The concept of trauma-informed care has evolved over the past 30 years, from a variety of streams of thought and innovation. The application of a trauma-informed model of care is no longer limited to the provision of mental health services, rather consumers now expect this approach when working with any healthcare professional. A trauma-informed approach is of critical importance for providers of body-focused treatment services, given the relevant issues of consent, assertiveness and interoception (e.g. sensing internal signals from our body) for survivors of trauma.
This workshop is structured to deliver: A workable definition of trauma-informed care for exercise physiologyPsychoeducation of the impact of trauma on the brain and bodyA practical examination of common challenges and solutions for EPs in providing services to this population (via case studies)Practical trauma-informed strategies to implement into your daily practice.
The content in this presentation has been informed by evidence-based research from a psychological perspective, with references to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Somatic Experiencing, and Trauma Centre Trauma Sensitive Yoga.