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Trauma and the Body

  • 04 Apr 2017
  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Pacific Beach/Taylor Library 4275 Cass St San Diego CA 92109

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Please Join SD-CAMFT and Diana Guest, LMFT for an educational opportunity on Trauma and the Body.

Diana Guest, MFT, CBT has a private practice in Pacific Beach.  She has worked extensively with trauma survivors including  domestic violence, sexual abuse, sexual assault survivors, survivors of torture, veterans and others suffering from PTSD.  She is a member of the Board of Trustees and international faculty for the International Institute for Bioenergetic Analysis (IIBA) and teaches in the US, Brazil, Argentina, and China.  She is also the coordinating trainer for the Southern CA Institute for Bioenergetic Analysis.   She is a published author, international workshop presenter, and keynote speaker.  Her newest adventure is that of being a grandmother. 

We are experiencing stressful times in our world and most of us are seeing more people coming into our offices with increased anxiety, panic and fear.  We are bombarded with images of violence and we are being directed to stay in a state of vigilance.  Clients want a way to manage and process their day to day experiences.  Clinicians need more tools to deal with both “big T” and “little t” traumas. 

Trauma and the Body Presentation:

We will review the Polyvagal system and how to identify various states of arousal. We will discuss the importance of knowing your client’s neuroception functioning, how to assess when your client is activated and how the clinician’s regulation helps the client regulate their nervous system.  

The participants will learn specific techniques to help their clients up regulate or down-regulate their nervous system  which the client can also use outside the therapy room.  Participants will also experience techniques to use with a dissociative process. 

This workshop will include a powerpoint presentation with a lecture, however, this workshop will be highly experiential.  Please wear clothes in which you are comfortable and can easily move. 

1 CEU and light snacks are provided for attendees.


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