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WEBINAR. Signs of Post-Traumatic Growth Are Often Missed—Here’s How to Find Them

  • 20 Aug 2020
  • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Zoom


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A USABP Spotlight Webinar Series Produced in Association with Organic Intelligence is Presented by Steve Hoskinson

  • 2 CEs Available
    • Available for live attendance (no quiz). Or by,
    • Home study... quiz required
  • This live event is recorded for encore viewing

In this webinar you will get the maps for Post-Traumatic Growth, some inspiration, and experiential exercises for yourself and clients.

Event Description

My daughter, as a four year-old, returned from the neighbors eagerly sharing how the mama chicken sits on her eggs to make them warm so they hatch. “Let’s take our eggs and put them in the oven and make them hot so they’ll hatch fast!” she said. Natural development and organic integration need precise, but very little midwifing. Our gifts as healers come not so much from being an expert, nor from being “trauma informed,” but from our precise attunement to natural emergence.

In somatics, concepts like “trauma,” “the wisdom of the body,” “trust the body,” “embodiment,” etc. can obscure the obvious manifestations of organic growth and healing. There is a common arc, with identifiable milestones, in all human development. For us to attune to the organic arc of development, what we need are maps - not more techniques. But firstly, we need fresh inspiration toward listening and adept following. This attitude of listening and following organismic wisdom suits this moment, where ailing notions of authority and control are yielding to a new organic, collective, and network intelligence.

To midwife real change and to hear the whisper of intelligent emergence we must orient toward our collective, primordial knowledge. It is by our attunement here that we can catalyze the only sensible healing intelligence - that which arises from deep within our nature.

In this webinar you will get the maps for Post-Traumatic Growth, some inspiration, and experiential exercises for yourself and clients.

Main Points of Workshop

-Unconscious bias, like the confirmation bias, keeps us from recognizing change opportunities.

-We need to shift to a complex systems understanding in order to exit the self-reinforcing echo chamber within our individual biological conditioning.

-A biology’s first priority is self-reinforcing stability (not growth)--which simultaneously perpetuates the status quo (individually, socially, societally, politically, etc).

-Human biology knows how to stabilize itself and is always making attempts to do so.

-Stabilization processes and necessary control skills (self-regulation) give way to spontaneous growth in emergence and wisdom at “critical periods” of the therapeutic process. 

-The spontaneous emergence of auto-organization increases information processing capacity and innate “affect regulation.” 

-Failure to attune to phases of the biology in its auto-organizing impulse is a (fractal) reflection of unintended patterns of violence, aggression and suppression.

-An ethical attunement paradigm of personal, collective and professional development is available and should be made widely accessible. Participants will be introduced to these ideas, and pointed toward readily accessible further resources.


- Welcome, Event Housekeeping, USABP Messaging, Onboarding Attendees, Poll (5 min)

- Introduce Topic and Speaker (Welcome presenter to the screen) (2 min)

- Short Interview with Presenter - talking about their inspirations and visions for our field (8 min),

- The Presentation – may or may not include taking questions (90 min),

- Q&A (10 min),

- Wrap up  (3 min)

- USABP Closing (2 min)

Learning Objectives

Participants will:

1) Participants will be able to identify the three phases a complex biological system requiring our attunement.

2) Participants will be able to list two primary intervention strategies for resilience that are the “initial conditions” for the emergence of an auto-organizing system.

3) Participants will be able to describe the rationale for using interventions that are less directive, more directive or non-directive.

Presenter Information

"Our humanity rests not in what distinguishes us from the rest of life, but rather in what we share."    ~ Steve Hoskinson

Steve Hoskinson, MA, MAT, is Founder, CEO and Chief Compassion Officer (CCO) of Organic Intelligence® and the 501(c)(3) nonprofit Organic Intelligence Outreach Institute. Steve developed the Human Empowerment And Resiliency Training (HEARTraining®) based on Organic Intelligence, a positive psychology, fractal method known for its implicit exposure approach to trauma.

As a leader in the Somatic Psychology field, Steve has mentored and trained thousands of professionals in North America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East in the art of the compassionate treatment of trauma. Steve was Professional Training Faculty for the Somatic Experiencing® Trauma Institute for 17 years and is currently Adjunct Faculty for JFK University’s Somatic Psychology program.

Steve is a founding member of the Northern California Society for Integrative Mental Health and the International Transformational Resilience Coalition and served on the Global Training and Education Council for the Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute. 


- Capra, F. (1996). The web of life: A new scientific understanding of living systems. New York: Anchor Books.

- Erickson, M. & Rosen, S. (1982). My voice will go with you : the teaching tales of Milton H. Erickson, M.D. New York: Norton.

- Galbusera, L., Finn, M.T., Tschacer, W., & Kyselo, M. (2019). Interpersonal synchrony feels good but impedes self-regulation of affect. Scientific Reports (2019, 9:14691)

- Hoskinson, Steven (2019). The End of Trauma™ Workbook. Published by Organic Intelligence®. Contact

- Koval, P., Ogrinz, B., Kuppens, P., Van den Bergh, O., Tuerlinckx, F., & Sütterlin, S. (2013). Affective instability in daily life is predicted by resting heart rate variability. PloS one, 8(11), e81536.

- Porges, S. W. (2011). The Polyvagal Theory: Neurophysiological Foundations of Emotions, Attachment, Communication, and Self-regulation. New York: W.W. Norton.

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