Online Event – Greater Manchester Rape Crisis – The Reality of Working With Sexual Violence Trauma Training (via Zoom)

Date and time:

Sat, 12 February 2022 – 10am-4pm

Cost:

£60-£75

About this event:

When people face a sexual violence trauma, their physical and emotional survival and wellbeing are under threat. They might be consumed by feelings of fear, terror and dread.

This can leave survivors, and the people who support them, struggling with their feelings in the aftermath of their experiences; it can take some time to learn how to respond.

It can therefore be difficult for people to understand the impact that trauma may have on an individual’s mental, emotional and physical well-being.

Levine (2015) states that trauma shocks the brain, stuns the mind, and freezes the body; it interrupts the connections between parts of the brain.

“Trauma is a chronic disruption of connectedness” Stephen Porges

However counselling and therapy is also about connecting, and sexual violence trauma has turned that space between us into a place of fear and mistrust, then we need to know how to help a client to navigate.

This training is designed to develop participants’ ability to respond confidently to survivors of rape or sexual abuse. It uses current research to pro-vide a basic understanding of trauma and the potential impact it can have on human beings.

It also invites participants to consider their personal beliefs and responses to sexual violence and how this may influence their ability to effectively respond to survivors.

By attending this professional development workshop participants will:

  • Develop their understanding of sexual violence
  • Understand the neurobiology of trauma and the use of adaptive responses
  • Apply the principles of trauma-informed practice to develop strategies which enhance safety, minimise re-traumatization and support recovery within time-limited as well as longer term therapy
  • Reflect on strategies for self-care

The course is a mixture of guided and experiential learning. A good range of electronic resources are provided to compliment the workshop learning.

The trainers engage actors to help demonstrate the theory as well as give an opportunity to reflect on our practice.

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