A full day of talks exploring mind, body and brain approaches to healing from trauma.
Trauma is at the root cause of many of the mental health problems we face today.
Research from The University of Liverpool has found that traumatic life events are the single biggest cause of anxiety and depression.
And with one in three adults in the UK reporting experiencing a traumatic event at least once in their lifetime, it’s a lot more widespread than we commonly think.
Until recently, our understanding of psychological trauma was limited.
We thought it was something we could ‘get over’ and eventually move on from.
But new developments in the fields of neuroscience, developmental psychopathology, and interpersonal neurobiology have revealed that trauma causes actual physiological changes in the brain and body. It alters the brain’s alarm system and increases stress hormone activity, causing physical and emotional problems long after the event has taken place.
The good news is – advances in our knowledge about the basic processes that underlie trauma, have led to the development of innovative treatments that can help us heal, and move on with our lives.
In this series of talks, we’ll explore three of these approaches, including:
- Somatic Experiencing and Trauma; how this body-orientated approach can address the root causes of traumatic symptoms, release traumatic shock, transform PTSD, and heal the wounds of emotional and early developmental attachment trauma – Giselle Genillard
- Polyvagal Theory and Trauma; how traumatic experiences get ‘trapped’ in the nervous system, triggering negative emotions and unwanted behaviours long after the event has taken place, and how a polyvagal approach can offer a powerful solution – Deb Dana
- Internal Family Systems (IFS) and Trauma; why traumas (particularly in early life) cause us to ‘exile’ and cut off from parts of our personality, how this creates toxic internal conflict, and how IFS can help us heal and reintegrate these parts, so we can enjoy more wellbeing in day to day life – Dr Richard Schwartz, PhD
You’ll learn how these unique insights can benefit your own life, but also your ability to help others too.