Somatic Therapeutic Tools: Unlocking the Neurobiology of Trauma and Awakening Our Body’s Innate Wisdom to Care for Itself
Somatic and body-centered therapies are highly effective systems for working with mental, physical and emotional health from a holistic perspective. These cutting-edge methods support long-lasting change to behavioral health and well-being. With knowledge of how to track and map the nervous system, tools can be applied effectively to support ourselves and our clients with self-regulation and healing underlying patterns of distress. This presentation will introduce somatic therapy as a critical tool for working with patients with complex trauma. We will explore the neurophysiology behind why s...Read moreomatic therapies work and introduce experientially the tools that are highly effective in working with clients in a mental health context.
Participants will learn through didactic lecture, guided experiential exercises and will leave the presentation with tools they can begin incorporating into their own lives and professional practices immediately.
This presentation is appropriate for anyone who is interested in using somatic methods for self-care, in their work or would like tools for working with clients and patients who have challenges with emotion regulation, addiction, trauma, and stress or mental health concerns. Less...
- Describe how trauma and adversity impacts the mind, body and nervous system.
- List the tools of somatic therapy for stabilizing the nervous system and improving a felt sense of wellbeing in patients with trauma.
- Explain mapping the nervous system using the polyvagal theory and how to apply that with clients.
- Develop an embodied professional self and new tools to reduce burnout.
- Discuss why these “bottom-up” approaches for working with patients with trauma are essential components of treatment.
Saturday, November 12, 2022
11:00 AM EST - 02:15 PM ESTRegister for this Webinar
About the speaker
Livia Adia Budrys, AM, LCSW, C-IAYT, SEP
Livia’s engagement with yoga and meditation began with a two-year residency at the Himalayan International Institute of Yoga Science and Philosophy where in 1999 she was initiated into the tradition of the Himalayan Masters. She has completed over a decade of advanced and therapeutic yoga certifications along with becoming a Reiki Master in 1998. She has been deeply influenced by the mindfulness training that she has received from Vietnamese Zen Monk, Thich Nhat Hanh.
Today she works to educate healthcare organizations, conducts research and presents nationally on the benefits of yoga for mental health and trauma awareness to reduce systemic burnout. She partners to implement therapeutic programs, training and protocols that utilizes the Yoga-Informed model and community-based, accessible Somatic Experiencing. She has enjoyed several clinical leadership roles in inpatient settings, most recently as Director of Trauma-Informed Care at a national treatment center - always with her hope to serve clients while supporting the system’s greater capacity for sustainable wellbeing.
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New York State Education Department's State Board for Marriage and Family Therapy
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