Topic: Managing pandemic trauma with the DMM
Date: Tuesday, April 14, 2020
Length: 60 minutes
Format: Zoom meeting
RSVP: Required, open to all
Time #1 (EU/US): 9:00 a.m. Seattle (UTC -7) (12 noon Miami, and 5:00 p.m. London time.)
Time #2 (Aus/Asia/US/EU): 2:00 p.m. Seattle time (5:00 p.m. Miami, 10:00 p.m. London, and at 8:00 a.m. in Sydney and 5:00 a.m. in Perth, which is on Australia’s Wednesday).
Bessel van der Kolk succinctly said “There are no experts in pandemic trauma.”* Pandemic trauma presents new and intense dangers. The DMM describes danger-response in humans. It describes how behaviors (self-protective strategies), thoughts (information processing), body talk (somatic expressions), and memory function all narrow in the face of danger. DMM attachment science describes the patterns these danger responses tend to group in. What is more difficult, and as yet not fully described, is how to apply DMM knowledge to help ourselves and our clients manage dangers, especially in the face of a new pandemic-level danger. Join us to share your insights into how you are finding the DMM helps you manage the dangers you are facing, and how it helps you help your clients.
Join us to help build out a list of ways we can use the DMM to help others.
This session will be a joint sharing experience. We will start with a few ideas from van der Kolk and American psychiatrist Sue Varma about managing pandemic trauma.
The session will be the same during time #1 and time #2. CSI is experimenting with the DMM Coffee House schedule to find days of the week and times of day that work for professionals from Perth to Moscow, and Chongqing, China to Trento, Italy.
Please send us feedback about topics, experts to guide discussions, formats and days/times that work for you.
*Bessel van der Kolk made this statement in a free webinar hosted by Pesci and Psychotherapy Networker, addressing the global coronavirus crisis, titled Steering ourselves and our clients through new and developing traumas, available here: https://catalog.psychotherapynetworker.org/sq/pn_001345_body_keeps_the_score_covidemail-117987?utm_source=Silverpop&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=040520_pn_c_rt_BesselCovidFreebie_830amthrottled