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The Psychophysiology of PTSD and Trauma

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Wednesday, 31 October 2018 at 10:00 - Thursday, 1 November 2018 at 16:00

The Psychophysiology of PTSD and Trauma

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Individual Ticket for both days 31 Oct 2018 £259.00 £0.00
Video Recording of the 2-day workshop 31 Oct 2018 £259.00 £0.00

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The Psychophysiology of PTSD and Trauma: how we can make Trauma Therapy safer

A 2-day workshop at London with Babette Rothschild

London, 31 October and 1 November 2018, Wednesday and Thursday, 10:00am to 4:00pm on both days

PTSD can be viewed as a condition where the body and mind have not, yet, recognized that a traumatic event is over. The body’s nervous system continues to mobilise for defensive fight / flight or protective freeze. At the same time, PTSD can be seen as a failure of mindful dual awareness, which results in over reliance on, and hypervigilance for internal cues and symptoms and an inability to recognise the present as different from the past.

This practical, one day workshop which would be relevant for psychotherapists, counsellors, clinical psychologists, psychiatrists and social workers is aimed at equipping delegates with neurophysical and psychophysical theory, principles and tools – which allow us in our therapeutic interactions to help our clients:

  • Enable the nervous system to recognise when trauma is over;
  • by understanding, reducing, containing and halting traumatic hyperarousal, including flashbacks
  • and benefit from body-oriented interventions that assist in integrating traumatic memories, with a view to increasing stability and improving quality of life

Through case-vignettes and examples, delegates will learn to:

  • distinguish between clients who will benefit from the processing of traumatic memories and clients who will not – we consider specific therapeutic skills for helping both groups
  • comprehend the structure of the body’s nervous system and understand how we can employ the sensory nervous system for mediating flashbacks and nightmares
  • effectively utilise the autonomic nervous system for moderating arousal levels
  • Discern relaxed (muscular states) from calm (nervous system states)
  • Incorporate mindfulness, yoga and physical exercises in our therapeutic approach
  • Clearly delineate between traumatic stress, post-traumatic stress and post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Gain tools for protecting ourselves from vicarious trauma and compassion fatigue

The workshop is consistent with and would be a beneficial adjunct to multiple modalities of psychotherapy or specialised trauma therapy (including analytical, dynamic and somatic approaches, cognitive behavioural and EMDR).

Participants will each receive a laminated version of the new 6-colour ANS table to keep and continue to use in their work and for their own self-care.

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Regent's College
Inner Circle, Regent's Park
NW1 4NS London
United Kingdom

Wednesday, 31 October 2018 at 10:00 - Thursday, 1 November 2018 at 16:00

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nscience is an independent organisation that seeks to explore the interdisciplinary richness of mental health disciplines. Through a series of seminars, workshops and conferences that are conducted throughout the year, we aim to present the latest advances in theory and research to practitioners; with a view to furthering their continuing professional development.

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