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Exploring Bodily Based Approaches to Working with Trauma in Children

02 February 2018 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
This event is for DCP Faculty for Children, Young People and their Families members. Registration is required. Please see the Pricing tab for more information.
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A Workshop with Brid Keenan

The workshop will be delivered by Brid Keenan (BACP, FAGT) who will share some of her experiences of working with Somatic Experiencing (Peter Levine) and the Neuro-affective Relational Model (NARM) (Laurence Heller). She will discuss the contexts in which these models are being applied with children as well as early findings related to their impact. The workshop will support understanding of how trauma impacts the whole person, with particular emphasis on the brain/body connection. There will be consideration of how developmental trauma is held in the physiology of the child, as well as opportunities to practice some of the skills used within these approaches in smaller group activities. Promotion of self-care for those supporting traumatised children will also be discussed.

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Ulster Hospital,
Upper Newtownards Road,
BT16 1RH

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Bríd has worked in independent practice as a Gestalt psychotherapist since 1995 and as a clinical supervisor and trainer since 1994. She has co-authored a number of resources on conflict related trauma and has presented papers to international conferences in South Africa, Berlin, England and Poland. She qualified as a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner in 2005 and has been assisting training since 2006 in England, The Netherlands and in Ireland. In 2013 Bríd completed the first NARM training with Laurence Heller and went on to train in the masterclass programme from 2014-2016. She has assisted in NARM training programmes in Denmark and England and will begin a NARM training programme in Ireland in 2018. She has a particular interest in transgenerational trauma and the impact of traumatic memory of individuals and communities in relation to peacebuilding.

Who can attend?

This is a free event for members of Division of Clinical Psychology, Faculty of Children, Young People and their Families (DCP CYPF) only.

Registration information

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If you have any queries regarding this event please contact Member Network Services, quoting: 'DCPCYPF-ExploringBodily-Feb18', at:

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    Alternatively telephone during office hours on +44 (0) 116 252 9515 stating the name and date of the event.


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