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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Sep
28
Fri
9:30 am 2-Day Experiential Training: Tra...
2-Day Experiential Training: Tra...
Sep 28 @ 9:30 am – Sep 29 @ 5:30 pm
2-Day Experiential Training: Transforming the Trauma Triangle<h5>Ottawa, Canada</h5>
Hosted by Choices in Action Counseling Services, Dr. Kate Hudgins, TEP presents, “Transforming the Trauma Triangle.” The Therapeutic Spiral Model’s (TSM) “Trauma Triangle” is a unique configuration that clarifies the destructive cycle of victim, perpetrator,[...]
Oct
19
Fri
10:00 am The Neurobiology of Trauma<h5>Me... @ Penn State Brandywine
The Neurobiology of Trauma<h5>Me... @ Penn State Brandywine
Oct 19 @ 10:00 am – Oct 21 @ 5:00 pm
The Neurobiology of Trauma<h5>Media, PA</h5> @ Penn State Brandywine
Presented by Linda Ciotola, ME.d., TEP and Steven Durost, Ph.D. Time:  Friday & Saturday 10am – 6pm; Sunday 10am – 5pm Fee: $600.00 Venue: Penn State-Brandywine, 25 Yearsley Mill Rd., Media, PA 19063 Information:  Contact Dr. Kate[...]
Nov
1
Thu
9:00 am The Dance of Transference and Co...
The Dance of Transference and Co...
Nov 1 @ 9:00 am – Nov 4 @ 4:30 pm
The Dance of Transference and Counter-Transference<h5>Taipei, Taiwan</h5>
Focus on how to act and deal with PTSD, depression, anxiety disorder, eating disorder, personality disorder, and addiction and so on. Presented by Kate Hudgins, Ph.D., TEP Time:  Thursday & Friday 9am-12pm; Sunday 1:30pm-4:30pm  (Local Taipei Time)[...]
Nov
8
Thu
9:00 am The Neuroscience of Trauma: The ... @ Care Corner Counseling Centre
The Neuroscience of Trauma: The ... @ Care Corner Counseling Centre
Nov 8 @ 9:00 am – Nov 10 @ 4:00 pm
The Neuroscience of Trauma: The Brain in Action<h5>Singapore</h5> @ Care Corner Counseling Centre | Singapore
This is Workshop 1 of 2 events in the Taiwan Workshop Series Both Workshops must be attended. People who have experienced traumatic events can have significant changes in the neurobiology of their brain. The right[...]
Nov
12
Mon
9:00 am Containment: The Key to Safety ... @ Care Corner Counseling Centre
Containment: The Key to Safety ... @ Care Corner Counseling Centre
Nov 12 @ 9:00 am – Nov 14 @ 1:00 pm
Containment:  The Key to Safety with Action Methods for Trauma<h5>Singapore</h5> @ Care Corner Counseling Centre | Singapore
This is Workshop 2 of 2 for the Taiwan Tour series. Our brains are hardwired to Fight, Flight or Freeze from danger. Unfortunately, long after many traumatic experiences happened, the survivor continues to use those[...]
Jan
12
Sat
10:00 am Men’s Retreat at Brandywine<h5>M...
Men’s Retreat at Brandywine<h5>M...
Jan 12 @ 10:00 am – Jan 14 @ 6:00 pm
Presented by Steven Durost, Ph.D. and Action Team. More info. and registration: Steven Durost, Ph.D. stevendurost@castlecreate.com    
Jan
18
Fri
10:00 am TSM Women’s Salon in the Bay Are...
TSM Women’s Salon in the Bay Are...
Jan 18 @ 10:00 am – Jan 20 @ 6:00 pm
With Dr. Kate Hudgins, Ph.D., TEP and Sylvia Israel, LMFT, BCT, TEP.   Cost: $1,000.00 Contact Kate for more information.
Feb
15
Fri
10:00 am Dr Steven Durost Takes TSM to In...
Dr Steven Durost Takes TSM to In...
Feb 15 @ 10:00 am – Feb 23 @ 6:00 pm
Bangalore: February 15-17, 2019 New Delhi, India: February 22-24, 2019 Please contact Steven Durost at the above email for further details.    
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!<h5>West Chester, PA</h5> @ 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[...]