September, 2023

202314SepAll Day15Bessel van der Kolk, MD: Discover how to heal from trauma(All Day)

Event Details

A unique two-day deep-dive masterclass into the world of Complex Trauma and Intergenerational Trauma with Bessel van der Kolk, MD 

When: Thursday-Friday, September 14-15, 2023
Where: Pierce Theater, The American College of Greece, Gravias 6, Aghia Paraskevi

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About the event

Don’t miss this unique two-day deep-dive masterclass into the world of Complex Trauma and Intergenerational Trauma!
The American College of Greece welcomes the world’s foremost expert on the understanding and treatment of trauma, Bessel van der Kolk, for the first time in Greece! The revolutionary thought leader is coming to Athens as a guest of Trauma2Therapy, a mental health institute created by trauma therapists Sofia Vasilakos, Deree Graduate, and Despina Ploussiou and lawyer/entrepreneur Konstantinos Ploussios.

Discover what is Complex Trauma, its impact on the individual and on society, as well as its intergenerational reach; learn about the evidence-based methods that lead to hope, healing, and post-traumatic flourishing. 

The masterclass can be attended either in-person or virtually. Bessel van der Kolk, keynote speaker, will be accompanied and supported by internationally renowned scientists and experts specializing in Complex Trauma (C-PTSD). 

This unique two-day masterclass offers the opportunity for mental health professionals, doctors, therapists, educators, students, and people interested in personal development to receive the latest, most credible information about trauma and its treatment from the pioneering neuroscientist of our century. 

Event Program

Thursday, September 14, 2023 | 17:00-20:00
Lecture by Dr. Bessel Van der Kolk and book signing, (the books will be available on site, Kleidarithmos Publications)

Friday, September 15, 2023 | all-day workshop (10:00-19:00)

Dr. Bessel van der Kolk will discuss topics such as:
-Trauma, Complex Trauma, and Intergenerational Trauma
-The difference between PTSD and Complex PTSD (C-PTSD)
-Breakthrough studies in neuroscience and their latest findings on the impact of complex trauma on the nervous system
-The most recent updates on Psychedelic-Assisted Psychotherapy.
-Why there’s hope for healing and how effective new evidence-based methods can lead to greater mental resilience and post-traumatic thrive and much more.

About Dr. Bessel van der Kolk

Dr. Bessel van der Kolk is the world’s leading trauma expert. He has founded and directed the Psychological Trauma Center in Brookline, Massachusetts. For 34 consecutive years, he and his foundation have been organizing the most prestigious annual trauma conference in Boston, Massachusetts. He is also a professor of psychiatry at Harvard University School of Medicine in Boston and director of the U.S. National Network for the Treatment of Complex Psychological Trauma. His global bestseller, “The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Treatment of Trauma” ranks weekly as one of Amazon’s bestsellers for eight years consecutively after its first release, having reached over 66,000 reader reviews on Amazon and 135,000 ratings on Goodreads. His work integrates the developmental, neurobiological, psychodynamic, somatic, and interpersonal aspects of the effects of trauma and its treatment in a unique way. Dr. van der Kolk’s research sheds light on how trauma compromises executive areas of the brain and the nervous system. We now know how these areas can be reactivated through innovative therapies including somatosensory therapy, psychodrama, mindfulness techniques, internal family systems therapy (IFS), yoga, and neurofeedback.  He and his wife Licia Sky continue to revolutionize the mental health field through their Trauma Research Foundation, a global community of researchers, therapists, and trauma specialists, who are making diverse, applicable, and innovative discoveries on all things trauma and healing.

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Deree students are entitled to a discount – please contact email: [email protected].