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Guides to understanding and dealing with the effects of emotional, especially interpersonal, trauma. 
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Skills Development

Guides to developing skills in Emotion Regulation, Mindfulness, Relationships
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Guides to better managing the conduct of therapy sessions; or to benefitting from participating in therapy.
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While these resources might have originally been intended for therapists, some people perusing this site could well benefit from trying out some of the techniques recommended. However, for optimal, and safe, benefit, I recommend you establish a good relationship with a trained therapist, discuss these with that person, and only then try them out for yourself.
These resources discuss important elements in helping people in counselling -- please note: these are of approximately an hour's duration, and approximately 250 Mb (video), 100 Mb (audio), so bandwidth considerationa are important. 


Therapy-Related Videos

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Therapy-Related MP3s

Discover what more than two decades of detailed follow-up interviews with trauma clients have revealed about the nuts- and-bolts do’s and don'ts of good trauma work and how to most effectively structure a collaborative approach to treatment. 
MP3 format [LINK] See also this page [LINK]

Explore how the stories clients tell about a trauma event shape their experience of it. You’ll learn how to help them develop a more positive “untold” story, plus myriad ways to help clients bolster their cognitive, emotional, physical, and behavioral resilience. 
MP3 format [LINK]   Case Conceptualization Model -- (PDF [LINK])

Learn about how to help trauma clients gain greater awareness of their bodies and create a “somatic narrative” to work through experiences and disturbing emotions that may be otherwise inaccessible to them cognitively
MP3 format [LINK]  
See also: Using directed mindfulness with patients who have experienced trauma [LINK] 

Learn about the relevance of trauma work issues like family dynamics, poverty, and racism and how to broaden your clinical frame of reference to address the too-often-ignored sociocultural dimensions of what can keep traumatized clients stuck. 
MP3 format [LINK]

Examine the special challenges of working with dissociated clients. You’ll learn practical methods for helping them move beyond their deeply entrenched patterns of avoidance so they can process the overwhelming experiences of abuse or loss at the root of their dysfunction. 
MP3 format [LINK] Dissociation and Trauma -- PPT Slides (PDF--[LINK])
Website: -- access to a variety of articles in PDF/Word .doc -- [LINK]

Explore an attachment-based approach grounded in affective neuroscience in which the therapist builds a relationship as a trusted “True Other” and enlists the client in a process of dyadic affect regulation that allows the client’s own dormant resilience to emerge.
MP3 format [LINK]   

Reviewing the materials in the Emotion Skills series could well be of further assistance, depending on the results of a comprehensive evaluation of the person involved -- [LINK]
See also:
How can others support the person with PTSD? -- [LINK]
How can you support someone with Chronic PTSD? -- [LINK]
What's the difference between Chronic PTSD and Complex PTSD -- [LINK]
The above videos are from the GFW (Gift From Within PTSD) website here -- [LINK]

Whilst every reasonable effort has been taken to ensure all information provided is consistent with generally accepted, research evidence-based practice, information on health related topics should not be used for the purpose of diagnosis or substituted for properly qualified professional advice, diagnosis, or treatment. It is your responsibility to research the accuracy, completeness, and usefulness of all information provided, and to consult with your own professional health care provider as to whether the information can benefit you. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website.All individual blog posts on this site are the sole work of their authors and do not necessarily reflect the opinions and/or policies of the site owner. Views expressed by the site owner are intended to provoke clearer discussion of issues relating to Parkinson's Disease.



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