• July 27-28, 2019
  • 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • California Institute of Integral Studies
    1453 Mission Street
    San Francisco, CA 94103
Add to Calendar 07/27/2019 10:00 am 07/28/2019 5:00 pm America/Los_Angeles The TARA Approach for Healing Trauma and Shock The TARA Approach for Healing Trauma and Shock, A Workshop with Stephanie Mines California Institute of Integral Studies
1453 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
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Registration - $335
Members - $268

12 Continuing Education Credits Available for California licensed LCSWs, LPCCs, LEPs, and LMFTs. See below for details.


Since 1994, the TARA (Tools for Awakening Resources and Awareness) Approach has offered an innovative method of restoring balance to the human nervous system following overwhelming trauma. Clinically tested and effective for all ages and all demographics, the TARA Approach is a fusion of Eastern and Western medicines that synchronizes ancient and contemporary healthcare wisdom. It incorporates applied touch with assessment and dialogue skills organized to maximize human potential and restore equanimity.

The TARA approach is used by healers and educators in all fields including parents, social workers, healthcare providers of all kinds, substance abuse counselors, crisis workers, ministers, and anyone committed to healing. Professionals often combine the TARA Approach with other modalities such as massage, cranial sacral therapy and physical therapy, psychotherapy, nursing, other energy medicine treatments, and traditional Western medicine.

In this professional training, TARA approach founder, Stephanie Mines introduces her method for the treatment of shock and trauma. Join Dr. Mines to learn how to differentiate sympathetic from parasympathetic nervous system dominances and practice skills to bring these dominances into equilibrium.

Discover how to strengthen immune function by recalibrating adrenal responses that have been habituated by past trauma and identify and awaken essential resources to deactivate traumatic repetition. Open new neurological pathways for self-regulation. Take the first steps in cultivating a self-care practice and learn how to transmit it to others.

Experience how trauma is healed in community and become a sustainable health leader. Health is the thread that weaves through every consequence of the climate change that is rapidly accelerating globally. To meet this challenge, Dr. Mines has adapted her paradigm to meet the healthcare needs of vulnerable populations and also to develop sustainable health leadership.

Join Dr. Mines for an experiential, inspirational, community-oriented and highly personalized workshop. Step with confidence into the present with your unique skill set. Dr. Mines meets her students where they are and imparts her faith and passion in human resilience through the resolution of past traumas as a path from I to We.

Continuing Education Credits (available for an additional $30): 12 CEs Available

• The California Board of Behavioral Sciences accepts CE credits for LCSW, LPCC, LEP, and LMFT licenses

• For questions about CE or receiving your Certificate of Attendance, contact CIIS Public Programs at publicprograms@ciis.edu

• LCSWs and MFTs from states other than California need to check with their state licensing board for approval.

Stephanie Mines

Stephanie Mines is a neuropsychologist whose unique understanding comes from her academic research as well as her extensive work in the field. Her stories of personal transformation have led many listeners to become deeply committed to the healing journey. Dr. Mines understands shock from every conceivable perspective. She has investigated it as a survivor, a professional, a healthcare provider, and as a trainer of staffs of institutions and agencies.

Her blend of Western and Eastern modalities offers the best of both paradigms. She is devoted to ending the lineage of shock and trauma for individuals and the world. To this end she has developed the TARA Approach for the Resolution of Shock and Trauma, which is taught internationally and is a clinically tested comprehensive treatment design.

The TARA Approach is also a non-profit organization dedicated to providing alternative health options for a broad spectrum of populations. Dr. Mines, as Director, is responsible for disseminating information to communities in need, especially people suffering from illness that results from shock and trauma, survivors of domestic violence, families and children, and people living with neurodiversity including autism and other sensory integration challenges.

Dr. Mines has also developed CLIMATE CHANGE & CONSCIOUSNESS: Our Legacy for the Earth. This is both an international, intergenerational, and multidisciplinary conference as well as an ongoing structure of networks and resources to cultivate resilience so that humanity can thrive in a climate-changed world. The acceleration of climate change threatens everyone and everything on this Earth. It is civilization’s greatest shock.

Dr. Mines’ books represent a compilation of the diverse aspects of her mission to build grassroots empowerment based in sustainable healthcare. These include: We Are All in Shock; New Frontiers in Sensory Integration and most recently They Were Families: How War Comes Home.

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