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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Jul
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all-day Containment: The Key to Safety ... @ Tel Aviv, Israel
Containment: The Key to Safety ... @ Tel Aviv, Israel
Jul 5 – Jul 8 all-day
Containment:  The Key to Safety with Actions Methods @ Tel Aviv, Israel
Our brains are hardwired to Fight, Flight or Freeze from danger. Unfortunately, long after many traumatic experiences happened, the survivor continues to use those survival defenses, forming rigid patterns that shut down or overwhelm the[...]
Jul
10
Fri
all-day Making Friends With Defenses in ... @ Philadelphia, PA
Making Friends With Defenses in ... @ Philadelphia, PA
Jul 10 – Jul 12 all-day
Making Friends With Defenses in Action @ Philadelphia, PA
This workshop teaches you to support people who have had to use the survival skills of fight, fight or freeze to cope with trauma and violence to develop more adaptive support systems. Survival, addiction and eating disorders[...]
Jul
30
Thu
all-day International Women’s Salon For ... @ Osho Leela Meditation Center
International Women’s Salon For ... @ Osho Leela Meditation Center
Jul 30 – Aug 2 all-day
International Women's Salon For Post Traumatic Growth @ Osho Leela Meditation Center
Join Dr. Kate, and Karen Drucker for this International Woman’s Salon. You are meant to be at this workshop if you are still fighting the traumas of the past inside yourself, even after becoming professionally successful[...]
Sep
10
Thu
9:00 am Brain In Action: The Neurobiolog... @ Taipei, Taiwan
Brain In Action: The Neurobiolog... @ Taipei, Taiwan
Sep 10 @ 9:00 am – Sep 13 @ 5:00 pm
Brain In Action: The Neurobiology of Trauma @ Taipei, Taiwan
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, often in the form ofashbacks, body memories, intrusive thoughts[...]
Sep
17
Thu
9:00 am Surviving Spirits @ Taipei, Taiwan
Surviving Spirits @ Taipei, Taiwan
Sep 17 @ 9:00 am – Sep 20 @ 5:00 pm
Surviving Spirits @ Taipei, Taiwan
This Surviving Spirits workshop offers the perfect opportunity to personally experience TSM Psychodrama using The Therapeutic Spiral Model. Join us to and the joy of posttraumatic growth as you also learn the Six Safety Action[...]
Sep
18
Fri
all-day TSM Psychodrama and Cultural Ide... @ Zagreb, Croatia
TSM Psychodrama and Cultural Ide... @ Zagreb, Croatia
Sep 18 – Sep 20 all-day
TSM Psychodrama and Cultural Identity @ Zagreb, Croatia
Facilitated by Mario Cossa, RDT/MT, TEP and an Action Trauma Team For many, the term “Cultural Identity” is equated with ethnicity and ancestry alone, when in fact our Cultural Identity is influenced by all the[...]
Sep
24
Thu
all-day Rebels with a Cause: TSM Psychod... @ Zagreb, Croatia
Rebels with a Cause: TSM Psychod... @ Zagreb, Croatia
Sep 24 – Sep 25 all-day
Rebels with a Cause: TSM Psychodrama w/Adolescents @ Zagreb, Croatia
This workshop is offered as a two-day, pre-conference experience prior to the 2nd International Children and Youth Psychodrama Conference in Zagreb, Croatia. For workshop details and registration please follow this link: https://childrenyouthpsychodrama.com/rebels-with-a-cause-psychodrama-with-adolescents/ Workshop presenter, TSI’s[...]
Oct
16
Fri
all-day Transforming the Trauma Triangle @ Philadelphia, PA
Transforming the Trauma Triangle @ Philadelphia, PA
Oct 16 – Oct 18 all-day
Transforming the Trauma Triangle @ Philadelphia, PA
Presented by Kate Hudgins, Ph.D., TEP with a TSM Action Healing Team The Therapeutic Spiral Model’s (TSM) “Trauma Triangle” is a unique configuration that clarifes the destructive cycle of victim, perpetrator, and abandoning authority. Indistinction[...]
Oct
30
Fri
all-day International Woman’s Salon for... @ San Rafael, CA
International Woman’s Salon for... @ San Rafael, CA
Oct 30 – Nov 1 all-day
International Woman's  Salon for Post Traumatic Growth @ San Rafael, CA
 Join Dr. Kate and Sylvia Israel, LMFT, RDT/BCT, TEP for this International Woman’s Salon. You are meant to be at this workshop if you are still fighting the traumas of the past inside yourself, even[...]
Dec
4
Fri
all-day Transforming the Trauma Triangle @ Zagreb, Croatia
Transforming the Trauma Triangle @ Zagreb, Croatia
Dec 4 – Dec 6 all-day
Transforming the Trauma Triangle @ Zagreb, Croatia
The Therapeutic Spiral Model’s (TSM) “Trauma Triangle” is a unique configuration that clarifes the destructive cycle of victim, perpetrator, and abandoning authority. Indistinction to Karpman’s Triangle, this last role was created by TSM to explain[...]