AVAIYA University hosted a free online class, Healing Childhood Trauma, July 29 – August 12, 2019 that featured 18 of us including other physicians, therapists, psychologists & more who share life-changing strategies to understand and heal from childhood trauma.
AVAIYA is an organization that produces webinars, lectures and workshops that focus on self-enlightenment.
My session was called “Childhood Trauma is a Risk Factor for Chronic Illness: How Healing Trauma Can Help Heal Chronic Illness & Why It’s Not in Your Head.”
Classes may still be available, click here to see if you can still register for free.
Speakers of Special Interest for Chronic Illness
Three of the speakers who may be of greatest interest to those of you specifically seeking support for healing chronic illness include founders of excellent somatically based trauma therapies I recommend:
Sensorimotor Psychotherapy with Pat Ogden
Internal Family Systems (IFS) with Dick Schwartz
Somatic Experiencing (SE) with Dave Berger.
Others talk about additional helpful approaches I’m not familiar with but that are helpful for many because there are many ways of healing the effects of trauma.
Additional speakers with relevance for chronic illness & trauma
- Dr. Dan Siegel on “Trauma & Mindfulness”
- Jane Stevens, founder of ACEs Too High on “What Do ACEs Have To Do With Childhood Trauma? Everything!”
- Podcaster Amee Quiriconi with whom I’ve talked here at Chronic Illness Trauma Studies about rheumatoid arthritis and also about trauma’s role in identifying, preventing and healing flares and triggers
- and see the many others in the full list below whose work and tools are so relevant to healing chronic illness
Full List of Speakers
Dan Siegel, MD: Clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine and Executive Director of the Mindsight Institute.
Dick Schwartz: Founder of the Center for Self Leadership and Faculty of the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.
Pat Ogden, PhD: Founder and Education Director of the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute.
Laura Reagan, LCSW: Integrative trauma psychotherapist and podcast host.
Dave Berger: Somatic psychotherapist, bodyworker and senior faculty with the Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute.
Richard Miller, PhD: Clinical psychologist, author, and founding president of the iRest Institute, and co-founder of the International Association of Yoga Therapists.
Amee Quiriconi: Writer, researcher, speaker, and podcast host.
Jamie Marich, PhD: Author and international speaker on topics related to trauma, EMDR therapy, addiction, expressive arts and mindfulness
Dr. Anna Baranowsky: Canadian Clinical Psychologist and founder and CEO of the Traumatology Institute.
Dr. Laurence Heller: Founder of the NeuroAffective Relational Model, a specialized psychobiological approach to working with developmental trauma.
Ann Kelley & Sue Marriott: Psychotherapists and co-hosts of the top-rated podcast and online community, Therapist Uncensored.
Michelle Chalfant: Therapist, holistic life coach, author, speaker, podcaster and developer of The Adult Chair Model.
Jerry Wise: Marriage and family therapist, author, ACOA expert, and addictions therapist.
Riana Milne: Certified Clinical Trauma Professional and Certified Life, Dating and Relationship Coach
Andrea Brandt: Marriage and family therapist emphasizing the mind-body-heart connection as a key to mental, physical and emotional wellness.
Susan Pease Banitt, LCSW: Social worker, psychotherapist and author specializing in the treatment of severe trauma and PTSD.