Grounding the heart, mind, and body: Helping dysregulated clients ground themselves and regain a sense of self-control and self-efficacy
Presented by SickKids CCMH Learning Institute
Live webinar: May 11, 2022 | 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. EST
Facilitator: Michel Jones, MSW, RSW, RP
Clients often enter our offices unable to relieve unbearable tension and stress. Despite our best efforts, some clients do not respond to our attempts to help them calm. Sometimes grounding tools that have worked in the past do not seem to make any difference. We must look behind the tools to understand which approaches would best help.
Understanding the different defense mechanisms in the conscious, emotional, and physical parts of the brain and body makes a difference. This training uses recent neurological research and proven stress reduction methods to provide practical tools to ground dysregulated clients. Thus, allowing them to regain a sense of self-control and self-efficacy.
Participants will learn how the brainstem, the limbic system and the pre-frontal cortex system work together and impact each other. Understand how these three systems differentially affect “fight or flight,” emotional response and cognitive distortions. Gain different grounding techniques that work with each of the three systems to help traumatized clients out of the “there and then” and bringing them back to the “here and now”.
Whether the client is a first-time user of a service (drop-in centre or shelter), or a frequent client (severe and persistent mental health, residential program), this training will offer clear, straightforward strategies to help clients feel physically, emotionally, and mentally stable.
Registration fee: $250. Student and group rates are available
For full registration details please visit https://cvent.me/gekww9
Continuing Education (CE) hours: 6 - SickKids CCMH Learning Institute has approval from the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) for participants of our programming to apply the number of CE hours earned in the program towards their continuing education hours.
Other licensing boards and professional organizations will grant continuing education credits for attendance at their own discretion; participants will need to submit the course outline and certificate for their consideration.
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