Revolutionizing Trauma Therapy

This is an On-Demand Webinar and talks about Revolutionizing Trauma TreatmentThis 12-hour course was originally presented live on Wednesday, June 2; Thursday, June 3; and Friday, June 4, 2021. Registrants will be given unlimited access to the recording for a full year.

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Babette Rothschild’s The Body Remembers, first published in 2001, Volume 2 was released in 2017 and this spring, Revolutionizing Trauma Treatment: Stabilization, Safety, & Nervous System Balance shines a bright light on the impact of trauma on the body and the phenomenon of somatic memories. Babette’s 12-hour webinars over three days (and recorded if you can’t attend it all) provides her latest thinking and approaches.

PTSD is an indicator that the body and mind have not, as yet, recognized that a traumatic incident is over. As a result, the body’s autonomic nervous system responds by continuously mobilizing the defensive flight/fight or protective freeze.

In addition, PTSD is (in large part) a failure of mindful dual awareness, which leads to an inability to recognize the present as different from the past. This professional training will equip participants with neurophysical and psychophysical theory and principles and apply them to update the mind, brain, and nervous system to recognize when trauma is over – whether or not trauma memories are ever processed. Through a variety of activities, including lectures, discussions, exercises, practice, and video demonstrations, participants will gain knowledge and skills for treating traumatized clients of all ages and backgrounds.

This professional training is consistent with and a beneficial adjunct to any method of psychotherapy or specialized trauma therapy (e.g. analytical, dynamic, and somatic approaches, cognitive-behavioral, and EMDR).

It is strongly recommended that you obtain the Autonomic Nervous System Table.  Discussion of its principles and applications is detailed in Chapter 2 of The Body Remembers, Volume 2. A copy of it is included as a full-color insert in the book and is also available separately as a laminated card or large poster.

You will learn—

  • Provide options for trauma recovery and trauma
  • Predict and distinguish those clients who will benefit from processing trauma memories from those who will not
  • Gain specific skills for helping both groups
  • Discuss the structure of the body’s nervous system
  • Develop ability to interpret and modulate the body’s nervous system (sensory and autonomic) to regulate arousal levels in clients and for safer trauma
  • Also develop ability to interpret and modulate the body’s nervous system (sensory and autonomic) to regulate arousal levels for professional self-care.
  • Differentiate two types of freeze states from two classes of hypo-aroused states.
  • Employ the sensory nervous system to mediate flashbacks and
  • Discern a relaxed (muscular) state from a calm (nervous system)
  • Adapt mindfulness, yoga, and physical exercise to be accessible to clients with dysregulated nervous systems and
  • Identify and acquire recovery options and strategies for trauma clients inappropriate for trauma memory processing, particularly for those who don’t want to and those who decompensate or dysregulate from memory
  • Employ the sensory nervous system for instant stabilization during therapy sessions and in client daily
  • Identify both obvious as well as previously unrecognized resources as antidotes to traumatic stress
  • Revive the (too-often) neglected application of therapeutic contracts and treatment
  • Gain tools to enable trauma clients to make better (and safer) use of mindful practices such as meditation, MBSR, and yoga

Babette Rothschild, MSW, has been a practitioner since 1976 and a teacher and trainer since 1992. She is the author of six books, (translated into more than a dozen languages including Danish, German, French, Spanish, and Japanese) all published by WW Norton. Revolutionizing Trauma Treatment (2017, 2021); her classic bestseller, The Body Remembers (2000); The Body Remembers CASEBOOK (2003); Help for the Helper (2005); 8 Keys to Safe Trauma Recovery (2010); and Trauma Essential (2010). She is the Series Editor of the WW Norton 8 Keys to Mental Health Series (12 titles and growing!). After living and working for 9 years in Copenhagen, Denmark she returned to her native Los Angeles. There she is writing her next books while she continues to lecture, train, and supervise professional psychotherapists worldwide. For more information, visit her website:

Day 1

  • Common Sense
  • Major goals for trauma therapy
  • Increase clients self-control and stabilization Improvement vs. Decompensation Identifying what works; why clients get worse Basic terminology
  • Past trauma vs. on-going trauma
  • Identifying and agreeing on therapeutic goals First steps and mis-steps
  • Pierre Janets phased pacing
  • Trauma recovery vs. trauma resolution Therapeutic limitations
  • Resources, resources, and more resources


Day 2

  • Cultural Differences
  • Distinguishing types of trauma clients Predicting client capacities
  • The trauma compromised cortex Clear thinking
  • Somatic markers: emotional and body memory Nervous system organization
  • Sensory nervous system
  • Dual awareness and stabilization The art of interruption
  • Dual awareness and PTSD
  • Gaining control of flashbacks and nightmares
  • Distinguishing Current Distress: triggers, flashbacks, memories, actual danger


Day 3

  • Mindfulness to benefit both client and therapist Adapting mindfulness, yoga, and MBSR for PTSD Autonomic nervous system, update
  • Prioritizing integration: keep the cortex online 2 types of freeze
  • 2 types of hypo arousal
  • Applying autonomic nervous system to provide safer trauma therapy Identifying helpful vs. unhelpful catharsis
  • Muscle toning
  • Pulling it all together: live client consultations

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.

For Live Broadcast Attendees

Webinar attendance by participants is automatically tracked, documented and archived for future reference. Upon confirming you have attended 100% of the webinar and upon completion of a course evaluation, you will be issued a certificate of participation (see below).

For Attendees of On Demand/Recorded Version

If you cannot verify 100% attendance of the Live Broadcast or if you are watching the On Demand/recorded version of this webinar, you will need to complete a Post-Webinar Quiz with a pass of at least 80% in order to verify your attendance.

For US Participants

Instructions on how to obtain your Certificate of Attendance showing the hours completed will be distributed either following the Live Broadcast or with On-Demand registration (On-Demand participants must pass a post-webinar attendance quiz).  A CE package will be available which includes the full webinar description and details, the speaker’s CV and references.

For Canadian and International participants

Upon fulfillment of the above requirements, Canadian and international participants will be issued a Certificate of Participation which features:

  • Name of Participant
  • Title of Training
  • Name of Presenter plus their credentials
  • Number of hours of training
  • Date of training
  • Confirmation that you have passed a quiz with at least 80% grade to verify your attendance

Please check carefully with your regulating body/organization that this certificate is sufficient proof for you to claim CEUs.

For general information about Continuing Education for Canadians and International participants, please click here.  

This training is aimed at all mental health professionals including:

  • social workers
  • counsellors
  • psychologists
  • psychiatrists
  • medical professionals supporting mental health patients
  • psychotherapists
  • mental health counsellors
  • marriage and family therapists and counsellors
  • occupational therapists
  • vocational rehabilitation therapists
  • addiction counsellors
  • religious counsellors
  • therapists
  • case managers
  • art therapists
  • licensed professional counsellors
  • all other professionals who would like to develop, update or expand their skills and knowledge in mental health practices
12-Hour Webinar Rate CAD$429 / USD $343

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On Wednesday, April 7th,  Babette Rothschild joined us for our monthly Virtual Lunch Together. The recording is here:

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