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90 Minute Workshop Series

Beyond words: using right brain to right brain communication to help clients learn to transform their state of distress'

Abstract

Neurobiological understandings indicate that relational trauma is encoded more as implicit, emotional and physical states rather than as chronological narrative. With this in mind, one goal of therapy can be understood to be more about repairing rather than remembering.

I will use examples from my own work to demonstrate how repeated experiences of safely navigating distressing moments within therapy can eventually result in developing 'earned secure attachment' (Siegel 1999).

Presenter: Anna Perrin

Anna Perrin is a clinical psychologist with many years of experience working in NHS mental health services. She has worked extensively with complex trauma and dissociation, and is greatly influenced by Janina Fisher's teaching and writing.