recognised as the single biggest cause of adult mental health problems, relationship problems, career and lifestyle problems, as well as many physical diseases, including early mortality.
This one-day workshop will introduce participant’s to how exposure to adversity impacts the developing brains and bodies of children and later adults. Participants will learn to assess and creatively respond to the legacy of complex developmental trauma on the autonomic nervous system, on the emotional system and on the higher brain - cognitively.
Overview of Learning Outcomes:
- Appreciate the movement towards trauma informed care in mental and social health services.
- Understand and differentiate Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) from Complex Developmental trauma.
- Gain an understanding of cerebral structures impacted by complex trauma.
- Learn to assess and respond to the body and signs of hyper or hypo arousal, via Stephen Porges Polyvagal Theory
- Understand self-blame and self-hate and coping with these negative beliefs via perfectionism, busyness, and escape.
- Learn to work creatively with complexity attending to each part while always keeping the wellbeing of the ‘whole’ in mind.
- Appreciate the power of mindfulness and keeping a positive outlook.
- Appreciate the power of clear ethical therapeutic boundaries for successful outcomes.
9.20am Acknowledgment of Traditional Owners and Country
9.30am Overview of the training material, and introduction to the Adverse Childhood Experiences study
10.00am Understanding and differentiating PTSD from Complex Developmental Trauma
10.30am Addressing self-blame and self-hate
11.00am Morning tea (20mins)
11.20am Neurological pieces: The hierarchy of mind, The division of the brain, and the Polyvagal Theory
12.30pm The therapeutic art of mindfulness
1.00pm Lunch (45mins)
1.45pm Systems Theory and Bateson’s Propositions
2.30pm Working with complexity, addressing each part while keeping the wellbeing of the whole in mind
3.30pm Afternoon Tea (20mins)
3.50pm Attending to a client’s missed or missing needs and experiences
4.00pm Keeping unstuck - working with creativity and magic
4.45pm Completions, certificates of attendance and closure
About the Presenter
Philip Hilder has provided counselling since 1990 to survivors of adverse childhood experiences and toxic stress. He is a graduate and practitioner of Hakomi and Sensorimotor psychotherapies which are mindfulness and body centred methods, as well as The Trauma Model of therapy by Dr Colin Ross.
He offers supervision and teaches at the Centre for Community Welfare Training and Jansen Newman Institute, Sydney. He works at Sydney Integrative Psychology, a clinic that offers holistic counselling services located in the centre of Sydney.
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When & Where
NALAG Centre for Loss & Grief Dubbo
The NALAG Centre for Loss & Grief in Dubbo provides loss, grief and trauma support and education to the Central West Community.
We have a Centre in Dubbo, plus Branches in Bellingen, Mid North Coast, Central Coast and Sydney.
For more about NALAG please visit our website www.nalag.org.au