Healing the Fragmented Selves of Trauma Survivors: Overcoming Self-Alienation
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An exclusive professional development opportunity; Dr. Janina Fisher’s world-renowned experience on treating trauma is not to be missed. This webinar gives you access to Dr. Fisher’s sought after insights available to view at your leisure in the comfort of your own home.
(Of interest to: Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Psychotherapists, CBT Therapists or any practitioner who wants to know more about the treatment of trauma.)
3 Hour Recording – You will be sent a link to the recording (available to view for 60 days) after registration.
Janina Fisher is an international expert on the treatment of trauma and dissociation, Assistant Director of the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute, and author of Healing the Fragmented Selves of Trauma Survivors (2017) and Transforming the Living Legacy of Trauma (2021).
Alienation from self is a survival strategy often needed by children in neglectful and abusive environments. Self-rejection maintains children’s attachment to their caregivers by disowning themselves as “bad” or “unlovable.” This deeply painful failure of self-acceptance results in lifelong shame, self-loathing, difficulty self-soothing, and complications in relationships with others. Without internal compassion and a sense of worth, it is difficult to take in the compassion and acceptance of others.
To overcome alienation from self, the therapy must focus on cultivating clients’ ability to observe painful emotions as signs of their disowned selves and disowned experience. When clients discover their trauma-related, structurally dissociated younger selves and bring them “home,” they spontaneously begin to feel an internal sense of warmth and safety that changes their internal experience. In this workshop, using strategies inspired by Structural Dissociation theory, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy and Internal Family Systems, we will explore the therapeutic power of fostering internal secure attachment to clients’ most deeply disowned selves.
You will learn to:
- Describe the relationship between early attachment trauma and alienation from self
- Recognize the signs of disowned parts and their internal conflicts
- Identify parts that sabotage self-compassion or self-acceptance
- Describe interventions that create an increased somatic sense of self-connection
- Foster compassionate connections between the adult of today and fragmented child selves
Janina Fisher, Ph.D. is the Assistant Educational Director of the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute and a former instructor, Harvard Medical School. An international expert on the treatment of trauma, she is co-author with Pat Ogden of Sensorimotor Psychotherapy: Interventions for Attachment and Trauma (2015), author of Healing the Fragmented Selves of Trauma Survivors: Overcoming Self-Alienation (2017) and the forthcoming book, Transforming the Living Legacy of Trauma: a Workbook for Survivors and Therapists (in press), all available in Italian translation. She is best known for her work on integrating newer body-centered interventions into traditional psychotherapy approaches. More information can be found on her website: www.janinafisher.com. Janina is one of the most prominent providers of Trauma training across the world.
Standard Price – £129
£50 cancellation fee up to 14 days before the workshop, £75 cancellation fee within 14 days of the workshop date. No refunds can be given to cancellations made less than 72 hours prior to the workshop date.
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