Date: Monday 4th May
Time: 12:00 -13:30
Room: Victoria Suite

This presentation will discuss MindShield, an integrated clinical modality developed by researchers at the University of Utah during their research and work with First Responders.

This session is intended as an experiential, multi-sensory journey to explore various states of regulation and dysregulation in the Treatment of Trauma: it is explicitly designed to help you as a frontline provider: by taking a sensory approach it is designed to maintain self-awareness and mitigate symptoms of burnout and compassion.

In the clinical environment, Mindshield is a set of strategies with a trifold focus on the client, the therapeutic encounter and the therapist’s experience (in and out of sessions). Mindshield sees those as separate and interconnected systems. The integration of those systems is a vital element of the therapeutic process that is rarely directly addressed.

Mindshield defines systems including the individual, family, groups and collective environments and within one’s biological, mental, emotional and spiritual experience. In the clinical encounter, it supports the conditions to eliminate potential treatment barriers and ruptures in the therapeutic relationship by promoting integration within the individual and dyad internal systems. In sessions, Mindshield promotes clients’ self-actualization, holistic awareness and treatment ownership.

Mindshield for clinical settings also seeks to enhance your unique clinical expertise as an adjunct method. It is explicitly designed to help you as a frontline provider: by taking a sensory approach it is designed to maintain self-awareness and mitigate symptoms of burnout and compassion fatigue.

Attendees will begin to understand the relational impact of unmet expectations with self and others and how that awareness together with our senses is in fact a strategy to enable the shift back to prefrontal cortex. We will use didactic materials and experiential exercises.

Learning Objectives:

1. This session offers a set of strategies taken from MindShield - an integrated clinical modality developed by researchers at the University of Utah.
2. The strategies have a trifold focus; the client, the therapeutic encounter and the therapist’s experience (in and out of sessions).
3. It is intended as an experiential, multi-sensory journey to explore various states of regulation and dysregulation in the Treatment of Trauma: it is explicitly designed to help you as a frontline provider.
4. The sensory approach used is designed to maintain self-awareness and mitigate symptoms of burnout and compassion.

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