The following videos were made in 1998 when the Sanctuary program, then at Friends Hospital in Philadelphia, still existed.
Overcoming the Tyranny of the Past: The Psychobiology of Violence and Recovery
This presentation interviews Sandra L. Bloom, M.D., author of Creating Sanctuary: Toward the Evolution of Sane Societies and past-President of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies. Dr. Bloom provides a clear discussion of the psychobiological sequelae of traumatic experiences and draws implications for the intergenerational and societal transmission of trauma in layman’s terms.
Download Overcoming the Tyranny of the Past: The Psychobiology of Violence and Recovery - Whole Video (large file)
Download Overcoming the Tyranny of the Past: The Psychobiology of Violence and Recovery, Part 1 of 3
Download Overcoming the Tyranny of the Past: The Psychobiology of Violence and Recovery, Part 2 of 3
Download Overcoming the Tyranny of the Past: The Psychobiology of Violence and Recovery, Part 3 of 3
S.A.G.E. Treating the Effects of Trauma*
This presentation outlines the dynamic principles of the S.A.G.E. model of recovery from the effects of trauma, (now known as S.E.L.F.) a model created by the founders of the Sanctuary Program. This presentation discusses each phase of the S.A.G.E. Model: Safety, Affect Modulation, Grieving, and Emancipation. Equally useful for both therapists and survivors alike, this presentation comprises a valuable tool in assisting those who have been touched by trauma to reclaim and rebuild their lives.
Download S.A.G.E. Overview
Download Safety: Treating the Effects of Trauma, Part I
Download Affect Modulation (Emotions): Treating the Effects of Trauma, Part II
Download Grieving (Loss): Treating the Effects of Trauma, Part III
Download Emancipation (Future): Treating the Effects of Trauma, Part IV
*S.A.G.E. stands for Safety, Affect Modulation, Grieving and Emancipation. We now use S.E.L.F. – Safety, Emotions, Loss and Future – easier words to remember for children and adults.
Video about The Sanctuary Program 1999-2001
Peace Work: This video clip was a component of a larger video project of the Pennsylvania Medical Society Foundation directed at the issue of domestic violence. One of the segments was about the Sanctuary program, then based at Horsham Clinic, 1999-2001.
Trauma Art is an exposure technique used to help people gain mastery over traumatic experiences. Trauma Art is based on the knowledge that information processing, memory storage and retrieval are altered during traumatic events. This exposure technique involves drawing the traumatic sequence like a story and through narration of the story, allows a person to connect verbal and nonverbal information.
Download Clip about Trauma Art Narrative Therapy
In this interview, Dr. Lyndra Bills describes a therapy technique found to be successful in resolving internal conflicts and reducing dissociation. The video dialogue process, with the help of a video camera, involves recording a person debating two sides of a conflict within themselves, viewing the recordings, enabling them to assume the role of objective observer, which allows for resolution of the conflict.
Download Clip about Video Dialogue
Videos for the Sanctuary Institute
In 2005 when the Sanctuary Institute began, we made a series of videos asking various staff members at Andrus Children’s Center about their perspectives on the Sanctuary Model. These videos were the result: