Self-Care: Finding Connection, and the Capacity to Care in a Field of Constant Tragedies
In the most recent version of the DSM (5), providers repeatedly exposed to details of abuse are included in the diagnostic criteria for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Beyond vicarious and secondary trauma, this highlights the real risk providers face of developing PTSD like symptoms themselves when mired in the duty of supporting those recovering from traumatic experiences.
In this workshop, we will propose differing perspectives on the cause of vicarious trauma, secondary trauma, and burnout, and will propose ways to conceptualize healing and lasting recovery.
This session will begin with a simple experiential practice involving yoga, conversation with fellow participants, and journaling. We'll then move on to discuss theoretical concepts, and identify common ways vicarious trauma manifests in the mind and body. We will then discuss how to both prevent and treat vicarious trauma, as well as increase clinician's resilience via self-care (as opposed to self-service), connection, and healthy distance. We will close with a discussion of each provider’s experience, and support each participant in leaving with a simple self-care map that meets needs identified during our lecture and discussion. The session will end with a guided meditation with the use of directed mindfulness.
This post-conference session will include Assessment; Vicarious Resilience; Yoga; Ventral vagal response (animal therapies); Perspective-taking, Worldview, Healthy Distance and boundaries, Comedy, light-hearted activities, play; Top 5 regrets of the Dying; "Heavies" (both alters and our own); The value of self-care versus the notion of self-service; The use of the Window of Tolerance for the clinician.
90 Minutes - The Heart of the Work: Review ACEs, Infant ACEs, and Attachment
60 Minutes - Self-Care vs Service vs Community Care
30 Minutes - Practicing Inward Presence
This session was originally presented as a live conference session in April 2021.
At the conclusion of this session participants will be able to:
- Connect PTSD symptoms with self-care practices
- Discern self-care and self-service
- Identify specific aspects of deep self-care that help connect them to meaning in work and in life
Presenter: Christine C. Forner, BSW, MSW, SP
Presenter Bio: Christine has over thirty years’ experience working with individuals with Trauma, Post Traumatic Stress Disorders, Traumatic Dissociation, Developmental Trauma, and Dissociative Disorders. She has specialized training in EMDR, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Psychotherapeutic Meditation techniques, and Neurofeedback. She began her career on a crisis line for teens and subsequently on the front lines working at local sexual assault centers, long-term therapeutic settings, and shelters for domestic violence survivors. Since 2011, Christine has worked in private practice, specializing in complex trauma and dissociative disorders. Christine teaches locally and at an international level on dissociation, complex trauma, and the intersection of dissociation and mindfulness. She was the President of the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation, served on the board of the ISSTD since 2010, and was the ISSTD treasurer from 2011-2017. Christine is the author of Dissociation, Mindfulness, and Creative Meditations: Trauma-informed practices to facilitate growth (Routledge, 2017). As well as avidly working with those who have been hurt the most, Christine has dedicated her professional life to educating others on the logic, normality, and commonality of dissociation. The summation of her work is to educate practitioners about the vital importance of their presence, patience, and care with those who have been through the most severe and brutal injuries so that they receive treatment with dignity and compassion. The four qualities of presence, patience, dignity, and compassion applied to every aspect of the therapeutic process can result in profound inner healing; something every human deserves to experience.
Presenter: Lisa E. Danylchuk, LMFT, E-RYT
Presenter Bio: Lisa Danylchuk, LMFT, E-RYT is an author, licensed psychotherapist, and yoga teacher trainer specializing in bringing yoga into trauma treatment. A graduate of UCLA and Harvard University, Lisa is the founder of the Center for Yoga and Trauma Recovery in Oakland, CA, and creator the Yoga for Trauma (Y4T) Online Training Program. She has authored three books: Yoga for Trauma Recovery: Theory, Philosophy, and Practice (2019), How You Can Heal: A Strength Based Guide to Trauma Recovery (2017), and Embodied Healing: Using Yoga to Recover from Trauma and Extreme Stress (2015), and was as a contributing editor for Best Practices for Yoga for Veterans, published by the Yoga Service Council. She serves as UN Committee Co-Chair for the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation, and was elected to the role of Secretary in 2018. A leader in the movement to incorporate yoga into trauma treatment, she has trained yoga and mental health professionals around the world, and presents her work internationally. Lisa lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. When she’s not writing or traveling, you’ll likely find her climbing mountains and running trails in nearby parks.
- 3.00 APAThe International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
- 3.00 ISSTD Certificate ProgramThis program is eligible for 3.00 credits in the ISSTD Certificate Program.
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