Treating the Seeds and the Cycle of Self-Destructive Behaviours

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We are so pleased that Lisa Ferentz is returning to present for us. Her presentation on Trauma, Attachment, Affect Dysregulation and Shame: Treating the seeds and the cycle of self-destructive behaviours helps to ensure that you as a helping professional are able to best support your clients.


In this first of 4 videos, trauma specialist and Leading Edge presenter, Lisa Ferentz, discusses why standard safety contracts do not work. She defends this statement and also gives a new strategy to use instead. Her CARESS solution will also be provided her in handout at her workshop. Lisa explains here:

Borderline Personality Disorder comes with a LOT of preconceived connotations. Severe Trauma Survivor gives a different reaction. For this reason, Lisa Ferentz will avoid giving the diagnosis of BPD. She explains why:

What is the meta-communication of self-destructive behaviour? Are you aware of the physical actions that you client is demonstrating? Watch this:

Many clients may not have the words to express all their experience and pain. Most memories will not be found on the left side of the brain where words are created. The right side of the brain hosts the emotions and feelings which is why it is so important to provide your clients with right-brain activities:

We are so excited to spend 2 day with Lisa Ferentz and learn even more!!