The Body Keeps Score: Resolving Attachment Trauma - Bessel van der Kolk,MD with Licia Sky

12/07/2018 01:00 PM - 12/09/2018 04:00 PM PT


  • $2,000.00


Rio Retreat Center at The Meadows, Wickenburg, AZ


The organization of the emotional brain is notoriously resistant to modification by reason or understanding. However, we can change people’s internal map of predictions and expectations by introducing reparative experiences in three-dimensional space. Precision, attunement, and interaction are key. In this workshop, we will collectively observe and practice ways in which the internal map of the world can be revised by activating the imagination through interactive movement, touch, auditory and visual input.

Participants will be expected to have done their own personal work and be prepared to actively participate in helping to create new realities for fellow workshop members.  Limited to 40 participants.

Training Cost is $2000 per person,  includes  all meals  and snacks from Friday lunch to Sunday lunch, training materials,  and  17.5 continuing education credits. EARLY REGISTRATION bonus - first 20 registrations includes shared lodging for the weekend and round trip transportation by shuttle from Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport. 

Learning Objectives  - 17.5 Continuing Education Credits

At the end of this training, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe how trauma affects the developing mind and brain.
  2. Describe and analyze how traumatized people process information.
  3. Discuss how adverse childhood experiences affect attachment, brain development, emotion regulation, and cognition.
  4. Differentiate between disrupted attachment and traumatic stress.
  5. Describe how early attachment trauma leads to fragmentation and development of distinct parts.
  6. Demonstrate exercises that guide attention to nonverbal awareness of physical sensations, orientation, attraction, and unconscious choices about relevance and safety.
  7. Describe techniques of physical mastery, affect regulation, and memory processing.
  8. Demonstrate how to integrate various body-centered approaches drawn from theater, music, yoga, and play to build attunement and restore agency.
  9. Discuss the range of adaptations to trauma early in the life cycle.
  10. Discuss treatment strategy alternatives through an understanding of the research.
  11. Describe how trauma, abuse, and neglect affects the therapeutic relationship.
  12. Discuss the role of self-leadership in repair of trauma and attachment.