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Healing in a World of Need

Emergency Pedagogy and Vocational Training in Artistic Therapies to Alleviate Suffering with Bernd Ruf

July 3-8, 2022 in Wilton, NH

Psychological Trauma and the Phases of PTSD
Healing Trauma Artistic Responses

Traumatized children and adolescents require stable and competent teachers schooled in diagnosing and averting disorders brought on by physical and emotional trauma.

Psychological trauma progresses in phases. Symptoms are easily misdiagnosed, and age-appropriate pedagogical intervention can help alleviate the inner paralysis brought on by trauma.

Program facilitator and presenter, Bernd Ruf will guide you through the 5-day course, including:

  • An overview of the 4 stages of PTSD, from acute shock to more internalized trauma.
  • Pedagogical intervention techniques that activate self healing, starting with emergency intervention and extending to long-term pedagogical approaches.
  • Afternoon workshops in the healing artistic therapies with experienced therapists.

This course represents the first of Bernd Ruf’s internationally-recognized 12-module Emergency Pedagogy program.

Participants seeking a special International Certificate for professional world-wide trauma intervention will need to take all 12 modules. Kairos hopes to offer the four modules that are most suitable to educators/therapists. In addition to Bernd Ruf’s practical seminars, participants receive an introduction to healing therapies. You will select one of the following healing approaches to trauma on your registration form:

Who is Bernd Ruf?

Portrait of Bernd Ruf

Bernd Ruf

Presenter, Founder of Parzival School & Emergency Pedagogy

Author of Educating Traumatized Children, Bernd Ruf is the founder of the worldwide Emergency Pedagogy crisis intervention center, based in Karlsruhe, Germany. Skilled teams are sent out to help traumatized children in places of the strife of war, or ecological disasters.