Somatic Practices for Trauma: Cultivating a Healthy Mind and Body in Clients, Counselors, and Counselor Educators.
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Trauma-informed embodiment practices help persons affected by trauma, which often leads to the dissociative lived experience of the embodied self, to re-experience themselves as safe and worthy (Malchiodi, 2020). Likewise, embodiment skills help clients learn to experience, affirm, and celebrate their multicultural, intersectional identities (Spinozola et al., 2018). In this webinar, we examine research on the value of embodiment practices in trauma treatment. Next, we evaluate a neurobiologically based, creative arts conceptualization of trauma regulation and three embodiment practices. Finally, we demonstrate applied knowledge by practicing the conceptualization and embodiment practices we learned.
1. Participants will examine research on the value of embodiment practices in trauma treatment.
2. Participants will evaluate a neurobiologically based, creative arts conceptualization of trauma regulation and three accompanying embodiment practices.
3. Participants will demonstrate one neurobiologically based, creative arts conceptualization of trauma regulation and three accompanying embodiment practices.
Lisa S. Sosin, Ph.D., LPC, LLP, BACS
Lisa S. Sosin, Ph.D., LPC, LLP, BACS is the Director of the Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision Program and professor with the Department of Counselor Education and Family Studies at Liberty University. She has over 35 years of clinical and teaching experience in the field of professional counseling and clinical psychology. Dr. Sosin has developed graduate and doctoral curricula and community programs covering diverse subjects including clinical excellence, counseling ethics, and creativity and spirituality in counseling and counselor education, and has presented and published on the counseling journey, group work, emotional development and regulation, creativity and spirituality in counseling, doctoral student persistence, burnout, and ethics.
Dr. Sosin’s primary research interests include the integration of creativity and faith in counseling, clinical excellence, and emotion regulation. Dr. Sosin serves on the editorial boards of The Journal of Counseling and Development and The Journal of Counselor Preparation and Supervision. Dr. Sosin has been happily married to her best friend, David, for 36 years and has two wonderful sons, Tim, and Joshua, and two delightful daughters-in-law, Hannah and Jordan.
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