Internationally, there is a growing understanding of the numerous and diverse effects of trauma and unresolved grief on individuals and communities. In the last few years there have been many advances in our understanding of how the brain, the body and emotions are connected. We are more aware of how brain plasticity changes the landscape of therapy, how body awareness is linked to progress, and ways in which we can affect positive change in the lives of youth and adults. It brings hope to our work in new and exciting ways. We are eager to explore new, emerging, progressive and creative approaches to trauma.
Confirmed presentations include a stream connecting the effects of trauma in the body ( Somatic Theory ) with Yoga Principles.
Conference Dates: May 8 & 9 2013 The pre-conference agenda is fixed. We are accepting proposals to compliment the theme of the pre-conference in the main body of the conference.
Location: Alliston, ON, Canada (Between Barrie and Toronto)
Deadline for Submissions: December 14, 2012. You will be notified by February 8, 2013.
Invitation: We hope to improve outcomes and save you time. You are invited to email or phone with questions or your basic ideas before completing the full RFP. Provide key details and be adventurous.
Who may submit a presentation? Anyone. We would like a balance of presenters from across sectors, academia, practitioners, service providers and people with direct experience.
Formats: We encourage creative formats and functions, explore questions, consult the audience etc.
Target Audience: Health professionals, frontline service providers, therapists, counsellors and trauma specialists, progressive arts therapists such as dance, art, etc. Front-line staff from across all sectors including, justice, probation and parole, Community Support workers, outreach staff; those involved in youth programming and at risk youth, prevention and education coordinators, educators, shelter workers.
What are we looking for? New and relevant ideas that will enlighten the work, bring hope and explore new questions. We are particularly interested in mind-body connections and successful programs and therapies from the community, including service providers and schools.
Questions? 1-705-749-6145 firstname.lastname@example.org
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