From Devastation to Hope
Although it’s important for therapists to help clients process the painful and often demoralizing effects of trauma, it’s also crucial to nurture their potential for new possibilities of healing through post-traumatic growth. In fact, learning respectful ways to plant seeds of hope and resilience can make all the difference when working with trauma survivors. In this workshop, we’ll focus on:
- The tangible markers of post-traumatic growth, such as new ways of relating to others, the rediscovery of personal strengths, and a newfound appreciation for life in general
- Specific strategies—including writing exercises, role-playing, art, and guided imagery—to help clients connect with the concept of post-traumatic growth and their own journey
- How to use somatic resourcing and remembered resources to access clients’ inner wisdom
Continued with workshop 305.
Lisa Ferentz, LCSW-C, DAPA, a private practitioner, consultant, and educator specializing in trauma, is the founder of the Institute for Advanced Psychotherapy Training and Education and author of Treating Self-Destructive Behaviors in Trauma Survivors: A Clinician’s Guide and Letting Go of Self-Destructive Behaviors: A Workbook of Hope and Healing.