About the Session
Recent mass shootings, acts of terrorism, and war often have a profound and lasting impact on those involved, leaving behind traumatic symptoms that persist for years. This workshop delves into the importance of early intervention, aiming to mitigate the consolidation of traumatic memories and minimize the long-lasting effects. Focusing on a review of the Recent Traumatic Events Protocol and EMD protocols, this workshop will guide participants through stabilizing the initial traumatic reaction and maintaining stability throughout the desensitization phase. Participants will learn to maintain arousal within the window of tolerance by employing telescopic processing. Additionally, specific somatic closure techniques and easy homework assignments will be taught to help to rewire the brain and facilitate healing and resilience in the aftermath of traumatic experiences.
- Participants will be able to apply the Recent Traumatic Events and Eye Movement Desensitization (EMD) protocols with victims of mass shootings, acts of terrorism, and war.
- Participants will be able to use orienting and sensory resources to stabilize initial traumatic activation within their clients, in addition to integrating “telescopic ‘processing,” to help keep clients within their window of tolerance.
- Participants will be able to utilize somatic closure techniques and therapeutic homework interventions in order to help clients enhance resilience in the aftermath of traumatic experiences.