Training Descriptions | CRM Trainings

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CRM Basic TrainingAdvanced CRM with Core SelfAdvanced CRMCRM for When the Therapist Gets TriggeredCase Conceptualization & Treatment of DDNOS and DIDCRM for Performance EnhancementCRM Intensive Training

Comprehensive Resource Model Basic Training

The Comprehensive Resource Model for the Treatment of Complex PTSD provides the neurobiological scaffolding that allows for fear responses to be extinguished while the client is fully present in the moment. The CRM provides the opportunity for re-connection to one’s true self; to the meaning of the truth of one’s life; and to the ability to embody love in one’s actions. Remembering and reconnecting to our internal as well as ancestral resources and joy is as important to this process as is the integration of traumatic and painful memories through the removal of the distressing emotions they have been carrying. This method of resourcing allows for a healing alchemy: the experience of re-connecting to the innate resources in the soma within the context of our pain allows for the transformation of suffering from emotional and behavioral fight-flight-freeze to the manifestation of our spiritual purpose through action while living in a human, physical body. This is what we desire, what we are looking for, consciously or unconsciously.

The focus of the training is the use of internal resources and eye position resource spots across the dissociative spectrum (from the mild, non-life interfering dissociation that we all experience at some point in our lives to Dissociative Identity Disorder). Activating the innate, organic healing energy grid within the body, enhancing dormant neurobiological attachment processes/attunement, and identifying and connecting with core self and spiritual essence allows for the power and augmentation of one’s potential to heal and be healed.

CRM has a number of influences and antecedents. In CRM, eye position is used to anchor positive physiological states such as those induced by attunement and attachment, connection to true self, and mindfulness to energetic activity in the soma. This allows processing of traumatic material without decompensation through flooding or other overwhelming experience. Another antecedent is ego state therapy. Each ego state involved in a particular therapeutic task is resourced in a way that allows natural processing to flow. New information can then emerge, allowing the client to orient to the past experience from a fresh perspective where new truths can unfold organically. The entire therapeutic session is based in somatic attunement – a deep awareness of the client’s body state encouraged by the therapist’s mindful focus on self and client. Practitioners of all therapeutic approaches may find it particularly useful to add the CRM techniques to their particular modality.

The Comprehensive Resource Model for treating posttraumatic disorders resulting from early attachment trauma and/or subsequent abuse is derived from a number of sources and also includes original material.. CRM was also heavily influenced by the trauma model described by Colin Ross (1997) which includes cognitive restructuring and psychodynamic insights. CRM includes new and original perspectives and techniques and has a step-by-step approach defined in written protocols so that psychotherapists can be trained in the application of this.

Uses of the model as a whole:

  • Complex PTSD
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Performance Enhancement
  • Traumatic Brain and Body Injury

Uses of specific CRM skills:

  • For treating complex PTSD as well as all diagnostic categories
  • As “take-home” tools for between session stabilization and healing
  • For therapists to resource themselves during work with clients

This is a four day training which incorporates didactic teaching with demonstrations, practicums, and case consultation.

28 CEs available.

Advanced CRM with Core Self

This 4-day advanced training requires a pre-requisite of CRM Basic Training.
The focus of this training is teaching therapists and consequently their clients how to access, identify, and remember their Core Self, true authentic self, or spiritual essence and correlate it to the eye position that anchors this essence in the physical, somatic body. It is an effective and comprehensive combination of neurophysiology and spirituality that is quick and easy. This resource can then be utilized in several ways:

  • To expand, enhance, and embody the Core Self and therefore remember who we REALLY are, to re-connect to our internal divine nature and embody that state of Being in day to day life, work, and relationships.
  • For use as a neurophysiological and spiritual anchor from which to process In-Utero/Pre-natal trauma, dissociation, attachment disruption, and somatic dissociation
  • To process traumatic experiences, survival terror, attachment disruption, pre-verbal dissociation, and the “little t and BIG T” Truths of our Life

This training also provides an introduction to generational healing and will challenge you as a therapist. It will necessitate intuition and creativity, and requires willingness to work to embody your own Core Self consistently.

28 CEs available.

Advanced Comprehensive Resource Model

This three-day training was developed from the CRM Basic Training and CRM with Core Self /In-Utero both of which are a pre-requisite for this advanced training

This training highlights the combination of spirituality and neuroscience in practice as well as theory. Conceptualization and use of generational healing skills are addressed as well as the following:

  • Advanced Grid Work
  • Advanced Attachment Resources (Attachment to Ancestral Resources, Healing Attachment Ruptures that occurred with your own children, Use of Submersibles)
  • Core Self/In-Utero Troubleshooting, Q&A, Adoption Issues
  • CRM and the Twelve Steps for Addictions
  • Organizing DID Systems for CRM Processing
  • Advanced New Truth work
  • Alchemy Eye Position

Comprehensive Resource Model for When The Therapist Gets Triggered

Trauma work can be challenging for therapists, especially when it triggers their own fears. This resilience-building workshop will give you tools and resources to prepare you for the inevitable challenging moments in trauma work.

Important areas of focus will be increasing awareness of one’s ability to be mindful of their in-the-moment attunement as well as how to work towards the embodiment of “I am not attached to the outcome of my sessions”.

Through demonstrations and interactive exercises, you’ll master resourcing techniques by learning how to:

Tune into your triggers and develop a more acute awareness of what activates your flight, fright, or freeze reflex
Use specific eye positions to anchor into your neurophysiology the resource states when you’re at risk of being triggered
Ground yourself and get back on track within the therapeutic session through strategies such as breathing exercises, nurturing internal parts, and somatic mindfulness
Learn how to identify personal/clinical strengths and challenges in the realm of attunement to self and client

Case conceptualization & Treatment of DDNOS and DID

There is no pre-requisite for this training other than being a mental health treatment provider.
This training will provide a general overview of the clinical course of treatment for severely dissociative clients and provides specific interventions for creating internal co-operation, co-consciousness, and cooperation between parts of self which is the primary goal of this type of work.

In addition, a variety of grounding skills and ego state interventions will be discussed as well as working with perpetrator and protective alters. Suggestions for maintaining therapeutic boundaries and relationship will also be addressed. In the context of the actual trauma processing work, there is a focus on creating the capacity for remaining fully grounded in the present moment during the work. Basic Resourcing skills will be taught which create the neurological brain scaffolding that allows for in session and between session grounding, internal nurturing, ego state self-regulation, and strength-based coping strategies. This allows severely dissociative clients to work through their trauma histories in a way the does not re-traumatize them.

CRM psycho-education and skills building empower these clients to be able to stay fully present in their bodies during their trauma work as well as enhancing internal resources for easy access outside of session. Class consists of didactic education, demonstrations, case consultations, and video conferencing with a dissociative client who will provide the opportunity for Q and A in the context of her healing work.

Comprehensive Resource Model for Performance Enhancement

This 3-day training teaches the application of CRM to enhance academic, professional, artistic, athletic, and personal performance.

The Sports Dissociation Model (2008) provides a new model of working with performance blocks and sports psychology.

This 3 day training combines CRM Basic Training with a variety of innovative “processes and protocols” specifically designed to target all aspects of performance (Sports, Writing, Speaking, Test-taking, simply living). Interestingly, the same type of healing work used for Performance Enhancement works particularly well with Military Veterans and the training includes several strategies for processing Traumatic Brain and Body Injuries.

21 CEs available.

Comprehensive Resource Model Intensive Training

The pre-requisite for this intensive is the CRM Basic Training.
Life is short.
One of our goals as healers is to embody clarity and core self in our personal relationships and professional work on a daily basis. It is our responsibility to complete the internal healing work necessary to allow for this type of embodied existence in our own lives in order to be able to provide the same for our clients.
The 5-day Intensive is an experiential healing circle in which you will have the opportunity to work at the most profound level in alleviating gestational trauma, attachment disruptions, generational patterns, and disconnection from self. There is a maximum number of 10 attendees for each intensive which provides several hours of healing work with Lisa for each individual, extensive de-briefs of each session, and an expansive group process in which your healing work continues in an additional context.

An enormous training experience where both the teaching and practising become integrated in a way I have not previously experienced in any other training. The depth and realness of change are, in my experience, ongoing. Lisa’s style, humour and authenticity are original and light Thank you Lisa.
Ean James, Clinical Psychologist, Perth Australia
Ean James
This training is like nothing else – it will take your work to a much deeper level and give you ways of working with the most difficult and hard to move issues. I have personally gained so much from attending all of Lisa’s trainings, including Core Self. Don’t hesitate to sign up — it needs to be personally experienced!
Jacquie Myles-Pallister, Abbotsford Psychology
Jacquie Myles-Pallister
I came into the training with such great anticipation and high expectations. Core Self training far surpassed this and in the end was nothing I could have imagined. The experience was so rich and incredibly valuable for myself as a person and my capapcity as a therapist. I am truly grateful for Lisa’s expertise, competence, wisdom and richness. Thank you.
Rebecca James, Private Practice Counselor
Rebecca James