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Over the last 30 years Karen has worked with survivors of trauma in different roles. Initially, as a result of her plays and short stories about women, children and trauma, she was invited to speak at schools and deliver workshops on resilience to community groups. This culminated in an invitation to create a journal writing course for sole parents who were struggling with the effects of physical and sexual abuse. Gradually this developed into a small practice working individually with people who had experienced all kinds of trauma. Karen enhanced this work by incorporating movement and vocal techniques from her theatre practice to access trauma trapped in the body. As a result of this work she began a PhD in Trauma Studies and Theatre.
The latest trauma research reveals that trauma is stored in the body, not the event so therapies that rely on a conscious approach, such as talk therapy, can help us gain perspective on our experience but they can’t clear the felt sense of burden that lives in the body. While our conscious minds can try and steer us away from situations and people we know are harmful only trauma therapies that target trauma where it’s stored in the body can clear the heaviness and felt sense of burden that lives in the body.
Karen has researched therapies that really work and set aside her PhD in order to train in the new therapies. First she studied EFT and Havening, then chose to qualify as a TRTP therapist because it is the single most effective and rapid trauma treatment available. It works in the most inventive and subtle ways to access and release trauma from the body and achieves in 3 or 4 sessions more than other therapies can achieve in many, many sessions. TRTP not only clears the current burden of pain and distress but entirely removes the patterns of traumatic shock that keep us hooked into behaviours, experiences and people that hurt us. After TRTP we just stop gravitating to them. It does all of this gently without retraumatising, leaving us truly free.
If you would like to know more or to make a booking for TRTP, please contact Karen. She works in person in Northcote and Nth Fitzroy, Victoria and via the internet on Zoom.
TRTP Trauma Therapist
EFT Master Practitioner & EFT for PTSD & Trauma
B.A. Hons, (Uni Melb)
Workshop facilitator for the community sector and community groups: Mythic Transformations; Deep Listening – Deep Communication; Authentic Presence.
Lecturer in Creative Writing V.C.A. & University of Melbourne (1998 – 2008)
Founded the first undergraduate course in Script Writing for Theatre (Uni Melb)
Chair National Stage Committee Australian Writers Guild
Developed the first course in Theatre Directing at the CAE (Melb).
Vice President EFTAP (EFT Australasian Practitioners)
Mentor to a generation of writers, theatre-makers and EFT practitioners
AREAS of INTEREST
PTSD; Women’s Trauma; Rebooting Creativity; Ethical Empowerment; LGBQI