Working with Trauma

Many client issues relate to early trauma. Trauma affects critical brain centres and as such traditional talking therapies are often ineffective in supporting clients affected by traumatic experiences.

This workshop invites attendees to examine trauma from an interpretation of recent research and written material, including relevant neuroscience discoveries, and offers some guidelines for safe therapeutic practice.

Workshop details

  • Workshop: Finding Sanctuary: An Introduction to Working with Trauma | download flyer
  • Date: 27 January 2018 | Saturday 10am – 4pm
  • Cost: £60 | concessions available for previous workshop attendees and those on low incomes
  • Venue: Room 2, Central Library, William Brown Street, Liverpool, L3 8EW | location info

Trauma affects brain centres that cannot easily be influenced by talking therapies. Current research studies suggest that body focussed approaches can be very effective, as these practices can influence sensitised parts of the brain and nervous system. This workshop will explore the neuroscience basics of trauma and offer some practice guidelines for safe therapeutic work.

There’s a lot of excellent research and written material on the subject of trauma, and new findings in neuroscience have added to the quality of this literature. Neuroscience has also verified the effectiveness of already established therapeutic approaches and highlighted the importance of addressing trauma from an embodied perspective.

This is a one-day CPD workshop suitable for humanistic counsellors and trainees. Participants from other approaches are also welcome. Please note, this is not a training course but is an opportunity to widen knowledge and expand perspectives.

My workshops are experiential, which means that I want participants to actually experience the Gestalt therapy approach rather than just being provided with intellectual information. Gestalt therapy is primarily non-verbal and as such I aim for workshops to give participants a real feel for this approach.

Please note: Participants have choice throughout in relation to taking part in exercises and experiments. Handouts and CPD attendance certificates are supplied. Tea, coffee, water and biscuits will be provided. Lunch is not included but there are many eating places nearby. There is disabled access to this venue.

Booking policy:
I don’t require a deposit, just a commitment that you will attend. You pay in full on the day by cheque or cash. This avoids the hassle of sending payment through the post. However, if you reserve a place and then cancel within a week before the workshop I would want you to pay a cancellation fee of £20. And if you don’t attend on the day of the workshop the full amount is payable.

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