Pre Conference Workshop

Tracking the Somatic Narrative of Multiplicity in Trauma and Dissociation

Friday, March 23
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Location: Salon 2

Tracking, as a Sensorimotor Psychotherapy skill, is useful when working with dissociative clients. The client’s spoken narrative, the somatic narrative and the therapist experience are three sources of rich information in the multiplicity of dissociative experience that can be tracked. Developing attunement not only to the spoken word but also to the implicit expression that comes in the form of a somatic narrative, therapists can identify nuances in self states, indicators of dysregulated arousal, and opportunities for trauma and attachment reprocessing. Instruction and practice toward developing deeper observational capacities can support the therapeutic process during all phases of treatment for trauma survivors and clients with dissociative tendencies. This workshop will provide an overview of relevant theoretical foundations – drawing from literature and research in Interpersonal Neurobiology, the Polyvagal Theory, Attachment Theory, and Sensorimotor Psychotherapy. Participants will experience tracking first hand using video and live demonstration and brief learning exercises.   

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Rochelle Sharpe Lohrasbe

Sidney, British Columbia

Rochelle Sharpe Lohrasbe, Ph.D., RCC, holds a Ph.D. in Child and Youth Care (UVIC). Beginning with a career in forensic psychiatric nursing (youth and adult settings), she has more than 30 years of clinical experience in the field of traumatic stress and developmental wounding working with children of all ages. She is an EMDRIA-approved consultant in EMDR therapy, holds Advanced Certification in Neuroptimal Neurofeedback, and has training in Clinical Hypnosis. Dr. Sharpe Lohrasbe holds a faculty position with the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute and facilitates professional education internationally and has also presented at several conferences including EMDR Canada, ISSTD, and recently at the CYC World Conference.


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