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
20
Fri
6:00 pm TSM Psychodrama and Cultural Exc... @ Emeryville, CA
TSM Psychodrama and Cultural Exc... @ Emeryville, CA
Sep 20 @ 6:00 pm – Sep 22 @ 4:00 pm
TSM Psychodrama and Cultural Exchange @ Emeryville, CA
See how the Trauma Survivors’ Internal Role Atom (TSIRA) has provided a clinical map of internal roles to safely and effectively use TSM across cultures, religions, politics, race, and gender in many settings. You will[...]
Oct
24
Thu
all-day TSM Directing Practice: Improvin... @ Temenos Retreat Center West Cester, PA
TSM Directing Practice: Improvin... @ Temenos Retreat Center West Cester, PA
Oct 24 – Oct 27 all-day
TSM Directing Practice: Improving your Auxiliary Work with Trauma @ Temenos Retreat Center West Cester, PA
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,[...]
Nov
8
Fri
all-day International Woman’s Salon for... @ San Rafael, CA
International Woman’s Salon for... @ San Rafael, CA
Nov 8 – Nov 10 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
13
Fri
all-day Brain in Action: The Neurobiolog... @ Zagreb, Croatia
Brain in Action: The Neurobiolog... @ Zagreb, Croatia
Dec 13 – Dec 15 all-day
Brain in Action: The Neurobiology of Trauma @ Zagreb, Croatia
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 of flashbacks, body memories, intrusive[...]
Feb
7
Fri
10:00 am Brain in Action: The Neurobiolog... @ Philadelphia, PA
Brain in Action: The Neurobiolog... @ Philadelphia, PA
Feb 7 @ 10:00 am – Feb 9 @ 3:00 pm
Brain in Action: The Neurobiology of Trauma @ Philadelphia, PA
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 of flashbacks, body memories, intrusive[...]
Feb
8
Sat
9:00 am TSM Workshop: Making Friends wit... @ Bangalore
TSM Workshop: Making Friends wit... @ Bangalore
Feb 8 @ 9:00 am – Feb 11 @ 5:00 pm
TSM Workshop: Making Friends with Defenses in Actions @ Bangalore
This workshop teaches you to support people who have had to use the survival skills of fight, flight or freeze to cope with trauma and violence to develop more adaptive support systems. Survival, addiction and eating disorders[...]
Feb
13
Thu
9:00 am Transforming the Trauma Triangle @ New Delhi
Transforming the Trauma Triangle @ New Delhi
Feb 13 @ 9:00 am – Feb 16 @ 5:00 pm
Transforming the Trauma Triangle @ New Delhi
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[...]
Feb
21
Fri
all-day Psychodrama Revisited: Exploring... @ Dallas, TX
Psychodrama Revisited: Exploring... @ Dallas, TX
Feb 21 – Feb 23 all-day
Psychodrama Revisited: Exploring the Internal Role Atom with the Therapeutic Spiral Model @ Dallas, TX
This workshop looks at trauma and post-traumatic growth through the lens of the trauma survivors internal role atom (TSIRA). This clinical map guides the practice of the a Therapeutic Spiral Model and TSM Psychodrama to[...]
Mar
13
Fri
10:00 am Brain In Action: The Neurobiolog... @ Brighton- London by the Sea
Brain In Action: The Neurobiolog... @ Brighton- London by the Sea
Mar 13 @ 10:00 am – Mar 15 @ 3:00 pm
Brain In Action: The Neurobiology of Trauma @ Brighton- London by the Sea
People who have experienced traumatic events can have significant chang- es in the neurobiology of their brain. The right brain holds emotions, relationship information, and unprocessed trauma, often in the form offlashbacks, body memories, intrusive[...]
Mar
22
Sun
all-day Containment, the Key to Safety w... @ Zagreb, Croatia
Containment, the Key to Safety w... @ Zagreb, Croatia
Mar 22 all-day
Containment, the Key to Safety with Action Methods @ Zagreb, Croatia
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 system[...]