Beth Robins Roth, APRN, SEP
Hummingbird Trauma Resolution, LLC
The Hummingbird’s* Journey:
Trauma-Sensitive Divorce Work
Beth Robins Roth is back! This training is a continuation of the training held on October 2, 2020, but attendance at that training is NOT a prerequisite for this one.
Divorce can be a traumatizing event and many enter the divorce process with unresolved trauma/PTSD. This training is designed to bring a psycho-physiological perspective to unresolved trauma.
This training will begin with a brief overview of Somatic Experiencing, emphasizing its interdisciplinary approach to understanding and healing trauma. The program will include a brief description of the neuroscience and physiology of unresolved trauma/PTSD, and then focus on recognizing behaviors that are trauma-driven. Nervous system self-regulation skills for members of the divorce team will be introduced and practiced, as well as on-the-spot techniques for divorce team professionals to effect nervous system co-regulation with their clients.
This is an interactive, experiential training. Teaching methods include brief lecture, experiential exercises, role-play demonstrations, case study anecdotes, and group discussion.
*The hummingbird is revered by indigenous peoples of North and South America for its courage, strength, and ability to make an epic journey for growth and evolution.
Beth Robins Roth, APRN, SEP, has been practicing meditation since 1987 and teaching meditation since 1993. She received her Master’s Degree in Nursing from Yale University in 1987. In 1992 and 1993 she trained with Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD., founder of the internationally acclaimed Stress Reduction Clinic at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center in Worcester.
In 1993, Beth founded the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program (MBSR) at the Community Health Center in Meriden, CT, where she teaches meditation in Spanish and English to inner-city patients with chronic medical and mental health problems and life-threatening illnesses. She has taught Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction internationally to health care and mental health professionals, medical patients, and university students and faculty in the Dominican Republic and Bolivia. From 1993 to 2009 she taught MBSR as an accredited elective course for graduate students at Yale University. She taught mindfulness meditation to Yale University faculty and staff through the Yale Work-Life Program and taught Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction at Fresh Yoga in New Haven (freshyoga.com/meditation.html).
Beth does teaching, consulting, conference presentations and staff development training for hospitals, health centers, schools and universities throughout Connecticut and New England. Since 2000, she has taught Buddhism and meditation through the Adult Religious Education Department at the Unitarian Society in Hamden, CT. She has published research and descriptive articles and two book chapters about her work teaching mindfulness meditation. She founded a Family Dharma column for Tricycle e-magazine (www.tricycle.com
) about incorporating Buddhist teachings and meditation practices in parenting and family life.
Since 1988, Beth has attended approximately 22 silent meditation retreats of 7-14 days duration at the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, MA. In 2014 she completed the year-long Integrated Study and Practice Program at the Bare Center for Buddhist Studies. In 2015 she completed a three-year professional training program in Somatic Experiencing Trauma Healing. In 2016 she opened Hummingbird Trauma Resolution, LLC, a private practice in North Branford, CT, where she specializes in a mind-body approach to healing unresolved trauma/PTSD, physical pain and chronic stress. She currently lives in Hamden, CT.