ISSTD Virtual Book Club - Forner

Jan 14, 2019 09:00am -
Feb 03, 2019 12:00pm

Event Description

Welcome to the ISSTD Virtual Book Club Registration page.

Please note: This book club has been postponed until January 14, 2019. 

Dear members,

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 1/14/19 and continuing until 2/3/19. 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


Rick Hohfeler, Joan Haliburn and Garrett Deckel
ISSTD Virtual Book Club Moderators

The virtual book club is conducted online through a discussion platform which will allow participants in all parts of the world to participate at times that are convenient for them. Discussion will be led by our moderators Rick Hohfeler, Joan Haliburn and Garrett Deckel along with the article's author Christine Forner.

This is for ISSTD Members Only. If you are not yet a member and are interested in joining, please visit: ISSTD Membership page

Event Type:Book Club
Early registration ends on Oct 31, 2018.
Regular registration starts on Nov 01, 2018 and ends on Jan 14, 2019.
Late registration starts on Jan 15, 2019.
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