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Trauma Awareness Training: Patterns of the past (live online training)

Essential trauma awareness training on the causes, symptoms and best ways to treat PTSD

Join our expert tutor live online to deepen your understanding of trauma and our responses to it – effective treatment and recovery is possible…

What you will learn
  • A clear understanding of what trauma is – and the different survival responses we have evolved to help us deal with it
  • What happens in our brains when we experience a traumatic event
  • Why some people are affected by traumatic events, but not others
  • What makes something ‘a trauma’
  • What symptoms may indicate that someone has been traumatised
  • Why post-traumatic stress (PTS) occurs and the many different ways it can present
  • The physical and psychological causes of post traumatic stress symptoms such as flash backs, hypervigilance, anger, poor sleep, poor memory, physical pain, difficulty thinking, digestive problems, low mood, apparent over-reaction to non-threatening situations
  • Why PTS symptoms can develop years after a traumatic event
  • The fight, flight and freeze response – its impact on our brain and body, and why it can be triggered inappropriately
  • Why experiencing trauma in a passive survival state – such as freeze, shutdown or a dissociative state – can affect an individual particularly deeply
  • How high emotional arousal impacts on our ability to think clearly
  • Why our brains evolved this way
  • Why some people experience trauma in a passive survival state such as freeze, shutdown or a dissociative state – and why we shouldn’t feel ashamed or guilty if we do
  • The double whammy that comes with the ‘freeze’ response
  • Why some sufferers experience ‘shutdown’ or dissociation as a result of trauma – and how this can lead to feelings of shame or guilt
  • Why anger and other strong emotions can follow when someone comes out of a shutdown state during recovery from trauma
  • How traumatic memories can stay ‘live’, keeping us on constant alert for danger
  • ‘The straw that broke the camel’s back’: why one seemingly small event can tip someone into PTSD after years of exposure to other distressing events
  • The importance of pattern-matching in understanding how our brains work
  • Why post-traumatic stress triggers seemingly inappropriately extreme fear reactions
  • The far-reaching impacts of unresolved trauma, including the development of co-morbid conditions and unhelpful coping strategies, such as addictions
  • How unresolved trauma can lead to depression – the trauma / depression cycle
  • Differences when treating single incident trauma, multiple trauma or ‘complex trauma’
  • When to seek professional help – spotting the ‘red-flag’ signs that you, or someone you care for, might need further support
  • Where to find effective professional help
  • An understanding of how the rewind technique works; its many advantages and applications
  • The common elements of all effective treatments for post traumatic stress (PTSD)
  • How we need to adapt traditional approaches to treating trauma for those experiencing shutdown or dissociative symptoms in the present
  • Working holistically from the human givens approach
  • The natural way we recover from distressing events
  • What we all need as human beings to live emotionally healthy lives
  • How to best employ self-help strategies to support your own recovery or to help others’ suffering from the effects of trauma
  • How to build resilience and recover from symptoms
  • How to access the ‘recovery zone’
  • Using breathing techniques with clients suffering from trauma
  • Self-help strategies for improving your mental health and minimising traumatic symptoms


Enjoy 20% OFF this live training day with discount code GIFT20.

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