Building on the foundational conception of trauma, this lecture explores the neuroscience of trauma and a spectrum of body-centered interventions aimed at helping people integrate traumatic memories. At the core of trauma’s persistence is the dysfunction it induces in the brain and body. Neuroscience gives us a window into the consequences of both limited traumatic experiences and chronic trauma. Within that context, you will learn how trauma rearranges the brain’s wiring - specifically areas dedicated to pleasure, engagement, control, and trust.This lecture will show how trauma affects the developing mind and brain, and teach how trauma affects self-awareness and self-regulation.
This lecture will discuss and demonstrate affect regulation techniques, examine ways to deal with fragmented self-experience, and teach the benefits of yoga, EMDR, meditation, neurofeedback, music, and theater.
Course duration 90 minutes
At the end of this lecture you will be able to
Critique treatment modalities that fall outside of the modern repertoire of treatment for trauma
List 3 characteristics of what can happen to the brains and bodies of traumatized people
Explain how the amygdala facilitates communication between the brain and body