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Post by felicity on 3/20/2017, 5:35 pm

2017 Trauma and Dissociation Conference

Friday, October 20th -Sunday, October 22nd, 2017






This Year's Theme:

"Demystifying Trauma-Informed-Care within the Dissociative Spectrum"





Conference Introduction:





Don't miss this three-day fundraising event hosted by Ivory Garden Nonprofit Corporation for the purpose of bringing awareness and education of how trauma affects people. Being 'trauma-informed' is the foundation for practicing trauma-informed care. By learning from internationally renowned clinicians, researchers, authors, and lecturers in the field of trauma-related disorders, you will leave this conference with the information needed to better understand and relate to survivors within your profession or daily life. Learn from survivors who will also be presenting workshops, memoirs, and personal experiences. We look forward to seeing everyone in Seattle: October 20th-22nd, 2017 for another amazing event. A big welcome to teachers, nurses, clinicians, other professionals, survivors and supporters.
17 CEU's with certificates available to Licensed Social Workers, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists and Licensed Mental Health Counselors (Provider number#1975-362) through NASW.

When:





The conference will begin on Friday, October 20th, 2017 and end October 22nd, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, October 19th, activities will begin at 2:00 p.m. as a pre-conference day where everyone can meet-up in the reception room, register, setup exhibit tables, and enjoy the day.

Who is Coming:





Survivors of trauma, supporters including family, friends, professionals are welcome and will benefit from the material presented. There will be seminars, educational workshops, and interactive activities available for all to attend. There will also be evening entertainment. Please see the schedules as we update them.

Where:





The Radisson Hotel Seattle Airport will be the site of this year's conference.
Keep updated on this site for upcoming travel and rental car discounts.
ADDRESS:
18118 International Blvd, Seattle, WA
 
+1 (800) 333-3333 ( US/Canada Toll-free )
+1 (206) 244-6666
 
Please visit their website for amenities and particulars. This hotel is beautiful, comfortable, and accommodating. Radisson Hotel, Seattle.
 
We have held a block of rooms at the price of $124.00 per night (for single, double, and ADA rooms) from October19th-22nd, and the hotel will honor the price 3 days before and three days after those dates. The rate for suites is $144.00 per night. Parking is free for all attendees and coffee, tea, and water will be served throughout the conference. Please visit the Lodging Page for more information. We found this venue to be accommodating, safe, and comfortable during the 2016 conference. We are honored and excited to be there again.
 
If you are even considering attending, you should call the hotel and let them know that you are with the “Seattle Trauma Conference” group and book rooms – as many as you think you ‘may’ need. You may book rooms now and if you need to, cancel them without penalty up to 24 hours before – check on that with the hotel. This hotel has a total of about 200 rooms and book about 90% capacity everyday. This is very important to you as our guests. We are excited that we were able to provide for attendees such a warm and friendly venue – but we would also like to see everyone together at the hotel. Our group is not limited to rooms, but the hotel will most likely ‘run out of rooms’ if you don’t book yours’ soon. It would be fun to be all together at the hotel that weekend. There is also free parking, and it is a 'pet-friendly' hotel. If you feel better with your pet there, and they are trained in public, bring them. Please call the hotel and visit their site for more information.
 
Guest Speakers

Bio's and Topics






COLIN A. ROSS, M.D.



Colin A. Ross received his M.D. from the University of Alberta in 1981 and completed his psychiatry training at the University of Manitoba in 1985. He has been running a Trauma Program in the Dallas, Texas area since 1991 and consults to two other Trauma Programs, one at Forest View Hospital in Grand Rapids, Michigan and one at Del Amo Hospital in Torrance, California. His Texas Trauma Program moved to UBH Denton in September, 2015. Dr. Ross is the author of 28 books and 200 professional papers and is a Past President of the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation. Dr. Ross has spoken widely throughout North America and in Europe, China, Malaysia, Australia and New Zealand. Besides his psychiatric research and writing, Dr. Ross has written poetry, short stories, essays, aphorisms, creative non-fiction, and screenplays. Colin A. Ross Institute for Psychological Trauma Website

Plenary:





Friday, October 20, 2017, 9:15-10:30 p.m. - 1 CEU

Presentations:





Saturday, October 21, 2017, 10:45 a.m. - 5:15 p.m. - 5 CEU's
San Juan Ballroom 1 and 2


_____________________________________________________________________

SANDRA L. PAULSEN, Ph.D.

Dr Paulsen authored “When There Are No Words: Repairing Trauma and Neglect from the Attachment Period,” and “Looking Through the Eyes of Trauma & Dissociation: An Illustrated Guide for EMDR Therapists and Clients.” She co-authored  “The Neurobiology and Treatment of Traumatic Dissociation: Toward an Embodied Self,” and  “All the Colors of Me: My First Book on Dissociation.” A fellow of the ISST&D, she was invited faculty in numerous international venues, and was invited EMDRIA Masters Series Lecturer. Her clinical practice is limited to brief intensive work on a forested island near Seattle. Her several online workshops are available through sfrankelgroup.com. 

Presentations:





"How the Story Tells Itself Non-Verbally" - 5 CEU's

 Friday, October 20, 2017, 10:45 a.m.- 5:15 p.m.
San Juan Ballroom 1 and 2

Plenary:





"Preparation for Trauma Work:  The Three Legs of the Tripod" - 1 CEU

Saturday, October 21, 2017, 9:15-10:30 a.m.
_________________________________


DANA C. ROSS, M.D.


Dr. Ross received her M.D. and a Master’s Degree in neuroscience from the University of Calgary and completed her psychiatry training at the University of Toronto in 2015. She is on staff at Women’s College Hospital in Toronto, where she specializes in trauma, PTSD and dissociation.



Presentation:





"Understanding the Neurobiology of the Fight, Flight, Freeze, Collapse Response" 2 CEU's

Saturday, October 21, 2017, 1:00-3:00 p.m.
San Juan Ballroom 3
Description:
The autonomic nervous system regulates key involuntary functions of the body including the stress response. The stress response encompasses the fight, flight, freeze, collapse reactions which are often very familiar states for those who have experienced trauma.  The neurobiology underlying these universal bodily reactions will be reviewed using an approach that is practical and clinically relevant.  In this talk we will also review a variety of approaches for modulating the stress response in ourselves and in others. 
Objectives
1. Understand the neurobiology of the sympathetic and parasympathetic divisions
2. Describe the clinical implications of the stress response in traumatized individuals
3. List 3 different techniques for modulating the stress response
 -____________________________________

A. STEVEN FRANKEL, PH.D., J.D.



Steve Frankel is Board Certified Clinical and Forensic Psychologist and an Attorney at Law, who practices both professions in San Francisco’s East Bay. A past Director of Clinical Training and current Clinical Prof. of Psychology at USC, he began recognizing childhood trauma in his adult patient case-load in 1980 and has specialized in working with that population ever since. He joined the Int’l. Society for the Study of Trauma & Dissociation in the 1990s and was the consultant to the Trauma Program at Del Amo Hospital from 1993 until 2001. He was President of the ISSTD in 2002 and has been active in developing and teaching courses in trauma treatment as well as publishing chapters in books and professional journals in the trauma field.

Plenary:





Sunday, October 22, 2017, 9:15-10:30 p.m.

“If they ever asked me to create a hospital/residential/day treatment program for child abuse survivors that reflects Trauma-Informed Care, here’s what I’d propose.” 1 CEU

Goals/Objectives:  
 
By attending this program, attendees will be able to:
 1.  List three components of successful programs for childhood trauma survivors with dissociative disorders
2.  Name the most important quality of group therapy for dissociative disorders
3.  List three criteria for entering a formal, facility-based program for childhood trauma survivors
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LAURA S. BROWN, PH.D


Laura S. Brown is a clinical and forensic psychologist in independent practice in Seattle, Washington. A writer and speaker on feminist therapy theory and practice, she offers workshops and trainings to professionals and the public on such topics as trauma treatment, cultural competence, psychological assessment, and ethics. She is the author of Your Turn for Care: Surviving the aging and death of the adults who harmed you, and the forthcoming book Not the Price of Admission: Healthy relationships after childhood trauma, in addition to 10 volumes for professionals.

Presentation:





"Not the price of admission: Healthy relationships after childhood trauma." 2 CEU's
Friday, October 20th, 2017, 1:00-3:00 p.m.
San Juan Ballroom 3


"I wrote this book because of my experience that many people who were abused, neglected, or otherwise given less-than-adequate experiences of attachment, love, and connection struggle in very predictable ways in their adult friendships, work relationships, and romantic relationships. Many survivors believe, consciously or otherwise, that they must pay a price to have anyone relate to them. Some of those prices are psychological–safety, self-respect, boundaries. Others are more direct, as when a survivor bears too much financial responsibility for an able-bodied adult partner. Adult survivors know that being exploited, used, and sometimes abused in their connections with others feels like normal life, even if they have come to know that it’s wrong. Not the price examines how these core beliefs were set in place, and then explores the ways in which survivors can learn how to stop paying prices. It’s my hope that it will shed light for survivors on what have felt like, but need not be, painful or futile efforts to have good-enough love and connection in their adult lives." http://www.drlaurabrown.com/written/not-the-price-of-admission-healthy-relationships-after-childhood-trauma/

Presentation description:
This workshop will describe and discuss common challenges faced by survivors attempting to have emotionally meaningful relationships. We'll consider ways in which childhood trauma affects attachment dynamics, and look at strategies for having healthy connections in adulthood.
 
Objectives:
 
1. Participants will be able to identify three patterns of problematic attachment
2. Participants will be able to apply the constructs of radical present-time behavior and mindfulness to relationships.
3. Participants will be able to define and describe the Emotional Part of Personality (EP) and its contributions to relationship challenges for survivors complex childhood trauma.

___________________________

DAVID L. CALOF, DAPA


David L. Calof, DAPA has practiced psychotherapy, family therapy and hypnotherapy in his native Seattle for 40 years. A highly regarded clinician, Mr. Calof has lectured and consulted frequently at educational institutions, professional associations, hospitals, mental health centers, and social service agencies across the United States, and in Canada, England, France, Germany, Australia, and Japan on the treatment of posttraumatic and post-abuse syndromes, (with special regard to the dissociative disorders), self-injury syndromes, hypnotherapy, couples and family therapy. Mr. Calof has authored two books and over 50 professional publications on hypnotherapy, marriage and family therapy, and the treatment of psychological trauma and child abuse. His last book, The Couple Who Became Each Other and Other Tales of Healing From a Leading Hypnotherapist (with Robin Simons, BantamDoubledayDell, 1996) (a featured alternate selection for the Behavioral Science Book Service in 1997), has been published in North American, United Kingdom, French, German, and Israeli editions and garnered highly favorable reviews (1, 2) internationally. http://www.clinicalworkshops.com/about/about_david_calof/

Presentation/Panel Discussion:





"Human Trafficking Panel - Question - Answer, and Discussion" 2 CEU's

Sunday October 22, 2017, 1:00-3:00 p.m.
San Juan Ballroom 1&2
Description. 
David Calof, DAPA will join Jerome Elam, Mary Knight and others to discuss education, personal experiences, and answer questions pertaining to 'human trafficking - what is it, its affects on victims, statistics, etc.?  Questions, from attendees, will be answered by the panel members.  Discussion will ensue between panel members and audience. 

___________________

"LYNN CROOK, M.Ed.


Lynn Crook was a therapist when she recovered memories of childhood sexual abuse. Since her successful lawsuit, she’s been investigating false memory claims. She presented her findings in the U.S., England, and at the United Nations. She joined a comedy improv group to handle any hecklers that might show up. They didn’t. Lynn is an editor emeritus of Treating Abuse Today, and is writing a book she’s currently calling “An Inconvenient Crime.”

Presentation:






Saturday, October 21, 2017, 10:45-11:45 a.m.
San Juan Ballroom 3 - 1 CEU


__________________

JERRY CRIMMINS


Jerry Crimmins is a writer and retired reporter and editor in the Chicago news business where he worked for 40 years for the Chicago Tribune, the Associated Press, the City News Bureau of Chicago, and The Chicago Daily Law Bulletin. He is 71 years old and has dealt with dissociative identity disorder acutely for 26 years. Looked at another way, starting with the origins of DID for Jerry in his childhood, he has dealt with it for most of his life. In the news business, Jerry broke an exclusive story that led to the largest grand jury investigation of vote fraud in Chicago history and more than 60 convictions. He also wrote a series of stories that was instrumental in freeing five American citizens from prison in Yugoslavia in five separate cases over six years. In cooperation with an Illinois state senator and the National Alliance on Mental Illness, Jerry and other Chicago Tribune reporters published a series of stories about irregularities at a suburban Chicago mental health center. These efforts led to the firing of the head of that center and the resignation of its board of directors. The mental health center was taken over by a local Catholic hospital. As a newsman, he has won many awards including a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Chicago Headline Club. As a writer on the side, Jerry is the author of two novels, “Fort Dearborn,” published by Northwestern University Press in 2006, and “Obits and Murders,” self-published by Ozanam Press in 1992. He is now working on a sequel to “Fort Dearborn.” Jerry is married to Dottie O’Hara Crimmins. They celebrate their 50th anniversary in April 2016. Jerry and Dottie, who live in Chicago, have three children and six grandchildren.

Presentations:





"Techniques for Conversations with the Voices Within" - 2 CEU's
Friday, Oct. 20, 2017, 3:15-5:15 p.m.

San Juan Ballroom 3
Description:

This presentation introduces to doctors, students of the mind, and persons with DID to the techniques of 'Conversations With The Voices Within' -- conversations which are written and saved. Jerry Crimmins will give examples from his own life of how repeated trauma in childhood caused Dissociated States, what those Dissociated States are like, as well as their characteristics and behavior. He will also tell how, with a doctor's help, and through 'Conversations With the Voices Within', he healed and reintegrated himself and his Dissociated States.
Objectives:
Attendees will be able to:
1. Describe how childhood trauma affects people.
2. Explain, describe, and define different types of trauma and how it affects children.
3. Identify and describe the relationship between childhood-trauma and Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID).
4. Describe how/if the affects of trauma differ between cultures
"The Use of Dreams" 1 CEU
Sunday, October 22, 2017, 3:15-4:15 p.m.
San Juan Ballroom 1 & 2
Description:
This presentation tells how writing down some dreams in detail almost immediately upon awaking helped the speaker in his dark days after voices started to talk in his head and he coped with recovered memories. His dreams, through symbols, offered a light to illuminate the psychological damage in his mind. The dreams also occasionally offered helpful suggestions about what hurdles the speaker had to overcome to regain his mental equilibrium and normal life. The hurdles portrayed symbolically by the dreams, once the speaker grasped the meaning, were huge and intimidating. But some understanding of what he faced turned out to be better than ignorance and hopelessness. The dreams once in a while made a positive prediction.
Objectives: 
Attendees will be able to:

  1. 1. Describe how childhood trauma affects people.
  2. 2. Describe their own or others’ dreams related to trauma.
  3. 3. Describe the relationship between dreams and Dissociative Identity Disorder.
  4. 4. Discuss the use of and limits of dreams in coping with DID.


____________________________

STACI SPROUT, LICSW, CSAT

Staci Sprout, LICSW, CSAT is a licensed psychotherapist, author and publisher with twenty years of experience as a therapist and social worker in a variety of settings from community mental health and hospitals to private clinical practice. She is also a survivor of extreme abuse and a human rights advocate. In 2009 she helped found the survivor-led North American Truth and Reconciliation Coalition (NATRC), and has presented for the SMART Conference and Survivorship in her area of personal and professional focus: sexual healing for survivors. In 2015 Staci published her first book, titled Naked in Pubic: A Memoir of Recovery From Sex Addiction and Other Temporary Insanities. Her ability to integrate her clinical experience with the story of her own recovery from trauma and multiple addictions offers an informed, accessible message of hope for anyone interested in transforming our extreme abuse culture. www.stacisprout.com. See her book reading here: https://vimeo.com/user47028359.

Presentation:





"Addiction and Dissociation: Three Clinical Case Studies" - 1 CEU
Sunday, October 22, 2017, 10:30-11:45 a.m.
San Juan Ballroom 1 & 2

_______________________________________
TOM CLOYD, MS MA LMHC
Licensed as a Mental Health Counselor in the state of Washington, USA, I practice and do research in the Spokane, WA region. I specialize in the psychotherapy of psychological trauma and dissociative disorders. This necessarily means that I also do a lot of work with anxiety, depression, and couples-in-crisis. I use evidence-based, "best practices" approaches, and often use ego-state psychology to augment and facilitate these approaches. My focus is on treatment of adults, but I am experienced in treating adolescents and children as well. I have a particular interest in the "culture" of mental health - how our society sees mental illness and health and what it collectively does about both.

Presentation:





"Ritual Abuse: A cultural and epistemological assessment" - 1 CEU
Sunday, October 22, 2017, 10:30-11:45 a.m.
San Juan Ballroom 3
_______________________
JOSHUA MOORE, MAC, LMHC, BCN

Joshua Moore has a Master of Arts in Counseling (MAC) from Multnomah University, is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor  (LMHC) and is Board Certified in Neurofeedback (BCN). Joshua is the owner of Alternative Behavioral Therapy and has been practicing Neurofeedback with dissociation in conjunction with local therapists since 2013. Joshua currently uses a variety of therapies, such as Infra-low Neurofeedback, Alpha-theta, SRM Training, EMDR, CES, BAUD, Play Therapy, Internal Family Systems, and Psycho-dynamic Therapy.

Presentation:





"An Introduction to Self-Regulation with Neurofeedback" 1 CEU

Friday, October 20, 2017, 10:45-11:45 a.m.
Objectives:

  1. Learn an introduction to Neurofeedback history and theory.
  2. Learn applications for self-regulation and dissociation.
  3. Learn from demonstration and Q&A.

_______________________

JEROME ELAM, President and CEO: Trafficking in America Task Force

Jerome Elam is President and CEO of Trafficking in America Task Force and a survivor of child sex trafficking, child abuse, and child pornography. He is also the child of an alcoholic and a child survivor of domestic violence as well as a child of divorce. Raised in the south, Jerome enlisted in the United States Marine Corps at the age of seventeen to escape the nightmare he had become trapped in. That day, Jerome’s life found a new beginning as he embarked upon a journey that would show him the world and open his eyes to the strength of the human spirit. After his enlistment was finished, Jerome attended college and graduated to work in the Biotechnology sector. Motivated by the painful memory of his past, Jerome began to speak out about his abuse and found the healing force of God’s unconditional love and the joy of starting his own family. He is a fierce advocate for all children deprived of their voices, a speaker, a Staff Writer and Columnist for Communities Digital News and a veteran of the United States Marine Corps. When asked to describe his life Jerome says,” I have struggled against many things in my life and somehow I found a way to survive. Writing is my passion and it keeps me in touch with the wealth everyone holds deep inside their hearts and minds. I share my experiences in the hope that those suffering in silence will find the courage to speak out and share their voices. I have been blessed to have God reveal his purpose for me in saving innocent children from predators.” Trafficking in America Task Force Web Site: http://traffickinginamericataskforce.org/ , Read Jerome’s Communities Digital News column here: A Heart Without Compromise; Advocating for Children: http://www.commdiginews.com/column/a-heart-without-compromise-advocating-for-children-2/ Stories by Jerome Elam : Contently jeromeelam.contently.com .

Presentations:





"Trafficked Boys: Bringing male victims of HT out of the shadows" - 1 CEU
Saturday, October 21, 2017, 3:15-4:15 p.m.
San Juan Ballroom 3
Description:
Male victims of sex trafficking have historically been an invisible population. Recent developments have begun to raise the curtain on the expansive number of young boys being sexually trafficked in this country. During my presentation, I will present a comprehensive look at the issue of child sex trafficking and the evolution of the male victim. I will also present strategies for the education and prevention of child sex trafficking and discuss alternatives for the after care and recovery of male victims.
Objectives:

  • Participants will learn about the dynamics of child sex trafficking in the United States including:
  • The prevalence of child sex trafficking
  • Ways/methods that child sex trafficking occurs in the United States
  • Approaches to addressing child sex trafficking
  • Participants will hear firsthand the story of a male survivor of child sex trafficking, and learn about:
  • How being a male victim can impact an individual differently from female victims
  • The role of trauma in a victim’s experience
  • How being a victim at a young age (5) impacts an individual differently from individuals who became victims at a different point in their childhood
  • Participants will be better prepared to identify and work with victims of child sex trafficking, by
  • Better understanding the challenges a male victim of child sex trafficking faces in asking for help and sharing what has happened
  • Recognizing methods/approaches that have worked successfully in the past for working with male/younger initial age victims
  • Learning about potential warning signs or risk factors that males face in regards to child sex trafficking


"Human Trafficking Panel - Question - Answer, and Discussion" 2 CEU's

Sunday October 22, 2017, 1:00-3:00 p.m.
San Juan Ballroom 1&2
Description:

Jerome will join David Calof, DAPA; Mary Knight and others to discuss education, personal experiences, and answer questions pertaining to 'human trafficking - what is it, its affects on victims, statistics, etc.?  Questions, from attendees, will be answered by the panel members.  Discussion will ensue between panel members and audience. 
_________________
CYNTHIA WILSON, MA, ATR-BC

Cynthia Wilson MA, ATR-BC is a registered and board certified Art Therapist who has been practicing Art Therapy for over 10 years and has been in private practice for over 7 years. She graduated from Notre Dame de Namur University in 2005 with her masters in Marriage and Family Therapy and an art therapy certificate. She has since furthered her education and is currently pursuing a PhD in Art Therapy. She has worked with children, adults, groups and families with issues of trauma, dementia, behavioral and learning delays, end of life, anxiety, depression, physical rehabilitation, and long term hospital and sub-acute placements. She has taught several workshops and trainings on Art Therapy and other topics. Due to her clientele in California’s central valley, she has taken to doing more education on the topic of dissociation and DID.

Presentation:





"Art Therapy and its Benefits with those with Dissociations and DID" - 2 CEU's
Friday, October 20, 2017, 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Shaw Art Room
Abstract:
   The presentation will involve information on art materials and Art Therapy as to how they work well with those with dissociations and/or DID. There will be the interactive use of art materials and guided directives to learn ways in which one can work with the anxiety and confusion while increasing awareness of the self. This class is about giving tools to use at home for grounding or with your own therapist for processing and clarifying. This presentation is the use of the arts when you/your client/your loved one has dissociation and/or DID, from an Art Therapist perspective.
Objectives:

  • Attendees will be able to identify 3 art directives that would benefit someone with dissociations and/or DID.
  • Attendees will be able to identify at least 2 art materials that are best to use when having dissociations or anxiety.
  • Attendees will be able to identify at least two books and two articles that support the efficacy of using art therapy with dissociations and DID.

Art directives planned:

  • Bilateral art directives to enhance grounding and presence in the current space.
  • 2D art directives to enhance the awareness to one’s own attunement to the self and the others emotional states.
  • 2D art directive to reduce anxiety, depression and pain

______________________________________________
KATE WHITE
Kate White is a Recording Artist, Speaker, Worship Leader, Songwriter and Violinist. Kate tours regionally with her band and nationally as a solo artist and speaker. She is the Founder of Music That Matters, an organization dedicated to bringing hope to the hurting. As a trauma survivor Kate began songwriting as a way to help process her own healing journey. 15 years later, Kate’s 6th album and recent release, Six Feet Down, has synthesized her deeper understanding of trauma and dissociation with lyrics and music that help give a voice to the voiceless, and strength for the journey. Music that Matters Website

Saturday, October 29,2017, 4:15-5:15 p.m. Workshops - 1 CEU SJ Ballroom 3

7:00-10:00 p.m. - Entertainment

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MARY KNIGHT, MSW - Writer,Filmmaker
Mary Knight obtained her Masters Degree in Social Work in 1980. She placed 100 children in adoptive homes and conducted 400 forensic evaluations in divorce cases in which custody or parenting time was disputed. Knight served as an expert witness in court over 100 times. She is now a full time filmmaker. Her short film about her first marriage is used by domestic violence organizations world wide. Her current project is a documentary about her recovered memories of extreme childhood abuse, including child pornography, torture, and family controlled human trafficking. Knight is happily married. She and her husband, Jerry, have five grandchildren, all of whom are above average in every way.

Presentation:





"Human Trafficking Panel - Question - Answer, and Discussion" 2 CEU's

Sunday October 22, 2017, 1:00-3:00 p.m.
San Juan Ballroom 1&2
Description:

Mary will join David Calof, DAPA; Jerome Elam and others to discuss education, personal experiences, and answer questions pertaining to 'human trafficking - what is it, its affects on victims, statistics, etc.?  Questions, from attendees, will be answered by the panel members.  Discussion will ensue between panel members and audience. 

__________________________
KIM LINCOLN

Kim Lincoln is an innovator of new-thought spirituality, bridging somatic psychology and science, trauma and spirituality, mind-body and soul. From her own near death experiences and traumatic events she brings over 40 years of training and refined skills to her workshops, online classes, and guest presentations which have helped students to feel safe in their body, free their mind, and know their true nature. Kim’s passion is to facilitate the individual’s awakening so that we may experience evolutionary change for the benefit of all. For more information about Kim's offerings, and training intensives go to:
www.kimlincoln.com and www.terrainofessenceteachings.com
WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING:"Just as a mountain can be scaled from numerous approaches, an individual can navigate his or her own terrain from almost any starting point., Ms. Lincoln’s tools empower people to work with the content of their own lives to grow and realign with their naturally given beauty and essence through a process of integration and acceptance. The process is so elegantly simple and yet yields quiet miracle after miracle among Ms. Lincoln’s students."  -Mary Beth Brown, Health System Transformation Specialist
"The content is brilliant, a map to the soul for those willing to take the adventure. Following the thread of truth to what is essential provides a guideline to support emotional and physical rebalance from trauma. This book lays the groundwork for understanding and trust of our inherent systems to pick up the thread. It has been tremendously successful in helping me walk through the dreadful shattering, spinning loss from trauma, through to hope, curiosity, then rediscovery of a wellspring of resources to heal. A body of work that has provided substantial insight to guide child, adolescent and adult patients in their internal process toward recovery following traumatic injury."  -Terri-Lynn Cousley, M.S., CCC-SLP, in acquired and developmental neurogenic disorders

Presentation:





"Bridging Trauma and Spirituality"

Friday, October 20, 2017, 10:30-11:45 a.m.
Shaw Art Room


Kim's presentation will include an experiential presencing exercise from her book, 'Holy Here Wholy You, Discovering Your Authentic Self.'
________________
WENDY LEE WATROS, Executive Director, Trauma Transformations, LLC
Wendy Watros, Executive Director, Trauma Transformations, LLC. Wendy, once herself a victim of abuse, spent years in traditional therapy, finding minimal results. It was after working with an experienced trauma therapist, who utilized EFT and EMDR,combined with conventional talk therapy, that Wendy's journey of recovery really began. She
launched Trauma Transformations to share the solutions that helped her uncover traumatic sexual abuse, resulting dissociation and begin the healing process. Wendy is an engaging and dynamic motivational speaker, prayer minister, and blogger. She brings years of event planning, marketing, speaking, and other experience-as well as her passion and dedication for helping others--to Trauma Transformations. www.traumatransformations.com.

Presentation:





"Trauma Transformations: A Survivor Tells Her Story"
Saturday, October 21, 2017, 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Orcas Classroom
From Abuse to Dissociation Recovery Through EFT, EMDR & IFSM:
3 Measurable Objectives - measured through a written quiz, taken in a small group setting and answers given after completion from facilitator:
         1.To understand EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) tapping points and method through a group practice and learn how EFT calms he body and identify alters.       
         2. To understand EMDR technique and how it worked to dislodge suppressed trauma through dreams and body memory.       
         3.To learn the four IFSM alter categories and three questions asked of each alter.
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BOYYM/Donavon
My name is Donavan, many know me also as BoyyM. I currently run North West Washington Service dog group, a group dedicated to legal service dog training, education and legal information. While I work with and train Service Dogs for many disabilities, I particularly enjoy training Psychiatric Service dogs. I will be speaking about the types of Service dogs, the process of owner training a Psychiatric Service dog, the legal aspects of doing so and the costs. I'll answer questions at the end of the time as well as throughout the conference.

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Post by krathyn on 3/20/2017, 6:26 pm

are some of these presentations really late at night? i think you may need to check all the AM's and PM's



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Post by felicity on 3/21/2017, 9:51 am

Thank you Krathyn. I worked on this all week. It is a lot - I really, really appreciate any help reading this or the website and letting me know if you see errors.

I do all of the websites myself - and, actually could use the help. Thanks again.

So, I only saw one instance and fixed it. Did you see more than that? I will also fix it on the website.



     

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Post by Morgan on 3/21/2017, 10:54 am

Wow this is going to be sooooo great!!!! Morgan



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Post by felicity on 3/21/2017, 11:07 am

Yes, we have a great line-up of speakers and also workshops - I am so excited.

The schedules are also at the website, and I have them pretty much done also. I will post them soon.



     

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