Choices in Trauma Therapy

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Date/Time
Date(s) - Saturday 16th November, 2013
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Location
City Coast Centre

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Saturday 16th November 2013

Trainer: Miriam Taylor

Venue: Training Room, City Coast Centre, Portslade (Brighton & Hove), BN41 1DG

Schedule: 10am to 5pm (Registration at 9.45am)
Course Fee: early bird £85 (before 18th October; £95 thereafter), including ample lunch, all refreshments, and CPD Certificate

Traumatic experiences have a devastating impact on the lives of those who survive them, including a sense of profound alienation and loss of stability. Clients often present with either very intense feelings or be quite frozen which can make them challenging to work with, and they may not integrate the insights of therapy. There is often a push to tell the story without the necessary supports in place. This can be re-traumatising and lead the client to disengage. Early practitioners including Janet and Freud acknowledged the physiological basis of trauma reactions. Traditional treatment methods have assumed that by surfacing feelings the trauma will resolve, but the evidence does not support this. In recent years a large body of research into the neuro-biology of trauma has pointed in the direction of more effective and promising ways of working with traumatised clients. These begin with ways of restoring connection and stability through the body.

This workshop presents a safe treatment model based on the neuro-biology of trauma. It will cover basic trauma theory and the skills needed to work more effectively. You will learn some specific supports that can help clients to literally find their feet and orient towards recovery. We will pay particular attention to stabilising the client, the physiology of trauma including cycles of arousal, resources and working in the here-and-now. The workshop will include demonstration, experiential exercises, theory and skills practice, giving you a clearer understanding of what to do and when.

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