Somatic therapist and trauma therapist

Linda Thai

Linda is an adjunct faculty member in the Social Work Department at the University of Alaska Fairbanks and specializes in trauma-informed care and compassion fatigue resilience skills

Linda has studied Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Brainspotting, Havening, Internal Family Systems, and structural dissociation of the personality. Linda has worked in Fairbanks, AK with those recovering from addiction, trauma, and mental illness. She is passionate about yoga, meditation, and mindfulness and bringing those gifts to her community.

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Linda Thai

Polyvagal-Inspired Meditation

By learning how to shift our nervous system towards a more ventrally-regulated state, we can better prepare ourselves for mindfulness practice, so that we are better able to observe our thoughts and emotions without becoming so subsumed by them that we dissociate.

In each week’s class, we will move the body in order to move excess energy out of the body and to facilitate embodied presence and focus. This will be followed by 20 minutes of guided mindfulness practice. Class will be rounded out by exercises and activities for connection to expanded community and the possibility of co-regulation that may stay with you between classes. Throughout this class series, there will be psycho-education about polyvagal theory, however the bulk of the class will be dedicated to experiential exercises.

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Dafna Lender

Integrated Attachment Family Therapy Training

Children who feel hurt and angry disconnect from their parents - parents who sense that disconnect feel discouraged when their child-rearing approaches aren’t working. Even when parents attempt to improve their relationship through parent-child therapies, they may find that the interventions focus on improving behaviors without considering the core issues underneath: attachment and trauma.

This workshop offers a different lens that focuses on the physiologic, nonverbal connection between parent and child to improve the relationship. Using principles from two attachment-based modalities---Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy and Theraplay---learn how to enhance regulation, connection, and joy between parents and children as well as guide parents to do reparative work around family trauma.

You will discover how to...

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