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When clients have experienced early attachment trauma, their bodies will carry that pain and distress well into adulthood …    
… leaving them struggling with feelings of shame, depression, and anger, as well as suicidal behaviours and damaged relationships.   

And now, after months of living with the constant dread and uncertainty from the global pandemic, your clients’ symptoms may have reached an intensity they’ve never experienced before.  

As a therapist, what can you do to help, when even your therapeutic relationship can be a source of threat and danger? 

That’s why we’re bringing together some of the world’s leading attachment trauma
experts and innovators…for this important and timely online conference.  

Join us for a rare and exciting opportunity to learn from internationally renowned trauma experts and researchers who will offer the most up-to-date insights and effective treatment methods that you can use today to help clients overcome traumatic attachment issues.   

Watch and learn from:  

  • Dr. Pat Ogden: creator of the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy method and a pioneer in somatic psychology  

  • Dr. Stephen Porges: neuroscientist and developer of the Polyvagal Theory  

  • Dr. Ruth Lanius: leading trauma expert, author, and professor  

  • Professor Jeremy Holmes: UK acclaimed professor, psychiatrist and Borderline Personality Disorder specialist  

  • Dr. Diane Poole Heller: renowned trauma and attachment expert   

  • Dr. Anne Aiyegbusi: group analyst, forensic psychotherapist and mental health nurse  

Get started now and transform traumatic attachment wounds into powerful opportunities for healing, well-being, and growth. 
  

Trauma & Attachment:
Critical insights into the neurobiology of healing trauma and attachment during times of stress


Valued at £799
Now only £199

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Plus, earn up to 13 CPD Hours included in the price!
 
Event Outline

Day 1 Sessions

 
Jeremy Holmes
Professor Jeremy Holmes
The search for a secure base: current neurobiological insights in theory and practice: Trauma is a piercing of the protective boundary that maintains life, physical and psychological.  Evolution has ensured that we are equipped to survive and recover from trauma, but because of the prolonged dependency and role of social learning in human development, if developmental processes go awry, or the trauma sufficiently overwhelming, the result can be PTSD, acute or chronic. In my talk I shall explore this perspective from an attachment point of view, draw on Karl Friston’s Free Energy Principle, and point to therapeutic implications. 
Dr. Anne Aiyegbusi
Dr. Anne Aiyegbusi 
Where do we go from here? Addressing the legacy of racialized trauma on attachments between black people: In this presentation Dr. Anne Aiyegbusi will offer a trauma informed perspective on the impacts of racialised trauma and injustice on the attachments between black people and people of colour. A generational perspective will be taken and parallels between historical atrocity and present day relations will be made. The question of how we move on from this will be considered? 
Dr. Dianne Poole Heller
Dr. Diane Poole Heller 
Restoring Embodiment, Empowerment, and Safety: Healing Power Wounds underlying Victim-Perpetrator Dynamics and Disorganized Attachment: Learn creative and practical ways to assess and address power dynamics by learning about the residual interpersonal effects of living in a chronic threat response due to unresolved victim-perpetrator dynamics, dissociation and fragmentation alternating with emotional or physiological flooding, and disorganised Attachment. 
 
PANEL: Professor Jeremy Holmes, Dr. Anne Aiyegbusi, Dr. Diane Poole Heller
The impact of adversity and trauma on attachment and mental health

Day 2 Sessions

Dr. Ruth Lanius
Dr. Ruth Lanius 
Altered States of Consciousness and Dissociation: Toward the Restoration of the Self: Psychological trauma and childhood attachment disruptions are often associated with emotion dysregulation, altered states of consciousness, dissociation, and a perceived loss of one’s sense of self. This lecture will examine the neuroscience, and the related brain/mind/body correlations, underlying five dimensions of consciousness: time, thought, body, emotion, and intersubjectivity. The restoration of the self through the integrated experience of these five dimensions of consciousness in the aftermath of trauma will be described. Clinical case examples involving the use of mind/brain/body techniques will be utilized to illustrate relevant concepts.
Dr. Stephen Porges
Dr. Stephen Porges
Understanding the impact of stress and adversity on social connectedness: A Polyvagal Perspective: The Polyvagal Theory explains how social behaviour turns off defences and promotes opportunities to feel safe. It provides an innovative model to understand bodily responses to trauma and stress and the importance of the client’s physiological state in mediating the effectiveness of clinical treatments. From a Polyvagal perspective, interventions that target the capacity to feel safe and use social behaviour to regulate physiological state can be effective in treating psychological disorders that are dependent on defence systems. 
Dr. Pat Ogden
Dr. Pat Ogden
Drawing on the Body to Integrate Conflicting Attachment Patterns in Dissociative Clients: For dissociative clients, internal parts of the self often experience contradictory relational goals and attachment tendencies.  In times of stress, these conflicting goals and tendencies can become more entrenched, exacerbating dissociative symptoms, increasing dysregulation and wreaking havoc on relationships.  In this presentation, we will explore the effects and somatic components of contradictory internal attachment tendencies. Interventions from Sensorimotor Psychotherapy to work with the body to facilitate integration of internal attachment tendencies, and better cope with stress, will be introduced.
 
PANEL: Dr. Ruth Lanius, Dr. Stephen Porges, Dr. Pat Ogden
Key neurobiological insights of the impact of trauma on attachment

4 FREE Bonus Sessions (Valued at £299 - worth 4 hours CPD)

 

Dr. Janina Fisher
Trauma & Attachment: interpersonal neurobiology and the traumatic transference 
With Janina Fisher, PhD 
Psychological trauma and childhood attachment disruptions are often associated with emotion dysregulation, altered states of consciousness, dissociation, and a perceived loss of one’s sense of self. This lecture will examine the neuroscience, and the related brain/mind/body correlations, underlying five dimensions of consciousness: time, thought, body, emotion, and intersubjectivity. The restoration of the self through the integrated experience of these five dimensions of consciousness in the aftermath of trauma will be described. Clinical case examples involving the use of mind/brain/body techniques will be utilized to illustrate relevant concepts.
Resmaa Menakem
How the body carries racialised trauma: a therapeutic Pathway to resilience & healing 
With Resmaa Menakem, MSW, LICSW, SEP
The Polyvagal Theory explains how social behaviour turns off defences and promotes opportunities to feel safe. It provides an innovative model to understand bodily responses to trauma and stress and the importance of the client’s physiological state in mediating the effectiveness of clinical treatments. From a Polyvagal perspective, interventions that target the capacity to feel safe and use social behaviour to regulate physiological state can be effective in treating psychological disorders that are dependent on defence systems. 
Dr. Anne Aiyegbusi
Inter-relational complexities of trauma in groups, teams and institutions 
With Anne Aiyegbusi, PhD 
The Polyvagal Theory explains how social behaviour turns off defences and promotes opportunities to feel safe. It provides an innovative model to understand bodily responses to trauma and stress and the importance of the client’s physiological state in mediating the effectiveness of clinical treatments. From a Polyvagal perspective, interventions that target the capacity to feel safe and use social behaviour to regulate physiological state can be effective in treating psychological disorders that are dependent on defence systems. 
Michael Soth
Treating trauma – essentials for working with relational complications 
With Michael Soth 
For dissociative clients, internal parts of the self often experience contradictory relational goals and attachment tendencies.  In times of stress, these conflicting goals and tendencies can become more entrenched, exacerbating dissociative symptoms, increasing dysregulation and wreaking havoc on relationships.  In this presentation, we will explore the effects and somatic components of contradictory internal attachment tendencies. Interventions from Sensorimotor Psychotherapy to work with the body to facilitate integration of internal attachment tendencies, and better cope with stress, will be introduced.
Trauma & Attachment:
Critical insights into the neurobiology of healing trauma and attachment during times of stress


Valued at £799
Now only £199

GET STARTED NOW
Plus, earn up to 13 CPD Hours included in the price!
 

Get started now and you'll get...

  • 6 recorded sessions from today's leading experts
  • 2 Panel discussions
  • On-demand and lifetime access to ALL recordings, slides & clinical resources
  • Earn up to 13 hours CPD
  • 4 FREE Bonus Sessions (Valued at £299 — yours to keep forever!)

Meet Your Speakers:
Jeremy Homes
Professor Jeremy Holmes MD FRCPsych BPC: For 35 years Consultant Psychiatrist and Medical Psychotherapist at University College London and then in North Devon, UK.  He was Chair of the Psychotherapy Faculty of the Royal College of Psychiatrists 1998-2002.  He is visiting Professor at the University of Exeter, and lectures nationally and internationally. In addition to 200+ papers and chapters in the field of psychoanalysis and attachment theory, his books, translated into 9 languages,  include John Bowlby and Attachment Theory (2013, Routledge,  The Oxford Textbook of Psychotherapy (2005, co-editors Glen Gabbard and Judy Beck),  Exploring In Security (2010, Routledge, winner the 2010 Canadian Psychological Association Goethe Award), The Therapeutic Imagination (Routledge 2014),  Attachment in Therapeutic Practice (with Arietta Slade, SAGE 2017) and The Brain has a Mind of its Own (Confer Books 2020).  He was the recipient of a New York Attachment Consortium Bowlby-Ainsworth Founders Award.  Music, gardening, Green politics and grand-parenting are gradually eclipsing his lifetime devotion to psychoanalytic psychotherapy and attachment theory.
 
Dr. Anne Aiyegbusi
Dr. Anne Aiyegbusi, PhD: A group analyst, forensic psychotherapist and registered mental health nurse. After taking early retirement from an NHS director of nursing role, Anne now works part-time at West London NHS Trust managing a co-produced service for people with complex needs and diagnoses of ‘personality disorder.’ She is a director, consultant nurse and psychotherapist at Psychological Approaches CIC. Anne is a member of the Board of Trustees at the Institute of Group Analysis and is the member for anti-discrimination and intersectionality. She has published and presented widely in the areas of attachment, trauma and psychodynamic interventions with offender populations, especially women, and with regard to anti-racist approaches.
Dr. Diane Poole Heller
Dr. Diane Poole Heller PhD: At a time when psychotherapists trained primarily in the “talking cure” are increasingly recognizing the need to “read” clients’ nonverbal communications, particularly those buried in early attachment issues, Diane Poole Heller has been a leader in addressing the unconscious issues that clients are often unable to express. With an approach grounded in Attachment Theory, Peter Levine’s Somatic Experiencing method of trauma resolution, and spiritual healing techniques, she’s travelled around the world teaching integrative mind-body methods that deepen the resonance of the therapist–client bond.
Dr. Ruth Lanius
Dr. Ruth Lanius MD, PhD: Professor of Psychiatry is the director of the posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) research unit at the University of Western Ontario. She established the Traumatic Stress Service and the Traumatic Stress Service Workplace Program, services that specialize in the treatment and research of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and related comorbid disorders. She currently holds the Harris-Woodman Chair in Mind-Body Medicine at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry at the University of Western Ontario. 

Her research interests focus on studying the neurobiology of PTSD and treatment outcome research examining various pharmacological and psychotherapeutic methods. She has authored more than 100 published papers and chapters in the field of traumatic stress and is currently funded by several federal funding agencies.  She regularly lectures on the topic of PTSD nationally and internationally. She has recently published a book The Impact of Early Life Trauma on Health and Disease with Eric Vermetten and Clare Pain.

Dr. Stephen Porges
Dr. Stephen Porges PhD: Distinguished University Scientist at Indiana University, where he is the founding director of the Traumatic Stress Research Consortium within the Kinsey Institute.  He holds the position of Professor of Psychiatry at the University of North Carolina and Professor Emeritus at the University of Illinois at Chicago and the University of Maryland. 

Dr. Porges served as president of both the Society for Psychophysiological Research and the Federation of Associations in Behavioral & Brain Sciences and is a former recipient of a National Institute of Mental Health Research Scientist Development Award.  He has published more than 300 peer-reviewed scientific papers across several disciplines including anesthesiology, biomedical engineering, critical care medicine, ergonomics, exercise physiology, gerontology, neurology, neuroscience, obstetrics, pediatrics, psychiatry, psychology, psychometrics, space medicine, and substance abuse.

Dr. Pat Ogden
Dr. Pat Ogden PhD: A pioneer in somatic psychology and both founder and education director of Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute®, an internationally recognized school specializing in somatic–cognitive approaches for the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder and attachment disturbances. She is co-founder of the Hakomi Institute, past faculty of Naropa University, a clinician, consultant, international lecturer and trainer, and first author of Trauma and the Body: A Sensorimotor Approach to Psychotherapy. Her second book, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy: Interventions for Trauma and Attachment (2015) is a practical guide to integrate Sensorimotor Psychotherapy® into the treatment of trauma and attachment issues. Dr. Ogden, with colleagues, is currently developing Sensorimotor Psychotherapy® for children, couples and families.

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Critical insights into the neurobiology of healing trauma and attachment during times of stress


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