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Working with Early Relational Trauma and Dissociation: A Resilience Informed Approach: Video Course


Speaker: Dr Arielle Schwartz

Product: Video Course
Price: £50

CPD Hours: 2

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Growing up afraid, has ramifications for cognitive, emotional and physical development that persist into adulthood until one has sufficient support to heal. This is not a character weakness; it is a learned stress disorder. In this engaging and practical seminar with Dr Arielle Schwartz, we consider how therapists can help their clients reclaim their lives from the costs of childhood trauma by deepening compassion and reducing shame that often accompanies developmental wounds.

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Dr Schwartz presents a Resilience Informed Approach, which applies research on trauma recovery to form a strength-based, trauma treatment model that includes EMDR therapy, somatic psychology, parts-work and relational psychotherapy. 

Specifically, we discuss:

  • What exactly does attunement mean in the context of early relational trauma; and why we need to consider mutual regression as a precursor to self-regulation
  • Tronick’s Rule of Thirds and how this can help us understand early relational trauma
  • How Polyvagal Theory helps us understand the Social Nervous System
  • Do phobias maintain dissociation and what this means for therapy
  • Walking the tightrope of memory retrieval in our therapeutic approach
  • Using parts-work for early relational trauma and dissociation – keeping in mind the increased awareness of introjects

About the speaker

Arielle Schwartz, PhD is a licensed clinical psychologist, EMDR Therapy consultant, and certified yoga instructor with a private practice in Boulder, Colorado. She earned her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Fielding Graduate University and holds a Master’s degree in Somatic Psychology through Naropa University. She is the author of two books The Complex PTSD Workbook: A Mind-Body Approach to Emotional Control and Becoming Whole (Althea Press, 2016),EMDR Therapy and Somatic Psychology: Interventions to Enhance Embodiment in Trauma Treatment (W. W. Norton, 2018), and The Post Traumatic Growth Guidebook (Pesi Publishing, in press). She offers Trainings and Workshops on topics of EMDR Therapy, Somatic Psychology, C-PTSD, and Chronic Pain. She is dedicated to offering informational mental health and wellness updates through her writing, public speaking, social media presence, and blog. Learn more at

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