This presentation teaches an adaptation of the “empty-chair” that targets trauma. Clients enact a dialogue between the “experiencing” and “self-stifling” parts of the self to discover the true impacts of trauma. Through a structured, step-wise process, clients move from less threatening to more threatening material, eliciting emotions, needs, and desires that have been submerged due to trauma. Supportive neuroscience research explains. Includes demonstration.
Describe the relationship between trauma and emotional dysfunction.
Give a scientific rationale for using experiential techniques with trauma.
Given appropriate circumstances, use empty-chair dialogue when trauma is the presenting problem.
*Sessions may be edited for content and to preserve confidentiality*