Facing Childhood Trauma
This workshop delves into childhood trauma that impacts current day life. Based on Senior Fellow Pia Mellody’s pioneering work in her book, Facing Codependence, Survivors I is our signature workshop. In a safe supportive environment, Survivors I explores the origins that fuel self-defeating behaviors such as addictions, trauma, mood disorders, and troubling relationships. Childhood wounding up to age 18 is approached with compassion and skills are taught in order to re-parent yourself. The primary focus of this workshop is processing and releasing the negative messages and emotions that were rooted in painful experiences from the past allowing the freedom to embody your authentic self. We do this in three phases:
Informational Phase: Through psycho-education, participants are introduced to the concept of developmental immaturity and the impact of the profound relationship between the child and the major caregivers. As perceived through the eyes of the child, the wounding is highlighted, without placing blame on parents. Participants discover the impact their childhood experiences have had on their self-esteem, boundary system, level of dependency, and ability to be moderate in all things.
Debriefing Phase: Participants explore the less-than-nurturing and/or abusive recollected childhood experiences with a focus on the accompanying associated feelings and imprinted self-defeating patterns.
Experiential Phase: Participants re-examine their childhood relationships in a safe and nurturing environment through the application of Pia Mellody’s techniques for addressing childhood relational trauma. This phase typically serves to release painful emotions, with participants beginning the process of re-parenting the parts of themselves that have been shamed, neglected or abandoned and reclaiming their rights and personal power.
The workshop is 3-4 days in length depending upon the number of participants. The workshop is limited to 4 participants. Call or email to request possible dates. Cost is $999.00 for treatment only. Hotel and meals are not included. Cost of treatment in this setting are not usually covered by insurance.