Conference Overview

“In order to change, people need to become aware of their sensations and the way that their bodies interact with the world around them.” – Bessel van der Kolk

Connecting mind and body presents challenges to individual trauma responses. Discover practice interventions that demonstrate a positive reconnection of mind and the internal felt self.  Relate current empirically validated interventions that prepare you to implement a practice of restoring the connection to mind and body.


The disconnection of mind to body challenges individuals responses to trauma.  Empirically validated interventions demonstrate a transforming effect, cultivating a more positive relationship with one’s own body, thus reconnecting the mind and body.  This conference identifies empirically and validated interventions offering participants an experiential opportunity to adapt these trauma sensitive interventions to varied practice settings.   This conference is for mental health professionals, clinicians, social workers, psychologists, counselors, yoga teachers, and or individuals working with communities with trauma.



  1. Participants will be able to discover ways to adapt trauma sensitive interventions across the lifespan in various practice settings
  2. Participants will be able to interpret a synthesis of evolving research from neuroscience, neurophysiology, and integrative practices relating to transforming trauma mind-body responses.
  3. Participants will be able to participate in trauma sensitive experiential opportunities of various mind-body reconnection methods.
  4. Participants will be able to perceive their own mind-body needs for trauma informed self-care choices.
  5. Participants will be able to choose methods to maximize offering trauma sensitive practices. conference flyer
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