Trauma counsellors toolbox - techniques/exercises to help working with clients with complex trauma
Renowned expert Christiane Sanderson:
As trauma tends to be stored in the right brain, counsellors need a range of therapeutic tools to facilitate right brain based engagement.
This workshop will provide an opportunity for professionals working with survivors of complex trauma to add techniques and skills to their toolbox.
It will combine awareness of safe trauma therapy with a range of tried and tested exercises to use with clients who have experienced complex trauma.
Through the use of real-life case studies practitioners will be encouraged to develop case formulations and engage in a series of right brain based experiential exercises such as:
- nesting dolls (Russian dolls)
- creative use of art materials
- play therapy techniques
- working with hidden parts and shame
- family constellations
- grounding skills.
Counsellors will be able to develop and enhance their existing skills and add new techniques to their therapeutic repertoire.
The workshop will help practitioners work more effectively with traumatised clients using techniques and skills which are easily integrated into different therapeutic models.
Working with survivors of trauma can be emotionally demanding and immensely distressing and yet it can be the most rewarding work.
Survivors of trauma show us their resilience, capacity for growth and a sense of hope that allows us to experience a deeper connection and appreciation of humanity.
You will be able to fully participate in experiential exercises using all kinds of creative materials in order to help your clients.
About the host
Christiane Sanderson is a member of the British Psychological Society with 24 years of clinical experience in childhood sexual abuse, rape, domestic violence and complex trauma. Religious sexual abuse. Sexual exploitation by counsellors and therapists. trauma, PTSD and dissociation. Secondary traumatic stress in professionals working with trauma.