Working with the Dissociative Mind An evening webinar with Dr Jamie Marich author of ‘EMDR therapy & mindfulness for trauma-focused care’ and ‘Process not perfection: expressive arts solutions for trauma recovery’ Online, 9 October 2019 (Wednesday) 6:00pm - 9:00pm, London, UK time
In clinical settings, practitioners can often be apprehensive about working with dissociation and its myriad manifestations. This apprehension can be seen even amongst therapists who regularly work with trauma and PTSD. At this engaging and informative online webinar, trauma specialist and dissociation advocate Dr Jamie March helps us demystify the perceived complexity surrounding dissociation; providing us with a practical and sensitive orientation to how the dissociative mind works. The webinar starts with an overview of the theory of structural dissociation, as we begin to explore our own dissociative profile and internal system of parts. Jamie then follows an integrative approach, with specific focus on expressive arts and mindfulness-focused strategies to explain how we can work with dissociation – especially in context of grounding skills for stabilisation and the preparation phases of trauma work. We consider practical methods by which we can expand our internal knowledge of conceptualising and healing dissociation within trauma settings. Strategies are provided for translating this knowledge to practice settings and making the best clinical decisions possible, particularly in treatment planning, case conceptualisation and working with extreme emotional stress. Through case vignettes and discussions on multiple practical therapeutic strategies, we explore: The true meaning of dissociation and how it manifests in the human experience Ways to become more confident in handling dissociative presentations Practical skills for grounding and assuring safety Strategies for more effectively understanding the dissociative mind Bridging the gap between the person of therapist and clients who suffer Webinar Schedule: 6.00pm: Session 1: Demystifying Dissociation Fundamentals of Dissociation Opening Grounding Exercise Definitions Lessons Learned from Coming Out as a Professional with a Dissociative Disorder Know Your Dissociative Profile Adaptive and Maladaptive Ways to Sever from the Moment A Primer on Parts and Parts Work 7:30pm: Break 7:45pm: Session 2: Applications Grounding and Stabilization New Solutions for Grounding and Trauma-Focused Mindfulness Preparing Dissociative Clients for Deeper Work Understanding the Dissociative Mind and Internal World of Parts Structural Dissociation and Beyond Applying the findings from your dissociative profile Solutions for case conceptualization and working through blocks Ideas for Further Training and Study Case Vignette Presentation 9:00pm: Close
About the speaker Dr Jamie Marich began her career working for humanitarian aid in Bosnia-Herzegovina from 2000-2003. As the founder of the Institute for Creative Mindfulness, she travels internationally, speaking on topics related to EMDR therapy, trauma, addiction, expressive arts therapy, mindfulness, and yoga while maintaining a private practice in her home town of Warren, OH. She is the developer of the Dancing Mindfulness practice and regularly trains facilitators to take this unique practice into both clinical and community settings. Dr Marich is the author of several books on trauma recovery: Process Not Perfection: Expressive Arts Solutions for Trauma Recovery (2019), EMDR Therapy & Mindfulness for Trauma-Focused Care (2018, with Dr Stephen Dansiger), Dancing Mindfulness: A Creative Path to Healing and Transformation (2015), Trauma Made Simple (2014), Creative Mindfulness (2013), Trauma and the Twelve Steps (2012), and EMDR Made Simple (2011). She considers herself outspoken and freely shares her own experiences in recovery from dissociative disorder.
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