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Intergenerational Trauma, Wisdom & Resilience - Exploring Trauma Affected Communities
Examining Collective, Cultural & Historical Abuse and how it can be avoided for future generations. Exploring their multiple functions and complex effects. Understanding the health and social challenges this brings. This keynote will bring a greater understanding of how to break the cycle within communities for the benefit of future generations.
The Power of Everyday Heroes
Jaz shares her powerful journey of how a child survives when the system fails. Jaz's resilience drove her from appalling abuse at the hands of her parents to running away from foster care and life as a teen on the streets, to advising governments and speaking internationally. Jaz has a disarming ability to share her story with humour and humility and without anger or bitterness. Jaz will share how healing can span generations. Jaz lives out her words around risk taking and resilience as her career (all while raising three children) are testament to. Jaz gives you the feeling you can do the impossible so that the next time you face adversity and challenge, you’ll be ready.
Freedom in Forgiveness
A story that started as a tragedy and ended as a triumph of the human spirit in overcoming adversity. A unique perspective on trauma, resilience, reconciliation and forgiveness, Richard's story looks at the purpose of forgiveness and how sometimes people get justice, but they are no happier at the end of it.
Born to love, driven to destroy: The current human tragedy
Author of a book on the traumatic origins of violence due to damage to our attachment system, Dr Felicity de Zulueta will focus on making sense of our current inability to cooperate within countries and across countries to deal with the challenge we face due to the climate and environmental crises linked with its associated Covid pandemic.
She will show how cultures born of violence are intrinsic to our current civilisation and how they also lead to high numbers of individuals developing insecure attachments due to adverse childhood experiences and a resulting propensity for competitive and destructive behaviour.
Just as we need a different way of living to save our environment, so do our brains need a safer and more loving early environment if we are to survive. She will show us that we now have the knowledge to do this and how we can set about doing it, as is already happening in some parts of the world.
Neurofeedback therapy offers an alternative form of treatment for symptoms of childhood abuse, complex trauma and PTSD. It supplies information to the brain that helps to regulate the body’s autonomic stress response. One of the common threads amongst these conditions is chronic Autonomic Nervous System (ANS) dysregulation.
Neurofeedback therapy works at a deep subconscious level, breaking the cycle of trauma and post-traumatic symptoms. By identifying and training the areas of concern, neurofeedback can help you shift out of these patterns and back into a natural, neutral state of calm
Introduction to Verbal First Aid™
"Verbal First Aid" uses words and images to set a course for recovery and resilience. Judith Simon Prager, PhD, has been teaching the protocol of Verbal First Aid from 2001 - What to say in medical emergencies to calm, relieve pain, promote healing and save lives. The protocol is taught to firefighters, emergency medical personnel, doctors, nurses, and police officers around the world. This workshop will explain how the right words said in the right way at the scene of an emergency or crisis, or in times of pain and fear, could shift the perception and interpretation to one that allows healing and short-circuits the impulse toward a traumatic memory.
Evolution of the Internal Family Systems model(IFS)
IFS is a comprehensive approach which includes guidelines for working with individuals, couples, and families. The IFS Model represents a new synthesis of two already-existing paradigms: systems thinking and the multiplicity of the mind. It brings concepts and methods from the structural, strategic, narrative, and Bowenian schools of family therapy to the world of subpersonalities.
An invitation to ‘Try This’
‘Try This’ is a ten week programme designed to impact the escalating crisis in the mental health of young people. Designed for delivery in classrooms, the programme delivers measured outcomes in the social and emotional health of young people, improved cognitive and academic performance and improved relationships. The approach is practical, playful and innovative, based on the latest research in behaviour change, self-regulation and trauma recovery.
Created by Kerry McWilliams with qualitative research, underpinning evidence and logic, the model was developed in collaboration with Aideen Gildea from Queens University Centre for Evidence and Social Innovation.
After two and a half years of research, focus groups, testing, evaluation and trials, adjusting in response to feedback from almost 3000 young people, and hundreds of teachers and parents, we’re ready to tell you the story and present the programme.
To quote some year 12 (15/16-year-old) students… “I didn’t think this would work, but it totally does - I use it every day“, “It’s a game changer.” and even “makes me melt inside and gives me goosebumps”