Recording of a live four-day workshop with three demonstrations
By Dr. Raja Selvam, PhD
Special offer: just $100 until May 31st (75% off)
18 CE Credits
The coronavirus pandemic poses an existential threat to us in many ways: Loss of life, loved ones, and sustenance.
These threats are capable of triggering our deepest wounds to the surface, requiring that we work deeply with our clients and ourselves, and they provide us an opportunity for profound personal transformation.
Of the traumas and the activation triggered, from the live trainings I have taught in Hong Kong, Australia, Germany, and the US in January, February, and March this year under the shadow of the coronavirus, I have found that our earliest traumas from our pre and perinatal life are often the most triggered, in the trainees as well as myself.
The video course will demonstrate effective methods for shifting symptoms from pre and perinatal traumas and global high intensity activation with greater efficiency.
Because our disposable incomes have taken a hit during the pandemic, I am offering this video course at a special price of $100 (75% off the regular price of $400) until May 31st, 2020. To take advantage of this offer, buy the course today.
The course is a recording of a live workshop I taught with lectures, discussion, and three demonstrations with participants. The course will cover the topics of major types of pre and perinatal trauma, themes that are common to them such as existential terror, fragmentation, rage, and shame, the physiological and energetic defenses commonly involved, and how to work efficiently with the themes, defenses, emotion, and activation (including the global high activation of the central nervous system) from pre and perinatal traumas by building a greater capacity for a larger range of emotional experiences by using the body as a container, the clinical strategy from Integral Somatic Psychology (ISP) based on the science of embodied cognition, emotion, and behavior.
- Learn about different types of pre and perinatal traumas and how they can compromise different layers of the body including the brain.
- Learn about how early imprints of pre and perinatal trauma are often behind reactions to traumatic events later in life.
- Learn about existential fragmentation, terror, rage, and shame, four of the six major themes associated with pre and perinatal trauma.
- Learn about global high intensity activation of the central nervous system often associated with pre and perinatal trauma.
- Learn how pre and perinatal trauma can contribute to attachment and relationship difficulties.
- Learn how emotional embodiment and inter-personal resonance can help in working effectively with these different themes from pre and perinatal trauma.
18 CE Credits
Pre and Perinatal Trauma is an advanced level video course. 18 CE Credits are pending for Psychologists, Marriage and Family Therapists, Social Workers, Counselors and Nurses, and will be provided by Commonwealth Seminars. Visit our CE Credits page for detailed information.
Download Learning Objectives here.
Who can Benefit from this Video Course
All professionals engaged in treating symptoms from pre and perinatal trauma and global high intensity activation stand to gain much from this course.
Integral Somatic Psychology (ISP) graduates and trainees will learn advanced knowledge and skills for applying their ISP expertise to the specific areas of pre and perinatal trauma and global high intensity activation.
About Raja Selvam, PhD
Raja Selvam, PhD, a licensed clinical psychologist (California, PSY30233), is a senior trainer in Peter Levine’s Somatic Experiencing® (SE™) professional trauma training program and the developer of Integral Somatic Psychology (ISP). ISP, based on emerging paradigms of embodied cognition and emotion in cognitive neuroscience and psychology, is a new paradigm in body psychotherapy that offers all therapeutic modalities a complementary approach for improving outcomes and shortening treatment times through greater understanding and embodiment of a larger range of emotions.
Dr. Selvam teaches in as many as twenty countries in North and South Americas, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and the Far East. Dr. Selvam’s eclectic approach draws from bodywork/energywork systems of Postural Integration, Biodynamic Cranio-Sacral Therapy, Polarity Therapy, body psychotherapy systems of Reichian Therapy, Bioenergetics, Bodynamic Analysis, Jungian and Archetypal psychologies, psychoanalytic schools of Object Relations and Inter-Subjectivity, Somatic Experiencing (SE), Affective Neuroscience, Quantum Physics, Yoga, and Advaita Vedanta.
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Integral Somatic Psychology is neither a regulatory nor licensing organization and therefore not sanctioned to certify, license, or otherwise bestow the legal authorization to practice as a mental health professional.