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Participants will understand trauma’s impact, what it does to the brain and how it affects the body. As helpers we can work toward bringing wholeness and healing to people who are most affected.
March 5th-Day One: Dr. Ruth Lanius
Healing The Traumatized Self: Working with the Brain and Body to Reverse the Effects of Psychological Trauma
“Never lose hope…there is always a light at the end of the tunnel.” - Dr. Ruth Lanius
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can develop after any traumatic experience in a person’s life that causes physical or psychological harm. People suffering from PTSD become both emotionally and physically isolated, and disconnected from people. Trauma impacts all of a person’s basic psychological needs and takes away our sense of safety and control, our ability to trust others, and diminishes our sense of self-esteem and values which causes difficulty forming intimate relationships.
Trauma affects the brain at any age, but when a child endures trauma, the result is profoundly tragic -- it sets in motion a pattern of changes in the brain that can be devastating in adult life.
March 6-Day Two: Dr. Gabor Maté
Neurobiology of Trauma: The Mind, Body, Spirit Connection
“Not every story has a happy ending, ... but the discoveries of science, the teachings of the heart, and the revelations of the soul all assure us that no human being is ever beyond redemption. The possibility of renewal exists so long as life exists. How to support that possibility in others and in ourselves is the ultimate question.” - Dr. Gabor Maté
Experience shapes the brain throughout our lifespan…our experience is our biology. Interpersonal neurobiology shows us the importance of human connection in shaping our brain. Early childhood trauma wires a child’s brain to be exquisitely tuned into danger. At the slightest threat, their hearts race, their stress hormones surge and their brains anxiously track the nonverbal cues that might signal the next attack. This altered brain development can lead to problems in adulthood with developing or maintaining healthy relationships, the inability to foster healthy attachment with others, difficulties with stress and coping, chronic self-destructive behaviours like self-harm, substance abuse, and suicidal behaviours, as well as an increased propensity to physical ailments and disease. The effects of being traumatized are very individual, and people who have experienced trauma are impacted physically, emotionally, behaviorally, cognitively, spiritually, neurobiologically and relationally.
Insights into interpersonal neurobiology and trauma work have shown us that trauma affects the whole person; mind, body and spirit. Therefore a multi-system approach to recovery and healing has to take into consideration the person as a whole.
Two-Day Conference: March 5 - 6, 2018Restoring Wholeness: The Connection between Neuroscience and the Treatment of Trauma
8:00 - 9:00am.............Registration & Continental Breakfast
10:30 - 10:45am........Refreshment Break
11:30 - 12:00pm........Q & A
12:00 - 1:15pm..........Lunch, Book Signing, & Networking
1:15pm - 2:30pm.......Afternoon Session
2:45 - 3:00pm............Refreshment Break
3:00 - 3:30pm............Q & A
3:30 - 4:00pm............Wind-up to the day
A renowned speaker, and best-selling author, Dr. Gabor Maté is highly sought after for his expertise on a range of topics including addiction, stress and childhood development. Rather than offering quick-fix solutions to these complex issues, Dr. Maté weaves together scientific research, case histories, and his own insights and experience to present a broad perspective that enlightens and empowers people to promote their own healing and that of those around them.
For twelve years Dr. Maté worked in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside with patients challenged by hard-core drug addiction, mental illness and HIV, including at Vancouver’s Supervised Injection Site. With over 20 years of family practice and palliative care experience and extensive knowledge of the latest findings of leading-edge research, Dr. Maté is a sought-after speaker and teacher, regularly addressing health professionals, educators, and lay audiences throughout North America.
As an author, Dr. Maté has written several bestselling books including the award-winning In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters with Addiction; When the Body Says No: The Cost of Hidden Stress; and Scattered Minds: A New Look at the Origins and Healing of Attention Deficit Disorder, and co-authored Hold on to Your Kids. His works have been published internationally in twenty languages.
Dr. Maté is the co-founder of Compassion for Addiction, a non-profit that focusses on addiction. He is also an advisor of Drugs over Dinner.
Dr. Maté has received the Hubert Evans Prize for Literary Non-Fiction; an Honorary Degree (Law) from the University of Northern British Columbia; an Outstanding Alumnus Award from Simon Fraser University; and the 2012 Martin Luther King Humanitarian Award from Mothers Against Teen Violence. He is an adjunct professor in the Faculty of Criminology, Simon Fraser University. For more information visit www.drgabormate.com
Dr. Ruth Lanius, MD, PhD, is Professor of Psychiatry and the director of the posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) research unit at the University of Western Ontario.
She established the Traumatic Stress Service and the Traumatic Stress Service Workplace Program, both services that specialize in the treatment and research of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and related comorbid disorders.
Dr. Lanius currently holds the Harris-Woodman Chair in Mind-Body Medicine at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry at the University of Western Ontario. Her research interests focus on studying the neurobiology of PTSD and treatment outcome research examining various pharmacological and psychotherapeutic methods.
Dr. Lanius has authored more than 100 published papers and chapters in the field of traumatic stress and is currently funded by several federal funding agencies. She regularly lectures on the topic of PTSD nationally and internationally. She has co-authored two books The Impact of Early Life Trauma on Health and Disease: The Hidden Epidemic and Healing the Traumatized Self: Consciousness, Neuroscience, Treatment.
When the Devil Knocks: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=162pSnj8fIk
How Psychological Trauma Affects A Child's Brain: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1BzBYvcq7is
Trauma, Healing and The Brain: Community Learning https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I3WzMpjtkrs&feature=youtu.be
When The Body Says No: Mind/Body Unity https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qlHIWXWDuF0
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