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(NEW) Online Training – From Trauma to Curiosity: Enhancing Regulation and Self-Esteem

November 1 Login to Zoom 8:30am ; Training 8:45am-4:15pm (EDT) $169, 6 CEUs Presenter: Vivien B. Deitz, LCSW-C, MSW, BCD, RN Zoom.us, MD + Google Map

Beginning to re-connect to oneself and the natural world is the first step toward moving away from trauma residue and becoming curious. Since the root word of curiosity is ‘cure’, it implies the ability to access a healing energy in the body. Traumatic residue and curiosity cannot co-exist simultaneously in the body. Trauma creates a dis-connect and curiosity necessitates a re-connect leading to conflicting processes in the brain which are mutually exclusive.

A client’s narrative is usually based on their own unique set of challenges and beliefs processed through the ‘left side’ of the brain (the lens of the ego) which becomes the story the client ‘knows’. Being curious and exploring a life story through the ‘right side’ of the brain (through the lens of the soul), might offer a different ‘knowing’ to be found creating more safety and self-regulation.

This experiential training will focus on creating an inner space where curiosity can be accessed using five scientifically based techniques to help the client begin to remember the ‘other story’. Participants will explore the use of Active Imagination, Somatic Guided Imagery, Deep Imagery, Expressive Arts, and Shamanic Practices which is the foundation of this workshop.

The Ferentz Institute, Inc. is an approved sponsor of the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners for continuing education credits for licensed social workers in Maryland. CEU approval for all trainings is also granted to Psychologists, LCPC’s and MFT’s and approved by the Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists and the Board of Examiners for Psychologists in Maryland. Reciprocity has also been granted for clinicians in Washington, DC, Virginia, West Virginia, Indiana, Georgia, Massachusetts, and Texas. The Institute also maintains full responsibility for all programming.
In order to provide Category 1 CEUs for all of our trainings, the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners requires online workshops to be live, interactive, and experienced in real time. Therefore, none of our trainings are recorded for later viewing.

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Learning Objectives

  • Review a basic understanding of how trauma affects the left and right sides of the brain.
  • Learn how to conduct a client interview from a multi-generational perspective.
  • Be able to identify, define and differentiate between Attachments, Strategies and the ’felt sense’ or ‘noticing’ in the body.
  • Be able to describe and define 5 techniques used to treat trauma residue.
  • Be able to use a new intake format to help clients access their curiosity discovering a new narrative.



  • Introduction


  • Basic understanding of how trauma residue affects the left and right sides of the brain

10:00—10:08              BREAK


  • A multi-generational trauma informed intake form

11:00—11:08                BREAK


  • Identify and define Attachments, Strategies and a felt sense (“noticing”) in the body

12:00—1:00pm           LUNCH


  • Five healing techniques used in treating trauma residue

2:00—2:08pm             BREAK


  • A new Intake Form

3:00—3:08pm              BREAK


  • Experiential: Discover the narrative the client doesn’t know yet