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Numbing the Pain: Making the Link between Childhood Trauma and Addiction 2020

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There is increasing evidence that adverse childhood experiences such as childhood sexual abuse, physical abuse, neglect, relational trauma and early childhood stress significantly increases vulnerability and elevated risk of developing addictions. This workshop will be invaluable to therapists working with those who have experienced early abuse, trauma and/or neglect, and therapists working with those who present in therapy with disordered or addictive coping mechanisms.

To manage the impact of abuse, trauma and emotional dysregulation many survivors resort to substance misuse, disordered eating, gambling, workaholism, sex, exercise or unhealthy relationships to self-medicate and to regulate their emotions and mood.

Despite the growing evidence of the link between early childhood trauma and addictions, many alcohol, drug and addiction services tend to focus on harm minimisation and often do not have the resources to explore the underlying causes of addiction.

This workshop and training day will look at early adverse childhood experiences, in particular childhood sexual abuse, complex and relational trauma, and their link to addiction. It will explore the nature of addictions within the context of attachment deficits and lack of emotional self-regulation.

Location Brighton
Category Talking Therapies
Details of Event
Start date 08 Feb 2020
Start time 10:00am
Venue Address Training Room, City Coast Centre, North Street, Portslade (Brighton & Hove), BN41 1DG
Amount £125
Organiser Brighton Therapy Partnership
Speaker Christiane Sanderson
Keywords Counselling, Psychological, Psychology, Psychotherapy, Trauma
Regions South East