Beyond the formula: Trauma-informed interventions to break from the CBT formula

Learning Objectives

When given information about Trauma-informed interventions participants will be able to

  1. Understand and explain how nervous system regulation allows clients to overcome their past trauma(s).
  2. Understand and apply Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Techniques to help clients regulate their nervous system in order to allow them to overcome their past trauma(s).
  3. Understand and describe how they can incorporate Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction into their therapy sessions in order to allow clients to regulate their nervous system.


Boyd, J. E., Lanius, R. A., & McKinnon, M. C. (2018). Mindfulness-based treatments for posttraumatic stress disorder: a review of the treatment literature and neurobiological evidence. Journal of Psychiatry & Neuroscience, 43(1), 7–25.

Hofmann, S. G., & Gómez, A. F. (2017). Mindfulness-Based Interventions for Anxiety and Depression. Psychiatric Clinics of North America, 40(4), 739–749.

PhD, S. B., PhD, G. E., EdD, S. S., & PhD, K. J. (2019). A Mindfulness-Based Stress

Reduction Workbook (A New Harbinger Self-Help Workbook) (Second Edition, Revised ed.). New Harbinger Publications.


Adam Nash, LLPC


Spring Arbor University Alumni, Psychotherapist at Health for Life Counseling Grand Rapids and The Trauma-Informed Counseling Center of Grand Rapids, Trauma-Informed Care Trained, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Trained.

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