Spectrum of Emotions: Recognizing and Treating Emotional Dysregulation
Clients who struggle with chronic mental health symptoms and addictive patterns have a difficult time identifying, tolerating, and regulating their feelings. They often respond to their emotions in a polarized manner which triggers their “fight or flight” response. Consequently, the “fight or flight” response breaks down the feedback loop between mind and body, which over time, will be expressed through psychiatric or medical symptoms and diagnoses. In this workshop, Mrs. Caldwell Engle will review the impact on emotional developmental caused by unresolved trauma, suppression and dissociation....Read more She will explain the importance of an integrated, functional approach to treatment and recovery. She will explain the difference between healthy and unhealthy feelings and how to identify patterns of suppression and dissociation, providing opportunity for desensitization techniques. She will also discuss the root of all addictive behaviors, and the often co-occurring physical and mental health symptoms. She will provide specific cognitive and experiential exercises and interventions, applicable for any client who is stuck in addictive and self-defeating behaviors. Clinical examples and case vignettes will be given, along with time for Q and A. Less...
- Describe the effects of trauma, suppression and dissociation on addiction and mental health symptoms and diagnoses.
- Explain the difference between healthy feelings and unhealthy feelings and their effect on the “fight or flight” response.
- Explain the difference and benefit of a functional model/approach.
Saturday, April 15, 2023
11:00 AM EDT - 02:15 PM EDTRegister for this Webinar
About the speaker
Melissa Caldwell Engle, LPC, ATR
Melissa is the co-founder and EVP of clinical programming for Healing Springs Ranch, a residential treatment facility for addictions. She has worked with all behavioral health diagnoses including Depression, Dual-Diagnoses, Anxiety, Bi-Polar, Personality Disorders, PTSD, Eating Disorders, OCD, Dissociative Disorders, and ALL addictive patterns and diagnoses both on the individual and group level.
11:00am - 11:30am Introduction, Overview of trauma, suppression and dissociation
- Effects on addiction and mental health symptoms
11:30pm - 12:30pm All about feelings
- Healthy feelings vs unhealthy feelings
- Effect on fight or flight response
12:30pm - 12:45pm Break
12:45pm - 1:45pm Identifying patterns of suppression and dissociation
- Desensitization techniques
- Addictive behaviors, co-occurring disorders
- Case examples
1:45pm - 2:05pm Functional model and interventions
2:05pm - 2:15pm Conclusion, Q&A
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