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1 ATRIUM A.T.R.I.U.M. A.T.R.I.U.M. = Addictions & Trauma Recovery –Integrated Model

2 ATRIUM –Published in treatment manual Addiction and Trauma Recovery: Healing the Body, Mind & Spirit, –D.Miller & L. Guidry, 2001, WW Norton

3 ATRIUM –Structure and content of the ATRIUM model: Number of sessions = 12 Duration of each session = 1.5hr. Timing or frequency of sessions = weekly or twice per week

4 ATRIUM Structure of each session = didactic component process component- participants to share own experience relevant to session topic, experiential component teaches participants new ideas and skills a “homework” assignment = handout reviews didactic and experiential content of session; participant creates own mini workbook

5 ATRIUM Relational Cognitive Behavioral Assessment & Treatment Model

6 ATRIUM... For adults and adolescents who struggle with traumatic experiences trapped in the cycle of addiction and trauma distress

7 ATRIUM ATRIUM model has been successfully adapted for use with Latina women - the manual and handouts have been translated into Spanish. Homeless individuals and families have successfully participated in ATRIUM groups.

8 ATRIUM ATRIUM has been implemented to meet the needs of disabled women. ATRIUM groups have also been successful in correctional systems and jail diversion programs ATRIUM has been successful in working with populations with AIDS ATRIUM has been implemented with men

9 ATRIUM Training Who is eligible to become an ATRIUM facilitator? mental health professionals and peer facilitators......who understand the impact of addiction and trauma.

10 ATRIUM Trauma Reenactment –The ATRIUM treatment protocol = sequel to Trauma Reenactment model in Dusty Miller (Basic Books, 1994).

11 ATRIUM Which addictions are we talking about? Chemical abuse & dependency Eating disorders Self-injury and Self- sabotage….like...

12 ATRIUM compulsive spending gambling sexual addiction cyber addiction self-destructive relationships

13 ATRIUM Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) Anxiety Depression Psychotic episodes Personality disorders Relational challenges

14 ATRIUM The legacy of trauma creates Broken hearts & wounded spirits

15 ATRIUM ATRIUM heals the broken spirit through Connection in community… Wholeness in relationship… Mission to help others

16 Your Surviving Spirit A spiritual workbook for coping with trauma Dusty Miller’s sequel to the ATRIUM manual (New Harbinger, 2003)

17 ATRIUM Traumatic injury happen at 3 levels: and change happen at 3 levels: M ind B ody S pirit

18 ATRIUM ATRIUM teaches: –Understanding connection between trauma reenactment and addictions –The theory of trauma reenactment: biological and cognitive/emotional impact of traumatic stress –Internalization of early trauma-based relationships

19 ATRIUM Cognitive & Emotional reenactments of trauma Mental and emotional impact of trauma Addiction and emotional dysregulation Depression, Anger, Fear and Anxiety Dissociation

20 ATRIUM Trauma re-enactment and the body Re-living trauma through physical pain and illness Body image - how trauma shapes self- image Touch and intimacy: challenges

21 ATRIUM Healing the Spirit Breaking isolation: Making connections Environmental healing - healing the broken spirit Giving something back - healing through helping others

22 ATRIUM The Triadic SelfThe Triadic Self = ATRIUM teaches people to recognize and challenge internalized representations of trauma-based relationships

23 ATRIUM The “triadic self” The “triadic self” = internalization of past abusive relationships Victim AbuserAbuser Non-protecting BystanderNon-protecting Bystander

24 The Internalized Abuser The inner voice representing self-harmful behavior: Drinking Drug abuse Cutting Binge & purge cycle Self-sabotaging sex, harmful relationships, etc.

25 The Internalized Victim The inner voice representing the small vulnerable self who experiences getting hurt…...The “oh no, not this again!” warning message

26 The Internalized Non-protecting Bystander The inner voice representing the “I can’t help it” part of the self Reenactment of not being protected in childhood and… Current inability to protect one’s own self

27 Protective Presence Similar to personal understanding of Higher Power or God or Spirit Also the creation of personal sources of comfort the individual holds in her heart & soul.

28 ATRIUM - principles of trauma recovery recognizing and reinforcing resilience achieving abstinence from addiction healing the wounds of non-protection creating a sacred connection to the Universe learning to help others

29 REFERENCES Miller, D. (1994). Women Who Hurt Themselves: A Book of Hope and Understanding. N.Y.: Basic Books Miller, D. & Guidry, L. (2001). Addictions and Trauma Recovery: Healing the Body,Mind and Spirit. N.Y.: WW Norton. Miller, D. (April 2003). Your Surviving Spirit: A Workbook of Spiritual Resources for Coping with Trauma. Oakland, CA.: New Harbinger. –.

30 REFERENCES: Miller, D. (2002). Addictions and trauma recovery: An integrated approach. Psychiatric Quarterly. 73, 2. Miller, D. (1996). Challenging self –harm through transformation of the trauma story. Sexual addiction and compulsivity. 3,3. Miller,D., (2003) End of Innocence. Psychotherapy Networker. July/August.

31 ATRIUM Addiction and Trauma Training Healing Retreats ATRIUM Institute - Northampton, MA (413) dustymiller.org


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