Book Now for 21st – 25th June 2021
This 5-day training is also a Unit of the BeeLeaf Advanced Diploma
The effects of trauma are so often expressed as destructive symptoms and beliefs that clients may seek to “get rid of” or “learn to put up with”. This internal conflict against one’s own self-preserving patterning can perpetuate rather than alleviate suffering.
In the 21st Century we have a better understanding than ever before of the impact of trauma on the developing brain and what makes healing, growth and restructuring possible and likely. Understanding the mind-body system as a life-seeking whole can open up pathways to expression and healing that are not available through purely cognitive or analytic approaches.
A greater sensitivity to somatic awareness will enable trainees to attend respectfully to a client’s physical, cognitive and emotional states, and their wider context. Understanding dissociative and re-associative process can help put the client back in their seat of natural power to restore, resolve and find meaning in all of life’s experiences.
Coming together as a small group, sharing experiences and questions in working creatively with trauma was engaging, challenging and rewarding. Exploring and recognising the mind, body connections, the interpersonal and intrapersonal perspectives, all helped to develop my understanding of the nature of trauma. We laughed, we tried out practices, we created together. It was a really worthwhile experience both professionally and personally. Thank you!
Meg Lavery, Counsellor, Glasgow Caledonian University.
Where, when, how much?
Where & When
Booking Deadline 1st June 2021 Subject to Availability of Places
This course will take place at a spacious well ventilated training venue within walking distance of BeeLeaf, London E3. Nearest tube Mile End. Full address details will be provided with booking.
5 Days 21st – 25th June 2021 Each day runs from 10am – 5:30pm
BeeLeaf Members £570 Pay £150 deposit with booking. Balance of £420 due by 1st June 2021.
Standard £595 Pay £150 deposit with booking. Balance of £445 due by 1st June 2021.
Submission of an application form and /or payment does not constitute a booking. Bookings are not confirmed until we send you a confirmation of booking / enrolment.
- 5 full days experiential in-person training with group size limit of 16 delegates.
- Engaging articles and video links and practical materials to enrich your learning and confident practice.
- Group exercises, time to ask questions, live demonstrations.
- Fully comprehensive workbook.
- Certificate of Attendance. Counts as 35 hours of Accredited training with a UKCP Accredited Organisation; BeeLeaf. Minimum of 90% course attendance required.
- Membership of the BeeLeaf Register; Community for Contemporary Psychotherapy (CCP) is NOT included
- Drinking water is freely available however lunch and other refreshments are NOT included
We accept payment of deposit online by Paypal, MasterCard, Visa (debit and credit cards) and Paypal. You do not need a Paypal account. Balance will be payable on invoice by direct bank payment.
Terms & Conditions
All cancellations must be made in writing by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by writing to:
BeeLeaf Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy
34 Grove Road
OR Download Cancellation Form HERE.
If you cancel your place within 14 days of your enrolment being confirmed by us you will receive a full refund. Fees are not transferable.
We count the date of enrolment as being from the date we send an email to you with confirmation of booking / enrolment.
If you cancel your place more than 14 days after your enrolment being confirmed by us and before the course start date, you will receive a refund minus your deposit of £150.
If you cancel your place more than 14 days after your enrolment being confirmed by us and after the course start date no refund will be given.
Cancellations by You Due to Covid-19
You will receive a FULL refund if it becomes necessary for you to cancel on or before the course start date because your attendance is prohibited due to government public health measures and advice around Covid-19 (for example if you have tested positive for Covid-19, are self-isolating, restricted by lockdown).
Cancellation by Us
We reserve the right to make changes or cancel this course where due to circumstances outside of our reasonable control (including, but not limited to, insufficient number of students enrolled for the course) it would not be possible to deliver the course to a satisfactory standard. We shall have no liability for direct or indirect losses or costs which you may incur due to such cancellation. In these circumstances we will endeavour to provide as much notice as possible of such changes and you will be offered a full refund, or you may choose to accept an alternative course that we may offer.
BeeLeaf reserve the right to remove a delegate from the course at any time if it is evident that the course is unsuitable for that delegate. Under these circumstances a full refund of the course fee will be given.
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Teaching & Learning
(Subject to Update)
- Assess when trauma may be core to a client’s presenting issues
- Understand the connections between trauma and other processes such as dependencies, obsessions and compulsions
- Frame and explain the process of trauma and routes to recovery
- Create the therapeutic conditions necessary to encourage innate mind-body healing processes
- Identify how those healing processes can become blocked
- Understand why talking is not enough to heal trauma and loss
- Gain a better understanding of the help-or-hindrance of transference processes in the therapeutic relationship
- Help clients who have experienced pain to find that therapy can be empowering, safe & joyous
- Recognise the impact of trauma on attachment and brain development
- Differentiate fight, flight, freeze, fold and flow responses
- Give clients the tools to manage dissociated or panic states
- Attend to the importance of self-relation and meaning-making
- Discover how our cognitive and emotional bodies work with metaphor and narrative
- Learn a highly effective protocol for working with one-off traumatic events
- Learn how to enrich this working protocol to engage at the deeper levels of complex trauma
- Support the re-emergence of self-worth and resiience
- Activate brain restructuring through the natural processes of play and storytelling
- Follow client cases that go beyond suffering and survival to strength and self-discovery
Teaching & Learning
- This is an in-person training set at high challenge level within a friendly, safe and supportive environment.
- The training involves exercises in pairs & small groups, live practical demonstrations & theoretical input.
- Group size is limited to 16 participants to ensure maximum support for Trainees.
- Information rich colourful workbook published by BeeLeaf and additional digital resources are included in the course fee.
- Trainers: Pamela Gawler-Wright, Olivier Cormier-Otaño, Gordon Urquhart
No formal assessment. Minimum of 90% course attendance required for Certificate of Attendance of 35 hours of accredited training with BeeLeaf; a UKCP Accredited Organisation.
This course is for Psychotherapists, Counsellors, Hypnotherapists, Coaches and for all Mental Health Professionals wanting to enrich their current knowledge, understanding and skills in their work with trauma issues.
You can attend this training as Continuing Professional Development and as a unit of our Advanced Diploma in Contemporary Psychotherapy.
It is hard to sum up this experience in one word so here are many! Imaginative, dynamic, fascinating, exciting, thought-provoking, reflective, strengthening, emotional, creative, informative, supportive, encouraging, real, expanding and nourishing. I can’t thank the team enough for this opportunity to develop personally and professionally!
Bridgette, Forensic Psychologist in training, Prison Service.
Coming together as a small group, sharing experiences and questions in working creatively with trauma was engaging, challenging and rewarding. Exploring and recognising the mind, body connections, the interpersonal and intrapersonal perspectives, all helped to develop my understanding of the nature of trauma. We laughed, we tried out practices, we created together. It was a really worthwhile experience both professionally and personally. Thank you.
Meg Lavery, Counsellor, Glasgow Caledonian University.