Workshop: Psycho-Sensory Intervention
Psycho-Sensory Intervention: Informed and Integrated Mental Health Support Strategies for the Treatment of Trauma
This three-day* workshop will provide an integrated theoretical connection about the neurological interplay between attachment, developmental trauma and sensory processing issues. Participants will develop an understanding of the use of relational attunement as a regulatory influence that supports and stabilizes the arousal and sensory processing systems. This workshop will uniquely blend the integration of psychotherapeutic skills with sensory processing intervention. Therapists, teachers, and keen parents will learn how to put these two distinct therapeutic approaches together as a mechanism for the development of self-regulation and mental health function. A combination of theory and practical trauma interventions will emphasize compassionate dialoguing skills, sensory strategies, postural control and movement techniques together with attachment theory and psychotherapeutic process work. Learning will be facilitated through lecture, story-telling, group problem-solving from case examples, role plays and active reflection.
Participants will be able to:
Explain how attachment strategies are functionally adaptive in relation to developmental trauma
Describe the connection between trauma, arousal and sensory processing challenges
Discuss how the use of relational attunement skills and therapeutic use of self can stabilize arousal and support sensory processing issues
Develop a repertoire of sensory processing strategies for the treatment of trauma
Understand how trauma impacts postural control
Learn to provide treatment intervention to the postural and movement system to affect change in the emotional responses to trauma (treating trauma through the body)
Begin to integrate psychotherapeutic process within a sensory motor context
* This workshop is also available in a two-day version, albeit with less time for group problem-solving and interaction about case examples.
* There are no maximum numbers of participants in these workshops.