Focusing largely on the mechanisms of dissociation and how empathy begins to stitch us back together, this teleseminar will explore the ways in which trauma necessarily creates dissociated neural networks, and approaches to take in reclaiming those neural networks and their wisdom for the self. Lively, interactive presentation with visuals.
This teleseminar with visuals explores:
1. Intro to Your Brain
2. Relationship between Amygdala and Hippocampus: the Formation of Split-off Memories
3. How Trauma Creates Dissociation: the Formation of Split-off Inner Parts
4. Living with Dissociation
5. Healing from Dissociation: Integration of Memories and Parts
6. An Empathy-Based Approach to Trauma Healing
7. Open Time for Questions
Note: This webinar was done in 2011 and some of the understanding of neuroscience has evolved since this time. Please bear this in mind as you listen.
Note from Sarah: In this webinar I mention that the vagus nerve has 3 gears or channels, which is sort of true – but I don’t say that now since the HPA axis ( the body’s stress response, Fight/Flight) co-opts the ventral channel of the vagus nerve rather than being part of the nerve itself.