Mindful Transformation: Redefining Your Trauma – 4-Day Therapy Intensive Workshop
Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) is an evidenced-based intensive trauma therapy treatment that focuses on examining and challenging maladaptive thoughts and feelings. When some individuals experience traumatic events such as physical and sexual abuse or assault, accidents, threats, combat, first responder calls, or have witnessed violence or death, often PTSD, or symptoms of PTSD develop. CPT focuses on the connections between thoughts, feelings, behavior and bodily sensations.
Did you know that people who have experienced trauma are:
- 15 times more likely to attempt suicide
- 4 times more likely to become an alcoholic
- 4 times more likely to develop a sexually transmitted disease
- 4 times more likely to inject drugs
- 3 times more likely to use antidepressant medication
- 3 times more likely to be absent from work
- 3 times more likely to experience depression
- 3 times more likely to have serious job problems
- 2.5 times more likely to smoke
- 2 times more likely to develop chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
- 2 times more likely to have a serious financial problem
According to SAMHSA, in the United States, 61 percent of men and 51 percent of women report exposure to at least one lifetime traumatic event and 90 percent of clients in public behavioral health care settings have experienced trauma. If trauma goes unaddressed, people with mental illnesses and addictions will have poor physical health outcomes and ignoring trauma can hinder recovery. To ensure the best possible health outcomes, all care — in all health settings — must address trauma in a safe and sensitive way.
Mindful Transformation: Redefining Your Trauma, is a 4-Day Therapy Intensive Workshop that helps individuals understand why recovery from specific life events is difficult and how they have affected their daily life. The focus is on identifying how traumatic experiences change thoughts and beliefs, and how thoughts influence current feelings and behaviors. An important part of this intensive trauma therapy workshop is addressing ways of thinking that might keep individuals “stuck” and get in the way of recovery from life issues and problems.
Goals of Intensive:
- Improve understanding and impact of traumatic events
- Decrease emotional numbing (i.e., difficulty feeling feelings) and avoidance of trauma reminders
- Reduce feelings of being tense or “on edge”
- Decrease depression, anxiety, guilt or shame
- Improve day-to-day living
What Happens in the 4-Day Intensives?
- Individuals receive information on common reactions to trauma
- Identify and challenge unhelpful thoughts with structured therapy sessions
- Complete regular out-of-session practice assignments for application
- Examine the impact of their traumatic event(s)
- Identify thoughts and feelings
- Receive psychoeducation on Trust, Safety, Power and Control, Esteem & Intimacy
Who can participate?
- Individuals at least 3 months out from traumatic event(s).
- Traditional psychotherapy treatment has stalled.
- Able to participate in a group setting.
- Not actively having thoughts of suicide, self-harming, or harming others.
- Able to talk about the traumatic event without dissociating or having severe panic attacks.
- Not actively abusing alcohol or drugs.
- Deemed appropriate candidate by Lisa King, Intensive Workshop Therapist
What past intensive trauma therapy workshop participants have said:
“The Trauma Intensive Workshop helped me to identify the reasons behind certain behaviors that I was experiencing like anger, isolation and emotional numbness. I was fortunate enough that I didn’t have to experience going through a divorce, or have the Department threaten me with my job. I didn’t tell anybody from the Department that I was attending the Intensive, because I was afraid that it would change the way they think about me, or that they would have me pushed out of the special ops station, since we handle the worst of the worst.
What actually happened was that I earned/gained the trust of people who were needing/asking for advice/help when they are struggling. Lisa, the therapist, was great and patient with us while also able to keep us on schedule. I recommend the Intensive to anyone that is at the point where they are open to looking at their life and wanting to see results. The information and skills that I learned are invaluable and I will continue to use them in my daily life.“
– C.E., Dallas Fire Rescue
“This workshop offered very inclusive therapy sessions. The group was very interactive and great insight was provided by Lisa. She gave everyone equal amount of attention, as well as appropriate group time. She could relate to me and I felt as if she knew and understood the struggles that I have gone through. I definitely recommend this Intensive. It was very different from Residential treatment and/or IOP. I feel like I have advanced in the therapy process and in my outlook on life in general.“
“Wow. I feel like I had a lot of “a-ha’s,” during this workshop. It felt so good to see and work through thinking that I have had about my traumas. I feel so happy and hopeful to put these new skills into practice. Thank you so so much! It was really cool to problem solve together. Please keep offering these workshops! They are life changing!“
“I have worked with 5 different therapists over the past ten years. I finally achieved a breakthrough during this workshop. I feel so grateful. I will recommend this workshop to anyone and everyone that I know!“
“I wish I had known about this workshop sooner. I finally found what I needed to work through my past traumas. I am so excited about the future. I am hopeful for the first time in a long time!“
“Lisa understands trauma forwards and backwards. She’s remarkably attentive, and her exceptional insights are game changers. She’s a gifted teacher, counselor and journier. She knows what works and what doesn’t. She’s doing what she loves…Helping people get unstuck in order to really live. She was made for this. I’m eternally grateful.“
LISA M. KING, MS, NCC, LPC – INTENSIVE WORKSHOP THERAPIST
“Lisa’s insights are game changers. She’s a gifted teacher, counselor and journier. She knows what works and what doesn’t. She’s doing what she loves…Helping people get unstuck in order to really live. She was made for this. I’m eternally grateful.”
Lisa King has spent more than 25 years, having lived, taught, counseled, served and worked, with individuals from all walks of life in North America, Latin America, and Asia. Along with being a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, Lisa specializes specifically in the following areas: Trauma, PTSD, Codependency, Attachment, Identity, Abuse, Neglect, Cultural Adjustment Issues and Addiction. Lisa is a gifted communicator and experienced in personal and professional development, team building, strategic planning and crisis management. In addition, Lisa has extensive experience working with first responders, military and military veterans.
Lisa received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Capella University. She is passionate about utilizing CPT (Cognitive Processing Therapy) to challenge stuck points and faulty ways of thinking and to help people find and experience transformational healing and hope.
Lisa currently facilitates two 4-day Therapy Intensive Workshops at Santé – Mindful Transformation: Redefining your Trauma and Free To Be Me: Rescuing Yourself From Codependency. Utilizing a collaborative approach, Lisa encourages individuals to identify problematic patterns of thinking and to begin establishing coping strategies that encourage personal growth and self-care. Lisa also provides individual therapy services in the Community Based Services Clinic at Santé Center for Healing as well.