Speaking & Presentations
"I have twice heard Dr. Pauline Dillard speak at the Christian Counselors Fellowship breakfasts in Colorado Springs. In both of these presentations Dr. Pauline has demonstrated extensive knowledge of her subject and the rare gift of defining the essence of the process so the listener can take it in and utilize the material with understanding. Her faith is both context and support for her teaching."
Susan S. Hykes, psychotherapist
Colorado Springs, CO
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If you would like to have Dr. Pauline speak on the following topics, or develop a topic that will better suit your church or group need, please contact the Dunamas™ Center.
Here are topics that Dr. Pauline speaks on regularly:
Life is Trauma: A Body, Mind, Spirit Approach to Healing
In this 6 hour learning opportunity Dr. Pauline Dillard will help counselors, pastors, and support people understand how trauma affects the entire person. Dr. Pauline will show you how the mind/emotions are impacted, how the spirit is affected, and how the biochemistry of the body is changed by trauma. When the biochemistry of a person is changed by trauma, this will have an impact on their emotional and spiritual understanding and responses. There is a saying that the church is the only army that shoots its wounded. Please don’t shoot the wounded. In this timely and well rounded teaching you will learn how not to shoot the wounded by:
- Knowing which to focus on first: body, mind, or spirit.
- When is the right time to introduce inner healing prayer
- How does deliverance fit in
- What are the biochemical impacts and how does nutrition fit in
- How to quickly understand a person at a deep emotional level
- How emotions and forgiveness interact
- Transformational prayer counseling
- To register, click here.
- Won’t Somebody Please Hear Me: Understanding and Healing from Birth Traumatomology Syndrome (BTS)
With the increasing number of cesareans over the past 20 years more and more moms are starting parenting with a form of trauma Dr. Pauline Dillard calls this Birth Traumatomology Syndrome (BTS). Dr. Pauline will be sharing with us what BTS looks like, how it impacts everyone: body, mind and spirit, what symptoms are, and how to begin a healing journey. Don’t miss the opportunity to meet with one of the foremost experts and national speakers on BTS. To register, click here.
- Birth Traumatomology and the Aware Counselor: (4 hours)
This is an in depth training for those who would like to learn how to counsel women and families following a traumatic birthing experience. Many counselors and pastors are not aware of the huge impact a difficult birth experience can and does have on many women. Rather than brushing women off with a lack of understanding, counselors and pastors can now become effective in the healing process. To register, click here.
- Psychonutrition (4 hours)
This is an in depth training for those who do counseling to help clients develop a healthier lifestyle, and thus improve brain function, and moods. Many counselors are not aware of how nutrition fits in to a counseling model. In this workshop, Dr. Pauline helps counselors to understand how trauma changes the brain, how the brain processes automatic negative thinking, the role of nutrition in helping with rewiring brain processes, and how integrate nutrition and diet help into your practice. To register, click here.
- Heart Connected Marriage Adventure (1 Hour)
In this presentation Dr. Pauline will show how heart connected communication differs from head communication, and the steps used to help you accomplishing a heart connected marriage adventure.
- The Problem of Self (1 Hour)
We all can self-betray, self-deceive, and self-justify. In this talk Dr. Pauline will show how we discourage our most intimate relationships when we don’t understand how we let pain choose for us, and keep us from following through with our true heart approach towards those we love.
- Please Don’t Shoot the Wounded (90 minutes)
In Please Don’t Shoot the Wounded Dr. Pauline will help you to understand how the standard church and spiritual approaches to pushing people through past pain most often leads to more pain. She will then show how people approach their journey to healing differently, and how to honor and respect that while helping the hurting achieve freedom and purpose in Christ.
- Post Trauma Growth (1 hour)
In this teaching Dr. Pauline will give ideas on how we can help people get off the “stuck place” of having a trauma disorder or syndrome and approach life with a positive outlook. This will help those who have been through difficult times understand the body, mind, spirit interaction of trauma so they can more fully become all that God would have for them. Not in spite of their trauma, but because of it.
“Words cannot express how meaningful your presentation is to the Mamas of ICAN of Phoenix. We are so grateful for your time & knowledge you share. May God Bless you & your work.”-Jenni FromentBirth Traumatomology Syndrome Following Cesarean Section (1 hour)
Many people don’t realize that cesarean is a major abdominal surgery that a woman is often coerced into under the banner of having a “dead baby.” This can cause 30% of cesarean moms to have trauma. Dr. Pauline shows in this presentation why cesarean can fit the definition of BTS and how to understand moms who are traumatized, and some of the steps toward healing.
- Post partum Mood Disorder (1 hour)
Dr. Pauline talks about the contributing factors to post partum mood disorders, signs and symptoms, and when to seek professional help.
- Importance of Birthing Choice (1 hour)
Dr. Pauline talks about how birth matters to the health and wellbeing of an entire family, and how what you choose for your birth plans can greatly enhance or hinder your family’s growth and connection. What you choose for your birth can contribute to, or help you avoid, post partum mood disorders.
- Post Birth Care Plans (90 minutes)
Many of us have heard about the importance of a “birth plan”. How often do you hear about the importance of a “post birth plan”? In this presentation Dr. Pauline will talk about the importance of a post birth care plan as an important element of helping to prevent post birth mood disorders for many women. She will also show you how to write a post birth care plan.
- Birth Trauma & Your Baby’s Brain (1 hour)
Dr. Pauline talks about how the trauma of many modern birth practices don’t fit the model of normal or necessary trauma of birth. Since the greatest amount of growth for the baby’s brain occurs in the last trimester through about age 2 the negative impact of this unnecessary trauma on the neural pathways can have serious impact on the gene expression of your baby’s brain, leading to many of the social/relationship problems we are seeing in many children today. Dr. Pauline will talk about how to prevent the unnecessary trauma, and how attachment parenting can help with the healing of a baby’s brain after it has been traumatized.
- Birth Trauma, The Baby’s Brain, and the Role of the Birth Professional (1 hour)
Dr. Pauline talks about how the trauma of many modern birth practices don’t fit the model of normal or necessary trauma of birth. Since the greatest amount of growth for the baby’s brain occurs in the last trimester through about age 2 the negative impact of this unnecessary trauma on the neural pathways can have serious impact on the gene expression of your baby’s brain, leading to many of the social/relationship problems we are seeing in many children today. Dr, Pauline then shows how the role of a caring birth professional is important in preventing much of this trauma to preserve the genetic growth of a baby’s brain.