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When Talking Isn't Enough: The Importance of the Brain - Body Connection in Trauma

“To be alive as a human being guarantees we will all experience trauma in our lives. Traumas of any kind, be it personal traumas rooted in childhood, traumatic adult experiences, or collective traumas such as wars, systemic discrimination or pandemics shock the body, creating an imbalance and vulnerability that must be healed – not solely through the mind, but as powerfully through the body.” (Berceli, 2008)


  • Participants will be able to identify and explain the somatic impact of post-traumatic stress disorder.
  • Participants will be able to explain the Poly-Vagal Theory and implications when working with PTSD.
  • Participants will be able to identify 2 techniques for down-regulating the parasympathetic nervous system.