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Event DescriptionA Letter from Dr. Eric Gentry
“In 1999, Hubble, Duncan, and Miller released, in my opinion, the single most important text of the past decade—The Heart & Soul of Change. This book is chocked full of paradigm-shifting information. This data confirms what I, as a professional care provider for nearly three decades, have always intuited—people heal people! It is not EMDR, or CBT, or psychopharmacology that accounts for most of the magical transformation that happens in our office. It is the quality of the relationships that we build with our clients. All we have to do is confirm the gravity of this truth is to think back upon a time in our own lives when we navigated through emotional difficulty and we’ll see that it was the support, care, and presence of another that we recall as the active ingredient in our own successful resolution of this problem.
After fully integrating the work of Hubble, Duncan & Miller, I started seeing that there were three “active ingredients” to successful resolution of traumatic stress symptoms— relationship, relaxation, and narratives. Without the relationship developed and maintained, I found that I was unable to successfully teach self-regulation or co- construct narratives with my trauma survivor clients. Since that time, I have treated thousands of people suffering the effects of traumatic stress. I have found that when we complete these three simple (not easy) therapeutic tasks, then my clients no longer meet diagnostic criteria for PTSD. And, unless they have some organic condition, when they complete these tasks they no longer meet diagnostic criteria for any Axis I or II condition.
Build and maintain a strong therapeutic relationship; teach survivors how to relax their bodies, especially in the context of a perceived threat; and help them construct complete chronological narratives of their traumatic experiences. The completion of these three tasks will heal traumatic stress. Sometimes it takes years of work through countless sessions to complete these tasks. However, as a professional caregiver helping clients heal from traumatic stress, I am always working on one of these three tasks. I suspect we’re in for an exciting training.”
You’re getting good outcomes with your trauma survivor clients — but what if you could do even better? Studies show there are 4 major factors that make trauma treatment work. If you accomplish these 4 things, your clients will heal.
Trauma treatment is that simple. It’s not easy — but it’s simple. Based on 25 years of break-through research, this two day workshop will revolutionize the way you work with trauma survivors. After completing the workshop, you’ll be able to double your outcomes by incorporating these factors into whatever treatment modality you’re using — and we’ll walk you through exactly how to do it. Joy, peace, purpose, and love are available to every single human being — when we, as clinicians, can help our clients effectively, we can end their suffering.
*In addition, completion of this two-day workshop meets the educational requirements when applying to become a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (International Association of Trauma Professionals, www.traumapro.net )