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The Trauma Counsellor's Toolbox: Exercises to Aid Recovery and Healing from Complex Trauma

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Complex trauma is often the result of persistent, repetitive traumatic experiences which may include multiple violations such as sexual abuse, physical violence, emotional abuse and neglect – in many cases at the hands of someone known to the victim. This cycle, where trust is repeatedly betrayed can manifest in a range of symptoms such as dissociation, alterations to sense-of-self and fear of intimacy in relationships. Working with survivors of such trauma requires a range of therapeutic techniques that involve both top-down and bottom-up processing. This is particularly the case when trauma has been split off and is not easily accessible through verbal recall. Moreover, as complex trauma is primarily stored in the right brain, practitioners need to be able to facilitate right brain engagement through a selection of creative techniques and exercises.

Location London
Category Talking Therapies
Details of Event
Start date 02 Nov 2019
Organiser Nscience
CPD activity Courses
CPD hours 5
Keywords Psychoanalysis, Psychological, Psychology, Psychotherapy, Therapy, training, Trauma