A relational approach to trauma suitable for all health professionals
It is my belief that trauma lies at the heart of most psychological distress. Trauma affects both the mind and body, resulting in a set of symptoms and behaviours that continue long after the event has ended.
As health professionals, there are many clinical models to choose from when helping traumatised individuals. As family and friends, we rely on the strength of the relationship and as a community it is the power and closeness of the community that often takes whole societies out of devastation and into post-traumatic growth.
We will look at an integrated clinical approach to working with trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), using concepts from transactional analysis, neuroscience and trauma related therapies. However we will equally consider the importance and healing properties of the therapeutic relationship. How as professionals and when the models aren’t working we can safely sit in the relationship, using our therapeutic self as a tool for post-traumatic growth. The format is mainly didactic with some breaks for group discussion and experiential learning. The learning environment is warm, welcoming and inclusive.
Explore and learn in a warm, collaborative, informative setting and discover a renewed energy for yourself, your work and your team.
About the host
Nicole Addis is a UKCP registered counsellor and psychotherapist with extensive clinical experience in both NHS and private settings. Nicole has an in depth knowledge of working therapeutically with traumatised families and individuals and has over several years teaching experience.