Sample Workshop Schedule


Day One

9:00 a.m. to Noon

Introduction: The Trauma, the Response or If I can’t get love, I’ll take drugs, sex, chaos, or romance. Disassociation, affect, dis-regulation, compulsions automatic responses and addictions as natural responses to trauma and lack of secure attachments.

Why do I Keep Reacting this Way? Survival responses to trauma and abuse that get “hard wired” in the brain and nervous system and become automatic. How responses for self protection and the alleviation of anxiety become compulsions and addictions. Learn to recognize fight, flight, freeze reactions.

What’s Love go to do with it? Sexual Addiction and Codependency Traumatic relationships as intertwined with addictions. The potential for healthy, safe relationships to help heal from trauma and addiction.


1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Healing through the body: The importance of unlocking trauma in the body and learning to set boundaries, self-protect and take action. Explanation and demonstration.

Finding the Freedom of Realizing you not your mind: The zen and art of finding your natural self and lowering stress by getting out of the game of proving, achieving or competing.


Day Two

Naming the Voices that Dance in our heads: Learn to sort out internalized critics/saboteurs and addictive voices and recognize one’s authentic voice. Understand internalized oppression/depression stemming from abuse, poverty, racism, sexism and homophobia.

Yes you Can! Empowerment and the 16 Steps Model for Overcoming Addiction and Trauma. Create your personal road map to overcoming addiction and trauma. Find your internal wisdom and strength, create safe trusting relationships, develop self-mastery, heal the body, learn self care, develop curiosity and creativity.

Lighten Up, It Matters but it’s Not Serious! Quick strategies for preventing burnout and learning to lighten up.

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