Working with trauma... the body remembers
Who is the course for?
This course is suitable for counsellors, therapists and others who open their hearts and minds to the pain of traumatised people. Those that manage or pastorally care for staff who are working with trauma will find this course a valuable resource. Health professionals across the board, adoption and fostering professionals and carers.
Aims of the course:
An introduction to the Babette Rothschild 'eight keys to safe trauma recovery'. By the end of the day you will have a clear understanding of the ‘common sense’ approach to recovering from trauma.
To give the trainee an overview of post-traumatic stress disorder and the impact of trauma on the body and mind. By the end of the day, you will have a better understanding of bodily sensations and how and why they are experienced by those who have been through traumatic incidents.
To look in detail at compassion fatigue, so called secondary vicarious trauma, signs to watch out for in the helper, and self-care strategies for managing burn out and stress. By the end of the day you will have a clear idea of how to actively help yourself to maintain your mental health and overall well-being whilst maximising your competency with others.
CPD hours: 6
About the host
Elaine Leonard is a registered BACP counsellor and counselling supervisor. She has extensive experience of working therapeutically with children, young people and adults in organisations, schools and in private practice. Elaine is an experienced trainer and group facilitator and is a supervisor at The Counselling and Family Centre