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Trauma ~ Part 1: Key Fundamentals & Part 2: Steps Towards Greater Resilienc...

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An estimated 70 percent of adults in the U.S. have experienced a traumatic event at least once in their lives. Whether you're a psychotherapist, medical professional, coach, hands-on practitioner, parent, trauma survivor, or someone in relationship, the chances are high that you'll encounter trauma. Most of us don't have the skills to identify trauma or know what to do when it shows up.

Christine Donohue, MFT, SEP has 20+ years of experience dealing with trauma. Her training provides an introduction to trauma and offers tools to work with people who have a trauma history.

During our three days together, you will:

  • Gain proficiency of definitions, sources & impact of trauma on the autonomic nervous system.

  • Learn specific and effective ways to work with "window of tolerance", "affect regulation", "voo", "sympathetic over activation", "parasympathetic shutdown", "fight, flight, freeze", "island of safety".

  • Identify 5+ ways to support someone to move from overwhelm or underwhelm to a safe and regulated state.

  • Practice 5+ individual skills within a dyad and tryad sized group and develop your experiential knowledge of material.

  • Observe, or be a participant in, 4+ demonstrations of ways to apply trauma-based skills within a clinical setting and discussion of how to apply these skills in one's personal life.

  • Deepen your ability to become mindful and to embody a deep connection with your innate being, regardless of your trauma history.

This second and third days of training support you to gain a greater proficiency with this vast subject of trauma via a primary focus on live demonstrations by Christine Donohue, MFT, SEP and your subsequent experiential work within dyads and triads. After an initial overview of fundamental concepts and the discussion of at least ten interventions which support greater coherency and flexibility in the autonomic nervous system, Christine will demonstrate how she weaves these interventions within a relational, attachment-based dialogue ~ exploration ~ co-creation. Christine will debrief each demonstration by applying information, taught during day one, to the details of each mini-session.

In between each demonstration, you will have ample time and opportunity to explore these interventions within a small group. Throughout days two and three, you will participate in at least five 75-minute practice sessions followed by a Q&A and group discussion.

The last 1.5-hour segment of the third day will be an opportunity for you to drop deeply into a cellular embodiment and into the unknown within you. You will be held within a safe container to facilitate your unique spontaneous gestures of expression to unfurl. Christine, a previous Creative Arts Director at the Barbara Brennan School of Healing, will guide you into an internal healing dive within your own body and being that offers an opportunity and catalyst for creative self-expression.

The training structure weaves lecture, experiential, questions and discusssion.

Note: If you participated in a Trauma: Key Fundamentals Training in Oakland or San Rafael, CA during 2018, you are eligible to register for Part 2 Trauma: Steps Towards Greater Resilience only. Click link to register: https://traumapart2.eventbrite.com.

WHEN: Friday-Sunday, September 13-15, 2019
TIME: Fri: 9.30-5.30; Sat: 9:30-5:30; Sun: 9:30-3:30. (NOTE: Sunday completes at 3:30 vs. 5:30, as listed above) LOCATION: Marin, CA Location TBA COST:

$375/person (Early Bird Super Saver)
$400/person (Ready For Empowering Tools)
$425/person (Lucky Last Minute)
$450/person at the door, if tickets available

19 CEU's included ~ LMFT, LCSW, LPCC, & LEP. Email Christine at christine@christinedonohue to sign up for CEUs, send your license type and license number.

Space strictly limited, so secure your spot soon to be sure you don't miss out!


“Christine Donohue presented a full day of complex material in a passionate voice with humor and animation and wisdom. This was the best training I’ve experience in working with trauma.” Zoe Becker, LMFT (psychotherapist for over 30 years)

“Clear, concise, presentation and helpful material that is immediately applicable to my practice.” Dr. Namita Caen

“Really helpful class for anyone who works in a healing capacity – or anyone at all who wants to better understand, know, and help themselves and to live as fully, healthily, and happily as possible. Christine is a wealth of information, knowledge, and resources and her passion for healing and educating is very apparent. Thank you, Christine, for your wisdom, compassion, generosity, articulate teaching, and dedication to health and wellness!” S. Snider

“Christine created a very welcoming, entertaining environment for learning extremely useful, conceptual, and experiential knowledge about somatic healing for trauma. It was a full day very well spent. Thank you!” Heather Hawkins, PhD

“Christine is a marvelous educator. Her knowledge, energy, and clarity made this workshop a valuable experience and I look forward to practicing the tools I’ve learned in order to support healing for the people around me, both personally and professionally.”

“Trauma: Key Fundamentals and Essential Steps” training was so helpful and made me understand more of the cause, the theory from where anxiety and depression comes from, how trauma impacts our daily lives, and helped me to learn powerful tools to deal with this in a helpful way as well as ways to help others.” M. Ruiz

“The way slides were categorized and bulleted helped me map experiences. Your voice, tone, volume, and cadence kept me engaged the WHOLE time.”

“This course was wonderful, thought provoking, and brought insightful clarity. Thank you so much for your time.”

“Understanding the value in resourcing regulation as a ‘binder’ from trauma to equilibrium. Taking ‘baby steps’ rather than simply forging ahead.

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