5 full days 29th July – 2nd August 2019

Booking Deadline 15th July 2019

This 5-day experiential training is week one of our 7TH ANNUAL SUMMER SCHOOL for Psychotherapists, Counsellors and other Mental Health Professionals.

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.

You can complete this course as Accredited Continuing Professional Development, as a unit of our Advanced Diploma in Contemporary Psychotherapy, and as core training for those working towards UKCP Registration through BeeLeaf.

  • WHEN?

    5 full days 29th July – 2nd August 2019, 10am – 5pm


    BeeLeaf Members £570

    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.

    What’s Included

    • 5 full days experiential face-to-face training with limited group size.
    • 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.
    • Light Refreshments available throughout the day (lunch not included).
    • Certificate of Attendance. Counts as 35 hours of Accredited training with a UKCP Accredited Organisation; BeeLeaf.  Minimum of 90% course attendance required.


    London E3 5AX


    By Rail
    Nearest Tube/Underground: Mile End (5 minutes walk) served by Hammersmith and City, District  and Central lines.

    DLR Bow Road (10 minutes walk).

    Train (few stops by underground or bus) Stratford International, Kings Cross St. Pancras, Euston, Paddington, Victoria.

    By Bus
    25, 205, 277, 323, 339, 425, D6, D7

    Free parking in surrounding streets on weekends.

    By Air
    London City, Luton, Stanstead, Gatwick, Heathrow.

    Transport for London publish interactive maps showing Underground, Docklands Light Railway (DLR) and bus information. (open in new tab).


    Holiday Inn Express London-Stratford

    Plaza London Hotel

    Holiday Inn Express London Limehouse

    The RE London Shoreditch Hotel

    Holiday Inn London Commercial Road

    Payment Methods

    We accept payment online by Paypal, MasterCard, Visa (debit and credit cards) and Paypal.


    All cancellations must be made in writing by sending an email to training@beeleaf.com or by writing to:

    The Administrator
    BeeLeaf Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy
    34 Grove Road
    E3 5AX

    If you cancel your place within 14 days of your enrolment being confirmed by us you will receive a refund minus a charge for any services / goods already supplied to you up until date of receipt of cancellation from you. This amount is calculated on the basis of the total price of the course. We count the date of enrolment as being from the date we send an email to you with confirmation of booking / enrolment.

    No refund will be given if you cancel more than 14 days after a booking has been confirmed.

    In the unlikely event of BeeLeaf cancelling this training, you will be given a full refund and BeeLeaf and it’s Contractors will not be held responsible for any indirect or consequential loss you may experience. BeeLeaf reserve the right to make changes to this training event and it’s Personnel at any time.

    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.

  • Syllabus

    • 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 a classroom based 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 10 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, Julie Sale


    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 event is specifically for Counsellors and Psychotherapists who have completed or are completing a qualifying Diploma, especially those who want to add experiential learning to their existing theory base or those who wish to grow in their understanding of supportive theory for their acquired practical skills.

    Enrolment Policy

Apply for this course

Apply (£595.00) Working Creatively with Trauma - Week 1 of Summer School

BeeLeaf Member Rate

Apply (£570.00) Working Creatively with Trauma - Week 1 of Summer School (BeeLeaf Member Rate)

Working Creatively with Trauma & Triggers – Week 1 of Summer School 29th July - 2nd August 2019 £595

Working Compassionately with Anxiety & Depression – Week 2 of Summer School 5th - 9th August 2019 £595

Working Effectively with Addiction & Recovery – Week 3 of Summer School 12th - 16th August 2019 £595

Apply (£1,785.00) Summer School 2019 - 3 weeks

Working Creatively with Trauma & Triggers – Week 1 of Summer School 29th July - 2nd August 2019 £595 £570

Working Compassionately with Anxiety & Depression – Week 2 of Summer School 5th - 9th August 2019 £595 £570

Working Effectively with Addiction & Recovery – Week 3 of Summer School 12th - 16th August 2019 £595 £570

Apply (£1,710.00) Summer School 2019 - 3 Weeks (BeeLeaf Member Rate)

More questions?

Call 020 8983 9699 or email info@beeleaf.com

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.