26 October (GLASGOW) -
An Introduction to the Neurosequential Model of
Roland Verdouw MD and Tony Bloemendaal
This one-day workshop offers a unique
opportunity to introduce participants to an
innovative and refreshingly creative approach to
understanding and working with children, young
people and adults who have been impacted by adverse
developmental experiences, trauma and neglect.
The Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics (NMT),
originally developed by Dr Bruce Perry (ChildTrauma
Academy), not only has clinical relevance to
understanding the profound effects of early
adversity on the developing brain (from conception
through to early adulthood), but also offers crucial
insights into how we can scaffold and sequence
relationally rich therapeutic interventions and
This workshop will provide a
concise overview of the core principles of
neurodevelopment and how this relates to
hierarchal brain development. Participants
can also expect to be able to differentiate
between state-based and stage-based developmental
functioning as well as develop a basic
understanding of the clinical importance of
building a Neurosequential brain map/metric when
planning/pacing therapeutic interventions and
enrichment experiences. Overall, this
workshop will help participants determine the
strengths and vulnerabilities of a child, young
person or adult in order to create an individually
tailored plan of treatment that matches
developmental need. Time will be given to
discuss the practical implications of the
Neurosequential Model and participants will be
offered the opportunity to present case examples
from their own clinical practice.
basics of sequential brain organisation,
structure and function.
Identify differential impacts
of trauma and neglect on developing brain.
impacts of sensitised stress response networks
on bonding and attachment.
Creating optimal relational
'space' for learning, development and healing.
27 & 28
October (GLASGOW) - Treating Complex Trauma with
Internal Family Systems (IFS)
Most modes of psychotherapy
believe to have "parts" is pathological. NOT
in Internal Family Systems (IFS). In IFS,
the idea of multiplicity of the mind is
normal. Every part has a good intention, and
every part has value. Even for trauma
In the treatment of trauma, IFS is different from
traditional phase-oriented treatments.
Instead of starting with building resources in
clients before processing traumatic memories, it
welcomes extreme symptoms from the onset, learns
about their positive protective intentions and
gets their permission to access the traumatic
wounds. IFS also differs from traditional
attachment focused therapies: both value the
therapeutic relationship, however, IFS
additionally supports the relationship between the
client's "Self" and their part as the primary
Hailed by Dr van der Kolk, the world's leading
expert in trauma, IFS is the treatment method that
all clinicians should know. Nearly all
clients with a trauma history have innate
abilities that help them improve their mental
health if they listen to their parts. IFS
does just that. IFS is an evidence-based
approach for clinicians working with traumatized
clients. Once you see it in action, you'll
want to incorporate it into your practice.
How to stay clear and calm
while working with clients in extreme states.
The difference between a
compassionate and empathic response and how each
can either benefit or escalate your client.
When it's necessary to take
over and "be the auxiliary brain" for your
client and work from the top-down.
When it's best to slow things
down, hand over control and work with the body.
November (EDINBURGH) - Introduction to Somatic
two-day workshop is a pre-requisite for
acceptance into the three-year professional
"Somatic Experiencing (SE)(R)" training (beginning
in June 2020 in Edinburgh), or just for your own
personal interest. The workshop will be a
combination of theory, lecture and experiential
read more about Somatic Experiencing, the
training and application requirements on our
or email firstname.lastname@example.org
for more information.
note this is not a TTiS course**
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