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Event Name

Healing the Wound: Current Approaches to Grief, Trauma, and Addiction
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Provided by: Dr. Darien Thira (PhD., Reg. Psych.)

Date and Time

Sat Jul 16 to Sun Jul 17, 2016 (This event is over)
9:00 - 4:00pm


1090 West Georgia St., Vancouver, BC, V6E 3V7

Event Description

Our understanding of trauma, grief and addiction has advanced significantly in the last decades and many of these newer findings and approaches challenge the “common wisdom.” This workshop will highlight some of these advances and use clinical stories and brief activities to demonstrate their application.

Topics will include:
- Biological trauma and adverse childhood events
- Managing trauma reactions through grounding, de-activation and emotional regulation

- Understanding and Responding to Developmental (Chronic Childhood) Trauma
- A psychosocial understanding of trauma impacts
- The psychosocial view of “addiction” and the 4-part substance use/misuse continuum
- Intergenerational Trauma, Epigenetics, and Turning Off the Genetic Trauma “Switch”
- Trauma and Identity and Self Esteem
- Staying In Balance: Principle Based Ethics as Boundaries
- The Purpose of the “Symptom” and Replacing the Problem with Wellness
- The 2 Steps of Trauma Therapy
- Responding to Difficult Situations, Repeated Calls for Help and Threats
- Introducing 4 Paths of Long-term Healing and Grieving


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This event is listed under these topics

Addictions (including Drugs, Alcohol and Gambling)
Parents, Families & Caregivers
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Trauma and Abuse
Indigenous, First Nations, Inuit and Métis (FNIM)
Grief and Bereavement
Mood Disorders
Mental Health in General
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