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Transforming the Trauma Triangle: Training and Personal Growth for Clinicians and Trauma Survivors

March  28 - 30, 2014

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    Some partial scholarships available
    Optional Saturday Evening ($50)
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Transforming the Trauma Triangle: Training and Personal Growth for Clinicians and Trauma Survivors


Therapeutic Spiral International's training and personal growth workshop brings to life the Therapeutic Spiral Model's (TSM) unique "Trauma Triangle," making clear the vicious cycle of victim, perpetrator, and abandoning authority. This Triangle is a closed circuit of energy and is embedded in the personality structure of those who have survived abuse or trauma, repeating itself as life-long trauma patterns. TSM training provides tools that empower you, and if applicable, those you work with-transforming neglect of self to self-care and healthy problem-solving in daily life. As a participant, you will:

• gain a deeper understanding of the internalized personality structure of PTSD
• learn to integrate TSM's Prescriptive Roles & Safety Structures
• experience the power and depth of a TSM group process that is used across cultures.

This workshop is open to anyone with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), those working with PTSD, as a stand-alone course, or as one of the foundation courses for Level One of International Certification Program in Trauma Therapy. 

DATES: Friday March 28, 6-9pm. Saturday 10am-5pm. Optional Training, 6:30-9pm. Sunday 10am- 4pm.
REGISTRATION: Kimberly Powers (281) 770-4613; powers_kimberly@yahoo.com.
INFORMATION ON CEU'S, TRAINING HOURS, ETC.: Sylvia Israel (415) 454-7308; sylvia@imaginecenter.net.

Kate Hudgins, Ph.D. Clinical Psychology, TEP, is an International Trainer in Psychodrama and director of the International Certification Program in Experiential Treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Kate has trained more than 800 therapists and educators in TSM in 20 countries. She is a published author and trained in Native American healing and energy medicine. Kate provides individual, couples, and family consultation in person, by phone, and via SKYPE. TSM website: www.drkatehudgins.com.

Sylvia Israel, LMFT, TEP, is an International Trainer in Psychodrama, Registered Drama Therapist & Board Certified Trainer, RDT/BCT, founding member of BAMI, founder of IMAGINE! Center for Creativity & Healing, and Past-Director of the Bay Area Playback Theatre. Sylvia began training in the Therapeutic Spiral Model in 1995 and has taught about PTSD and Action Methods at CA Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS), JFK University, and other graduate programs. Sylvia maintains a private psychotherapy practice in Marin and San Francisco. www.BayAreaMorenoInstitute.com.

Action Team: Melanie Bandera-Hess, MFTI; Christine Belleville; Kimberly Powers, LMFT; Gabriel Thibaut, LMFT.

IMAGINE! Center for Creativity and Healing
1924 Fourth St, San Rafael.


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