"The essence of trauma, at its purest level, is disconnect from the self." Dr. Gabor Maté
Dissociation is an adaptive response to trauma and unimaginable circumstances people face in which they are unable to escape or fight back. For some, although the danger has passed, dissociating is still a common way of responding and being in the world. In this workshop, we’ll explore how to assess for dissociation and identify indicators that a person is dissociating. Additionally, attendees will leave with new strategies to support people in reconnecting with the present through somatic and cognitive processes. Throughout the training, Renae will offer several resources to further guide and enhance treatment of dissociation.
Learn how to properly assess for dissociation.
Identify indicators a person is dissociating.
Learn and practice strategies to help ground and reconnect people with the present moment.
Our Presenter With over 10 years of experience, I have expertise in the areas of trauma & suicide prevention. I am passionate about helping people heal, find hope & reconnect with their inner light. I use a person-centered approach and a variety of tools and modalities, including Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) to guide people on their journey of healing. I am also passionate about supporting people in developing a self-compassionate inner voice, one that challenges the lies a person has been told about their worth and value. I strive to help people not only feel ‘good enough,’ but to recognize their inner strengths and to know that the answers and guidance they seek truly comes from within. I also have the honor of serving as an adjunct professor at Alfred University, guiding a class of future mental health professionals in Counseling Special Populations as well as a course on Trauma. Along with my passion for counseling and teaching, I love to spend time in nature, walking, hiking, running or taking pictures of the amazing scenery around us. I also love to travel, write (check out my new blog!) and read, be sure to check out Renae’s Reading Corner!