Traumatic events create such ruptures in peoples’ lives that they become instantly disconnected from any experience that has gone before; all sense of context disappears.
This sense of disconnection from context requires skillful support as it can spill over into the therapy relationship. Living under the constant shadow of trauma can be debilitating in the extreme, and working with it can be hazardous and draining for therapists.
This autumn and next year, Relational Change is offering support through workshops that seek to restore a sense of connection for clients who have experienced trauma and their therapists.
Specialist support for therapists working with trauma can be hard to find: a parallel process reflecting the isolation and disconnection of clients. This workshop will provide you with specialist trauma-focussed group supervision as well as the opportunity to step back and reflect on trauma-based themes in the therapeutic relationship and the wider field. Thus we place trauma, and our work with it, in a new context. This workshop proved to be extremely popular elsewhere, and there are still a few places on this one.
This training will give you a grounding in relevant neuroscience and theory that informs trauma-specific interventions and the therapeutic approach. The emphasis is on how the body continues to hold the residue of trauma, and so we have great pleasure in welcoming guest trainers to the programme to introduce a range of styles. Margaret Landale and Ed Fellows both work extensively with the body and trauma, and Sally Denham-Vaughan brings her wealth of experience to consider how cognitive approaches support the recovery of embodied experience, creating an integrated and coherent model for trauma therapy. An underlying principle for this training is the importance of the relational approach, with an interest in the processes that support and hinder effective trauma therapy.
What others say...
"I completed this training last year and would highly recommend it to you. It felt like a very safe training, and entirely practical in clinical application and the ability to transform practice from weekend one. It has increased my confidence in working with trauma and in the use of psychoeducation around basic neuroscience, attachment and body experiences." (RD, Counsellor, Stroud)
"I attended a couple of Miriam Taylor's workshops on trauma counselling last year. Both were effectively delivered and opened up a whole new approach to the work. I found Miriam inspirational and have since continued to pursue the subject through reading, co-counselling with a more experienced trauma counsellor, and learning from my clients. I think it is a difficult and dense area but central to the work I do, and I am grateful to Miriam for opening my eyes to a crucial aspect of attachment based therapy." (JM, Psychotherapist, Oxford)
Details on our website here and read Miriam's bio here. See below for more events...
RELATIONAL CHANGE: COUPLES WORK Starts January 13th | Kingston-upon-Thames
This training for therapists and counsellors emphasises a pragmatic and creative approach to working with couples within a relational frame. read more
CONTEMPORARY TRAUMA PRACTICE Starts January 13th | Oxford
Certificate/diploma programme comprising six two-day workshops designed to build confidence, skills and understanding in working with trauma. read more
THE EROS SERIES February 2017 | London & Oxford
Explore creativity, vitality and sexuality in a range of professional settings. The series builds but can also be taken as individual workshops. read more
RELATIONAL ORGANISATIONAL GESTALT Starts March 7th | Esher
UK-based two year certificate/diploma in ROG, leading to European Accreditation as a Gestalt Practitioner in Organisations. read more
THE RELATIONAL CHANGE GATHERING October 19th 2016 | London
Facilitated by Marie-Anne Chidiac and Sally Denham-Vaughan, the theme of this year's event is presense, passion and purpose. All welcome! read more