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Experiential Workshop: University of Limerick

Experiential Workshop

EXPLORING THE SOURCE OF VICARIOUS TRAUMA AND BURNOUT AND EMPTYING THE CONTAINERS

Instructor: Dr. Heidi Ahonen

Are you a helping professional, therapist, nurse, social worker, or volunteer? Do you work with traumatized people? Do you witness or share heartbreaking experiences day after day? This experiential workshop is for those who listen to the traumatic experiences of others and find those experiences to be traumas that burdens them as well. Vicarious trauma and compassion fatigue affect helping professionals’ physical, psychological and spiritual health as they observe and interact in daily traumatic accounts or react to the traumatic situations of others. Vicarious trauma and compassion fatigue not only steal away a helping professional’s passion, but also deteriorates their health. Many of us have unknowingly experienced it. It manifests as a sense of helplessness and ultimately leads to burnout and depression if disregarded. During this experiential workshop a variety of experiential techniques will be used to help participants identify and explore their vicarious traumatization, burnout, stress and resources.

Place: University of Limerick

Time:  May 18, 2013 at 12 – 4:30 pm (Includes a coffee break) 

Heidi’s Bio

Dr. Heidi Ahonen, PhD, Psychotherapist, Group Analyst,  Accredited Music Therapist, and Compassion Fatigue Specialist, is a professor of Music Therapy at Wilfrid Laurier and director of the Manfred and Penny Conrad Institute for Music Therapy Research. Her teaching career includes posts at North Karelia Polytechnic, the Sibelius Academy for Further Education and the Finnish Mental Health Association’s Psychotherapy Training Institute. She has extensive clinical and supervisory experience and has published widely on various therapeutic methodologies and qualitative research. Heidi is the author of Group Analytic Music Therapy (2007) by Barcelona publishers. Heidi has trained music therapists and psychotherapists and conducted workshops for healthcare professionals since 1991. As a clinician, Heidi practices music psychotherapy and in the music therapy field she has developed  group analytic music therapy methods, group analytic music therapy supervision model, integrated art and music therapy methods and music listening, imagination and improvisation methods. She specializes in adult clients with childhood traumas, PTSD, burn-out, vicarious trauma, compassion fatigue, and depression.


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Experiential Workshop: Finnish Group Analytic Society, Kaupunkilahetys, Helsinki, Finland

Experiential Workshop

EXPLORING THE SOURCE OF VICARIOUS TRAUMA AND BURNOUT AND EMPTYING THE CONTAINERS

Instructor:Dr. Heidi Ahonen

Are you a helping professional, therapist, nurse, social worker, missionary worker, pastor, rescue worker, or volunteer? Do you work with traumatized people? Do you witness or share heartbreaking experiences day after day? This experiential workshop is ideal for those who listen to the traumatic experiences of others and find those experiences to be traumas that burdens them as well. Vicarious trauma and compassion fatigue affect helping professionals’ physical, psychological and spiritual health as they observe and interact in daily traumatic accounts or react to the traumatic situations of others. Vicarious trauma and compassion fatigue not only steal away a helping professional’s passion, but also deteriorates their health. Many of us have unknowingly experienced it. It manifests as a sense of helplessness and ultimately leads to burnout and depression if disregarded. During this experiential workshop a variety of experiential techniques will be used to help participants identify and explore their vicarious traumatization, burnout, stress and resources.

Place: Finnish Group Analytic Society, Kaupunkilahetys, Helsinki, Finland

Time: Sept 8, 2012 at 9 am – 2 pm

WORKSHOP CONTENT

9- 10:00 Introduction of Vicarious Traumatization? What it is? What are the sings? What contributes it?

Break

10:15-11:45 Experiential workshop

Lunch Break

12:30 -14:00 Experiential workshop

 

Heidi’s Bio

Dr. Heidi Ahonen, PhD, Psychotherapist, Group Analyst, Accredited Music Therapist, and Compassion Fatigue Specialist, is a professor of Music Therapy at Wilfrid Laurier and director of the Manfred and Penny Conrad Institute for Music Therapy Research. Her teaching career includes posts at North Karelia Polytechnic, the Sibelius Academy for Further Education and the Finnish Mental Health Association’s Psychotherapy Training Institute. She has extensive clinical and supervisory experience and has published widely on various therapeutic methodologies and qualitative research. Heidi is the author of Group Analytic Music Therapy (2007) by Barcelona publishers. Heidi has trained music therapists and psychotherapists and conducted workshops for healthcare professionals since 1991. As a clinician, Heidi practices music psychotherapy and in the music therapy field she has developed group analytic music therapy methods, group analytic music therapy supervision model, integrated art and music therapy methods and music listening, imagination and improvisation methods. She specializes in adult clients with childhood traumas, PTSD, burn-out, vicarious trauma, compassion fatigue, and depression.


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HEROINE’S JOURNEY—EMERGING STORY BY REFUGEE WOMEN DURING GROUP ANALYTIC MUSIC THERAPY

CANADIAN FEDERATION OF UNIVERSITY WOMEN: BRANTFORD – FÉDÉRATION CANADIENNE DES FEMMES DIPLOMÉES DES UNIVERSITÉS

MARCH 27, 2013

“Music can be a powerful, healing force” Dr. Heidi Ahonen.

Music and Women—come to what promises to be a fascinating and informative evening. Dr. Heiedi Ahonen is a Professor of Music Therapy and director of the Manfred and Penny Conrad Institute for Music Therapy at Wilfrid Laurier University. Dr. Ahonen provides a safe and nurturing environment for community members who participate in her sessions to explore emotions that are sometimes too difficult to express with words.

In her presentation “Heroines’ Journey—Refugee Women and Music Therapy”, Dr. Ahonen will be presenting her most recent work with refugee women and their exploration through music of feelings of loneliness, fear, guilt and loss.


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Vicarious Trauma Workshop – Israel

Experiential Workshop

EMPTYING CONTAINERS WITH MUSIC: USING MUSIC TO EXPLORE THE SOURCE OF VICARIOUS TRAUMA AND BURNOUT AND EMPTYING THE CONTAINERS

Instructor: Dr. Heidi Ahonen

 

Are you a helping professional, therapist, nurse, social worker, pastor, rescue worker or counselor  Do you work with traumatized people? Do you witness or share heartbreaking experiences day after day? This experiential workshop is ideal for those who listen to the traumatic experiences of others and find those experiences to be traumas that burdens them as well. Vicarious trauma and compassion fatigue affect helping professionals’ physical, psychological and spiritual health as they observe and interact in daily traumatic accounts or react to the traumatic situations of others. Vicarious trauma and compassion fatigue not only steal away a helping professional’s passion, but also deteriorates their health. Many of us have unknowingly experienced it. It manifests as a sense of helplessness and ultimately leads to burnout and depression if disregarded. During this experiential workshop a variety of music therapy techniques will be used to help participants identify and explore their vicarious traumatization, burnout, stress and resources.

 

Place: ______________

Time: May 16, 2012 at 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm

 

WORKSHOP CONTENT

1:00 -1:30 pm Introduction of participants

1:30-2:00 pm Introduction of Vicarious Traumatization? What it is? What are the sings?What contributes it?

2:00-3:15 pm Improvisation experiential

Coffee break

3:45-5:00 pm Guided Imagery experiential

Break

5:15-6:00 pm Closure

 

Heidi’s Bio

Dr. Heidi Ahonen, PhD, Psychotherapist, Group Analyst, Accredited Music Therapist, and Compassion Fatigue Specialist, is a professor of Music Therapy at Wilfrid Laurier and director of the Manfred and Penny Conrad Institute for Music Therapy Research. Her teaching career includes posts at North Karelia Polytechnic, the Sibelius Academy for Further Education and the Finnish Mental Health Association’s Psychotherapy Training Institute. She has extensive clinical and supervisory experience and has published widely on various therapeutic methodologies and qualitative research. Heidi is the author of Group Analytic Music Therapy (2007) by Barcelona publishers. Heidi has trained music therapists and psychotherapists and conducted workshops for healthcare professionals since 1991. As a clinician, Heidi practices music psychotherapy and in the music therapy field she has developed group analytic music therapy methods, group analytic music therapy supervision model, integrated art and music therapy methods and music listening, imagination and improvisation methods. She specializes in adult clients with childhood traumas, PTSD, burn-out, vicarious trauma, compassion fatigue, and depression.


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Low Frequency Sound Treatment Promoting Physical and Emotional Relaxation – Qualitative Study

Low Frequency Sound Treatment Promoting Physical and Emotional Relaxation – Qualitative Study

Abstract

Low frequency sound has many applications to medicine but the efficacy and effectiveness of low frequency sound treatment in health prevention remains unclear. The purpose of this study was to explore the perspectives and potentials of physioacoustic chair’s low frequency sound treatment when applied to daily activities among a sample of music students, faculty and/or staff, and to examine how participants view the benefits of the intervention for their well-being, health and health-related activities. The results show that the physioacoustic low frequency treatment added to participants’ subjective well-being by increasing their physical and emotional relaxation level, decreasing pain and stress, and increasing emotional enrichment and concentration. The study served as a pilot, to confirm stakeholder interest and to inform the feasibility of a larger study.


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Experiential Workshop: Emptying Containers With Music

EMPTYING CONTAINERS WITH MUSIC: USING MUSIC TO EXPLORE THE SOURCE OF VICARIOUS TRAUMA AND BURNOUT AND EMPTYING THE CONTAINERS

Experiential Workshop with Dr. Heidi Ahonen

Location: Helsinki City Mission

AIKA: 8.9. 2012 klo: 09-14

Are you a helping professional, therapist, nurse, social worker, pastor, rescue worker or counsellor? Do you work with traumatized people? Do you witness or share heartbreaking experiences day after day? This experiential workshop is ideal for those who listen to the traumatic experiences of others and find those experiences to be traumas that burdens them as well. Vicarious trauma and compassion fatigue affect helping professionals’ physical, psychological and spiritual health as they observe and interact in daily traumatic accounts or react to the traumatic situations of others. Vicarious trauma and compas-sion fatigue not only steal away a helping professional’s passion, but also deteriorates their health. Many of us have unknowingly experienced it. It manifests as a sense of helplessness and ultimately leads to burnout and depression if disregarded. During this experiential workshop a variety of music therapy techniques will be used to help participants identify and explore their vicarious traumatization, burnout, stress and resources.


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