Traumatized people often feel alienated from their bodily experience and suffer from profound symptoms of emotional numbness to both positive and negative emotions. Also, they can feel estranged from their external world and don’t know where their body is in space, leaving them feeling uncoordinated, unable to engage in purposeful action, and unable to be in connection with others. Pioneering work in trauma is now beginning to elucidate how these difficulties can be traced back to altered brain functioning. How can we combat such foundational difficulties in order to help people befriend their internal sensations and transform into embodied, active agents in this world, capable of connecting with others through curiosity, language, and play? In this workshop, you’ll discover:
Ruth A. Lanius, MD, PhD, FRCPC, regularly lectures on the effects of trauma both nationally and internationally.