Introducing our new monthly webinar series, we’ll be kicking off on 1 June with a high-altitude look at how we help support survivors of trauma when the world itself is going through a time of trauma. The aim is to provide a supportive, safe and stabilising space in which we can explore how the current coronavirus crisis is affecting both professionals and survivors alike, how we can reregulate and reintegrate, and how we can continue to work safely with trauma even in a time of trauma.
In this first episode, Carolyn will be providing a framework for understanding trauma, past and present, and how it relates to the current situation:
- What are the dynamics of trauma and how are they currently playing out?
- In what ways have we been kicked out of the green zone (safety, neuroception, social engagement, front brain) into a mobilised response of amber, or an immobilised response of red?
- How can we support existing survivors of trauma through these times when normal coping mechanisms and support services are severely restricted?
- How is the current crisis providing a mirror and a model of disorganised attachment?
- What principles of trauma recovery can we apply to help us develop a roadmap for the way forwards, even in these uncharted territories?
This first webinar episode will take a ‘high-altitude’ look at principles of trauma work, and then in subsequent weeks we will swoop lower for a close-up view of specific issues and challenges that arise through the work.
This will be the first in a series looking at ‘Working with Trauma’ – covering a vast array of subjects, in a way which communicates complex theory simply, and which is immediately applicable to work in your very next session. The content each month will be guided by feedback from participants in questions and polls so that we address the issues that are most relevant to the majority of you.
The webinars are aimed at counsellors, psychotherapists, psychologists and all other mental health professionals (including trainees), or anyone working with survivors of trauma. They may also be of interest and relevance to survivors of trauma themselves.
After feedback from over 2000 people, we realised that the vast majority of delegates don’t want to interact with others, or be on camera themselves – so we’re providing a safe space where questions can be asked via the online chat, but nothing more is required of participants except to listen and reflect! In future, if there is sufficient demand, we may be able to provide separate sessions for discussion groups or further follow-up Q&A sessions.
The webinar will be cast live at 2.00 pm on Monday 1 June but can also be watched any time after this ‘on-demand’ for those who can’t make it at this time. It will also be available permanently – lifetime access – in your online account, along with handouts and any resources referenced during the talk. It will be a focused, concentrated hour with no flannel or waffle so that you can make the most of your time, but will also provide opportunities for follow-up reading and resources for those who want to go further.
CPD certificate for one hour also available upon attendance. The webinar is simple to access: no downloads needed – takes place via a web browser.
Please join us in this exciting new venture as we work together to help reverse adversity in people’s lives!