In childhood, many of us experienced parenting that was at times less than nurturing or perhaps even overtly critical, neglectful, or indulgent.
When that happens, we grow up and become adults who treat ourselves the same way that we were treated, parenting ourselves from the paradigm that we know.
This workshop is perfect for anyone who is working on healing childhood trauma or who wants to learn how to change patterns of negative self-talk or self-destructive behaviors – big or small.
Building on the developmental trauma model developed by Pia Mellody, this workshop is designed to help you to:
- Identify the wounded child within and the hurts that are part of your story.
- Identify the adaptive child who learned certain ways of relating to the world to cope with the hurts that were happening.
- Learn how to re-parent yourself from a functional nurturing adult self — changing your relationship with yourself and how you relate to those you love.
Who should attend this workshop?
- Individuals who are working to heal the impacts of childhood trauma.
- Individuals who want to learn how to change patterns of negative self-talk or self-destructive behaviors.
- Individuals who want to understand the way their family of origin may have impacted them, as they work toward healing.
- Couples who want to learn to communicate with clarity and purpose.
- Therapists, coaches and other helpers who want to learn a model for helping individuals work through the impacts of childhood trauma or neglect.
About the Presenter
Michelle Mays LPC, CSAT-S
Michelle Mays is an author, innovator and counselor guided by the belief that all change happens in relationship. This relational orientation has directed over two decades of experience articulating new models and approaches for the treatment of individuals and couples impacted by sexual betrayal and trauma.
Michelle is the creator of The Braving Hope™ Treatment Model, providing attachment-based healing for partner betrayal. She designed the premier online coaching program for betrayed partners and is the founder of the Center for Relational Recovery in Leesburg, Virginia.
Michelle is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Supervisor in both Virginia and Washington DC, a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist and Supervisor and is completing her PhD in Clinical Sexology and certification in Emotionally Focused Therapy for couples.