Nancy Napier, MA, LMFT
Saturday, October 20, 2018
Half-day Program: 9 am - 12:30 pm
Unblocking What's Stuck:
Using Somatic Experiencing®
and Body-Based Parts Work
to Support Trauma Resolution
Free to NESTTD members.
Many psychotherapists have the experience of encountering seemingly intractable client issues. Healing may be blocked by unmetabolized, unintegrated aspects of traumatic experience expressing as parts, sub-personalities, ego-states, etc. Healing may also be blocked by trauma-based coupling dynamics (neurons that fire together wire together). These include traumatic associations that lead to pervasive anxiety, anger, or other forms of sympathetic arousal. They also include traumatic dissociations that lead to lack of awareness, shut down, collapse, and other dissociative phenomena. These dynamics operate outside conscious awareness and exert a great deal of power, activating compelling survival responses that clients with trauma histories often experience in the course of daily life.
The presentation focuses on treatment approaches drawn from Somatic Experiencing®, parts work, and hypnosis and includes lecture, video with descriptive clinical commentary, Q & A. It also includes a video of a demonstration offered at a training workshop.
Nancy Napier, MA, LMFT is a psychotherapist and hypnotherapist in private practice in New York City. She is also an author and teacher and, for well over a decade, has been on the faculty of the Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute. She offers her own professional workshops on subjects including resolving shock trauma, parts work, the optimal future self, spirituality and mindfulness, self-of-the-therapist issues, and more, as well as workshops for the public on various topics. She is author of Recreating Your Self: Increasing Self-Esteem Through Self-Hypnosis; Getting Through the Day: Help for Adults Abused as Children; and Sacred Practices for Conscious Living, all published by W. W. Norton, as well as Sacred Practices for Conscious Living, 2nd Edition, and Meditations & Rituals for Conscious Living (co-author), published by Lotus Blossom Press.
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