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SUPERVISION/CONSULTATION GROUPS via Zoom

ADVANCED POST-TRAUMATIC GROWTH SOMATIC THERAPY CERTIFICATION TRAINING 2023

THE NEUROBIOLOGY OF RESILIENCE TRAINING SERIES 2023 via Zoom

POST-TRAUMATIC GROWTH SOMATIC THERAPY CERTIFICATION TRAINING 2024

Tickets
  • Feb 08, 4:00 PM MST – Nov 15, 2:00 PM MST
    Neurobiology of Resilience Training Zoom
    ALL 10 MODULES: This series is for the practitioner who wants inside out learning around different topics connected to resilience to support themselves and their clients. 
  • Feb 08, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM MST
    Neurobiology of Resilience Training Zoom
    FEBRUARY: Understanding and Supporting Resilience in Your Own Nervous System Wednesday, February 8, 2023, 4:00 - 5:00pm MT $55. Use Coupon Code EARLYBIRD13 for $5 off if you register by January 25.
  • Feb 09, 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM MST
    Supervision/Consultation Group Zoom
    $85. Use Coupon Code EARLYBIRD7 for $10 off if you register by January 26.
  • Feb 22, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM MST
    Supervision/Consultation Group Zoom
    $85. Use Coupon Code EARLYBIRD8 for $10 off if you register by February 8.
  • Mar 03, 9:00 AM – May 20, 7:30 AM
    Fort Lewis College, Student Union 163, 1000 Rim Drive Durango, CO 81301
    Use Coupon Code EARLYBIRD11 for $90 off if you register by February 17 for $1695. This 6-day Advanced training will include the maps of the nervous system, attachment system, developmental wounding and PTG Somatic Therapy. March 3-4, April 7-8, and May 19-20, 2023, from 9:00am - 5:30pm MT each day
  • Mar 08, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM MST
    Neurobiology of Resilience Training Zoom
    MARCH: Applying the Neurobiology Self-compassion Wednesday, March 8, 2023, 4:00 - 5:00pm MT $55. Use Coupon Code EARLYBIRD14 for $5 off if you register by February 22.
  • Mar 09, 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM MST
    Supervision/Consultation Group Zoom
    $85. Use Coupon Code EARLYBIRD9 for $10 off if you register by February 23.
  • Mar 29, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM MDT
    Supervision/Consultation Group Zoom
    $85. Use Coupon Code EARLYBIRD10 for $10 off if you register by March 15.
  • Apr 19, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM MDT
    Neurobiology of Resilience Training Zoom
    APRIL: Cultivating Optimism in Difficult times Wednesday, April 19, 2023, 4:00 - 5:00pm MT $55. Use Coupon Code EARLYBIRD15 for $5 off if you register by April 5.
  • May 10, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM MDT
    Neurobiology of Resilience Training Zoom
    MAY: Boundaries and Needs Wednesday, May 10, 2023, 4:00 - 5:00pm MT $55. Use Coupon Code EARLYBIRD16 for $5 off if you register by April 26.
  • Jun 14, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM MDT
    Neurobiology of Resilience Training Zoom
    JUNE: Parenting Your Under-Parented Self Wednesday, June 14, 2023, 4:00 - 5:00pm MT $55. Use Coupon Code EARLYBIRD17 for $5 off if you register by May 31.
  • Jul 19, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM MDT
    Neurobiology of Resilience Training Zoom
    JULY: Understanding and Expanding Attachment Patterns Wednesday, July 19, 2023, 4:00 - 5:00pm MT $55. Use Coupon Code EARLYBIRD18 for $5 off if you register by July 5.
  • Aug 16, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM MDT
    Neurobiology of Resilience Training Zoom
    AUGUST: Embodied Self-Regulation Wednesday, August 16, 2023, 4:00 - 5:00pm MT $55. Use Coupon Code EARLYBIRD19 for $5 off if you register by August 2.
  • Sep 20, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM MDT
    Neurobiology of Resilience Training Zoom
    SEPTEMBER: Supporting your own Post-traumatic Growth Wednesday, September 20, 2023, 4:00 - 5:00pm MT $55. Use Coupon Code EARLYBIRD20 for $5 off if you register by September 6.
  • Oct 18, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM MDT
    Neurobiology of Resilience Training Zoom
    OCTOBER: Coping with Grief as Part of Life Wednesday, October 18, 2023, 4:00 - 5:00pm MT $55. Use Coupon Code EARLYBIRD21 for $5 off if you register by October 4.
  • Nov 15, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM MST
    Neurobiology of Resilience Training Zoom
    NOVEMBER/DECEMBER: Gratitude and Generosity as Part of Self-Regulation Wednesday, November 15, 2023, 4:00 - 5:00pm MT $55. Use Coupon Code EARLYBIRD22 for $5 off if you register by November 1.

SUPERVISION/CONSULTATION GROUPS (click for details):

Thursday, January 12, 2023, 11:00am - 1:00pm MT, $85

Wednesday, January 25, 2023, 5:30 - 7:30pm MT, $85

Thursday, February 9, 2023, 11:00am - 1:00pm MT, $85

Wednesday, February 22, 2023, 5:30 - 7:30pm MT, $85

Thursday, March 9, 2023, 11:00am - 1:00pm MT, $85

Wednesday, March 29, 2023, 5:30 - 7:30pm MT, $85

Note: Groups will continue 2x per month throughout the year.

THE NEUROBIOLOGY OF RESILIENCE TRAINING SERIES 2023 via Zoom (click for details):

ALL 10 MODULES: February 2 - December 15, 2023

$450 for whole series—10 workshops (cost is $45 per block)

$50 for early bird registration 2 weeks before training

$55 without early bird registration (which expires 2 weeks before)

 

FEBRUARY: Understanding and Supporting Resilience in Your Own Nervous System 

MARCH: Applying the Neurobiology Self-compassion

APRIL: Cultivating Optimism in Difficult times

MAY:  Boundaries and Needs

JUNE: Parenting Your Under-Parented Self 

JULY: Understanding and Expanding Attachment Patterns

AUGUST: Embodied Self-Regulation 

SEPTEMBER: Supporting your own Post-traumatic Growth

OCTOBER: Coping with Grief as Part of Life 

NOVEMBER/DECEMBER: Gratitude and Generosity as Part of Self-Regulation

ADVANCED POST-TRAUMATIC GROWTH SOMATIC THERAPY CERTIFICATION TRAINING 2023 (click for details):

Friday, March 3, 2023, 9:00am - 5:30pm MT 

Saturday, March 4, 2023, 9:00am - 5:30pm MT  

Friday, April 7, 2023, 9:00am - 5:30pm MT  

Saturday, April 8, 2023, 9:00am - 5:30pm MT 

Friday, May 19, 2023, 9:00am - 5:30pm MT 

Saturday, May 20, 2023, 9:00am - 5:30pm MT

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SUPERVISION / CONSULTATION GROUPS

Ruby Jo will be facilitating several supervision and consultation groups throughout this year. These groups are intended for professionals working with trauma who want individualized guidance and support from colleagues and direct consultation/ supervision. Ruby Jo has done over 31,000 therapy sessions. She brings this experience, years of somatic study in Hakomi, SE, and Organic Intelligence, and her own lens of Post-Traumatic Growth Somatic Therapy to the supervision group. This group has a polyvagal-informed lens, as well as general neurobiological principles and is also trauma-informed—utilizing the nervous system and client wholeness as the foundation of working with clients more effectively. Therapist support is also a primary goal in this online group.  

​Due to limited group size, we are not able to do refunds for any late cancellations. Register here for both online or check payment

Thursday, January 12, 2023, 11:30am - 1:00pm MT 

$85. Use Coupon Code EARLYBIRD5 for $10 off if you register by December 29.

 

Wednesday, January 25, 2023, 5:30 - 7:30pm MT 

$85. Use Coupon Code EARLYBIRD6 for $10 off if you register by January 11.

 

Thursday, February 9, 2023, 11:00am - 1:00pm MT 

$85. Use Coupon Code EARLYBIRD7 for $10 off if you register by January 26.

 

Wednesday, February 22, 2023, 5:30 - 7:30pm MT 

$85. Use Coupon Code EARLYBIRD8 for $10 off if you register by February 8.

 

Thursday, March 9, 2023, 11:00am - 1:00pm MT 

$85. Use Coupon Code EARLYBIRD9 for $10 off if you register by February 23.

 

Wednesday, March 29, 2023, 5:30 - 7:30pm MT 

$85. Use Coupon Code EARLYBIRD10 for $10 off if you register by March 15.

 

Note: Groups will continue 2x per month throughout the year.

THE NEUROBIOLOGY OF RESILIENCE TRAINING SERIES 2023

Resilience

Cultivating Post-Traumatic Growth and Resilience Through the Lens of Neurobiology for the New Year: Polyvagal-Informed Resilient Series

This series is for the practitioner who wants inside out learning around different topics connected to resilience to support themselves and their clients.  Each 1 hour module will cover a different topic on resilience through the lens of neurobiology.  Each module will include skills of nervous system regulation as a platform for resilience.  When neurobiology is in the foundation of resilience practices, it means there is less need to manage or “push through”—leading to more ease in life. The information and skills taught will be useful to practitioners and individuals wanting to deepen their application of polyvagal theory.

This training can be done as single trainings or as a block.  Register here for both online or check payment

 

MODULES:

ALL 10 MODULES: February 2 - December 15, 2023, $450

$450 for whole series—10 workshops (cost is $45 per block)

$50 for early bird registration 2 weeks before training

$55 without early bird registration (which expires 2 weeks before)

 

FEBRUARY: Understanding and Supporting Resilience in Your Own Nervous System 

Wednesday, February 8, 2023, 4:00 - 5:00pm MT 

$55. Use Coupon Code EARLYBIRD13 for $5 off if you register by January 25.

 

MARCH: Applying the Neurobiology Self-compassion

Wednesday, March 8, 2023, 4:00 - 5:00pm MT 

$55. Use Coupon Code EARLYBIRD14 for $5 off if you register by February 22.

 

APRIL: Cultivating Optimism in Difficult times

Wednesday, April 19, 2023, 4:00 - 5:00pm MT 

$55. Use Coupon Code EARLYBIRD15 for $5 off if you register by April 5.

 

MAY:  Boundaries and Needs

Wednesday, May 10, 2023, 4:00 - 5:00pm MT 

$55. Use Coupon Code EARLYBIRD16 for $5 off if you register by April 26.

 

JUNE: Parenting Your Under-Parented Self 

Wednesday, June 14, 2023, 4:00 - 5:00pm MT 

$55. Use Coupon Code EARLYBIRD17 for $5 off if you register by May 31.

 

JULY: Understanding and Expanding Attachment Patterns

Wednesday, July 19, 2023, 4:00 - 5:00pm MT 

$55. Use Coupon Code EARLYBIRD18 for $5 off if you register by July 5.

 

AUGUST: Embodied Self-Regulation 

Wednesday, August 16, 2023, 4:00 - 5:00pm MT 

$55. Use Coupon Code EARLYBIRD19 for $5 off if you register by August 2.

 

SEPTEMBER: Supporting your own Post-traumatic Growth

Wednesday, September 20, 2023, 4:00 - 5:00pm MT  

$55. Use Coupon Code EARLYBIRD20 for $5 off if you register by September 6.

 

OCTOBER: Coping with Grief as Part of Life 

Wednesday, October 18, 2023, 4:00 - 5:00pm MT 

$55. Use Coupon Code EARLYBIRD21 for $5 off if you register by October 4.

 

NOVEMBER/DECEMBER: Gratitude and Generosity as Part of Self-Regulation

Wednesday, November 15, 2023, 4:00 - 5:00pm MT  

$55. Use Coupon Code EARLYBIRD22 for $5 off if you register by November 1.

Advanced PTG

ADVANCED POST-TRAUMATIC GROWTH SOMATIC THERAPY CERTIFICATION TRAINING

This Advanced training will include the  maps of the nervous system, the attachment system, and developmental wounding as well as deepening into the method of PTG Somatic Therapy. In addition to  didactic information and practice, the state of the therapist will be a focus for each training. Ruby Jo will supervise each student during practice in order to move the therapist to the next level of their growth.  This class is specifically designed for deeper practitioner expansion–so it is intentionally smaller to provide more personal attention to that process of development.  Class is limited to 18 participants only and is open to all participants who have graduated from PTG series. Participants will be sent a review package before the start of the training to support learning.
 

TOPICS

  • Emotions and the Nervous System 

  • Interplay of the Maps (Nervous system, attachment system/developmental wounding)

  • Deeper work with Nervous System States

  • Development of the therapist

DATES

Friday, March 3, 2023, 9:00am - 5:30pm MT 

Saturday, March 4, 2023, 9:00am - 5:30pm MT  

Friday, April 7, 2023, 9:00am - 5:30pm MT  

Saturday, April 8, 2023, 9:00am - 5:30pm MT 

Friday, May 19, 2023, 9:00am - 5:30pm MT 

Saturday, May 20, 2023, 9:00am - 5:30pm MT

Location: Elks Lodge, 901 E. Second Ave., Durango, CO 81301

 

Registration Fees:

COST IS $1785 for 3 training weekends and a smaller group learning field. Use Coupon Code EARLYBIRD11 for $90 off if you register by February 17 for $1695. Register here for both online or check payment

 

PTG 2024

POST-TRAUMATIC GROWTH SOMATIC THERAPY CERTIFICATION TRAINING 2024

Coming in 2024, please reach out to Ruby Jo Walker, at swtraumatraining@gmail if you are interested. 

 

In this training series, participants will deeply explore Post-Traumatic Growth from a nervous system and trauma-informed approach. This training will incorporate the newest neurobiological perspectives that facilitate somatic trauma resolution and embodied personal growth and resiliency. This training has a true non-pathologizing approach to neurobiology, recognizing that adaptations are connected to neurobiology and experiences—and based on our humanness.

 

​This training is for the practitioner who wants their own growth to provide the container for supporting growth in their clients. Clients can generally only go as far as the practitioner, so the practitioner’s ability to be mindful of their own patterning—with its strengths and limits—will be a soft focus, making each practitioner feel more effective and supported. Using self to support growth and possibility will be a cornerstone of this method.

 

Developmental wounding’s impact on core beliefs and neurobiological trauma states can get in the way of post-traumatic growth. This training will deepen practitioners’ understanding of attachment adaptations, emotions, nervous system states, and how they all relate to supporting post-traumatic growth. With this understanding, participants will increase their ability to work with clients' nervous systems and their own.

 

The workshop will have presentations, demonstrations, videos, experiential exercises, and practice, all aimed at helping participants learn how to use these skills with themselves and others. In addition to the topics listed, each module will build from previous material and skills and promote greater understanding, skillfulness, and confidence.

 

This training pulls from Steven Porges and Polyvagal theory, as well as Dr. Bessel van der Kolk, Dr. Dan Siegel, Dr. Allan Shore, Dr. Rick Hanson, Diane Poole-Heller, Ron Kurtz, Peter Levine, Pat Ogden, Paul Erkman, Bonnie Badenoch, Bruce Ecker, and other leaders in the trauma neurobiology field.

 

Each module is 16 hours, and a 2-hour Supervision Group is also included in the training. Total 66 hours of training.

MODULE 1

Neurobiological Foundations of Post Traumatic Growth

  • How to create the conditions for Post-Traumatic Growth (PTG).

  • The neurobiology of trauma and resiliency.

  • How disrupted physiology connects to ACES (Adverse Childhood Experiences Scale).

  • How to have and develop a skillful presence that promotes and signals safety in others.

  • How to identify important nervous system states and what they most need to move towards growth.

  • The phases of Post-Traumatic Growth.

  • How to support the nervous system by working with different trauma motor plans in the body for shifting nervous system arousal patterns.

  • How to identify and understand one’s own biology in a non-judgmental way.

  • Understanding the biology of deactivation of the nervous system.

  • Learning attunement skills to promote safety.

 

MODULE 2

Neurobiology of Attachment

  • Continued deepening and integration of material from the previous module.

  • How to recognize the connection between state change and trait change in developing resiliency.

  • Understanding the neurobiology of attachment through the lens of polyvagal theory.

  • How to recognize indicators of the 4 attachment adaptations in client presentation.

  • The most effective ways of working with each attachment adaptation.

  • How attachment adaptation affects working with clients, as well as how to self-identify the practitioner’s attachment adaptation for increased effectiveness.

  • Have a deeper understanding of the biology of regulation: auto-regulation, co-regulation and self-regulation.

  • Learning attunement to self with mindfulness and self-compassion.

  • How to utilize mindfulness principles and other neural exercises to support post-traumatic growth and resiliency.

 

MODULE 3

Neurobiology of Personality Development

  • Continued deepening and integration of material from previous modules.

  • The neurobiology of developmental wounding and core beliefs.

  • How developmental wounding creates blocks to PTG.

  • The personality characteristics that are developed as an adaptation to each stage of development through the lens of the nervous system.

  • The strength and relational adaptations of each kind of developmental wounding.

  • How to work with core beliefs and how these connect to nervous system states of polyvagal theory.

  • Understanding how trauma identity forms as part of core beliefs.

  • How the practitioner’s core beliefs affect work with others and how to broaden the scope of the practitioner as it relates to their own developmental wounding.

 

MODULE 4

Deepening and Integration of Somatic Post Traumatic Growth

  • Continued deepening and integration of material from previous modules, including practices.

  • Applying chaos theory to trauma states--leading to a more organized nervous system and growth.

  • Continued development of skills in working with the nervous system responses of fight, flight and freeze, using the polyvagal theory lens.

  • Learning indicators for identifying freeze/dorsal vagal states and skills to support coming out of freeze state.

  • How “stuck” biological states can contribute to delaying or blocking PTG.

  • How to integrate post-traumatic growth qualities in ourselves.

  • The biology of shame and how it can block PTG as well as skills for increased effectiveness with shame.

  • How to use the neurobiology of compassion and self-compassion to alleviate symptoms of shame.

  • How to support shifts in “victim thinking” and finding meaning after trauma.

 

A 2-hour Supervision Group is included in the price of this training with Ruby Jo Walker.

80 CEUs total

 

Each module requires attendance at previous modules. To receive certification, students must attend all 4 modules or make arrangements with the instructor.

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"Ruby Jo presents with competence, love, and sincerity. I continue to be impressed by her wealth of knowledge."

– Emily Riggs, BS, student at CSU Masters’ of Social Work;
Community Resource Specialist at Axis Health System, Durango, CO

 

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