The Somatic Experiencing® method is a body-oriented approach to the healing of trauma and other stress disorders. It is the life’s work of Dr. Peter A. Levine, resulting from his multidisciplinary study of stress physiology, psychology, ethology, biology, neuroscience, indigenous healing practices, and medical biophysics, together with over 45 years of successful clinical application. The SE approach releases traumatic shock, which is key to transforming PTSD and the wounds of emotional and early developmental attachment trauma.
Resilience is “the ability to bounce forward.” Whether recovering from cancer, divorce, job loss, tours of duty, domestic violence, or the death of a loved one, we seek to understand and know what helps us to “bounce forward.” We will explore this together, discovering strategies that are future orientated and will enable us to help heal those struggling through their trauma.
This presentation, drawn from the presenters’ personal and clinical experience, will demonstrate to participants the psychological and spiritual damage caused by trauma, abuse, and addiction. This month, we focus our Elements of Wellness series on the element of Spirituality. We aim to discuss ways you can bring this element into your sessions, engaging more ways to help abuse survivors to heal.
Free Will is the currency of free societies; we exercise free will whenever we decide. Our decisions are the building blocks of our characters, of morality and personal freedom. Nowhere is the loss of this freedom more painfully obvious than in end-stage addiction. When it comes to working with the resistant client, addiction professionals are expert decision-ologists; interventionists are 'decision-neuroscientists', but rarely are we provided with the basic decision-neuroscience findings we need to enhance our trade. Blending recent insights from neuro-law, neuro-economics and decision-neuroscience with lively anecdote and learning, Dr. La Riche invites you on an interactive journey under the hood of our actions to learn what drives our decisions, our ethical dilemmas and meaning itself.
In this month’s Elements of Wellness Workshop Series, we will be exploring ways of incorporating weight management techniques into mental health treatment sessions and behavioral interventions into dietary consultations.
Cari Breckel, a weight management specialist with SSM Health will share with us:
Some of the myths and facts about weight loss, including how to spot and confront "Failure Syndrome"
The key components of a weight management program such as improving attendance, accountability, motivation, and practice
Tangible weight management tools you can use with clients in your sessions starting today!
What is a "minimum prescription" and how can you use it to help patients attain and maintain weight goals?
Learn 6 strategies for Long-Term Success
So much more!
Join us on January 12, 2018 as we celebrate the Silence Breakers, share a meal (Catered Lunch INCLUDED) and resources with one another, and hear from experts about how we can support each other and the Silence Breakers among us.
A Full Day of Programming Dedicated to Honoring Disability Awareness Month
Gateway Wellness Associates presents a Day for Disabilities, including a continuing education opportunity for professionals wanting to learn more about the impact of disability on their clients and real tools for effectively assisting consumers to achieve their goals. This will be followed by two FREE presentations for anyone in the community with a disability or supporting someone with a disability. Come for the whole day or choose the workshops that fit your interests.