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Grand Rounds

Professionals are invited to attend the Grand Rounds presentation at Sierra Tucson.
1.0 CE  Credits Available!


February 23, 2017

11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.   Networking
11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.   Lunch and Program in the Auditorium

Campus tour available after the presentation.

Sierra Tucson
39580 S. Lago del Oro Parkway
Tucson, AZ 85739

Title: Immobility, Shame, and Healing the Roots of Trauma
Speaker: Sharon Stanley, PhD

At the root of PTSD and the addictive process lies the neurological state of immobility that manifests at various times as shame, aggression and compliance. We will explore the relevance of Dr. Stephen Porges’ Polyvagal Theory and Dr. Allan Schore’s Regulation Theory for healing trauma. A relational and body-centered protocol based upon current research will be presented that touches and transforms the neurological wounds of traumatized people.

Description of target audience:  Behavioral Healthcare Professionals/Advanced Instruction

*Identify the basic neurological states of Polyvagal Theory.
*Explain the essential research of developmental neuroscience.
*Define relational and body-based practices for healing trauma.
*Describe the experience of representing immobilized emotions.

Dr. Sharon Stanley is a psychotherapist, educator and writer living on Bainbridge Island, Washington. As a long time student of Dr. Allan Schore, Sharon has integrated a number of somatic practices for healing trauma into an elegant, cohesive, relational and phenomenological model of psychotherapy called Somatic Transformation. At the core of Somatic Transformation is the practice of feeling into another’s inner world; a bodily based attunement, connectivity and inquiry that animates the intersubjective field and guides the use of somatic interventions and reflection. Grounded in relational research on trauma, guided by the Polyvagal Theory by Stephen Porges, inspired by the soul work of Donald Kalsched, Sharon has taught this model to thousands of practitioners over the past 20 years. She continues to explore somatic ways of knowing, relating and psychological processing from a phenomenological perspective through the lenses of her own clinical practice, neuroscience and nature-based practices. In addition to her in-depth courses for practicing psychotherapists, Sharon has worked extensively with First Nations people in Canada, studied Afro-Brazilian practices of healing the residue of the trauma of slavery in Brazil and has served on the faculty for Antioch University in Seattle. In 2016, Routledge published her book: Relational and Body-Centered Practices for Healing Trauma: Lifting the Burdens of the Past. (2016) Routledge.    

1.0 CE Credit:
Psychologists - This program is sponsored by Sierra Tucson. Sierra Tucson is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists; Sierra Tucson maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

There is no charge for professionals to attend this Grand Rounds presentation.
Seating is limited, so please email: Cathy Kauffman.
or call 800-624-9001, Ext. 600417, to register by February 19, 2018

We are sorry but registration for this event is now closed.

Please contact us if you would like to know if spaces are still available.