Dr. Susanne Babbel, LMFT, PhD.
Author: Heal the Body, Heal the Mind:
A Somatic Approach to Moving Beyond Trauma
Course Title: Somatic Body-Mind Approaches to Healing Trauma
This day-long conference teaches essential somatic therapy tools and interactive exercises (including an emotive/sensory process developed by Dr. Babbel) to treat the lingering effects of physical and emotional trauma. Therapists can use these tools and exercises to help their clients to:
> Develop Greater Overall Body Awareness
> Recognize, Manage & Lessen the Intensity of Trauma Triggers
> Prevent Secondary Traumatization
> Move From Survival Mode to Relaxed Mode
This workshop integrates experiential and theoretical components. Attendees will practice the tools and exercises through role-play with each other. Short videos will elaborate on the key ideas and their therapeutic applications .
Many therapists have an out-of-date understanding of trauma, especially regarding the relationship between a traumatized person’s nervous system and associated survivor’s sensations, behavior, and emotions. My two-fold goal as an educator is to teach therapists the following:
1. How a traumatized nervous system impacts an individual’s health, relationships, career, finances, and spirituality.
2. How to address and alleviate the negative effects of trauma in each of these areas.
Attendees will learn the following:
> Five body language clues for discerning a client’s underlying emotions.
> Ten somatic tools for regulating the nervous system.
> Three essential guidelines for practicing my Emotive/Sensory process.
> Six commonly experienced benefits of Somatic Therapy
> Three somatic self-care techniques to prevent or alleviate Secondary Traumatization
Susanne Babbel, PhD, MFT # 42446, is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, specializing in trauma therapy in her private practice in San Francisco, CA. She is the author of Heal the Body, Heal the Mind. A Somatic Approach to Moving Beyond Trauma. Her Psychology Today Online Blog on trauma has been read by over 3 million people and she has been quoted in Cosmopolitan, USA Today, Verily, Refinery29, New York Times Motherlode Blog, and other notable journals.
Dr. Babbel is also a speaker and workshop leader. She has appeared on radio shows. She co-taught the UC Davis Extension online course on trauma bonding, and she teaches her own personal development online courses and meditations in English and German.
9:00 - 9:45 am Registration
9:45 - 10:00 am Announcements & Introductions
10:00 - 1:00 pm Presentation First Half
1:00 - 2:00 pm Lunch
2:00 - 5:00 pm Presentation Second Half
6.0 Continuing Education Units will be provided, via email, to attendees who complete a course evaluation and sign out at days end.
Long Beach - South Bay CAMFT - APPROVAL NUMBER: PCE 3803 Course meets the qualifications for two (2) hours of continuing educationfor LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and/or LEPs, as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Refund Policy: With a 24-hour written notice, a full refund will be provided. With less than 24 hours' notice, credit towards attendance at a future education program course will be provided. Target Audience: This educational program is planned for marriage and family therapists, marriage and family therapy interns, social workers, counselors and/or educations psychologist. Special Needs Accommodations: In the event that special needs accommodations are required, please contact Diane Bagatourian Email: Diane@ClearRecoveryCenter.com indicating your need at least one week prior to the educational program. Awarding Course Completion Certifications: LB-SB CAMFT monitors attendance with sign-in and sign-out sheets and final course evaluations. Once the participate have signed out and provided course evaluations, course completion certificates will be provided. Grievances: The Program Administrator (PA) and Board of Directors (BOD) will handle complaints or grievances and conduct investigations to determine the appropriate resolutions. The BOD and PA will respond within 48 hours of receiving the complaint and will provide timely fall-up to the participant during the course of investigation and resolution.