SC09 – Trauma, Young People and the Power they give the Internet. Using Hypnotherapy and Somatic Experiencing to Heal, Access Resource States and Charge Up a Strong Inner Selfie.
Location: Grand Peninsula A-D
Self-esteem for heavy young users of Social Media (often the norm today), is often linked with how they are “perceived” or “liked” or “followed”. Non-response or delayed response to a post, negative feedback or the sudden disappearing act of an online based “relationship” can have damaging and traumatic effects on fragile or developing egos. Acting out (online and in real life), increased depression, agitation, anxiety, and isolation are often the result. This workshop will examine the perimeters of cyber trust and cyber sincerity and offer assessment tools such as the Social Media Assessment Form and the Self-Report of Social Media Traumatic Experience Form to move into more informed, attuned and effective positions of intervention. Discrimination skills to reduce the emotional impact of the trauma using hypnotherapy and somatic experiencing techniques while building the observer self will be presented. This will include the Inner Selfie Technique, down regulation exercises, short trance construction and somatic body release. Positive Social Media experiences/use and the integration of therapeutic apps and support that contribute to positive mastery of developmental tasks and ego states online will be presented. This workshop will include videos, experiential exercises, case examples and trance.
- Describe how to use two assessment tools presented.
- Demonstrate two ways to lower the impact of the online trauma.
- Demonstrate the Inner Selfie Technique and integrate an online resource to build and access resource states.