Therapeutic Workshops


Overview

Sarah Bridge, LCSW, offers three-day Family of Origin Trauma Intensive Workshops for clients with colleagues she is training in Phoenix, Arizona, and other cities across the country. These workshops explore the origins of adult dysfunctional behaviors in relation to self and others. In this revolutionary experiential workshop based on the work of Pia Mellody LPC, RN, participants learn to identify how they were wounded as children leading to poor relationship with self, emotional dis-regulation, dysfunctional behaviors and relationship difficulties. The focus is not on blaming caregivers but rather healing the childhood trauma by detoxing the emotional distress and negative, faulty beliefs about self connected to the trauma. Participants will learn how to manage emotions and behaviors related to the childhood trauma that are negatively impacting them and others in the present. This workshop includes three phases:

During the first phase participants will be presented with an overview of Pia Melody’s Model regarding childhood trauma and the impact it has on relationship with self and others.  There will be an emphasis on the concept of boundaries with focus on violation of boundaries in childhood and the effect on functioning in child and adulthood. Focus will also be given to the negative internalized messages around value and worth given by adult caregivers.

In the second phase, participants in an experiential process will explore their early history in their family of origin, and identify any traumatic, less than nurturing, experiences and associated feelings.

In the third and final phase, participants will be guided and supported through a specific series of experiential therapeutic processes’ to help identify and heal childhood relational trauma. In a safe and nurturing  environment, clients release painful emotions, connect with their inherent worth and connect with their personal power.