How can therapy help to restore a sense of self after trauma?

Ruth Lanius, MD, PhD, describes her 6-part course about the major brain networks and therapeutic strategies to help recover from trauma.

 

This six-part weekly webinar will explore critical brain systems that are affected frequently by trauma and how altered functioning of each brain system can be associated with certain trauma-related symptoms.

The effects of a variety of present- and past centered therapies, including mindfulness training, body-oriented approaches, neurofeedback, heart rate variability training, brain stimulation, EMDR, CBT/prolonged exposure, will be then be discussed to illustrate how trauma treatment can lead to the restoration of critical brain networks and contribute to the healing from traumatic stress.


Sessions Tuesdays 3pm - 4pm EDT

  • 15 September -- 1) The Reptilian Brain and Trauma.
  • 22 September -- 2) Sensory Processing, Trauma, and the Development of the Self: Implications for Sensory-Based Treatment Interventions.
  • 29 September -- 3) The Major Brain Networks and Trauma: Implications for Daily Functioning of Trauma Survivors.
  • 6 October -- 4) The Sense of Self in the Aftermath of Trauma: Lessons from the Default Mode Network.
  • 13 October -- 5) The Neurobiology of Eye Contact and Shame: Implications for the Intergenerational Transmission of Trauma.
  • 20 October -- 6) Trauma and Neuroplasticity: How the Brain Recovers from Trauma

    About the course

    Each hour-long session of the course will be recorded and available to registrants to watch from the website as many times as you like.

    In most cases, the recording will be posted about a week after the live session. Occasionally, for technical reasons, it may take a little longer. It rarely takes longer than two weeks.

    Registrants will have access to the recording to watch as often as they like for 30 days from when it is posted.

    CEs are only available if the attendee is present for the live session. To qualify, you will need to post that you are present in the live session in the chat, and also complete the evaluation after all the sessions are done. If you follow these guidelines, it is possible to get credit for some portion of the six if it's not possible for them to attend all of them.

Ruth Lanius Course On Trauma, Development, and Neuroplasticity

This six-part weekly webinar will explore critical brain systems that are affected frequently by trauma and how altered functioning of each brain system can be associated with certain trauma-related symptoms.

The effects of a variety of present- and past centered therapies, including mindfulness training, body-oriented approaches, neurofeedback, heart rate variability training, brain stimulation, EMDR, CBT/prolonged exposure, will be then be discussed to illustrate how trauma treatment can lead to the restoration of critical brain networks and contribute to the healing from traumatic stress.

Ruth Lanius, MD, PhD is one of the leading clinical neuroscience researchers in the study of the traumatized brain and one of the few who has focused her research on the importance of neurofeedback in treatment of trauma. She is the co-author of Healing the Traumatized Self: Consciousness; Neuroscience; Treatment written with Paul Frewen, PhD and co-editor of The Impact of Early Life Trauma on Health and Disease: The Hidden Epidemic, with Eric Vermetten and Clare Pain. She has published over 150 research articles.