PACFA Tasmanian Branch PD Event

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5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania

The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Treatment of Trauma

Bessel van der Kolk is a Boston-based psychiatrist noted for his research in the area of post-traumatic stress since the 1970s. His work focuses on the interaction of attachment, neurobiology, and developmental aspects of trauma’s effects on people.

His most recent 2014 New York Times Science best seller, The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Treatment of Trauma, transforms our understanding of traumatic stress, revealing how it literally rearranges the brain’s wiring—specifically areas dedicated to pleasure, engagement, control, and trust. He shows how these areas can be reactivated through innovative treatments including neurofeedback, somatically based therapies, EMDR, psychodrama, play, yoga, and other therapies. Bessel presented his work to interested counsellors and psychotherapist in Melbourne in November 2017.

Judy Greenberg, a counsellor in private practice in Melbourne, attended his workshop and comes to us in Hobart to share her learnings on this important approach to working with trauma. Judy will present key concepts and practice strategies that practitioners can consider learning more about for their own work with clients. You may find that you are inspired to learn more about how the body keeps the score.

To register and further information go to the PACFA Portal