Our clients experience routine exposure to trauma, leaving the body in disarray and unable to remain in the present moment. This routine exposure then continuously activates the body’s stress response and inevitably does not allow our clients to reach a state of balance and “okayness”. In this training, we will learn about various ways to view trauma—including Somatic Experiencing and Indigenous ways of healing—and how to assist our clients in their own journey. (6 CEUs)
Embodied Perspectives of Treating Trauma
Jennifer Padilla LMSW
Jennifer is from the Pueblo of Isleta and has a BA in Social Work from New Mexico Highlands University (NMHU) and an MA in Social Work from New Mexico State University. She has extensive experience in working with Native communities in the areas of behavioral health prevention, intervention, treatment and aftercare. Jennifer uses elements of Somatic Experiencing (SE™) to approach addiction, violence and trauma when working with individuals, families and communities. She teaches undergraduate and graduate level courses for NMHU’s School of Social Work. Jennifer is also a small business development strategist with a passion for bridging the gap between business development and human behavior.