⭐ 07 November 2024 – Trauma : Patterns of the Past

CPD Event title: Trauma : Patterns of the Past

Brief Description Of Event: Suffering from trauma, whether from a single incident or multiple events spread over the course of many years, can have a significantly detrimental impact on a person’s mental and physical health, and their quality of life. It can also greatly affect the lives of those around them. Understanding what causes PTSD symptoms, how our brains and bodies react to distressing events and what makes us vulnerable to becoming traumatised, are all key to successful recovery. This knowledge creates a firm foundation on which to build successful coping strategies and clarifies what needs to happen to enable successful self-help and recovery.

Learning Objectives: During the day you will also gain a clear understanding of how to spot the ‘early warning signs’ of trauma, before they go on to affect further areas of someone’s life, which red-flag signs indicate that it is time to seek professional help, and how trauma specialists are able to help people recover, from even the most difficult times, effectively – and lots more.

Jam-packed full of essential information and important insights, real-life case studies and tips, this trauma course clarifies the different ways trauma can impact on people, leaving you better equipped to help support recovery and build resilience. It is an essential course for anyone who works with distressed people or who wishes to support someone they care for in their recovery from trauma, or for those simply wishing to better understand what they, or someone they care for, are experiencing. You will have plenty of time to ask questions throughout the day as the course is designed as a balance between structured learning, group discussion and activities (it is a live, expanded version of our shorter online course: Understanding Trauma).

What will you learn
  • A clear understanding of what trauma is – and the different survival responses we have evolved to help us deal with it
  • What happens in our brains when we experience a traumatic event
  • Why some people are affected by traumatic events, but not others
  • What makes something ‘a trauma’
  • What symptoms may indicate that someone has been traumatised
  • Why post-traumatic stress (PTS) occurs and the many different ways it can present
  • The physical and psychological causes of post traumatic stress symptoms such as flash backs, hypervigilance, anger, poor sleep, poor memory, physical pain, difficulty thinking, digestive problems, low mood, apparent over-reaction to non-threatening situations
  • Why PTS symptoms can develop years after a traumatic event
  • The fight, flight and freeze response – its impact on our brain and body, and why it can be triggered inappropriately
  • Why experiencing trauma in a passive survival state – such as freeze, shutdown or a dissociative state – can affect an individual particularly deeply
  • How high emotional arousal impacts on our ability to think clearly
  • Why our brains evolved this way
  • Why some people experience trauma in a passive survival state such as freeze, shutdown or a dissociative state – and why we shouldn’t feel ashamed or guilty if we do
  • The double whammy that comes with the ‘freeze’ response
  • Why some sufferers experience ‘shutdown’ or dissociation as a result of trauma – and how this can lead to feelings of shame or guilt
  • Why anger and other strong emotions can follow when someone comes out of a shutdown state during recovery from trauma
  • How traumatic memories can stay ‘live’, keeping us on constant alert for danger
  • ‘The straw that broke the camel’s back’: why one seemingly small event can tip someone into PTSD after years of exposure to other distressing events
  • The importance of pattern-matching in understanding how our brains work
  • Why post-traumatic stress triggers seemingly inappropriately extreme fear reactions
  • The far-reaching impacts of unresolved trauma, including the development of co-morbid conditions and unhelpful coping strategies, such as addictions
  • How unresolved trauma can lead to depression – the trauma / depression cycle
  • Differences when treating single incident trauma, multiple trauma or ‘complex trauma’
  • When to seek professional help – spotting the ‘red-flag’ signs that you, or someone you care for, might need further support
  • Where to find effective professional help
  • An understanding of how the rewind technique works; its many advantages and applications
  • The common elements of all effective treatments for post traumatic stress (PTSD)
  • How we need to adapt traditional approaches to treating trauma for those experiencing shutdown or dissociative symptoms in the present
  • Working holistically from the human givens approach
  • The natural way we recover from distressing events
  • What we all need as human beings to live emotionally healthy lives
  • How to best employ self-help strategies to support your own recovery or to help others’ suffering from the effects of trauma
  • How to build resilience and recover from symptoms
  • How to access the ‘recovery zone’
  • Using breathing techniques with clients suffering from trauma
  • Self-help strategies for improving your mental health and minimising traumatic symptoms

Course Structure: One day Online Webinar, 09:15am – 4.00pm

Date of event: November 07, 2024

Duration of Event: 1 day

Venue for event: Live Zoom

Name of trainer: Rosalind Townsend

Tel bookings: 01323 811690

Email bookings: 

Website: https://www.humangivens.com/college/post-traumatic-stress-disorder-online-course/

Maximum number of participants:

Cost of Course: £125

Cost for NCH members: £112

How to claim discount: Please use discount code NCH10

Additional information/requirements: Human Givens College also provides CPD courses on a wide range of mental healthareas and therapeutic skills, both online and in-person. Topics include, anxiety, selfharm, OCD, suicide prevention, depression, addiction, PTSD, couples therapy and more.

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