Upcoming Events

Saturday, 16 November 2019 - 2:00pm
This is a training workshop designed especially for counsellors and therapists who would like to deepen their understanding and application of polyvagal theory within the therapeutic relationship. In relation to the autonomic nervous system polyvagal theory outlines 3 hierarchical subsystems which evolved to respond adaptively to environmental (including relational) features of safety, danger and life threat (Porges, 2011).
Saturday, 15 February 2020 - 2:00pm
TRE or Tension Releasing Exercises is a sequence of seven exercises designed by Dr David Berceli to engage a natural reflex to release stress, through shaking. The tremors and other involuntary movements allow us to release long held tension patterns, stress and trauma from the body. This release allows the nervous system, which can get stuck in primitive survival strategies (commonly known as flight/flight/freeze), to reboot and balance.
Saturday, 28 March 2020 - 2:00pm
In this follow-up session to last year's presentation, Rob Abbott will explore a range of issues that impact on our understanding of what is often labelled "depression". This will include the current research on neuroscience and the brain, the problems with antidepressants and how evolutionary psychology can begin to explain depressive responses to adversity.
Saturday, 16 May 2020 - 2:00pm
Law is rarely included as a core part of our initial trainng as therapists. This can lead to uncertainty about the extent of our professional obligations towards employers and clients, and to concerns about our own legal liability, as evidenced in the increased use of terms such as 'duty of care' within our professional discussions.
Saturday, 13 June 2020 - 2:00pm
Topic to be announced in January 2020