The Virtual Book Club will be featuring Christine Forner’s new book, Dissociation, Mindfulness, and Creative Meditations: Trauma-Informed Practices to Facilitate Growth as our next book discussion. Here is a brief description of the book:
Dissociation, Mindfulness, and Creative Meditations explores the potential of mindfulness and explains why this level of developmental human achievement is so precarious within traumatic stress, especially traumatic dissociation. Chapters discuss the connection and disconnection between mindfulness and dissociative disorders and highlight the importance of gently creating a mindfulness practice for traumatized individuals. Readers will learn how to exercise the part of the brain that is responsible for mindfulness and how to regulate the part that is responsible for dissociation, and they’ll come away from the book with tips that will help even the most dissociative client to reap the benefits of mindfulness practices.
Christine is a well seasoned therapist specializing in trauma and dissociation while also being our next president-elect in ISSTD. Our discussion will begin on 12/3/18 and continuing until 12/21/18. Please join us in this discussion group!
About the Author
Christine Forner (B.A., B.S.W., M.S.W., RSW) Began her career early starting as a volunteer at the age of 16 at a crisis line. Getting a diploma in Social Work from Mount Royal Collage, a Bachelor’s degree in Woman’s Studies, a bachelor’s degree in Social Work and her Master’s degree in Social work. Christine has worked at The Calgary Sexual Assault Centre, Wheatland Crisis Shelter for survivors of domestic violence and in 1998 Christine started her clinical experience at The Calgary Women’s Health Collective. Since 2011, Christine has worked in her own private practice, which specializes in complex trauma and dissociative disorders. Christine has over fifteen years of working with individuals with Trauma, Post Traumatic Stress Disorders, Traumatic Dissociation, Developmental Trauma and Dissociative Disorders, with specialized training in EMDR, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Psychotherapeutic Meditation techniques and Neurofeedback. Christine teaches locally and at an international level on the issue of dissociation. Christine is the founder of the Creative Meditation technique and Medial Prefrontal Cortex Processing for Trauma and Dissociation. Christine is the treasurer of the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation and a current board member. As well as being the current Treasurer she is also the Chair of the Student and Emerging Professional Committee and a member of the Conference Committee and for the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation. Christine has spent the last 9 years working on methods of meditation that are effective for persons who have Complex Posttraumatic Disorder and Dissociative Disorders