Date: Wednesday 6th May
Time: All Day
Room: Victoria Suite

A Masterclass

A rare opportunity to work with renowned experts in the fields of Trauma and Addiction Treatment.

Judy Crane a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the United states with over 30 years of experience. Judy is the author of “The Trauma Heart” and the founder and CEO of The Guesthouse Ocala the preeminent trauma treatment center.

Thomas Pecca a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the United states with over 16 years of experience. Tom is the Senior Clinical Advisor at the Guest House Ocala and has trained clinicians in trauma work across the globe.

Morning Session

The Purpose of Purpose and the Meaning of Meaning

This presentation will explore the need for meaning and purpose when healing from trauma and addiction. As Nietzsche said, “He who has a why to live for can bear almost any how.”. There is a long history in psychology of using meaning and purpose as an instrument of change, most notably Viktor Frankel and his therapeutic model of Logotherapy. This presentation will look at the specific use of this model with those recovering from substance and process addiction and PTSD. We will look at the neurobiology of attachment, addiction and trauma and the implications on the use of purpose and meaning in changing neuropathways in the brain. We will look at anecdotal data and the impressions of those that have long term recovery on the impact of purpose and meaning in their recovery. We will explore purpose and meaning from the perspective of shame reduction and as a tool for managing trauma reactivity.

Afternoon Session

Generational Trauma: Healing the past, the present and the future.

Is historical trauma within a family passed down through the DNA and through witnessing behaviors, attachment, trauma reactivity, depression and anxiety? Do family of origin issues make us more susceptible to addiction and mental health issues? Does the healing of a family system impact the current generation and future generations?

This presentation will explore generational trauma, it’s impact on mental health, addiction and issues within the family. We will look at the latest research, case studies, and anecdotal evidence. The presentation will discuss the impact of traumatic events on the individual and the family system. We will explore the connection between trauma and addiction and the necessity for healing trauma to aid in the recovery from addictions. We will emphasize the need for family work when working with trauma, addiction and mental health.

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