Healing Complex PTSD with IFS Techniques 2-Day Toronto Workshop with Frank Anderson

IN-PERSON SEMINAR DATE/TIME:

Thursday, August 22, 2024
Friday, August 23, 2024

9:00 am – 4:45 pm each day

SEMINAR LOCATION:

YWCA Toronto
87 Elm Street
Toronto, Ontario
Canada M5G 0A8
(416) 961-8100

Auditorium & Reception Hall

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Understanding Complex PTSD Through an IFS Lens

Embark on a transformative journey to explore the world of Complex PTSD with renowned Trauma Specialist, Dr. Frank Anderson. Let Frank guide you through the intricate dynamics of healing complex trauma using Internal Family Systems (IFS) techniques. Delve into the intricate interplay between the Self and trauma and learn how to heal emotional wounds and restore trust. And unravel the threads of relational, transgenerational, and systemic trauma while discussing the latest IFS approaches in this 2-day exploration.

Exploring the Depths of Complex Trauma and Healing

This in-person workshop will give you comprehensive insight into Complex PTSD. You will explore the profound impact of attachment wounds on an individual’s Autonomic Nervous System (ANS). And you’ll discover the nuanced manifestations of trauma through the lens of extreme reactivity while dissecting the roles of the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems.

Navigating the Complex Terrain of Transgenerational Trauma

You will also uncover the inherited legacy of trauma and attachment patterns and highlight their profound influence on individual experiences. Frank will simplify the complexities of epigenetics and shed light on genetic factors related to PTSD. And he’ll review the cultural narratives that are often intertwined with complex trauma.

Empowering Healing from Complex PTSD Through Practical Techniques

Participate in experiential exercises designed to map personal, relational, institutional, and cultural traumas, and foster a deeper understanding of your healing journey. And learn practical strategies rooted in Internal Family Systems to address complex trauma, from navigating reactive parts to nurturing wounded aspects of the Self.


This comprehensive, 2-day course in Toronto offers a holistic approach to understanding and addressing complex trauma. It equips mental health professionals with practical, effective tools to facilitate profound healing and transformation in their clients and themselves.

Don’t miss this enlightening journey with Frank Anderson toward unlocking the path to healing and resilience from complex PTSD using IFS.

  • Determine the concept of Complex PTSD and its impact on individuals, including the role of attachment wounds and the ANS.
  • Summarize the three categories of extreme reactivity in trauma responses and recognize the role of the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems.
  • Critically evaluate the Polyvagal Theory by Porges and how it relates to trauma responses, including the Social Engagement System and Neuroception.
  • Explore the concept of the “Smart Vagus” and its significance in understanding trauma and the nervous system.
  • Analyze recent research on nervous systems and complex PTSD to deepen understanding of trauma responses and healing processes.
  • Examine the relationship between the Self and trauma, as discussed by Lanius, and its implications for healing emotional wounds.
  • Utilize IFS techniques as a tool for addressing complex trauma, including working with reactive parts and wounded/burdened parts.
  • Determine how inherited trauma and attachment patterns manifest in individuals.
  • Analyze the role of epigenetics in trauma transmission, including the genetic factors related to PTSD and the cultural narrative surrounding complex trauma.
  • Engage in experiential exercises to map personal relational, institutional, and cultural trauma, facilitating a deeper understanding of one’s own experiences and healing journey.
  • Explain different models for healing collective trauma, including approaches by Hübl, Cass, Menakem, and DiAngelo, to broaden perspectives on trauma recovery.
  • Implement working practices that meet the ethical responsibilities of clinicians in addressing their own trauma and biases, cultivating objectivity, healing, and forgiveness in their practice.

This training offers 12 hours of direct contact (not counting breaks or lunch). It is the participant’s responsibility to check with their individual state boards/regulatory body to verify CE requirements for their license to practice.

Attendees of the in-person seminar will receive instructions on how to obtain their Certificate of Participation after the seminar has finished.


The Certificate of Participation includes:

  • Name of participant.
  • Title of training.
  • Name of presenter plus their credentials.
  • Number of hours of training.
  • Date of training.
  • Confirmation of 100% attendance at the in-person seminar.

Get details about CE credits for Canadian and non-US international participants.

Get details about CE credits for US participants.

Please check with your regulatory body/organization to ensure that this certificate is sufficient proof for you to claim CE credits.

The Chelsea Hotel in Toronto is our preferred accommodation provider.

Our special group rate is CAD$269 per night*.

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33 Gerrard St. W.
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(416) 595-1975

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  • Frank Anderson, MD
9:00 - 10:30 am ET

Complex PTSD, attachment wounds and the Autonomic Nervous System Extreme reactivity; sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems

  • Frank Anderson, MD
10:30 - 10:45 am ET

15-minute break

  • Frank Anderson, MD
10:45 am - 12:15 pm ET

Polyvagal Theory related to trauma responses; Social Engagement System and Neuroception; Smart Vagus

12:15 - 1:30 pm ET

45-minute lunch

  • Frank Anderson, MD
1:30 - 3:00 pm ET

Research on nervous systems and trauma; Self and trauma/healing emotional wounds

3:00 - 3:15 pm ET

15-minute break

  • Frank Anderson, MD
3:15 - 4:45 pm ET

IFS Techniques as tools for addressing trauma; inherited trauma and attachment patterns

  • Frank Anderson, MD
9:00 - 10:30 am ET

Analyze the role of epigenetics in trauma transmission; genetic factors related to PTSD

10:30 - 10:45 am ET

15-minute break

  • Frank Anderson, MD
10:45 am - 12:15 pm ET

Experiential exercises to map personal relational, institutional, and cultural trauma

12:15 - 1:30 pm ET

45-minute lunch

  • Frank Anderson, MD
1:30 - 3:00 pm ET

Discuss different models for healing collective trauma: Hübl, Cass, Menakem & DiAngelo

3:00 - 3:15 pm ET

15-minute break

  • Frank Anderson, MD
3:15 - 4:45 pm ET

Working practices meeting ethical responsibilities of clinicians re: their own trauma, etc.

Event Detail

August 22, 2024 9:00 am
August 23, 2024 4:45 pm

Who Should Attend

  • Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Clinical and Counselling Psychologists
  • Social Workers
  • Psychiatric Social Workers
  • Pastoral Counsellors
  • Psychotherapists
  • Psychiatrists
  • Physicians
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Counsellors
  • Graduate Students in accredited programs in the above fields
  • Case Managers
  • Licensed Professional Counsellors
  • All other professionals who would like to develop, update, or expand their skills and knowledge in mental health practices