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Research has proven that early life attachment problems are one of the most harmful and life-impacting experiences a person can endure.

Neglect, maltreatment and racism in early childhood are linked to a range of severe physical and mental health difficulties – including PTSD, depression, increased suicidality/self-injury, and increased incidents of borderline personality disorder (BPD).

Untreated, this leads to complex relational attachment dynamics that interfere with your client’s ability to heal.

However, thanks to years of cutting-edge clinical neurobiological research, you CAN help clients overcome traumatic attachment issues with proven techniques, enactment strategies and therapeutic interventions.

This is why we’ve brought together TEN of world’s leading attachment and trauma experts for a unique online course where you’ll get access to the most up-to-date insights and effective treatment methods used today to heal deep attachment wounds. This self-study course includes:

  • Dr Pat Ogden: creator of the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy method and a pioneer in somatic psychology  
  • Professor Jeremy Holmes: UK acclaimed professor, psychiatrist and Borderline Personality Disorder specialist  
  • Dr Gail Parker: internationally acclaimed racial trauma expert
  • Dr Ruth Lanius: leading trauma expert, author, and professor  
  • Professor Stephen Porges: neuroscientist and developer of the Polyvagal Theory  
  • Dr Diane Poole Heller: renowned trauma and attachment expert   
  • Dr Janina Fisher: internationally acclaimed traumatic attachment expert and best-selling author
  • ...and more!

Register now to gain the confidence to transform traumatic attachment wounds into powerful opportunities for healing, well-being and growth.

Plus, you’ll also get 3 free BONUS Panel sessions of exclusive conversations and insights you can only access with this course.

Trauma and attachment essentials: Today’s most effective healing interventions for complex clients

£735 Value
Just £149.99 (VAT Inclusive) Today — Unbelievable Savings!

Earn 14 CPD Hours - plus, get 3 free BONUS modules (and earn up to 2.5 additional CPD Hours)!


With 15 on-demand video sessions, this course is organised in two parts - trauma and complex trauma - so you can easily apply what you learn immediately. You’ll get:

  • Neurobiological insights and strategies to treat clients with PTSD, disordered attachment, dissociation, emotional dysregulation, early attachment injury and more
  • Simplified solutions to the most complex issues you face with your clients such as transference, countertransference, enactments and other relational complications
  • EMDR, Polyvagal Theory, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Attachment Theory, and many more integrated treatment modalities
  • Somatic and neuroscience-based strategies to support your clients of color to address racialised trauma and attachment wounding from systemic racism and racial dynamics
  • 3 FREE bonus panel sessions... Get private access to dialogues that are exclusive to this course. You’ll get critical insight and conversations from experts you won’t hear anywhere else that address today’s most immediate concerns on post-pandemic recovery, systemic racism and more.
For more detailed information: Click here for course objectives and outline.

Professor Jeremy Holmes | Click here for information about 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. Watch Professor Holmes 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| Click here for information about 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.

Professor Stephen Porges| Click here for information about Stephen W. 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 Gail Parker | Click here for information about Gail Parker
A mind-body approach to race-based stress and trauma
Watch leading psychologist and expert Dr. Gail Parker as we discuss a mind-body approach to healing race-based traumatic stress. You’ll learn:

  • How race-based traumatic stress is different from other forms of trauma and adversity
  • How racial wounding impacts the body and mind
  • Tools for emotional regulation and healing
  • Why yoga and restorative practices are key and more!
For more detailed information: Click here for course objectives and outline.

Dr Diane Poole Heller | Click here for information about 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.

Michael Soth | Click here for information about Michael Soth
Common enactment issues in supervision
The modern - and especially somatic - trauma therapies, aided by revolutionary neuroscientific understandings, have made a profound contribution to the field over the last 20 years. Increasingly, trauma therapists come into supervision distraught, frustrated and despirited because it is not working as it ‘should’. The assumption that the same trauma theories and techniques can equally well be applied to developmental trauma is now becoming questionable. As soon as developmental trauma is involved, what really matters is the client's implicit and unconscious experience of the therapeutic relationship, regardless of the therapist's competence and input. The relational complications and vicissitudes that arise between client and therapist used to be the province of psychoanalysis and depth psychotherapy, but they can now be seen to be relevant to trauma work, too.

Dr Anne Aiyegbusi | Click here for information about Anne Aiyegbusi
Inter-relational complexities of trauma in groups, teams and institutions
Complex trauma dynamics reverberate through all levels of the treatment setting. This presentation will focus on inter-relational complexities of trauma in groups, teams and institutions. By the end of the module, you will have an awareness of:

  • Group analytic perspective on trauma
  • How trauma phenomena impacts treatment settings
  • Strategies to mitigate secondary trauma on teams

Kathy Steele, MN, CS | Click here for information about Kathy Steele
The key to using countertransference to resolve relational enactments
When the client is highly dissociative, the therapist is vulnerable to intense and sometimes overwhelming emotional experiences that are often projections of fragmented parts of the client, or non-verbal enactments of unintegrated trauma. We will discuss these emotions that range from positive to negative, and how to understand and use them therapeutically.   You will walk away being able to:

  • Identify at least three emotional reactions to their clients and how they relate to the dynamics of the clients.
  • Define enactment and give an example from clinical practice.
  • Describe strategies to manage countertransference feelings and use them to support an effective therapy with dissociative clients.

Dr Ruth Lanius | Click here for information about 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 Pat Ogden | Click here for information about 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.

Dr Janina Fisher | Click here for information about Janina Fisher
Trauma & Attachment: interpersonal neurobiology and the traumatic transference
Watch world renowned trauma and attachment expert Janina Fisher, PhD as we discuss the latest methods for working with attachment. You’ll learn:

  • How attachment history shows up in the ‘here’ and ‘now’
  • Understand the ‘dyadic dance’ and interpersonal neurobiological regulation
  • Traumatic attachment, transference and counter transference
  • Changing traumatic patterns in relationships - how and why corrective experiences are necessary for lasting change
  • And so much more!

 

Professor Stephen Porges | Click here for information about Stephen W. 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.

Michael Soth | Click here for information about Michael Soth
Treating trauma – essentials for working with relational complications
Watch international trainer and esteemed psychotherapist Michael Soth for an innovative discussion on the complexities of working with trauma. You’ll learn:

 

  • How trauma affects internal attachment and the internal family system
  • The self-care system and working alliances with different parts in the internal family system
  • The internalisation of the ‘wounding object’ in developmental trauma
  • How the ‘wounding enters’ the consulting room and the client’s conflict becomes the therapist’s conflict
  • Essential information for working with relational complications
  • And so much more!
  • For more detailed information: Click here for course objectives and outline.
Enroll today and you’ll get these 3 FREE BONUS Sessions (and earn up to 2.5 additional CPD hours!):
 
Exclusive Panel: Key neurobiological insights of the impact of trauma on attachment with Ruth Lanius, MD, PhD, Stephen W. Porges, PhD and Pat Ogden, PhD
Get Polyvagal strategies from three dynamic trauma experts to help your clients adapt a neurobiological explanation of their behaviours into actual, practical applications into their lives. Gain new insights into understanding how trauma lives in your client’s brain and body, and help your client reduce shame, fear and other defensive responses.
 
Exclusive Panel: The impact of adversity and trauma on attachment and mental health with Professor Jeremy Holmes, Dr. Anne Aiyegbusi and Dr. Diane Poole Heller
Watch preeminent trauma experts discuss how the pandemic challenges what previously knew about attachment and distorts the secure base for individuals around the world. Our panelists ask – and respond to – what’s next for healthcare workers, children, families, individuals predisposed to chronic PTSD, and more populations. Gain new clinical insight on somatic transformation, early attachment injury, implicit memory injury, and more.
 
Exclusive Panel: Complex Trauma with Anne Aiyegbusi, Kathy Steele and Michael Soth
Three trauma experts come together for an exclusive and intimate panel hosted by fellow UKCP registered psychotherapist and PESI UK Director Tracy Jarvis, where they’ll respond to the questions and clinical challenges you face every day.
Trauma and attachment essentials: Today’s most effective healing interventions for complex clients
£735 Value
Just £149.99 (VAT Inclusive) Today — Unbelievable Savings!

Plus, 3 free BONUS modules! Click here for course objectives and outline.

Meet the Course Experts:
Professor Jeremy Holmes, MD, FRCPsych, BPC

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 grandparenting are gradually eclipsing his lifetime devotion to psychoanalytic psychotherapy and attachment theory.

Click here for information about Jeremy Holmes
Dr. Pat Ogden, PhD
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.

Click here for information about Pat Ogden
Kathy Steele, MN, CS
Kathy Steele, MN, CS: An expert in treating trauma-related dissociation and the author of Treating Trauma-Related Dissociation: A Practical Integrative Approach (W.W. Norton, 2017). Kathy served on the International Task Forces that developed treatment guidelines for Dissociative Disorders and Complex Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. She is a Past President and Fellow of the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (ISSTD) and sits on the editorial board of the Journal of Trauma and Dissociation. She has received numerous awards for her work, including the 2010 Lifetime Achievement Award from ISSTD, an Emory University Distinguished Alumni Award in 2006, and the 2011 Cornelia B. Wilbur Award for Outstanding Clinical Contributions from ISSTD. A sought-out consultant, Kathy is also an internationally recognized trainer on topics related to trauma, dissociation, attachment, and psychotherapy.

Click here for information about Kathy Steele
Dr. Janina Fisher, PhD

Janina Fisher, PhD: A licensed clinical psychologist and former instructor at The Trauma Center, a research and treatment center founded by Bessel van der Kolk, Dr. Fisher is known as an expert on the treatment of trauma. Dr. Fisher has also been treating individuals, couples and families since 1980. She is past president of the New England Society for the Treatment of Trauma and Dissociation, an EMDR International Association Credit Provider, Assistant Educational Director of the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute, and a former Instructor, Harvard Medical School. Dr. Fisher lectures and teaches nationally and internationally on topics related to the integration of the neurobiological research and newer trauma treatment paradigms into traditional therapeutic modalities. She is the author of multiple bestselling books on the subject of trauma.

Click here for information about Janina Fisher
Dr. Diane Poole Heller, PhD
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.

Click here for information about Diane Poole Heller
Dr. Ruth Lanius, MD, PhD

Ruth Lanius, MD, PhD:A professor of Psychiatry is the director of the posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) research unit at the University of Western Ontario, Ruth 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.

Click here for information about Ruth Lanius
Dr. Stephen Porges, PhD
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.

Click here for information about Stephen W. Porges
Anne Aiyegbusi, PhD

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.

Click here for information about Anne Aiyegbusi
Michael Soth
Michael Soth: An integral-relational Body Psychotherapist, trainer and supervisor (UKCP), Michael's work and teaching is oriented towards a full-spectrum integration of all therapeutic modalities and approaches. Inheriting concepts, values and ways of working from both psychoanalytic and humanistic traditions, he is interested in the therapeutic relationship as a bodymind process between two people who are both wounded and whole.

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Gail Parker, PhD, C-IAYT, E-RYT 50

Gail Parker, PhD, C-IAYT, E-RYT 500: A psychologist, certified yoga therapist and a nationally and internationally renowned media personality, educator, author, and thought leader. Dr. Parker is the current president of the Black Yoga Teachers Alliance (BYTA) and the author of Restorative Yoga for Ethnic and Race-Based Stress and Trauma (2020). Her broad expertise in behavioral health and wellness includes forty years as a practicing psychotherapist. Dr. Parker is a lifelong practitioner of yoga and is well known for her pioneering efforts to blend psychology, yoga, and meditation as effective self-care strategies that can enhance emotional balance and contribute to the overall health and well-being of practitioners. She has a special interest in utilizing and teaching Restorative Yoga and meditation as self-care practices for managing ethnic and race based traumatic stress. She is a faculty member in the Beaumont School of Yoga Therapy in the department of Integrative Medicine and William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan, where she teaches mind/body strategies for reducing stress and healing emotional trauma to aspiring yoga therapists.

Click here for information about Gail Parker

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