Trainings

2019 TRAINING DATES

Trauma Part 1 & 2 : Key Fundamentals Towards Healing & Steps Towards Greater Resilience and Creativity 19 CEU’s

$375-$425

Register June 7-9

June 7-9, 2019

9:30-5:30 Friday

9:30-5:30 Saturday

9:30-3:30 Sunday

Central San Rafael, CA Location

Trauma Part 2: Steps Towards Greater Resilience and Creativity 12 CEU’s

$250-$300

Must have completed Trauma Part 1 during 2018

Register June 8-9

June 8-9, 2019

9:30-5:30 Saturday

9:30-3:30 Sunday

Central San Rafael, CA Location

Trauma Part 1 &2 : Key Fundamentals Towards Healing & Steps Towards Greater Resilience and Creativity 19 CEU’s

$375-$425

Register Sept.13-15

 

September 13-15, 2019

9:30-5:30 Friday

9:30-5:30 Saturday

9:30-3:30 Sunday

Central San Rafael, CA Location

Trauma Part 2: Steps Towards Greater Resilience and Creativity 12 CEU’s

$250-$300

Must have completed Trauma Part 1 during 2018

Register Sept. 14-15

 

September 14-15, 2019

9:30-5:30 Saturday

9:30-3:30 Sunday

Central San Rafael, CA Location

Trauma Part 1 &2 : Key Fundamentals Towards Healing & Steps Towards Greater Resilience and Creativity 19 CEU’s

$375-$425

Register Nov. 15-17

November 15-17, 2019

9:30-5:30 Friday

9:30-5:30 Saturday

9:30-3:30 Sunday

Central San Rafael, CA Location.

Trauma Part 2: Steps Towards Greater Resilience and Creativity 12 CEU’s

$250-$300

Must have completed Trauma Part 1 during 2018

Register Nov. 16-17

November 16-17, 2019

9:30-5:30 Saturday

9:30-3:30 Sunday

Central San Rafael, CA Location

2020 TRAINING DATES

Trauma Part 1 & 2 : Key Fundamentals Towards Healing & Steps Towards Greater Resilience and Creativity 19 CEU’s

$375-$425

Register January 24-26, 2020

January 24-26, 2020

9:30-5:30 Friday

9:30-5:30 Saturday

9:30-3:30 Sunday

Central San Rafael, CA Location

Trauma Part 2: Steps Towards Greater Resilience and Creativity 12 CEU’s

$250-$300

Must have completed Trauma Part 1 during 2018

Register January 25-26, 2020

January 25-26, 2020

9:30-5:30 Saturday

9:30-3:30 Sunday

Central San Rafael, CA Location

Healing the Creative Wound ~ Moving From Trauma & Shame toward Self-Expression 30 CEU’s

$625-$725

Register March 6-March 10, 2020

March 6-March 10, 2020

9:30-5:30 Friday

9:30-5:30 Saturday

9:30-5:30 Sunday

9:30-5:30 Monday

9:30-3:30 Tuesday

TBA Location

Trauma ~ Part 1: Key Fundamentals | Part 2: Steps Towards Greater Resilience – 19 CEU’s: LMFT, LCSW, LPCC, LEP

Note: If you participated in a Trauma: Key Fundamentals Training in Oakland or San Rafael, CA during 2018, you are eligible to register for Part 2 Trauma: Steps Towards Greater Resilience only. See Part 2 description below.

Whether you’re a psychotherapist, medical professional, coach, hands-on practitioner, parent, trauma survivor, or someone in relationship, the chances are high that you’ll encounter trauma. Most of us don’t have the skills to identify trauma or know what to do when it shows up. Christine Donohue, MFT, SEP has 20+ years of experience dealing with trauma. Her training provides an introduction to trauma and offers tools to those who work with people who have a trauma history as well as those who have personally been touched by trauma.

During day one together, you will:

  • Gain proficiency of definitions, sources & impact of trauma on the autonomic nervous system.  
  • Learn specific and effective ways to work with “window of tolerance”, “affect regulation”, “voo”,  “sympathetic over activation“, “parasympathetic shutdown”, “fight, flight, freeze”, “island of safety”.
  • Identify at least 5 ways to support someone to move from overwhelm and underwhelm to a safe and regulated state.
  • Gain clarity on when to refer someone to a trauma specialist. 

This second and third days of training will support you to gain a greater proficiency with this vast subject of trauma via a primary focus on live demonstrations by Christine Donohue, MFT, SEP and your subsequent experiential work within dyads and triads. After an initial overview of fundamental concepts and the discussion of at least ten interventions which support greater coherency and flexibility in the autonomic nervous system, Christine will demonstrate how she weaves these interventions within a relational, attachment-based dialogue ~ exploration ~ co-creation. Christine will debrief each demonstration by applying information, taught during day one, to the details of each mini-session.

In between each demonstration, you will have ample time and opportunity to explore these interventions within a small group. Throughout days two and three, you will participate in at least five 75-minute practice sessions followed by a Q&A and group discussion.

The last 1.5-hour segment of the third day will be an opportunity for you to drop deeply into a cellular embodiment and into the unknown within you. You will be held within a safe container to facilitate your unique spontaneous gestures of expression to unfurl. Christine, a previous Creative Arts Director at the Barbara Brennan School of Healing, will guide you into an internal healing dive within your own body and being that offers an opportunity and catalyst for creative self-expression.

The training structure weaves lecture, experiential, questions and discussion.

* Space strictly limited, so secure your spot soon to be sure you don’t miss out!

Part 2 Trauma: Steps Towards Greater Resilience and Creativity– 7 CEU’s: LMFT, LCSW, LPCC, LEP

Note: If you participated in a Trauma: Key Fundamentals Training in Oakland or San Rafael, CA during 2018, you are eligible to register for Part 2  Trauma: Steps Towards Greater Resilience – Sat/Sun only.

This two-day training supports you to gain a greater proficiency with this vast subject of trauma via a primary focus on live demonstrations by Christine Donohue, MFT, SEP and your subsequent experiential work within dyads and triads. After an initial overview of fundamental concepts and the discussion of at least ten interventions which support greater coherency and flexibility in the autonomic nervous system, Christine will demonstrate how she weaves these interventions within a relational, attachment-based dialogue ~ exploration ~ co-creation. Christine will debrief each demonstration by applying information taught during Part 1 to the details of each mini-session.

In between each demonstration, you will have ample time and opportunity to explore these interventions within a small group. Throughout the two days, you will participate in at least five 75-minute practice sessions, with support from Christine and an Assistant, followed by a Q&A and group discussion. Here you will practice interventions, witness others doing the same, and will have time to ask questions to clarify the application of these theoretical resources.

The last 1.5-hour segment of the second day will be an opportunity for you to drop deeply into a cellular embodiment and into the unknown within you. You will be held within a safe container to facilitate a unique spontaneous gesture of expression to unfurl. Christine, a previous Creative Arts Director at the Barbara Brennan School of Healing, will guide you into a brief internal healing dive within your own body and being that will offer an opportunity and catalyst for creative self-expression.

During our day together, you will:

* Space strictly limited, so secure your spot soon to be sure you don’t miss out!

Healing the Creative Wound ~ Moving From Trauma & Shame toward Self-Expression– 7 CEU’s: LMFT, LCSW, LPCC, LEP

The most important question for those contemplating registering for this 5-day endeavor is:

“Do you long to recover your creative self?”

Are you aware that there is so much more to who you are than what you show the world on a daily basis? Are you someone who needs a safe container in order to drop inside of yourself, to make space for “not knowing” what will emerge, and to discover the fresh spring of aliveness and creativity within you?

Are you someone who has been impacted by childhood verbal, physical, sexual abuse and/or neglect? Are you an adult who was ridiculed, shamed, or put down by bullying peers during your elementary or middle school years? Or, have you experienced an abusive adult relationship where you were belittled often and repetitively? As a result of these types of chronic relational dynamics, one might hide away – deep within – aspects of their creativity in order to minimize exposure leading to being humiliated or injured. Shaming is a two person dynamic, when one person denounces another and, in no uncertain terms, communicating “who you are is bad and unworthy”. This is quite different than having experienced guilt, where the message offered is “your behavior is bad”. The impact of having been shamed is toxic, no matter how you look at it. It’s devisive, corrosive, and at times extremely debilitating to one’s self-expression.

Christine Donohue, MFT, SEP is thrilled, excited, and honored to offer this breakthrough 5-day retreat! A previous Creative Arts Director at the Barbara Brennan School of Healing, Christine is priviledged to create a safe, caring, welcoming, and warm environment for you to embark upon an “inner soul retrieval” experience. Come join us – those who long to heal aspects of trauma and shame which have kept your creativity captive – in a sacred container of support, healing, and complete welcoming of your gifts.

As a trauma specialist, and someone who continues to reclaim her own torrent of creativity, Christine creates a space that is similar to what has helped her to tap into and reclaim her own creative expression. This is sacred work and nothing less than a sacred space will be provided.

No experience necessary. No prior creative expression required. A longing to tap into the uncharted inner territory of yourself is required.

Come with your longing and willingness to join a process that will attune to your individual pacing needs. Christine will lead you through several deep embodiment experiential journeys which will support you to express yourself from a place of profound connection within. The environment will be structured for individual expression of visual, movement, or expressive art as well as one or two collective co-creations with the entire group.

The retreat structure weaves creating a sacred container, brief instruction, extensive experientials, and group discussion.

* Space strictly limited, so secure your spot soon to be sure you don’t miss out!

TESTIMONIALS

“Understanding the value in resourcing regulation as a ‘binder’ from trauma to equilibrium. Taking ‘baby steps’ rather than simply forging ahead.”

“This course was wonderful, thought provoking, and brought insightful clarity. Thank you so much for your time.”

“The way slides were categorized and bulleted helped me map experiences. Your voice, tone, volume, and cadence kept me engaged the WHOLE time.”

“Trauma: Key Fundamentals and Essential Steps” training was so helpful and made me understand more of the cause, the theory from where anxiety and depression comes from, how trauma impacts our daily lives, and helped me to learn powerful tools to deal with this in a helpful way as well as ways to help others.” – M. Ruiz

“Christine is a wealth of information, knowledge, and resources and her passion for healing and educating is very apparent. Thank you, Christine, for your wisdom, compassion, generosity, articulate teaching, and dedication to health and wellness!” – S. Snider

“Really helpful class for anyone who works in a healing capacity – or anyone at all who wants to better understand, know, and help themselves and to live as fully, healthily, and happily as possible. 

FACILITATOR

Christine Donohue,  LMFT, SEP is a somatic psychotherapist, Certified Somatic Experiencing Practitioner,  supervisor and consultant in Mill Valley, CA who has been studying and addressing trauma since 1990. She has taught 30- and 45-hour clinical trauma courses to Counseling Psychology graduate students, has lectured throughout the United States on the topic to groups of 30 – 100+ participants, and is a trauma specialist in her full-time private practice in Mill Valley, CA.

Christine studied the subject of trauma while at the Center for Intentional Living, at the Foundation for Human Enrichment (Somatic Experiencing), and continues to study the subject via Master Classes by Peter Levine, Ph.D., Womb Surround Retreats, and a variety of other modalities. From 2013-2015 Christine served as the Assistant Clinical Director for the Community Institute for Psychotherapy in San Rafael, CA and she has been an Associate Professor at California Institute of Integral Studies in the Somatic and Integral Counseling Psychology Departments since 2012. She was a former faculty of the Barbara Brennan School of Healing for 7 years and directed the Creative Arts Department. Christine brings her 28 years in the field of body-based healing and psychology to her students, clients, and interns with whom she works

Having been raised in an environment imbued with developmental trauma within her family of origin, and her first-hand insights based upon intergenerational transmission of trauma, Christine is passionately dedicated to support as many individuals as possible to have hope, to become empowered, and to resolve the impacts of trauma in service of having a felt-sense of who they truly are and living more-so from this place.

CEPA Provider: 82389 MFT License: 47497 www.christinedonohue.com 415.721.7217  Office in Mill Valley, CA

CANCELLATION POLICY

Full refunds with more than 96 hours notice.  50% refund between 48 – 96 hours notice. No refunds less than 48 hours before the start time of the event.  All refunds are subject to a $50 admin fee.

CEU Certificate Granted Upon Full Attendance of Training – signing in and out of training and completion of the Course Evaluation Form. Course meets the qualifications for 67 hours of continuing education credit for marriage and family therapists, clinical social workers, professional clinical counselors, and educational psychologists as required by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapist. Christine Donohue, MFT, SEP is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for MFT, LCSW and LPCC’s – CEPA Provider Number: 82389. Christine Donohue, MFT, SEP maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Christine Donohue, MFT, SEP commits to respond to any and all grievances from course attendees, the Board of Behavioral Sciences or CAMFT. When a grievance pertains to continuing education programs, the complainant should notify Christine Donohue, MFT, SEP by phone, email, or in writing, as soon as possible, so that the concern may be addressing in a reasonable and timely manner. You may contact Christine Donohue, MFT, SEP at 239 Miller Avenue, Suite 5 Mill Valley, CA 94941, 415.721.7217 or christine@christinedonohue.com.

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