Included in the 2-DAY CHILDREN WITH TRAUMA AND PTSD section, are full video instruction presentations and PowerPoint slide presentations. These equate to 10.5 hours of CPD - Continuing Professional Development, awarded by SelfHelpSchool.com
Full Course Learning Guide, and Presentation Slides
Videos 1 to 5:
• Introduction - The Effects of Trauma on the Brain - Trauma, the Brain and Survival - Trauma in Childhood and the Brain - PTSD and Complex PTSD - The Impact, Influences and Strategies of Working with Children in Trauma. • Self-Care for the Carer. • Methods of Staying Present, Centred and Grounded. • The Challenges of Helping Children in Trauma. • What happens to the brain in trauma. • The effects of trauma physiologically and psychologically. • Traumatic memory. • The impact of trauma on the brain functioning of children, and the subsequent behavioural changes. • Attachment disruptions, Emotional and cognitive impairment and internal communication shifts. • The core symptoms of PTSD and Complex PTSD or developmental trauma. • Secondary Traumatic Stress. • The impact of working with children with trauma and PTSD. • The influence of our own childhood learning and messages. • Strategies that are used in reaction to trauma, such as imitation, over-doing it, projection, recreation, defences, triggers, the inner critic.
Videos 6 to 10:
• Psychological Defence Strategies of Dealing with Stress Anxiety and Fear - Transference, Projection and Projective Identification - Methods of Reducing Stress and Anxiety: Relaxation Method and the SWISH Technique - Methods of Reducing Stress and Anxiety: State Changing Rewind Technique and Self-Exploration. • The various mechanisms that the mind employs to deal with situations that children may find stressful, anxiety provoking, scary, or too complex to process. • How children might cope with their trauma by transferring their emotions, thoughts, impulses and desires onto those that are caring for them. • The demonstration of two methods for helping children reduce anxiety and stress - Stress reducing relaxation method - State changing technique from NLP called the SWISH technique. • Demonstration of the full SWISH technique • Two further methods for helping children reduce anxiety and stress - The 'Rewind Technique', which utilises a mental rehearsal method - Then a brief method for helping those looking after traumatised children to manage their own emotions and states, by connecting to their younger sense of self.
Videos 11 to 15:
• Methods of Reducing Stress and Anxiety: Creating a Resourceful Self - Dealing with Self Halm - Methods of Reducing Stress and Anxiety: Using Emotional Freedom Technique with Children - Suicide: How to Spot the Signs and What to do to Help - Mutism: How to Recognise and Work with Mutism and a Method for Expression. • Learn here how to create a resourceful state, which can then be taken into situations where a child may have been struggling before, such as exam nerves. It can also be used by the adult looking after children to create a more resourceful state when working through the often-difficult periods that looking after children with trauma brings. • The various ways to approach self-harm and what can help. • Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), which is often called Tapping, to clear trauma energy. • Suicidal ideation and some of the statistics around suicide. • The myths surrounding suicide. • Signs to look out for with children in relation to suicidal ideas, and at what to do to help. • The Blow Away Technique. • The signs of selective and traumatic mutism. • What happens for the child with expression through words.• Helping inner expression through the Silent Abreaction technique.
Videos 16 to 21:
• The Essential Aspects of Healing Trauma with Children - Improving Communication with Children through Representational Systems - Visualisation for Children for Stress Reduction and Creativity - Restoring Balance through Further Techniques - Opening the Inner Experience and Creating the Trauma Narrative - Re-configuring the Mind System. • The stages for recovery and healing from trauma. • Regaining balance for the child by tapping into specific language patterns. • Restoring Balance and Calming things Down: The Representational Systems - Maps of the World - Language Patterns - Speaking the Others Language - How you Position Yourself in Space. • The Five Sensory Modalities: Visual, Auditory, Kinaesthetic, Olfactory and Gustatory - The Auditory Digital Processing Type - Eye Cues - Watching and Listening for Patterns and Themes. • The Magic Carpet: A classical visualisation that can be used with children for reducing stress and getting them reconnected with their imagination. • Dealing with Trauma Triggers - Those moments when something reminds you of what’s happened and when the panic and anxiety response starts running. • Managing Flashbacks – Trauma memory is not attached to time, so the experience of what happened returns as if it is happening right now. • Restore balance with techniques such as 'The Worry Safe', positive thinking exercises, and learn how to calm traumatic triggers. We explore the impact and importance of breathing, and how to break cycles of memory through techniques such as the 'Remote Control Method'. We finish with the power of being able to change mental 'states'. • Further ways of restoring balance and increasing awareness of inner responses. The exploration of how to teach someone to get back into their bodies and begin to know how they feel and what is really happening. •Introducing Feeling Scales - Finding a voice and telling the story - Ways of creatively forming the trauma narrative. • Changing old behaviours, and introducing new desirable patterns. This includes the 'STOP Button technique', integration of the current day awareness, supported then by 'Time Line' conditioning. We finish with a summary of learning.
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