Embodied approaches to Life and to Therapy

encouraging aliveness......healing trauma ......promoting growth.....

         workshops and professional training  with Michael Gavin

Self-care in the Face of Trauma


This page contains resource material relating to my presentation at the 

BACP Private Practice Conference (September 2015), and the accompanying 

article  in Private Practitioner, the TA Refugees Response Webinar, and UKATA  conference presentation (April 2016).

For  information about other trainings


TA Refugee Response webinar replay

Start at 6.00 minutes to skip pre-webinar chatter.

BACP presentation

Self-care in the Face of Trauma: the webinar 


Self-care in the Face of Trauma   the PDF  (with notes)

Assess your own risk for burnout, compassion fatigue etc, go to the Proquol website and download the test:

Impact of Trauma

Impact of Trauma PDF

Slides from the Impact of Trauma presentation.

(It may help to adjust the magnification or use full screen mode.)

In the Face of Trauma

Slides from the Face of Trauma presentation.

In the Face of Trauma


Charles Figley, ed.

Structural Dissociation

Ellert Nijenhuis, Onno van der Hart, & Kathy Steele

The Haunted Self

Trauma-related Structural Dissociation of the Personality (article)*
A brief account of the Structural Dissociation model.

Other topics

Treating the Adult Survivior of Sexual Abuse

Countertransference and the Treatment of Trauma

Damasio: Descarte's Error*


 How To Gain Direct Access To Your Body's Knowledge: How to Open Up Your Deeper Feelings and Intuition   by Eugene T Gendlin 


Dr Dan Siegel  -The brain in the hand*

Brain in the hand article

Minding the Brain by Daniel Siegel, M.D.*
An Excerpt from Dr. Daniel Siegel’s New Book Mindsight: The New Science of Personal Transformation.


10 Foundations of Safe Trauma Therapy*


Combat trauma


John Shay

Achilles in Vietnam

Odysseus in America: Combat Trauma and the Trials of Homecoming

Douglas J. Scaturo  and Peter M. Haynmn 
The Impact of Combat Trauma Across the
Family Life Cycle: Clinical Considerations

Some useful websites
http://www.trauma-pages.com/             A vast range on resources

www.somatictraumatherapy.com/‎          Home for Babette Rothschild

www.safetraumarecovery.com    *           Help for self-helpers

www.embodiedtraumatherapy.com        Home for Michael Gavin (me)

www.sidran.org/                                  Another treasure trove                    

The Shadow of Trauma

Bodynamic: Psychological Muscle Function