Restoring of Life After Trauma - Melissa Bradley-Ball




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Instant Access — Recorded on 4th June 2021

Approved for 6 CPD/CE credits


TRAINING information

This is an on-demand training event. Watch anytime, anywhere at your convenience.

All course content related to this training will be accessible for 365 days after purchase.

Registration for this event will close on 3rd June 2022.


Trauma is a seismic event in life which impacts an individual, and their loved ones emotionally, somatically, cognitively, spiritually, relationally, and philosophically. An overwhelming number of souls will experience this trauma in their lifetime. And because many survivors of trauma do not reach out for help for years following, and even those who do undergo counseling will likely experience some trauma re-activation of the old trauma during adulthood.

Those who go untreated or ineffectively treated have statistically have higher rates of depression, anxiety, cardio-vascular disease, are more likely to struggle with addictions, low immune function, and more-than-average relationship challenges. Essentially, they have lost the vital qualities of life.

Although trauma can be devastating, it can also be transforming. How can we help our clients successfully transform their trauma into a growth potentiating experiences? This training is a resilience-based, multi-modal approach using evidence-based, trauma-informed models to help treat individuals, families, communities and reclaim their lives. Many common trauma approaches miss the mark to assist in the transformation of the trauma.  Attendees will learn to connect, assess and to use implement effective skills of a post traumatic growth approach.

Learning Objectives

  • Will learn multi-modal techniques that will be ready to use immediately.
  • How to assist trauma survivors to go beyond victim mode to surviving and thriving.
  • Understand how to approach trauma from a post traumatic growth/resilience perspective vs a cure-model
  • How to utilize movement, music, movies, stories, traditional therapeutic modalities, and other vital healing approaches into a holistic treatment plan
  • Why untreated betrayal becomes the primary trauma issue
  • Learn skills that can be implemented for all forms of trauma: emotional, physical, and sexual abuse; traumatic loss, complicated grief, catastrophic trauma, war and even currently, the pandemic.
  • How to assess which stage of functioning a client is in and what healing approaches work best and why.
  • How to process trauma safely and effectively utilizing macro and micro aspects of their story.
  • Assisting people to mourn the matrix of grief and developing a new and resilient narrative by using The Heroic Journey Framework
  • How to educate the community and loved ones in how to “hold the space” for the traumatized by understanding the basics of trauma, its impact, and the healing trajectory.
  • Determining how to effectively set up and “install” resources for somatic, emotional, and cognitive therapy.


Foundational Essentials of Trauma

Levels of Functioning – Clinical Approaches for Each Level

Assessing Strengths and Deficits of Post-Traumatic Growth

Identifying and Building Resources

Key Issues and Clinical Approaches with Various Types of Trauma

About the Speaker

Melissa (Missy) Bradley-Ball, M.S., NCC, B.C.E.T.S. F.A.A.E.T.S. is an internationally recognized clinical educator, corporate consultant, and mediator. She received both a Bachelor of Science in Education and Master of Counseling Psychology from the University of Tennessee.

Melissa Bradley-Ball has spent nearly four decades as an educator & clinical trainer. Trained in EMDR, (Level I and Level II; specialized protocol trainings) Brainspotting, thousands of hours in trauma-informed approaches, she has extensive experience in the field of trauma where she frequently trains medical and mental health personnel, agencies, Veteran Administration Hospitals, universities, crisis lines, school systems, corporations, and even retreat centers in dealing with victims of trauma and other mental health and post-traumatic growth & resilience issues. Her skills include being a former Child Sexual Abuse Investigator, providing expert witness testimony in criminal and civil court in the United States as well as a court mediator.

Most notably, Bradley-Ball was the developer of “RESILIENCE: Helping People Navigate the Heroic Journey,” “The Psychology of Resilience: A Multi-Modal Framework for Thriving Using the Heroic Journey,” “Counseling Those Who Serve: Working with Veterans, First Responders and Their Families,” “Betrayal Trauma,” and dozens of specified trainings on sexual trauma. Melissa Bradley-Ball has taught full-day and multi-day continuing education trainings to more than 350,000 professionals, which includes physicians, psychologists, nurses, clergy, chaplain, Law Enforcement and District Attorneys in hundreds of cities in every state in the United States, Canada, Central America and with England, Scotland and Ireland for Essential Therapy Training slated for 2021. Bradley-Ball has also been a part of the clinical faculty for PESI/Cross Country Education since 2001.

Ms. Bradley-Ball is a Fellow, Diplomate and Board-Certified Expert in Traumatic Stress for the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress and a National Certified Counselor. She has been a frequent keynote speaker at national and state-wide conferences.

Ms. Bradley-Ball has spent decades as a frequent guest on regional and national radio, television news shows, internet radio and podcasts discussing a wide range of issues. Many of those news series which she was involved, have won prestigious national and international media awards for those interviews. including the Scripps Howard Award for Broadcasting Excellence, the Edward R. Murrow Award, the Tennessee Educators Association, and the New York Festival award addressing the subject of rape and sexual abuse. Ms. Bradley-Ball was the guest for a full week on the internationally recognized broadcast I Love Life with acclaimed journalist, Jerry Dahmen, author of a book by the same name. Bradley-Ball was also a keynote speaker for the National Conference: PTSD to PTGrowth.

In 2017, Bradley-Ball served on a five-person subject matter expert to assess a Pentagon pilot program on leadership and sexual assault & harassment.

For questions and resources after the training you may reach Melissa Bradley-Ball through:
Website –
Email –
Facebook: The Heroic Journal


CPD & CE credits available: 6

How do I receive these credits?

The participant must pass the multiple-choice test with a minimum score of 80%. There is a maximum of three attempts to achieve this.

The post-test is included in the price of the training.

Does my regulatory body accept the credits?

The CPD & CE credits awarded can be used towards your declaration to any governing regulatory body in your state or country, provided the content is relevant to your discipline.

Our trainings are accredited by:

– The CPD Group, London
– Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association
– Australian Counselling Association

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Restoring of Life After Trauma - Melissa Bradley-Ball

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