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1 From Chaos to Calm Emotional Regulatory Healing Mindfully based and Trauma Informed Care For Survivors of Sexual Abuse Presented By: Juli Alvarado, LPC, NCC coaching for LIFE, LLC 2013 www.coaching-forlife.com

2 Defining Trauma The experience of violence and victimization including sexual abuse, physical abuse, severe neglect, loss, domestic violence and/or the witnessing of violence, terrorism or disaster www.coaching-forlife.com

3 Acute Trauma Experiencing serious injury to self or witnessing others being injured Facing imminent threats of serious injury or death to yourself or others Experiencing a violation of personal physical integrity Examples: School shootings, gang violence, natural disaster, physical/sexual assault www.coaching-forlife.com

4 Complex Trauma Trauma that occurs repeatedly over a long period of time Some forms of physical abuse, long standing sexual abuse, domestic violence, war www.coaching-forlife.com

5 Mindful Healing Mind/body connection Power of breath The Power of Now Trauma memory is cellular Cellular restriction Released through breath Mind/body connection www.coaching-forlife.com

6 Relationships Are All That Matter: Your staff are alive! Roles we are born into Childhood experiences create the lens through which we see life When the lens is shaded, our relationships, our work and our lives become shaded Clearing the lens as adults with the power now to choose Adapted from: Chaos to Calm: The Healing Guide: Juli Alvarado www.coaching-forlife.com

7 The Impact of Trauma Pituitary Gland Neural Circuitry Spinal Cord (Lower Limbic/Reptilian) Brainstem Orbitofrontal Cortex (Social/Emotional Control Center) Amygdala Hippocampus (Short-term Memory Cause and effect cortisol) (Fight, Flight, or Freeze) Adapted from: Chaos to Calm: Juli Alvarado Open to change Throughout the lifespan www.coaching-forlife.com

8 Neurobiological Impact of Trauma www.coaching-forlife.com Abuse and neglect have profound effects on brain development. The longer the abuse or neglect, the more likely it is that permanent brain damage will occur. Not only are people with developmental disabilities more likely to be exposed to trauma, but exposure to trauma makes developmental delays more likely Severe neglect can result in reduced brain size, decreased density of neurons, and smaller head circumference

9 Paradigm Change~ www.coaching-forlife.com Basic premise for organizing services is transformed from: What is wrong with you? to: What has happened to you? Change starts with an organizational shift from a traditional top -down environment to one that is based on collaboration with those who have experienced trauma and their families

10 Trauma Stress Fear RAD ODD ADHD PTSD Bi-Polar Depression Dyadic Failures of affect regulation result in the developmental psychopathology that underlies various forms of later forming psychiatric disorders. --Allan N.Schore The Hidden Trauma Triangle www.coaching-forlife.com

11 A Paradigm Shift…. Understanding trauma is not only about learning new information…. it is about changing… the way you view the world the way you view your workplace the way you LIVE the way we ARE so that we change the way we practice www.coaching-forlife.com

12 Is ERH For You?

13 HOPE in Healing: Emotional Regulatory Healing www.coaching-forlife.com

14 Behavior Emotions Stress Activate Love Activate Fear It is through the expression, processing, and understanding of the Fear that we calm the stress and diminish the behavior. Triggering Sensory Event Defiance Tantrums Stealing Lying Truant Self Harming www.coaching-forlife.com

15 Maximize the clients sense of safety and acceptance Reduce overwhelming emotions Make sense of their experience and how it shows up today Psychoeducation on the impact of trauma, development and relationships www.coaching-forlife.com Goals of a Trauma Informed Response

16 **Secondary Trauma **Managing your personal and professional stress www.coaching-forlife.com I cannot give away that which I do not have to give

17 Trauma Informed Interventions *Sensory *4 Rs: Relevant Relational Repetitive Rewarding *Stop/Drop/Roll *Slow and Low www.coaching-forlife.com

18 Trauma Informed Interventions 2 If there is no relationship nothing else matters If you do not have it, you cannot give it Respond vs React Your Fear will not become my fear Consistent Calm evokes Change Compassion before Competition Stress Modification not Behavior Modification Slow and Low Stop Drop and roll www.coaching-forlife.com

19 coaching for LIFE! Mindful and Trauma Informed Coaching/Consultation/Training 15400 W. 64 th Ave, E-9. Box 171 Arvada, CO 80007 www.coaching-forlife.com 866-570-0604 Toll Free in Denver


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