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Trauma Skills Summit.

August 17–26 2020

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August 17–26 2020

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Day 4

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Resilience Strategies for Trauma Recovery: A Strength-Based Approach to Healing

Arielle Schwartz, PhD
Clinical psychologist, EMDR and somatic therapist

Join Dr. Arielle Schwartz for an experiential presentation exploring resilience, somatic healing, and more. An expert in early childhood trauma and complex PTSD, Dr. Schwartz helps us understand the nature of trauma as it relates to fear and our memories of frightening or traumatic experiences. This model integrates an embodied approach to healing with specific attention to the impact of childhood trauma. We’ll discover practical tools such as somatic psychology, EMDR therapy, parts work therapy, and therapeutic yoga for trauma recovery.

Session Highlights:

  • Shifting our lens from “trauma informed” to “resilience informed”
  • Discovering the six Pillars of Resilience
  • Exploring the six Rs of neuropsychotherapy, along with somatic tools for trauma recovery
  • Additional practices include grounding, pandiculation, and a self-compassion exercise
Arielle Schwartz, PhD

Arielle Schwartz, PhD

Dr. Arielle Schwartz is a licensed clinical psychologist, EMDR therapy consultant, somatic psychotherapist, and certified yoga instructor with a private practice in Boulder, Colorado. She earned her doctorate in clinical psychology at Fielding Graduate University, and she holds a master’s degree in somatic psychology from Naropa University. She is the author of four books: The Complex PTSD Workbook: A Mind-Body Approach to Regaining Emotional Control and Becoming Whole, EMDR Therapy and Somatic Psychology: Interventions to Enhance Embodiment in Trauma Treatment, The Post-Traumatic Growth Guidebook: Practical Mind-Body Tools to Heal Trauma, Foster Resilience and Awaken Your Potential, and The Practical Guide to Complex PTSD: Compassionate Strategies to Begin Healing from Childhood Trauma. She is an internationally sought-out trainer with the Maiberger Institute, PESI, Sounds True, and nscience on topics such as somatic psychology, EMDR therapy, complex PTSD, attachment trauma, and treating chronic pain and illness. She is also a certified yoga instructor who offers therapeutic yoga for trauma recovery. Her integrative approach to therapy includes the synthesis of existential therapy, Gestalt, structural integration theory, somatic psychology, and EMDR therapy—all with a strong relational foundation of care. When she is not in her office, you can find Dr. Schwartz hiking the trails in the Colorado foothills with her husband and two children. Learn more at drarielleschwartz.com.

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Resilience: Transforming Any Adversity into Learning and Growth

Linda Graham, MFT
Psychotherapist, award-winning author

People can learn and grow from meeting the challenges and adversities of life—from a series of small annoyances, to the troubles and tragedies that break their hearts, to the utter catastrophes that change their lives forever—when they have the support, resources, and skills to do so. This session will explore how you can recover from tragedy and move into a new sense of your strengths, new possibilities, a clearer sense of meaning and purpose, and deeper connections with others. You’ll discover the five key factors for post-traumatic growth so you can bounce forward from any trauma or tragedy.

Session Highlights:

  • Understanding how family, friends, and community are important parts of resourcing
  • Recognizing the positive in the midst of the difficult and finding the gifts within mistakes
  • Developing a coherent narrative of traumatizing events within the context of a larger life story
  • Gaining the potential to appreciate a new life that emerges not just in spite of the difficulties but because of them
Linda Graham, MFT

Linda Graham, MFT

Linda Graham is an experienced psychotherapist and mindful self-compassion teacher in the San Francisco Bay Area. Graham integrates modern neuroscience, mindfulness, and relational psychology in her national and international trainings. She is the author of Resilience: Powerful Practices for Bouncing Back from Disappointment, Difficulty, and Even Disaster and the award-winning Bouncing Back: Rewiring Your Brain for Maximum Resilience and Well-Being. Ten years of weekly Resources for Recovering Resilience are archived at lindagraham-mft.net.

Inspired by today’s presentations?
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  • Karen Núñez says:

    I just loved Arielle´s presentation. I really connect with her. Thank you very much.

  • Katie says:

    I ended up at the summit because I read Dr. Schwartz’s book and saw her post on social media. So glad I happened upon this, such great content!

  • Sheila says:

    Thank you! Today’s speakers were wonderful!

  • Carolina says:

    Thanks for everything. Hello from Perú

  • susan h dean says:

    Thank you for a very informative and helpful presentation.

  • Doreen says:

    Wow, wow, wow. Thank you Dr. Swartz for the most engaging presentation I’ve attended in months. You have a fantastic understanding of your subject and a competency and freshness in your descriptions and explanations.

  • jo says:

    Wow! Yes good explanations that expand and apply to practical challenges and growth situations.

  • Betty Ann Brandon says:

    You seem to blame people with trauma for not having the right mindsets.

  • Eugenia says:

    Day 4
    Excellent givers!
    Thanks so much 🙏

  • Ron says:

    Thank you for this series!
    A lot of great topics and information!

  • Sevgi says:

    I feel immensely grateful and hopeful.

    • Mev says:

      I agree and it felt good I am not the only one following this great summitbfrom Turkey! (Assuming you are in Turkey)

  • Sevgi says:

    Many many thanks Dr Schwartz. I have never watched a presentation so moving, authentic, organic, sensitive and compassionate.

  • Cecilia says:

    I much appreciate Dr Schwartz presentation, very clear, educational and complete.

  • Lisa says:

    These are amazing presentations I’ve been watching over the last four days, and in fact, as a trauma survivor, this “drinking out of the firehose” is both liberating and daunting. I just didn’t know there were so many resources available. Thank you!

    • SG says:

      Your comment highlights how I’ve been feeling about the summit. It is far too much all at once to watch… to watch even half of it, honestly. I need days off in between watching them but can’t afford to buy ongoing access. I wish the format was more like every Thursday for ten weeks or something. And I’m in a good place! It’s just not material one can binge.

  • Maria Nelida says:

    Muy agradecida a todos los profesionales y a Jeffrey Rustein por el nivel de excelencia académica y humana de cada presentación!

  • Maria says:

    LInda Graham´s webinar presentation is delicate uplifting. Loved the quotations and to learn about her own quarantine experience. Her ABCDE will complement the PPP of resilience (trauma is not personal and it doesn´t need to be pervasive; nor permanent). Thank you.

  • Catherine says:

    Thank you Arielle and Linda for uplifting teachings on resilience especially at this time of Covid, financial insecurity and racial injustice pain . I work with people with disabilities. Persons who grow up with disabilities are generally resilient and have taught me and other people with new disabilities how to move through life with new abilities and find joyful resilience. The first time I walked alone with a long white cane and read a joke in braille was a new set point for me. When I am struggling, I use those feelings as resources. Is there a good or positiveness living with disabilities? Yes ,we get to practice every moment. Cheers and lovingkindness.

  • Marti says:

    Thank you for hosting this Summit. I have a diagnosis of complex trauma and I work with homeless women who likely have trauma.

  • Sara says:

    Arielle’s talk is my favorite so far! Super informative, integrative, and clear, but also extremely inspiring. She really gave more concrete tools and techniques.

  • Alana Perry says:

    I really enjoyed Arielle’s webinar. It resonated so much with my own life experience. Finding someone to travel the journey of trauma with you is so difficult but it is crucial if you are to heal.

  • Carla says:

    Thank you so much, all these days have been amazing for my soul. I love you all deeply.

  • Helena says:

    I saw Arielle in a PESI workshop and I was so inspired. Arielle is so clear in her gift of giving her knowledge. Thank you Arielle

  • melina says:

    Thank you for sharing

  • Enrica Ippolito says:

    Very interesting and resonating for me and felt she explained very easily…

  • cristina says:

    Arielle’s session was incredibly helpful. So much clearly presented useful information. Thank you! Lovely presence.

  • Pauline says:

    another inspiring day with amazing insight into new ways of recovery Thank you

  • Otilia says:

    Thank you Arielle & Linda for the gifts you are to the world!

  • Pilar says:

    Thanks so much to Soundstrue and to all the participants that share their knowledge and experience!
    It is a wonderful and nourishing gift for me, as a person and a psychotherapist. Thanks to your generosity and inspiration, I will be better able to work with many others in this difficult moment.

  • JB says:

    Dr. Arielle Schwartz’s presentation was my favorite so far. I loved the grounding and stretching exercises. Such a powerful way to get back in tune with your body.

  • Carolena Harrison says:

    Great teaching

  • Desiree says:

    Linda….I love that poem, heard first by Dr Wayne Dyer, I use it often in my shares as it encapsulates my life. Thank you x

  • sonia sanchez says:

    I learned alot from this presenters thank you! cant wait for tomorrow.

  • Niomi says:

    I’ve loved the past few days. Today I spent 2 hours trying to watch these videos. They kept freezing.

  • Desiree says:

    Arielle….I got so so much from your session and slides xx thank you xx

  • Debbie says:

    Thankyou, Arielle Schwartz! As a rape trauma survivor (thriver) with 33 years building my resilience within, I have never heard the trauma recovery journey so well articulated and understood; so well expressed with compassionate connection! My, my, my! An amazing presentation! Brava!

  • Aspasia Holley says:

    Arielle is amazing! I haven’t personally found any resources or therapy to work with anyone on my trauma but thank God for sounds true! I’ve been able to work through a lot on my own. I LOVE Resilience Informed Therapy/Care! I feel I’ve focused enough on the trauma and I’m ready to move forward into the next step. Thank you

  • Aditi Ganguly says:

    Arielle schwartz is excellent. I had listened to her in previous webinar . She explains the concept in such a beautiful manner. Her notes updated through . Her mindfulness exercises is something easy to follow looking forward to attend more of her webinars to make my life better and to help others with her suggestions.

  • Jean R. says:

    Thank you Arielle Schwartz. You gave me so much to work on but most you gave me hope. I wish I could work with you.

  • Robin says:

    Are Dr Schwartz slides accessible?

  • Barbara Schaefer says:

    Linda Graham’s talk seems to me to be at best theory to Diana Winston’s practice.

  • Barbara Schaefer says:

    Personally, I find Diana Winston translates Arielle’s theory in practice.

  • LATA says:

    Felt nourished and held.Thank you; Linda

  • Carol says:

    Dr. Schwartz’s presentation was excellent. Thank you for saying that the meditative breath can be triggering. I have found this in my practice. I love using the term “resiliency” as opposed to “trauma.”.

  • Catherine Rodger says:

    I work as a Family Therapist using a resilience model . I found both the presentations today very helpful in the context of Covid. Thank you

  • Brent Merrifield says:

    Thank you to both Arielle & Linda! A key take-away for me was the importance of developing safety & empowerment, not to avoid but rather to effectively address the pain & grief.

  • Aletta Bosman says:

    Thank you Linda Graham. It was very informative, very practical, and certainly something we can use; to help ourselves and others.

  • Kevin Filipek says:

    Wow this is been a great experience to listen, there has been a couple that have really stuck out Ariel Schwartz, has really touched me,one of the questions I do have if you have any resources, to trauma help in the Minneapolis Minnesota area, where I’m a work on the trauma I’ve carried with four many many years, thank you so much, my contact information, if you have any resources in the Minneapolis Minnesota area, is gods1eye@gmail.com,

  • BB says:

    Fantastic! I really enjoyed Arielle’s presentation. Everything was so clearly explained and so practical. I’m looking forward to watching it again. Thank you. BB

  • lori says:

    Loved the anology from Arielle of the Meadow walk
    Awesome presentation that completely resonates with me
    Will watch over and over
    Thank you

  • KP says:

    WOW. Arielle’s session has got to be my favourite one so far. There was so much information provided in such a clear, detailed manner.. wow. I’m going to be thinking about this one for quite a while.



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