“Traumatic stress responses are normal reactions to abnormal situations”

–Judith Herman, author of Trauma and Recovery

Full Day Trauma Workshop: Healing Core Wounds Through Connection

Brene Brown says, “Two of the most healing words in the human language are, ‘me too.’” These brilliant words highlight the importance of healing in community and connection. The Healing Core Wounds Through Connection Workshop will provide a full day of processing in a group setting for those struggling with lasting impact from traumatic events and/or family dynamics. This is also a great opportunity for therapeutic group work without the long-term commitment requirements of weekly group therapy.

How Workshops Work

The workshop will combine psychoeducation, in which participants will learn about nervous system reactions that may be contributing to their symptoms, along with group processing in which opportunities for professional and peer feedback will be provided. Experiential activities will be a heavy part of this workshop including art and psychodrama. Psychodrama is an experiential modality in which scenes from the past are re-enacted by the group to facilitate authentic emotion expression and connection to human resiliency. In turn, this allows each participant a deeper level of both group and individual processing.

Full Day Trauma Workshop: Healing Core Wounds Through Connection

Brene Brown says, “Two of the most healing words in the human language are, ‘me too.’” These brilliant words highlight the importance of healing in community and connection. The Healing Core Wounds Through Connection Workshop will provide a full day of processing in a group setting for those struggling with lasting impact from traumatic events and/or family dynamics. This is also a great opportunity for therapeutic group work without the long-term commitment requirements of weekly group therapy.

How Workshops Work

The workshop will combine psychoeducation, in which participants will learn about nervous system reactions that may be contributing to their symptoms, along with group processing in which opportunities for professional and peer feedback will be provided. Experiential activities will be a heavy part of this workshop including art and psychodrama. Psychodrama is an experiential modality in which scenes from the past are re-enacted by the group to facilitate authentic emotion expression and connection to human resiliency. In turn, this allows each participant a deeper level of both group and individual processing.

Before Workshop Expectations

Clients interested in the workshop should have their therapist reach out to Mary via email or phone in order to discuss if their individual needs would make them a good candidate. Clients will then schedule one session prior to the workshop with Mary to discuss individualized goals of participation in the workshop. It is a requirement that participants in the workshop also be participating in ongoing therapy, as the workshop can bring up emotions that will need continued processing. Those that are not working with an individual therapist can begin working with Mary individually, with the goal of workshop participation in the future.

After Workshop Expectations

After completion of the workshop, it is likely there will be new insights gained and new emotions stemming from high levels of vulnerability and receiving feedback from others. This can be exciting, as it is a way to journey a layer deeper into the individual process. It is required that all participants schedule a follow-up session with Mary aimed at connecting to skills and resources and identifying future goals to carry into their individual processes. If a participant is working with another therapist, a release of information will be necessary, so Mary can provide a summary of the participant’s work and experience.

Before Workshop Expectations

Clients interested in the workshop should have their therapist reach out to Mary via email or phone in order to discuss if their individual needs would make them a good candidate. Clients will then schedule one session prior to the workshop with Mary to discuss individualized goals of participation in the workshop. It is a requirement that participants in the workshop also be participating in ongoing therapy, as the workshop can bring up emotions that will need continued processing. Those that are not working with an individual therapist can begin working with Mary individually, with the goal of workshop participation in the future.

After Workshop Expectations

After completion of the workshop, it is likely there will be new insights gained and new emotions stemming from high levels of vulnerability and receiving feedback from others. This can be exciting, as it is a way to journey a layer deeper into the individual process. It is required that all participants schedule a follow-up session with Mary aimed at connecting to skills and resources and identifying future goals to carry into their individual processes. If a participant is working with another therapist, a release of information will be necessary, so Mary can provide a summary of the participant’s work and experience.

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Mary has the unique and valuable ability to be both incredibly talented as a trauma therapist and remarkably empathic as a human. After many different tries with therapists across the country, Mary was able to help me face, accept, understand, and let go of intense trauma. She helped me heal in a remarkable psychodrama that transcended all expectations. If you are willing to take the risk of being vulnerable, Mary can lead you on a journey to healing and letting go of trauma. I’m forever grateful.

-EB (Trauma Client)

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