LINDA CIOTOLA, M.ED., TEP

Linda Ciotola, M.ED., TEP

Being a TSI trainer has afforded me  many opportunities to expand my work in creative and meaningful ways. I especially enjoy teaching the Neurobiology and Body Double Workshop for Healing Trauma. Putting the brain into action and having trainees experience how various parts of the brain operate when in or out of the “the window of tolerance” and embodying the role of the vagus nerve as it applies to connection with others, bring the power point to life. Concretizing the strength roles, trauma based roles, and transformative roles on the Soul Maps, incorporating music, and of course, directing and teamwork all make this workshop particularly rewarding.

I have a special fondness for the Body Double and its ability to prevent dissociation and was thrilled to work on its development with Kamala Burden, bringing my experience with yoga and the power of breath to the role. I enjoy writing and was delighted to bring the Body Double, the Body Dialogue, and the Trauma Triangle alive in a book co-authored with Karen Carnabucci on applying these and other action interventions to eating disorders. Expressing a  personal and  deeply meaningful  experience I had in the BD role through poetry, “The Sleeping-Awakening Child”, was another way of combining my appreciation of the power of TSM with my love of writing

Psychotherapist Nancy Alexander and I used the Action Healing Team format in private dramas and saw over several years its healing power for trauma survivors. More recently, we collaborated to create a CE-approved online educational program, ACTS,  as an orientation to psychodrama, trauma, and TSM. We want to spread the word and show other professionals the possibilities for healing trauma!  

Linda Ciotola, M.Ed., CETIII, TEP, TSI Trainer

American Council on Exercise Certified Health Coach, Personal Trainer, Group Fitness and Yoga Instructor; Certified MindBody Specialist; Usui Reiki Master Teacher, author. Presents widely at regional, national and international conferences. Workshops, training, consultations, and supervision

www.healing-bridges.com    |    ACTS

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Feb
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9:00 am Sociometry of Connection & Psych... @ Bryn Mawr, PA
Sociometry of Connection & Psych... @ Bryn Mawr, PA
Feb 2 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
This workshop will demonstrate sociometry’s unique ability to strengthen connections within a group, while also demonstrating psychodrama’s unique ability to renegotiate loss. We will explore loss in different forms including death/grief, as well as ambiguous[...]
Feb
10
Sun
all-day Psychodrama for Personal Restora... @ TAKSU HEALING HAVEN – Ubud, Bali
Psychodrama for Personal Restora... @ TAKSU HEALING HAVEN – Ubud, Bali
Feb 10 – Feb 15 all-day
Psychodrama for Personal Restoration, Renewal & Cultural Connection @ TAKSU HEALING HAVEN – Ubud, Bali
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Feb
15
Fri
9:00 am Brain In Action: The Neurobiolog... @ Vedadrama.com Training Centre, near NIMHANS
Brain In Action: The Neurobiolog... @ Vedadrama.com Training Centre, near NIMHANS
Feb 15 @ 9:00 am – Feb 21 @ 5:00 pm
Brain In Action: The Neurobiology of Trauma @ Vedadrama.com Training Centre, near NIMHANS
Brain In Action: The Neurobiology of Trauma Bangalore: February 15-17, 2019 People who have experienced traumatic events can have significant changes in the neurobiology of their brain. The right brain holds emotions, relationship information, and unprocessed trauma,[...]
Feb
28
Thu
all-day Therapeutic Spiral Mode Psycholo... @ B1, No. 2, Lane 339, Changchun Road, Taipei City (Songji District People's Activity Center Auditorium). Near MRT Nanjing Fuxing Station
Therapeutic Spiral Mode Psycholo... @ B1, No. 2, Lane 339, Changchun Road, Taipei City (Songji District People's Activity Center Auditorium). Near MRT Nanjing Fuxing Station
Feb 28 – Mar 3 all-day
Therapeutic Spiral Mode Psychology (TSM) Training Workshop: Projective identity flyer Date : 2019 Nian 2 Yue 28 ~ March 3 (Thursday – Sunday) morning 9: 00-12: 00 pm 1: 30-5: 30, 7 hours a day, a total of[...]
Mar
2
Sat
9:00 am Enrolling Strengths to Transform... @ Bryn Mawr, PA
Enrolling Strengths to Transform... @ Bryn Mawr, PA
Mar 2 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Presented by Scott Giacomucci, Adam Lush, and Linda Degnan-Solomons This workshop will both teach and explore compassion fatigue, vicarious trauma, and burnout in the helping professions (therapists, activists, educators, lawyers, nurses, doctors, etc). Using TSM[...]
Mar
17
Sun
all-day Psychodrama for Personal Restora... @ TAKSU HEALING HAVEN – Ubud, Bali
Psychodrama for Personal Restora... @ TAKSU HEALING HAVEN – Ubud, Bali
Mar 17 – Mar 22 all-day
Psychodrama for Personal Restoration, Renewal & Cultural Connection @ TAKSU HEALING HAVEN – Ubud, Bali
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Mar
28
Thu
6:00 pm TSM Directing Practice: Psychod... @ Temenos Retreat Center
TSM Directing Practice: Psychod... @ Temenos Retreat Center
Mar 28 @ 6:00 pm – Mar 31 @ 6:00 pm
TSM Directing Practice:  Psychodrama and Trauma Done Safely! West Chester, PA @ Temenos Retreat Center
We invite you to attend this weekend residential training in using psychodrama for trauma-informed therapy.  While the Therapeutic Spiral Model is the primary lens we will look at to create containment, self-regulation and narrative label,[...]
Apr
26
Fri
6:00 pm Join us on the Orient Express Th... @ C.R.E.A.T.E.
Join us on the Orient Express Th... @ C.R.E.A.T.E.
Apr 26 @ 6:00 pm – Apr 28 @ 4:00 pm
Join us on the Orient Express The Therapeutic Spiral Model  and Cultural Exchange<h5>Manchester, NH</h5> @ C.R.E.A.T.E.
This workshop brings together two American psychodramatists who have brought TSM to over 40 countries over 25 years.  See how the trauma survivors’ internal role atom (TSIRA) has provided a clinical map of internal roles[...]
May
2
Thu
all-day DISCOVERING NEW WORLDS: Transfor... @ Manchester Downtown Hotel
DISCOVERING NEW WORLDS: Transfor... @ Manchester Downtown Hotel
May 2 – May 5 all-day
May 2 – 5  “DISCOVERING NEW WORLDS: Transformational Advances in Psychodrama, Sociometry and Group Psychotherapy” 77th ASGPP Annual Conference. Manchester Downtown Hotel, Manchester, NH. Contact: www.asgpp.org On May 2nd, Dr. Kate Hudgins & Dr. Steven Durost[...]
May
24
Fri
10:00 am Where I Begin and You End : A t... @ Ottawa, Ontario
Where I Begin and You End : A t... @ Ottawa, Ontario
May 24 @ 10:00 am – May 26 @ 2:30 pm
Brene Brown said it best, “daring to set boundaries at the risk of disappointing others is having the courage to love one’s self” Using the Therapeutic Spiral Model, participants will learn to set boundaries from[...]