ODW Trauma And The Collective Body with Arielle Schwartz

ODW Trauma And The Collective Body with Arielle Schwartz



This is a 2 hour On Demand Webinar. Access information, resources and CEU information will be available shortly after registration and registrants will be given unlimited access to the recording for a full year.

This webinar was broadcasted live on October 21, 2022 as part of the Collective Trauma Conference

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Through psychotherapy, we see somatic experience providing feedback not only about the self, but also about other people and our environment.

Embodiment is an ever-changing, dynamic relationship between the individual, their circumstances, their relationships, and the world at large. This perspective allows us to attend not just to our personal wounds, but to the impact of collective trauma in our clients lives as well.

Collective trauma refers to the impact of traumatic events on groups of people, communities, and society as a whole. And when the wounds of one generation remain unresolved, they can be passed on as a legacy to future generations.

This engaging and experiential presentation introduces an integrative, mind-body approach to working with collective and generational wounds drawn from EMDR Therapy and Somatic Psychology. Inspired by her work on post-traumatic growth, Dr. Schwartz will highlight the resilience of the human spirit, even in the face of adversity.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this workshop, attendees will be better able to:

  • Describe Collective Trauma and how this can be carried across generations
  • Discuss the neurophysiology of stress and trauma
  • Identify and practice at least three interventions for working with somatic symptoms in trauma treatment
  • Design an integrative model for trauma reprocessing based upon the science of neuroplasticity
  • Define Resilience and identify Key Practice to support Post Traumatic Growth


TimeTopic Covered
1st hour
  • Explore Collective Trauma as related to legacy trauma.
  • Identify resources and strengths using the Tree of Life Exercise.
  • Discuss the use of Genograms with Clients.
  • Explore the Science of neuroplasticity as related to collective and legacy trauma
2nd hour
  • Understand Embodiment as related to generational trauma recovery
  • Understand the Ancestor Effect as related to Resilience
  • Discuss Key Factors that facilitate post-traumatic growth

CE Information

This training offers 2 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 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 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.  

Who Should Attend?

This training is aimed at all mental health professionals including:

  • Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Clinical and Counselling Psychologists
  • 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

What level of knowledge the attendee should have in this topic?
– Intermediate/Advanced