Course Description and Objectives:
Understanding the neural correlates of Trauma and Creativity within the Brain, Mind and Body:
How Cross modal creativity re-organizes and re-directs the underlying neural pathways of destructive behaviors into the new neural circuitry of creative behaviors.
We look at the relationship between the ‘stages’ of the creative process and the 'phases' of trauma recovery.
We learn how cross modal exercises integrate the brain in a process oriented approach to trauma
The Neural Integration of Safety and Emotion Regulation
Cross Modal exercises are applied to the four Domains of the evidence-supported attachment-based trauma-informed Sanctuary Model.
The four domains of SELF (Safety Emotion regulation, Loss and Future) are explored using BrainsmART exercises
that promote vertical and horizontal integration of neural function.
We will see how the ‘image’ modes of perception - visual, musical, and movement –
seek meaning from the left brain’s story telling faculties to build a psychobiological framework
for installing a safe sense of self that can work with the full range of emotions.
We learn how cross modal exercises move our clients through Loss by linking the somatic emotional and verbal functions of the nervous system together in ONE creative problem solving task.
stay mentally flexible and self-reflective in the face of overwhelming LOSS
to LINK with the verbal faculties in order to integrate Loss and Envision a safe Future.
Cross Modal Problem Solving with Clinical Cases
We will share a clinical case with the group dedicated to applying cross modal problem solving to cases where loss and returning to safety are critical.
We will see how clients can explore their losses creatively without aggression or dissociation.
Completion of this Four-part course does not prepare participants to utilize these clinical techniques with at-risk populations or outside of one’s credentialed scope of practice.After completion of the Introductory Series, participants are qualified to attend the Cross Modal Therapy Trauma Training Series.