When I left [your training day] I felt refreshed, affirmed and really looked after … as well as learning a lot too. You have inspired me with your passion for this kind of work and I will be looking into it further. I learned new ways of looking at old problems and feel empowered to use some of that thinking in the way that I work.

Whether it’s a workshop or a conference presentation, our focus at Braynework is on knowledge, connection and inspiration.

We have run several day-long introductions to dealing with trauma in psychotherapy at the CCPE in London’s Little Venice and in Cirencester.

Please see drop-down menu at the top of the page for information about any courses that might be coming up.

We spend the morning getting to grips with the basics of trauma symptoms and physiology, including a simple introduction to the brain science of extreme stress and survival. In the afternoon, we practise taking a trauma history, identifying hot spots and understanding how trauma fragments thinking, feeling and physical sensation.

And above all, we learn how to support our clients in working through and reintegrating their worst experiences.

The day includes an introduction to one of the most effective forms of trauma treatment, the now extensively researched and recommended Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR).

Braynework also specialises in training for  journalists and  journalism students – with many courses held over the years with, to name just a few, the BBC,  Reuters, Al Jazeera, the Washington Post, Newsweek, ABC News, National Public Radio, NBC News, the Guardian, the Financial Times, Comic Relief in the UK, AFP in Paris and WDR and Deutsche Welle in Germany.

On the academic front, we’ve delivered training at universities and journalism schools ranging from Bournemouth and Cardiff to Falmouth, Roehampton, Huddersfield and MAZ, in Lucerne, Switzerland.

Training can be anything from a one-hour team briefing through a half day, a full day or a longer in-depth exploration of personal and professional experience, with coaching, role-plays and plenty of time for sharing stories and learning new approaches. As one trainee from the Reuters news agency put it after covering an earthquake:

“How helpful the trauma-reporting [training] appeared to be. It was much more human than I ever imagined, and it only improved my work, not obstructed it as I used to imagine.”

If this might be of interest, do get in touch.

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