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Legacy Burdens: IFS, Energy Work and Intergenerational Healing

  • 23rd Sep 2021
  • Kay Gardner, LCPC

When she first heard the phrase ‘legacy burden’, Kay Gardner felt she was encountering a concept that could illuminate her own fears as well as the pain and shame of her clients. Ahead of PESI UK’s Transgenerational Trauma Conference in October, and a dedicated training in November, the IFS lead trainer shares her journey toward understanding and clinically applying the notion of intergenerational burdens – from studying energy work to learning what helps clients ‘let go’.

Join World-Leading Clinicians for PESI UK’s Transgenerational Trauma Conference

  • 2nd Sep 2021
  • Blog Editor

Next month, PESI UK invites you to connect with Dr Rachel Yehuda, Dr Peter Levine, Dr Pat Ogden, Dr Stephen Porges, Dr Dwight Turner and other key voices in working with transgenerational trauma. Taking place from October 7-8 2021, this special two-day conference will take in the latest insights from epigenetics to IFS – and feature a very personal keynote from Baroness Floella Benjamin – as we consider how therapists can best support our clients to transform long legacies of pain.

Narrative Exposure Therapy with Refugee Clients

  • 4th Aug 2021
  • Sheetal Amin

Using stones and flowers to symbolise negative and positive events, NET is a narrative therapy intervention that allows clients to reflect on their life in its nuanced entirety. Integrative Arts Psychotherapist Sheetal Amin talks us through her use of this approach with refugee clients, explaining how it helps individuals to process the past and hold hope for the future.

Working with Survivors of CSA: The Essentials

  • 15th Jun 2021
  • Christiane Sanderson

The trauma of childhood sexual abuse leaves survivors with unique and complex needs. Ahead of a PESI UK live webcast this week, specialist, author and trainer Christiane Sanderson shares the core principles, models and frameworks that can support therapists of all modalities to practise safely and effectively, with understanding of the past and hope for the future.

‘Tree of Life’ Practice with Refugee Clients

  • 14th Jun 2021
  • Sheetal Amin

The Tree of Life is a narrative therapy intervention that grounds people in their past and present communities. As we mark Refugee Week 2021, with its theme of ‘We Cannot Walk Alone’, Integrative Arts Psychotherapist Sheetal Amin talks us through this approach and explains how it has helped her refugee clients to reclaim their roots and grow new connections.

Covid-19 Intensive Care Experiences

  • 7th Jun 2021
  • Christina Jones

Flashbacks and recurrent nightmares are among the issues bringing those who have spent time in ICU during the Covid-19 crisis to therapy. Dr Christina Jones is a specialist in psychological recovery following critical illness, and the research manager for support group charity ICU Steps. To coincide with national Intensive Care Week, she explains why the pandemic led to the ‘perfect storm’ for patients and their distressed families.

Birth Trauma: What Are We Missing?

  • 5th May 2021
  • Kate Foster

Unresolved birth trauma can lead to clients presenting with depression, anxiety and attachment issues – years, and even generations, after the event. As we mark Maternal Mental Health Awareness Week and World Maternal Mental Health Day, Kate Foster, a psychotherapist and former manager of an NHS perinatal counselling service, explains why therapists shouldn’t confine our curiosity about birth experiences to the perinatal period.

Leading Clinicians Talk Crisis and Recovery: Free PESI UK Mental Health Awareness Summit

  • 4th May 2021
  • Blog Editor

What do grief work, relational neuroscience and the latest advances in trauma therapy tell us about the mental health impact of Covid-19 – and how we might help individuals and communities to heal? Next week, PESI UK will be asking Bessel van der Kolk, Julia Samuel, Daniel Siegel and Janina Fisher as part of a free, three-day summit for Mental Health Awareness Week.

Join world-leading clinicians for PESI UK’s Trauma and Attachment Conference

  • 6th Apr 2021
  • Blog Editor

This month, PESI UK invites you to connect with Dr Pat Ogden, Dr Stephen Porges, Professor Jeremy Holmes and other key voices in trauma and attachment. Taking place from April 15-16, this special two-day conference will consider the needs of some of our most vulnerable clients in this time of global stress.

We Are Human First: Ethnic and Race-Based Traumatic Stress

  • 12th Mar 2021
  • Gail Parker

We are all impacted by xenophobia and racism, whether we are the ones being wounded, or the ones intentionally or unwittingly doing the wounding. Ahead of a free PESI UK Clinical Spotlight webcast on 1st April, author, psychologist and yoga therapist educator Dr Gail Parker explores the implications for our psychological health and wellbeing of living in a culture of unhealed ethnic and racial trauma – and the importance of self-care practices for promoting post-traumatic growth.