Thomas Hedlund has been presenting professional trainings and educational workshops for the public for the past thirty years. As a psychotherapist and addictions educator with a lengthy affiliation with John Bradshaw and the recovery field, Tom's expertise is treating compulsive and addictive behavior as well understanding the effects of traumatic events on personality development and its impacts on adult function.
Tom's talent as a teacher includes an extraordinary grasp of technical knowledge on abuse and addiction combined with his remarkable ability to make it understandable,. practical and personally relevant, His great knowledge and skill in teaching about what creates and dissolves our resistance to change offers participants both clarity, hope and direction.
In his trainings, Tom integrates his personal experience as a recovering therapist with his broad knowledge of ground breaking new science and theories behind attachment, addictive, compulsive, and self destructive behavior. His extensive background as an individual, couples and group therapist, family systems consultant, trainer and interventionist give him a wide variety of life experience to draw from in his presentations. His commitment to his own recovery combined with his sense of humor and compassion make his trainings highly informative, personal and entertaining,
"When I have a question about the neuroscience behind shame, trauma or addiction, Tom is the first person I think about asking for an answer."...... “Tom is one of the select group of therapists who thoroughly understands the dynamics of emotional healing. I consider him to be one of the most skilled and compassionate therapists I know.”
John Bradshaw, Emmy nominated talk show host, 3 time New York Times best selling author
"Tom's ability to blend cutting-edge science and the dynamics of emotional healing in a clear and comprehensive manner have made a profound effect on our workshop participants. I recommend his training's to healers, counselors, and everyone seeking personal growth."
Director of Training
American Indian Training Institute. Inc.
“Tom is a master therapist. He is warm, insightful, and has exceptional skill in original pain work.”
Kip Flock, JBC. Clinical Director
Previous Professional Trainings of Thomas Hedlund:
American Indian Training Institute
Alcohol School, Albuquerque,N.M
Central Calif. Conference, Sacramento, CA.
Association of Intervention Specialists Conference Sober Living by the Sea, Newport Beach, Ca.
Betty Ford Treatment Center,Palm Desert, CA
Azure Acres Treatment Center, Sebastopol, CA
BelStead House, Inner Child Development Seminars, , Ipswitch, Suffolk, UK
Betty Ford Treatment / Intercare,
New York, NY.
Calif. Conference on Problems Related to Alcohol, Yosemite, CA.
California Peer Support Association / Corona Police Department, CA.
Thomas Hedlund's recent workshops and speeches have included all of the following topics.
Alcohol's Impacts on the Family
Coping with Trauma, Personal and Professional
Healthy versus Normal Communication
Indecent Exposure: The Hijacked Brain's Quest for Wholeness
Introduction to Affect Regulation and Addiction
Overcoming Roadblocks to Intimacy and Recovery
Roadblocks to Recovery
Shame as the Core of Compulsive Behavior
The Neurobiology of Addiction
The Neurobiology of Trauma and Shame
The New Brain Science of Addiction, Trauma and Shame
Working With Shame
DVD Lecture Series
Indecent Exposure: The Hijacked Brain's Quest for Wholeness Series
1 x Indecent Exposure: Th Hijacked Brain's Quest for Wholeness Part 1 <+ $0.00
1 x Indecent Exposure: The Hijacked Brain's Quest for Wholeness Part 2 <+ $0.00
1 x Indecent Exposure: The Hijacked Brain's Quest for Wholeness Part 3 <+ $0.00
1 x Indecent Exposure: The Hijacked Brain's Quest for Wholeness Part 4 <+ $0.00
Running Time:240 minutes
Thomas Hedlund, LMFT - 1275 4th Street, PMB #259, Santa Rosa, CA. 95404
Phone (707) 292 2673, Fax (415) 962-4132,