Trauma in the Mind's Eye: Mitigating and Eliminating Intrusive Thoughts, Flashbacks and Nightmares
Instructor: Natalie Zlodre, MSW, RSW
Date: May 24, 2019
Time: 9am - 4pm
Location: The Festival Inn, 1144 Ontario Street, Stratford, ON
Early-Bird Cost: $199 CAD +HST (=$224.87). *Please note that an Eventbrite fee is added when registering online and paying by credit/debit/paypal. To avoid this fee you can instead download the registration form from our website at www.missionempowerment.ca and pay by cheque or email money transfer.
Regular Cost: $219 CAD +HST (=$247.47). *Please note that an Eventbrite fee is added when registering online and paying by credit/debit/paypal. To avoid this fee you can instead download the registration form from our website at www.missionempowerment.ca and pay by cheque or email money transfer.
* Cost includes lunch, morning and afternoon refreshments *
**All prices are in CAD$. American Patrons - your dollar goes further! $1 CAD = $0.76 USD (as of September 7, 2018 - check online for current exchange rate)
*Group Rates available for groups of 5+ people registering together OR for individuals registering for more than one workshop. See www.missionempowerment.ca/discounts for more information*
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: May 17, 2019 at 4pm
For more information on this workshop visit www.missionempowerment.ca
This workshop is designed for experienced front-line workers who provide short-term counselling and support to vulnerable populations in community-based settings.
Traumatic experiences that are frozen, stuck and unprocessed have the potential to exacerbate and generalize stress reactions. We will learn what causes certain memories to become traumatic. We will review the neurobiology of stress on memory systems and cognitive distortions that sear trauma responses in the nervous system. Some memories are based on fear, helplessness and horror, and others memories are fortified by cognitive stuck points (guilt, shame, absorption of perpetrator messages, cultural/religious beliefs). Participants will learn effective interventions that target source traumatic memories.
Participants Will Learn To:• Understand how fear hijacks cognition• Understand why people do what they do when they are overwhelmed• Understand how people get ‘stuck’ and how to get them ‘unstuck’• Apply 3 techniques for processing ‘horror’• Process 5 cognitive 'stuck' points
*Please be advised: this program offers explicit video images of trauma reactions and frank discussions of trauma related images.
Natalie Zlodre, MSW, RSW, is the Director of Community Resources and Initiatives, a trauma-informed consulting firm that provides clinical consultation and supervision to mental health professionals and organizations. Previously, she was Head of the Trauma and Resiliency Centre and Associate Director of Training at the Gail Appel Institute, Hincks-Dellcrest Centre. She is known for her direct and lively style and her ability to translate complex theories about traumatic responses into relevant practices for post-traumatic growth in vulnerable populations.
An administrative fee of $50 will be charged for all cancellations. Cancellation 14 or more days prior to the workshop date – receive a refund, less $50 administration fee. Cancellation less than 14 days prior to the workshop date – receive a credit, less $50 administration fee, to be applied to a future workshop. No credit or refund will be issued if you do not notify us in advance of the workshop date. You may transfer your registration to another person without prior notice. The organizers reserve the right to cancel the event due to under-enrollment, instructor illness or inclement weather. If a workshop is cancelled, any payment will be returned in full.
The Festival Inn is pleased to offered preferred rates for Mission: Empowerment guests. Rooms start at $129 + taxes (includes breakfast). A block of rooms has been set aside for this event, up until April 23, 2019. For reservations, call 1-800-463-3581 or 519-273-1150 and quote "Mission Empowerment Block". For other accommodation options, visit www.visitstratford.ca