Vlada Zapesotsky, MA, PAT

Vlada ZapesotskyMy name is Vlada Zapesotsky. I am a certified Practitioner and Trainer in Psychodrama, certified TAE and AL in TSI. I started to learn and practice psychodrama in Israel and always felt that there was a piece that is missing for me in a classical structure. I love the core of psychodrama that is based on spontaneity and creativity and I love directing psychodrama. And there were times when I didn’t feel safe enough as a director because I could see the power and intensity of this wonderful tool and was wondering whether I can use this method in a more contained, slow and safe way, especially when I work with trauma survivors. When I first met Dr Kate and heard about TSM, I felt that I finally got my missing piece. After the first TSM workshop, I decided to join the TSI studies and become a member of TSM global community. I’ve learned so much in the past 2 years, about trauma neuroscience, brain, defenses, safety structures, and so many other TSM tools.

I’ve done my own personal trauma work on a much deeper level than before and experienced so many co-creations with Kate and different members of the Action Healing Team. And, finally, I’ve developed my own creation that is based on the clinical TSM map, my healing action structure “The Way Home-to your TrueSelf”. Through my own journey and with the impact of TSM, I discovered the safe container of the True Inner Home (TSM circle of safety) and creative prescriptive roles that guide and support you on the Way Home. I am very grateful to my wonderful psychodrama mother Kate and know that we have many years of co-creation and deep connection ahead of us.

With love and gratitude,
Vlada Zapesotsky
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Aug
2
Fri
all-day Men’s Retreat: Action Change Gro... @ Temenos Community Retreat House
Men’s Retreat: Action Change Gro... @ Temenos Community Retreat House
Aug 2 – Aug 4 all-day
Men’s Retreat: Action Change Group for Post-Traumatic Growth @ Temenos Community Retreat House
Men today are facing a world that challenges notions of identity and what it means to be a ‘man’. In order to find harmony in our life and society, we need to reflect on who[...]
Aug
15
Thu
all-day International Woman’s Salon for... @ Temenos Retreat Center, West Chester county, PA
International Woman’s Salon for... @ Temenos Retreat Center, West Chester county, PA
Aug 15 – Aug 18 all-day
International Woman's  Salon for Post Traumatic Growth @ Temenos Retreat Center, West Chester county, PA
Join Dr. Kate, Amy Stone, LSCW Kimberly Bass, LCSW, and Avital Spiegel, LCSW for this Residential International Woman’s Salon. You are meant to be at this workshop if you are still fighting the traumas of[...]
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
5
Thu
all-day The Brain in Action, the Neurobi... @ Spain TBA
The Brain in Action, the Neurobi... @ Spain TBA
Dec 5 – Dec 8 all-day
The Brain in Action, the Neurobiology of Trauma @ Spain TBA
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 thoughts and dissociated[...]
Dec
13
Fri
all-day Brain in Action @ Zagreb, Croatia
Brain in Action @ Zagreb, Croatia
Dec 13 – Dec 15 all-day
Brain in Action @ 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
8
Sat
all-day Transforming the Trauma Triangle @ Bangalore
Transforming the Trauma Triangle @ Bangalore
Feb 8 – Feb 11 all-day
Transforming the Trauma Triangle @ Bangalore
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
13
Thu
all-day TSM Workshop: Making Friends wit... @ New Delhi
TSM Workshop: Making Friends wit... @ New Delhi
Feb 13 – Feb 16 all-day
TSM Workshop: Making Friends with Defenses in Actions @ New Delhi
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
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[...]