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Healing from Trauma



In this Webinar:

In this 90-minute webinar, Dr. Lisa Firestone will focus in on tools, techniques, and treatments for recovering from trauma. Her presentation will include:

  • Introduction to psychological first aid, which can be used in or following a crisis
  • Description of the use of creating a coherent narrative as a method to resolve trauma
  • Toolkit of techniques for calming down overwhelming emotional reactions
  • Emphasis on the practice of self-compassion
  • Approach to enhancing emotional resilience to reframe thinking around a traumatic experience

Whether someone is a first-responder in an emergency, a victim of violence, or a survivor of an emotionally stormy childhood, many individuals have been impacted by trauma. When a traumatic incident occurs, the first thing we need to do is to address a person’s primary survival needs and make them feel safe. The next step is to help the person process and resolve the trauma to lessen its impact on their life going forward.

A trauma may be what we call a big “T” Trauma like physical or sexual abuse, serious loss, or a life-threatening experience or a little “t” trauma, an event that wasn’t life-threatening but caused us personal, emotional distress and shifted how we saw ourselves and the world. Our response to any trauma, big or small, may be to want to shut it out or forget about it. However, research has shown that unresolved trauma can haunt us when we don’t feel the full pain of our experience and make sense of it.

Trauma affects people differently, with studies showing that people who’ve experienced early childhood trauma are more likely to suffer worse effects from a trauma later in life. What this tells us is that a person’s history matters when it comes to understanding their reaction to a potentially traumatic event and to designing a treatment approach for them. Unresolved trauma from one’s past can go on to affect them throughout their life. So, how can someone face, heal, and even grow from their trauma? How can trauma survivors go on to live happy, fulfilling lives?

Learning Objectives:

  1. Discuss a framework for helping clients resolve childhood traumas.
  2. Describe guidelines for how to help clients develop a coherent narrative for their life
  3. Identify the three key components of self-compassion
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Once payment is received, you will be emailed a full video recording of this webinar along with all presentation materials.

Optional CEs (1.5) may be purchased through R. Cassidy Seminars. A link to purchase CE Credits will be included in the email containing all your webinar resourcesMore Info Here

Continuing Education Information

Optional CEs (1.5) may be purchased through R. Cassidy Seminars. A link to purchase CE Credits will be included in the email containing all your webinar resourcesMore Info Here

About the Presenter

Lisa Firestone, Ph.D. Dr. Lisa Firestone is the Director of Research and Education at The Glendon Association. An accomplished and much requested lecturer, Dr. Firestone speaks at national and international conferences in the areas of couple relations, parenting, and suicide and violence prevention. Dr. Firestone has published numerous professional articles, and most recently was the co-author of Sex and Love in Intimate Relationships (APA Books, 2006), Conquer Your Critical Inner Voice (New Harbinger, 2002), Creating a Life of Meaning and Compassion: The Wisdom of Psychotherapy (APA Books, 2003) and The Self Under Siege (Routledge, 2012). Follow Dr. Firestone on Twitter or Google.

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This reading was very 8nformative and though I cried through most of the article I was able to become aware of issues I had denied and/or repressed. It’s extremely painful that despite my
own trauma from early childhood to now
that I’m an elder I never learned how to
show tolerance, compassion nor cause
others who have been traumatized to feel
safe and secure around me. Much gratitude
to Dr. Firestone for this eye and heart
opening article.

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