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An Embodied Approach to Working with Trauma

This is an experiential workshop focusing on introducing clinicians to the need for and techniques used in an embodied approach to trauma.

 

There is a significant body of evidence now available which shows that the majority of individuals who present for mental health and substance abuse treatment are primarily dealing with the impact of psychological trauma. Evidence from neurobiology shows that trauma impacts on areas of the brain which are sub-cortical and therefore not accessible by cognitions. There is a growing awareness of the need therefore for clinicians to have the therapeutic skills which support their clients in developing the ability to regulate their nervous systems. This workshop will give you an understanding of the need for these skills and introduction to them in practise.

 

Students will develop an understanding of the need for an embodied approach to trauma, have the opportunity to see the basic skills used in working with an embodied approach being demonstrated and get opportunity to begin to use these skills.

Course Details

Venue: Live Online Workshop

Next Start Date: 18th of December

Time:10.00am-5.00pm

 

Fees:

Full Price: €100
PCI College Student: €80

Eligibility:  Qualification in Counselling, Psychotherapy and students currently in professional training. Entry is by online application form.

 

This is a Continuing Professional Development Workshop specifically designed for Counsellors & Psychotherapist (including Students) and other helping professionals with therapeutic experience.

 

If you have any questions about your eligibility, contact us at enquiries@pcicollege.ie or 01-4642268.

 

 

Content:

  • Review of evidence base for an embodied approach
  • Explanation of why an embodied approach works
  • Demonstration of how to work with an embodied approach
  • Discussion of issues that might arise with using an embodied approach.

 

 

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Brendan McKiernan 

 

Brendan is a registered Somatic Experiencing practitioner. He works with individuals who are dealing with the impact of psychological trauma, both complex and related to a specific event. In addition to his private practise, Brendan is currently engaged as an assistant teacher in Somatic Experiencing trainings in both Spain and England. Somatic Experiencing is an evidence-based, body-orientated approach to trauma which focuses on working with the impact of trauma on the nervous system.

 

In addition to this work, Brendan is a registered family therapist and clinical supervisor. Previously Brendan was director of Keltoi, a HSE residential rehabilitation facility for addiction and trauma.



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What our Students Say


"...Gosh I loved everything [about this workshop] and The teacher and group were wonderful. I would do other workshops on this topic."
Deirdre Reddy - Life Writing Workshop

What our Students Say

"This course highlighted and revisited some of the areas I have covered before - it has given me the confidence to start actively looking at creative play again...a real breath of fresh air for practical, back to basics ways of working with children & after-all play is child's work."
Sarah-Jane Conneff - Child & Adolescent Counselling Taster Day
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