Trainings/Presentations

Trainings and Presentations

Dr. Arielle Schwartz Presenting

Upcoming Training Dates:

  • Applied Polyvagal Theory in Yoga: Simple Practices to Enhance Wellbeing, through the Polyvagal Institute, On-Demand (Online Registration Link)
  • Integrative Somatic Trauma Therapy Certificate, through The Embody Lab, September 24th, 2021-December 15th, 2021 (Online Registration Link)
  • Polyvagal Institute’s Annual Conference: The Many Voices of Polyvagal Theory, through The Polyvagal Institute, November 5-6, 2021 (Online Registration Link)
  • Applied Polyvagal Theory in Therapeutic Yoga, Levels 1 & 2, through The Embody Lab, November 6th-21st, 2021 & January 15th-23rd, 2022 (Online Registration Link)
  • Let the Body Talk: A Unified Approach to Enhancing Embodiment in Trauma Therapy, through nscience, November 11th-12th, 2021, 6:00pm to 9:00pm, London, UK time on each day (Online Registration Link)
  • Traumatic Stress, through Harvard Medical School, November 12th-13th, 2021 (Online Registration Link)
  • Women, Trauma & Mental Health International Conference, through PESI UK, November 18th-19th, 2021, GMT time (Online Registration Link)
  • Trauma Super Conference through Conscious Life, December 3rd-9th, 2021 (Online Registration Link)
  • 2-Day Intensive Trauma Treatment Certification Workshop: EMDR, CBT and Somatic-Based Interventions to Move Clients from Surviving to Thriving, through PESI, January 10th-11th, 2022 (Online Registration Link)
  • The Healing Trauma Certificate Program, through Sounds True, Begins January 31st, 2022 (Online Registration Link)
  • Somatic Psychology and EMDR Therapy: Interventions to Enhance Embodiment in Trauma Treatment, through EMDR Integrative (Australia), February 2nd, 9th, and 16th, 2022 (Online Registration Link)
  • EMDR & Parts Work for Treating Complex Trauma: Somatic Techniques to Decrease Defensiveness and Facilitate Trauma Processing, through PESI, February 14th, 2022 (Online Registration Link)

Upcoming Events:

 

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Applied Polyvagal Theory in Yoga: Simple practices to enhance wellbeing

On-Demand

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This 4-hour training provides 2 hours of on-demand recorded lectures with Dr. Arielle Schwartz sharing her unique application of the polyvagal theory to the practice of yoga. These lectures are accompanied by a 1-hour guided physical yoga practice in which you are invited to move and breathe allowing you to experientially embody and integrate the course material. This course concludes with a 1-hour recorded discussion between Dr. Schwartz and Dr. Porges which explores topics such as:

  • compassion based practices to facilitate greater resilience within the nervous system

  • conscious breathing to work with imbalances in the autonomic nervous system

  • how yoga asana and movement can assist in reducing physical and emotional pain

  • the key role of co-regulation in facilitating an optimal healing relationship

Through the lens of polyvagal theory, you will learn all about how the vagus nerve is a bi-directional information highway between mind and body—more importantly, you will learn to fine-tune your health with breath, movement, and awareness practices that become the building blocks of a life-changing daily practice.

Integrative Somatic Trauma Therapy Certificate program

Integrative Somatic Trauma Therapy Certificate

September 24, 2021-December 15, 2021

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This unique 3-month online certificate program is designed for individuals, practitioners and educators wanting to explore a unified somatic approach to trauma-informed care: including a deeper understanding of the body’s relationship with social, environmental, developmental, relational, spiritual, and cultural wounding and healing.

Bringing together world renowned Somatic Trauma Therapy teachers into one program, our intention is to offer a holistic framework for understanding and working with trauma from a body-centered perspective. This extraordinary program offers a collection of practical tools that will help you access the innate wisdom that guides the healing process for yourself and your work with others.

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Polyvagal Institute’s Annual Conference: The Many Voices of Polyvagal Theory

November 5-6, 2021

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The Polyvagal Institute has partnered with PESI to bring you Stephen Porges, Deb Dana, Mona Delahooke, myself, and many of the creative thinkers who are integrating Polyvagal Theory into new territory. Whether you’re a psychotherapist, educator, body-based therapist, healthcare professional, or curious polyvagalist, this conference will expand your understanding of ‘the science of human connection,’ Polyvagal Theory.

 

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Applied Polyvagal Theory in Therapeutic Yoga, Levels 1 & 2

November 6th-21st, 2021 & January 15th-23rd, 2022

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You are invited to step into a journey of empowerment, to become the spiritual warrior, and to engage in a quest for wholeness. 

This 2-part training, comprised of Level 1 and Level 2, will guide you through an experiential journey to support your wellness while connected to our online Embody Lab community.

Stress and trauma can lead to imbalances in the physiology of the autonomic nervous system. If these imbalances are left unaddressed, they can lead to mental and physical health problems. Perhaps you are an individual who suffers with anxiety, depression, or the symptoms of post-traumatic stress. Maybe you are a therapist or yoga instructor who works to support the well-being of others. In either case, this course is developed to support you.

Both Levels 1 and 2 comprise eight hours of study each, totaling 16 hours all together. Each two-hour gathering (4 per level) focuses on encouraging your sense of connection in a caring online community, offers teaching about Applied Polyvagal Theory in Therapeutic Yoga, and guides you through an experiential yoga practice. You are invited to step into a journey of empowerment, to become the spiritual warrior, and to engage in a quest for wholeness.

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Let the Body Talk: A Unified Approach to Enhancing Embodiment in Trauma Therapy

November 11-12, 2021

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When clients suppress emotions or trauma related material, they can present somatically. While traditional approaches to therapy attend to the cognitive and emotional aspects of clients’ lives, the somatic experience may often remain unattended. As therapists, we may find that modality-specific therapeutic approaches that do not incorporate non-verbal and somatic communications can have limited effectiveness for clients with somatization symptoms, developmental trauma, dissociative defences, or debilitating feelings of shame. At the same time, we recognise that therapeutic interventions aimed at enhancing embodiment in trauma therapy can significantly expand the therapeutic experience beyond where words can take a client.

 

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Traumatic Stress

November 12-13, 2021

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This course will provide an overview of perspectives and approaches in the delivery of trauma treatment. Research findings and theories on traumatic stress will be presented from comprehensive neurobiological, sociocultural, and ecological perspectives.

Speakers will explore the roles of mental health clinicians in evaluating and treating disorders of traumatic stress, as well as approaches to address common challenges related to working with traumatized clients. Various types of trauma and common presentations and issues among trauma survivors will be covered, with attention to special considerations in treating specific trauma populations, including refugees and gender diverse individuals. Particular areas of focus include the effects of racism as systemic trauma, and multiple dimensions of the trauma experience, including pain, addiction, eating pathologies, sleep disorders, and self-harm. Finally, the impact on practitioners of treating patients who have experienced trauma will also be discussed, with strategies provided to promote clinicians’ effective clinical practice and resilience, and to reduce the likelihood and impact of secondary traumatic stress.

This livestreamed course will consist of lectures, case studies, discussion and Q&A sessions. It is intended for mental health and health practitioners, as well as healthcare administrators, policy creators, and others interested in the treatment of traumatic stress. Attendees will not only gain a deeper understanding of the etiology and correlates of traumatic stress, but will leave with essential skills to integrate into their clinical practice.

 

Women, Trauma & Mental Health International Conference

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November 18-19, 2021

This conference is dedicated to the global mission of healing women’s trauma.

It features trauma innovators Pat Ogden, Janina Fisher, Babette Rothschild, Susie Orbach, and more, addressing the most important topics related to women’s trauma and mental health, including:

anxiety•shame•PTSD•depression•grief•eating disorders•relationship difficulties•race-based trauma•vicarious trauma•compassion fatigue•borderline personality disorder•and more!

Register now and discover how to transform painful, traumatic experiences into powerful opportunities for healing, well-being and growth.

 

Trauma Super Conference

December 3-9, 2021

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Did you know that chronic pain, fatigue, anxiety, relationship issues, and financial stress are all often caused by unresolved trauma?

If you’d love to start healing on the deepest physical, mental, and emotional levels as a means of living your best life, join in for the 

Trauma Super Conference where 70+ experts will explore the long-term impact of trauma on your physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing. 

During this free online event, these world-renowned doctors, psychologists, healers, scientists, researchers and more will share their proven tools and strategies for healing on every level. 

 

PESI 2 Day Intensive Trauma Treatment Workshop

2-Day Intensive Trauma Treatment Certification Workshop: EMDR, CBT and Somatic-Based Interventions to Move Clients from Surviving to Thriving

January 10-11, 2022

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Transform your practice with this intensive 2-day Certification Workshop that will provide you with effective strategies and interventions from EMDR, CBT, somatic approaches, and narrative therapy so you can take your trauma treatment to the next level!

You’ll learn how to properly assess clients, effectively stabilize them in preparation for treatment, help them safely reprocess traumatic memories, and develop the resources they need to achieve and maintain recovery. You’ll also get detailed guidance on overcoming scenarios involving anger, resistance, and suicidality that can leave you exhausted and uncertain of how to move your most challenging clients forward.

Best of all, upon completion of this live training, you’ll be eligible to become a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP) through Evergreen Certifications. Certification lets colleagues, employers, and clients know that you’ve invested the extra time and effort necessary to understand the complexities of trauma counselling. Professional standards apply. Visit www.evergreencertifications.com/CCTP for details.

 

The Healing Trauma Certificate Program

The Healing Trauma Certificate Program

Begins January 31, 2022

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The Healing Trauma Certificate Program Is A Nine-Month Training to Regulate Your Nervous System, Embody Safety, and Become a Healing Presence.

With the Healing Trauma Certificate Program, renowned psychotherapist and expert in trauma treatment Dr. Jeffrey Rutstein invites you to participate in a transformational nine-month “blended learning” event combining virtual live sessions and self-paced learning to explore trauma—what it is, how it impacts us, and how we can cultivate skills to grow from adversity.

Featuring teachings and practices from an esteemed collection of educators, researchers, and clinical practitioners, this program will give you the tools to more deeply understand your responses to trauma, anticipate your triggers, and uncover the solid ground within you during times of upheaval. This program speaks to the pain, trauma, and loss present from the pandemic, and from all the events in our largely unstable world right now.

Devoting yourself to this program will be a gift to yourself and others—an enriching, life-changing event with effects that will ripple over generations. For helping professionals of all kinds, parents, therapists, massage therapists, yoga teachers, leaders, coaches, educators, and more, this program takes great strides in closing the gap that is dividing us all.

 

EMDR Therapy Workshop

Somatic Psychology and EMDR Therapy: Interventions to Enhance Embodiment in Trauma Treatment

February 2nd, 9th, and 16th, 2021

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At this 3-day workshop, Dr Arielle Schwartz teaches Somatic Psychology and how it interfaces with EMDR Therapy. When clients suppress emotions, they can present somatically. Traditional approaches to therapy attend to the cognitive and emotional aspects of clients’ lives, while the somatic experience is often left out of the room. “Talk therapy” can have limited effectiveness for clients with somatization symptoms, developmental trauma, dissociative defenses, or debilitating feelings of shame. It is therefore, important for therapists to become skilled at working with client’s nonverbal and somatic communications. Interventions to enhance embodiment in trauma treatment expand the therapeutic experience beyond where words can take a client.

Somatic Psychology brings the body into therapy by highlighting physiological patterns and their influence on human behavior. In this workshop, you will learn the history of somatic psychology and foundational principles that underlie this work. Interventions are drawn from a wide range of somatic psychotherapy modalities including Integrative Body PsychotherapyThe Hakomi MethodBody-Mind PsychotherapyAuthentic MovementFormative PsychologyFocusing,The Moving CycleSomatic Experiencing, and Sensorimotor Psychotherapy. Most importantly, you will be introduced to the underlying principles that comprise a unified approach to somatic psychology as a trauma treatment.

In this engaging and informative training, you will learn the science of embodiment and why somatic psychology is essential for helping clients work with dysregulated affect and arousal states that accompany PTSD. We will explore how to integrate body centered interventions into EMDR therapy. Throughout the 3-days, Dr Schwartz will discuss specialized treatment considerations that allow clinicians to address preverbal trauma memories, attachment trauma, and somatization symptoms. We conclude with a focus on somatic approaches to self-care for therapists to address vicarious traumatization and burnout.

 

 
EMDR and Parts Work

EMDR & Parts Work for Treating Complex Trauma

February 14, 2022

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For years I got stuck with my complex trauma clients.

The traditional standalone approaches everyone recommended seemed to fail me as my clients’ unresolved conflicts kept sabotaging our efforts toward healing. Session after session I was met with defensiveness and resistance. It was exhausting…and soon doubt and frustration started to creep in.

But one day the solution became clear — complex trauma requires complex treatment — not a standalone therapy.

Now in this one-day webinar I’ll show you how you can more successfully access deeply rooted pain points and move clients past the internal conflicts that hang them up in treatment by integrating elements of EMDR with skills from a parts work approach!

Join me for this unique, advanced level trauma treatment course, so you can:

  • More safely gather your client’s trauma history
  • Manage dissociation and fragmentation in clients using skills from parts work therapy
  • Create a safe healing environment using modified EMDR therapy protocols
  • Confidently use relational skills and somatic therapy for improved complex trauma treatment

Making the change to an integrated EMDR and parts work approach turned my treatment completely around. Since that day I’ve found tremendous success with my clients, authored several books on complex trauma and trained thousands of clinicians.

Don’t miss this chance to take your complex trauma treatment to the next level!

 


Watch Previous Webinars

Recorded Webinar Topics:

  • Vagus Nerve Yoga: Simple Practices to Enhance Wellbeing
  • Resilience Informed Therapy
  • Vagus Nerve and Trauma Recovery
  • Somatic Psychology
  • Addressing Dissociative Symptoms in Complex PTSD

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In the recording of this 3-day live webinar, Dr. Arielle Schwartz offers an experiential workshop on Somatic Psychology and how it interfaces with evidence based trauma treatments. When clients suppress emotions, they can present somatically. Traditional approaches to therapy attend to the cognitive and emotional aspects of clients’ lives, while the somatic experience is often left out of the room. “Talk therapy” can have limited effectiveness for clients with somatization symptoms, developmental trauma, dissociative defenses, or debilitating feelings of shame. It is therefore, important for therapists to become skilled at working with client’s nonverbal and somatic communications. Interventions to enhance embodiment in trauma treatment expand the therapeutic experience beyond where words can take a client.


Learn More about Upcoming Trainings:

PESI Trainings

PESI

Experiential Workshops in Somatic EMDR Therapy at Maiberger Institute 

Life and Light Institute

Dr. Arielle Schwartz Somatic Psychology

Online and Live Trainings with NSCIENCE

NScience UK

Healbright

Online Courses with Healbright

Past Trainings/Presentations

  • EMDR Therapy and Complex PTSD
  • EMDR and Dissociation: Reflections, Considerations, and Cases
  • EMDR Therapy Tools for Attachment Trauma
  • Play Therapy and EMDR for Children
  • Embodied Culture: A Somatic Approach to Diversity Awareness in EMDR (Dr. Arielle Schwartz and Barb Maiberger presented this at the 2014 EMDRIA Conference)
  • Resilience Psychology:  A Strength-Based Approach to Trauma Recovery
  • Complex PTSD for PESI