A TRF Tuesday Event
Trauma 101: Trauma Education
Overview of the Program
Learning about trauma can be empowering and transformative….and we also know that the traumatized brain may have limited capacity to learn, integrate and apply new information.
Too much information can be dysregulating.
Over this next month, Linda Thai will take us through how trauma impacts the body and the nervous system, and can drive the formation of personality in marvelously adaptive ways.
These bite-sized presentations will use visuals to help to illustrate concepts and will be interwoven with somatic practices to enhance learning, to create a bridge between theoretical knowledge and practical, life-affirming skills.
Session 1: Neuroception of Life Threat & Danger: The Common Trauma Responses of Attachment Cry, Flight, Fight, Freeze, and Flop
Session 2: Fawning & Appeasement: Reactive, Proactive, Acute and Chronic Relational Survival Responses
Session 3: Finding: An adaptive evolutionary strategy turned haywire with the threat of traumatic stress
Session 4: Triggers, Window of Capacity & Upregulation / Downregulation Skills
Meet Our Presenter
Linda Thai LMSW (she, her) is a trauma therapist who specializes in cutting edge brain- and body-based modalities for the healing of complex developmental trauma. As an educator and consultant, she is gifted with the capacity to contextualize, synthesize and communicate complex and nuanced issues pertaining to the impact of oppressive systems upon identity, mental health and wellbeing, and the invisibilized wounds of racial trauma. Linda is passionate about breaking the cycle of historical and intergenerational trauma at the individual and community levels, and deeply believes in the healing power of coming together in community to grieve.
Born in Vietnam, raised in Australia, and now living in Alaska, Linda is a former child refugee who is not only redefining what it means to be Vietnamese, to be Australian, and to be American United States-ian….she is redefining what it means to be wounded and whole and a healer.