K02 – If Trauma Changes the Brain, What is Necessary for Effective Treatment?

Bessel van der Kolk
06 Dec 2018
17:00 - 19:00

K02 – If Trauma Changes the Brain, What is Necessary for Effective Treatment?

This workshop will show how trauma affects the developing mind and brain, and teach how trauma affects self-awareness and self-regulation. We will focus on the fundamental difference between trauma de-sensitization vs. integration and growth, and look at the difference between disrupted attachment and traumatic stress. We will examine the role of interpersonal rhythms and attunement in establishing a sense of self and community.  This workshop will discuss and demonstrate affect regulation techniques, examine ways to deal with fragmented self-experience, and teach the benefits of yoga, EMDR, meditation, neurofeedback, music and theater.

Objectives:

  • Describe the fundamental difference between trauma-desensitation vs. integration and growth
  • Describe the difference between disrupted attachment and traumatic stress.