Manchester  Workshop: Healing Complex PTSD: The Brain Science of Recovery

Manchester Workshop: Healing Complex PTSD: The Brain Science of Recovery

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From £70.88

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Novotel Manchester West

Worsley Brow


M28 2YA

United Kingdom

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We are delighted to invite you to our popular live workshop on Healing Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (c-PTSD) (Limited places)

About this event

This course is credit-checked by The National Counselling Society. Certificate of attendance will be issued (up to 6 CPD hours)Everyone interested in the subject is welcome. 

Your learning outcomes for this training:

  • An in-depth understanding on how c-PTSD affects brain function and ways to rebalance the brain for calm

  • The biochemistry of c-PTSD and recovery

  • The regions of the brain involved in c-PTSD and how to calm them down

  • Why a c-PTSD brain can be reluctant to seek help and move on (especially in trauma connected to domestic violence and abuse)

  • The links between c-PTSD and anxiety-related disorders such as OCD, and social anxiety and how to achieve transformation

  • Indentifying and coping with CPTSD flashbacks

  • Meditations for healing the fragmented self

  • The A.S.I.E.C.C. framework for Healing c-PTSD

Additional materials to have access to:

  • Healthy Self-Concept Meditation & Script for Complex PTSD Survivors

  • Strengthening Self-Compassion and Exposing the Inner Critics Exercise & Meditation

  • Healing Toxic Shame and Strengthening Self-Compassion: Mirror Exercise, Retrospective Self-Awareness Exercise & Meditation

  • Exposing and Renegotiating Trans-Generational Trauma Exercise (Family History Work) & Visualisation

  • Toxic shame Reduction Meditation 

  • Healing the Inner Child Meditation

Other focuses:

  • How to avoid the typical mistakes made in treating c-PTSD

  • Tips for minimising major relapses

How Much Does a Ticket Cost?

Early bird registrations from £62+vat+fee. It will go up to £89+vat+fee if you book late. Students, circumstances and group discounts are also available starting from £55+vat+fee per person (subject to places availability).  Click the tickets button on the top right to see the prices.

For professionals as well as those interested in the subject...

This course attracts both professionals and interested individuals interested in mental health, continuing professional development, and in effective recovery techniques.

TESTIMONIALS: What Previous Attendees Are Saying:

"Today’s course “Treating Complex Post –Traumatic Stress Disorder (CPTSD) was an in depth learning experience delivered in a friendly way. The A.S.I.E.C.C framework for healing and practical tips included were so helpful for anyone working with patients or in a caring environment or anyone wanting to understand their own personal journey to recovery from trauma." Gretsky C., Dental Hygienist and Sports Massage Therapist (10/7/20)

"Loved it! This is my second MindBody Breakthrough event. Wale is a great speaker who makes you feel welcome. His knowledge and experience is second to none and I look forward to revisiting the content of the course to use with clients." Heather S., CBT and Emotional Therapeutic Counsellor (10/7/20)

"I attended the all day webinar yesterday. I found it really helpful. There was a lot of neurobiology and neuro-chemistry which I really appreciated, that was what I was looking for. There is a lot to digest but I look forward to reflecting on the power point and my notes in due course. I am currently training in Internal Family Systems and hope to do training in sensorimotor psychotherapy and found yesterday's presentation helpful in consolidating my belief in bringing in the somatic. Anyway, thank you for your engaging and knowledgeable teaching." Paula H. (9/6/20)

"Another fantastic course.  Your presentation is so detailed, informative, and patient.  I value the amount of energy you give, and the resources that you offer are so appreciated." Elizabeth F. Sufferer (9/6/20)

"Thank you for your brilliant workshop – it has certainly given me some new ways of working and reassured me that I have been correct in staying with trying to stabilize clients before moving into the ‘trauma’." Kate R. Children and Young Person’s Counsellor (9/6/20)

"Thank you for an excellent, interesting and informative workshop which was professionally and warmly delivered." Jacqueline A. Counsellor (9/6/20)

"Thank you so much for such an excellent,  informative and useful online course today. I’ve learnt LOADS!!! :-)" Sarah C. (9/6/20)

"Thank you for your informative and insightful compact course, I have done many workshop on the Mind_Body connection, but yours is one of the best so far." Melissa S. Integrative Counsellor (9/6/20)

“The course was excellent and well presented. It covered a lot of useful material and has enhanced my ability to identify and work with clients with CPTSD. Usually I would not have been able to attend because the venue is outside London, but because it was online I could. Siata M., Integrative Counsellor

“Lovely webinar! Thank you so much! I learnt a lot from the comfort of my own home and it was actually lovely being able to get up and move to stretch and still listen actively and not get judged for getting up!” Alex A., Senior Physiotherapist

“An enormous thank you for providing such an interesting and informative day on CPTSD. Having previously attended one of your excellent courses I was delighted I could continue my studies from the comfort of my own home. In many ways I preferred it because of the convenience. I am looking forward to attending your next course on OCD as well.” Hazel J., Trainee Therapist

“Thank you for a great webinar. As a practicing counsellor you have built my knowledge on how to assess where a client is in their C-PTSD journey. I feel able to keep myself safe with an understanding of their process and how to support the client on their healing journey.” Sebastian H., Counsellor

"It was an amazing experience today.  A comprehensive and informative session that will inform my practice." Kaleena M., Counsellor

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PTSD is generally related to a single event, while complex PTSD is related to a series of events, or one prolonged event. A doctor may diagnose complex PTSD if a person has experienced prolonged or repeated trauma over a period of months or years.

Traumas connected to childhood neglect or abandonment seem to be central to the the development of onset c-PTSD. Since complex PTSD is a relatively recent concept, healthcare professionals may instead diagnose another condition due to its variable and complex nature. They may be likely to diagnose borderline personality disorder (BPD). Studies have found a substantial overlap between complex PTSD and BPD.

  • Complex PTSD – A doctor may diagnose complex PTSD if you experienced multiple traumatic events at an early age and lasted for a long time: Symptoms of c-PTSD may include the following:
  • traumatic flashbacks and re-enactment (feeling like the trauma is happening right now)
  • intrusive thoughts or images
  • nightmares
  • intense distress at real or symbolic reminders of the trauma
  • physical sensations such as pain, sweating, nausea, dizziness or trembling
  • feeling as if you are permanently defective or worthless
  • feeling like nobody can understand what happened to you
  • avoiding friendships and relationships, or finding them very difficult
  • difficulty controlling your emotions
  • feeling very hostile or suspiscious towards the world
  • regular suicidal feelings.
  • panicking when reminded of the trauma
  • disturbed sleep or a lack of sleep
  • irritability or aggressive behaviour
  • finding it hard to concentrate – including on simple or everyday tasks
  • being jumpy or easily startled
  • self-destructive behaviour or recklessness
  • other symptoms of anxiety
  • feeling like you have to keep busy
  • avoiding anything that reminds you of the trauma
  • being unable to remember details of what happened
  • feeling emotionally numb or cut off from your feelings
  • feeling physically numb or detached from your body
  • being unable to express affection
  • using alcohol or drugs to avoid memories
  • Inability to recall key features of the trauma
  • Overly negative thoughts and assumptions about oneself or the world
  • Exaggerated blame of self or others for causing the trauma
  • Negative affect
  • Decreased interest in activities
  • Feeling isolated
  • Difficulty experiencing positive affect
  • Irritability or aggression
  • Risky or destructive behavior
  • Hypervigilance
  • Heightened startle reaction

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Why don't you come and judge for yourself? 

If you feel this course can benefit you or any of your family members, friends or colleagues, why don't you let them know about the event and give it a try? 

Those who have attended the event in the past always said that they were glad they made the investment even though they were a little bit unsure at the start (See previous attendees feedback below).


All you need to do is to register your ticket to attend this event now.  The event is expected to be oversubscribed as there are very limited spaces. So book your seat now to avoid disappointment. Please only register if you are sure that you will be able to attend this event. We really want every ticket taken to be used on the day. Thank you for your co-operation.


The first reason this course is subsidised is networking. Relationships are very important. In a live event like this, there is ample opportunity to connect with like-minded people, share experiences, get motivated and discover what is working for others. I have been able to meet and connect with some amazing people in events such as this one.

The second reason why this is a subsidised event is the feedback that we get from our attendees. This is extremely useful. It helps us improve our courses and get better in serving others.


We practise authenticity because that is one of our highest values. MindBody Breakthrough does not use hard selling tactics because manipulation eventually leads to failures and stress at some point down the line. 

If you enjoy the day and think that any of our materials, online courses or future workshops can be beneficial to you personally or to your work, then we can discuss options once you have completed this full day. We just want you to come and enjoy the day, acquire additional helpful skills and make new friends.

Spot allocation is on a first-come-served basis due to limited availability. If you are planning to attend please reserve your spot now.

A certificate of attendance will be issued.

I look forward to seeing you there,

Best regards,

Wale Oladipo

Director & Lead Trainer Mind Body Breakthrough

Terms and Conditions


Cancellation charges are applied in all cases. We regret that this has to be done. All bookings involve administrative costs and it is difficult to fill vacant spaces as a result of late cancellations.

Cancellation charges are applied based on when the written cancellation notice is received. See the following refund rates:

  • Over 2 weeks’ cancellation notice: Full refund

  • 1-week cancellation notice: 50% refund

  • Less than 7 days cancellation notice: No refund unless in exceptional circumstances, for which a medical certificate may be requested.

Alternatively, a substitute delegate can be named at any time before the course. There will be no extra surcharge for making a substitution.

No refund will be payable for non-attendance or if no prior notice of cancellation is given.
The refund will be issued after the course.


Please be aware that from time to time the presentation (online or offline) may be photographed or filmed for educational, quality or promotional purpose (this happens occassionally). MindBody Breakthrough takes confidentiality very seriously and aims to use any films or photos that may be taken according to the strict terms and conditions on live events. For case study clips, permission will be sought from individuals involved before the clip of that matter is used. Please note that attendees are not permitted to film or record any part of the workshop on the day.

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