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Teaching Traumatized Children: Exploring the Sensory Memory and the Behavioral Presentations of Traumatized Children


Sensation is the implicit content of our affect. Our affect is the explicit manifestation of our sensations. Through the body we will explore the dimensions of the self in time/space and relationship.  We will utilize the senses as a gateway into regulation, attachment and expression in the world. During practicums we will address regulation in the context of limbic resonance, intention, support and the development of a coherent narrative for promoting regulation. This workshop will present Early Childhood studies.


Day one provides an overview of Somatic Experiencing,a body-centered approach to treating trauma that will help participants understand the physiology of trauma and integrate concepts of containment, resourcing, orienting to safety and more. Skills such as grounding, tracking sensations, titration and more will be introduced.

Days two examine case studies and experiential exercises to help participants identify the correlation between Sensory Processing Disorder and Trauma.

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Who Should Attend

Target audience:  Early childhood therapists, educators, occupational therapists, couples therapists, addictions therapists, individual psychotherapists, trauma therapists, body workers, medical staff, and parents.

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Benefits and Learning Outcomes

  • Attendees will
  • Recognize the inter-connection between the body senses, auto/self-regulation and their importance in relationships
  • Apply a Sensory Motor Integrative model for treating disorders of trauma and attachment

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For Credit:

Dates and locations to be announced.
Fee: $300
CEUs: 1.8
Email us with your interest, contact:
Pa Vang, Program Director,, 414-227-3277


Fall 2015 Human Services Catalog
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