Trauma affects the human experience: mind, body and spirit. We now know that trauma also includes micro traumas, macro traumas as well as secondary or vicarious traumatic experiences. Trauma is in the eyes of the beholder; thus trauma isn’t selective. With PTS (Post Traumatic Stress), PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder), C/PTSD (Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) and even intergenerational trauma, traditionally can commonly occur in people who have experienced or witnessed a traumatic event. However, not all who have experienced trauma develop a diagnosable disorder. This in conjunction with military and combat-related trauma(s) (even across generations) makes the therapy process and growth even more complex as it often includes moral injury as a result of traumatic experiences. Often this leads to moral injury, disconnectedness some time ultimately leading to suicidal ideation. Trauma-informed care includes helping those who have been exposed to horrific, terrifying and catastrophic events as well as those who have experienced micro traumas as well.
Trauma is any negative life event in which the brain perceives a real sense of danger and helplessness. Acute or Complex trauma may influence long-term mental health consequences. Many people will go years without realizing they have experienced trauma, often reporting they are ashamed to admit their feelings in fear of being seen as weak. In addition, military and combat related trauma also affects families and people’s support systems alike. Read More
Being aware of our internal as well as external triggers as well as continuing to cultivate awareness around what our triggers are, helps us regulate our emotions as well as our reactions; known as trigger awareness. Tracking our triggers, what we’re successful with as well as what you’re needing to improve, can help keep us moving into post traumatic growth and away from post traumatic re-experiencing. This growth is known as Post Traumatic Growth (PTG). Joelle has a unique formula to help move from traumatized to triumphant!
PTG is a process where one is able to utilize their traumatic experiences and grow from them. PTG is not about judgment, forgetting, forgiveness or even understanding. PTG is about being able to transmute trauma into radical acceptance – accepting that the trauma is real, it affects us, and it defines our experiences. Our trauma makes us who we are in the present moment. Learn how to understand moving from trauma to triumphant with this workshop.
- Discuss the different types of trauma, Post Traumatic Stress (PTS), Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (C/PTSD), Vicarious (Secondary Trauma) and Micro versus Macro Traumas.
- Understand the special circumstances of military and combat related traumas and how they impact those experiencing this type of trauma.
- Understand moral injury and the impact of this on suicidal ideation in military and veteran populations; and, military families and support systems.
- Discuss and develop trauma-informed practices, skills and tools to help those who’ve experienced trauma: including unique populations such as military personnel, veterans, first responders/front line workers, and medical personnel.
- Understand how trauma develops and impacts the mind-body-spirit connection.
- Understand how to move forward using Post Traumatic Growth (PTG) techniques.
- Comprehend and Implement the “GROWTH FORMULA” to help move trauma into post traumatic growth (PTG)
i. Identify triggers, events, feelings, sensations, stressors and beliefs – identifying what’s realistic as well as accurate perceptions of oneself and experiences; versus, inaccurate perceptions based out of reality.
ii. Challenge triggers, events, feelings, sensations, stressors and beliefs – using skills such as thought-stopping, mindfulness, journaling and processing brings us one step closer to resolving our traumas.
iii. Respond & Replace (Reframe) triggers, events, stressors and beliefs – using the discoveries we make by challenging our experiences, we can begin to replace and reframe how we think, feel and behave by implementing the skills we’ve learned in the process of challenging.
About the Speaker
Joelle is a world renowned international speaker, psychotherapist, PTSD and trauma expert. Her passion is mentoring, coaching, and supporting people while overcoming struggles that are keeping them from living a meaningful and balanced life full of fulfillment, joy, and contentment. Joelle started JRM&A Inc. to help others discover their hopes, dreams and abilities to thrive through adversity, trauma and mental challenges. Her career highlights include being a guest speaker on ABC’s 60 Minutes: Beyond the Headlines, Switch YouTube Live host, HIRE Vets Medallion Award recipient , and several Outstanding Achievement Awards for Top Female Executive.
CPD / CE / NBCC 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
– National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC)