Grounding Skills for Addiction & Trauma
Grounding is a practice that can help you pull away from flashbacks, unwanted memories, using thoughts and negative or challenging emotions.
This session will help both clients and clinicians develop techniques that can help distract from unwanted emotions or past memories and refocus on the present moment. This session will be experiential in nature and will explain and demonstrate several different types of grounding skills in the following categories- mental, physical and soothing. If you or your clients need help dealing with anxiety, PTSD, dissociation, self harm urges, traumatic memories or substance use disorders then this is the session for you.
1. Participants will learn the rationale behind using grounding skills
2. Participants will be able to identify which grounding skills are most useful in which situations.
3. Participants will be able to immediately use the grounding skills they learn in the session.
About the Presenter:
Rebecca K. Griffith, MA LPC-MHSP, CTT (Certified Trauma Therapist), Certified EMDR Therapist
Rebecca is the Addictions & Trauma Specialist at Cumberland Heights. She has been at Cumberland Heights for almost 5 years, and also has a private counseling practice in Franklin, TN. Rebecca was the Counseling Center Director for Restore Ministries at the YMCA of Middle TN for 9 years before coming to Cumberland Heights. She has been a Licensed Professional Counselor since graduating with her Masters in Clinical psychology in 1988.
At Cumberland Heights, Rebecca does individual trauma and EMDR sessions with patients, leads educational groups about trauma and addiction and teaches a weekly Grounding skills group.