Trauma

Four Day Post Graduate Course

with Thomas Attlee, Principal of the College of Cranio-Sacral Therapy

Dates:
Friday 22nd to Monday 25th November 2024

Cost:
£520 - Early bird fee if paid in full by 30th September 2024
£560 - For payment after 30th September 2024

Venue:
Columbia Hotel, 95-99 Lancaster Gate, London W2 3NS

Booking and further information:

To book a place, please complete the online application form (selecting the appropriate drop down menus - Post Graduate Courses > Trauma) and send payment, or for further information please contact info@ccst.co.uk
or 020 7483 0120

 

A profound and practical exploration of Trauma and Trauma resolution.

 

Trauma is at the heart of all Cranio-Sacral Integration and forms the basis of our whole approach as therapists.

 

Trauma is present in everyone, and is at the root of most ill health

  • whether from birth, injury, a difficult childhood
  • parents, school, relationships
  • rape, childhood abuse, sexual abuse
  • war, torture, post-traumatic stress disorder
  • or an accumulation of all the many stresses of everyday life

Trauma is not just something that happened. It is a physiological process

  • involving the amygdala and hippocampus
  • leading to physiological overwhelm
  • in which fight and flight, or freeze patterns become deeply entrenched in the system, affecting everything about us – perception, response, reaction, behaviour

Trauma determines our conditioning, our response to life, our very nature.

 

Trauma needs healing and integration at a profound level

  • not just physical therapy
  • not just psychotherapy

but the release of shock and trauma

- at a molecular level

- a subatomic level

- a Quantum level

and re-integration of the whole person

Resolving trauma through Cranio-Sacral Integration is a powerful and effective process. Thomas Attlee has developed a unique and profoundly transformative approach.

 

In this four day seminar on Trauma, we will be:

  • exploring the nature and characteristics of Trauma.

  • establishing Practitioner Resources.

  • establishing Patient Resources.

  • exploring and addressing different Levels of Trauma

    • in the Tissues
    • in the Core
    • in the Energy Matrix
  • developing a well-integrated framework for a practical, resourced approach to resolving Trauma from a broad perspective.

  • integrating the many layers and levels of Trauma in a profound, safe, and effective manner.

CCST graduates are likely to find that this course takes you to new and deeper levels, beyond the basic training. For non-CCST graduates, this is an excellent opportunity to explore and experience the integrated approach taught at CCST.

Reviews:

“All I’ve said to my family since I’ve returned is ‘That course was the best thing I’ve ever done in my life’. I feel like a different person… so very connected to joy. It’s brimming through me, but also just feeling an inner peace that I’ve never felt before.”

“Everything you covered in the course structure resonated and had so much meaning to my practice. And I’m really feeling and understanding that integration is the magic key. Everything we did has really been so valuable.”

"This course was fantastic, one of the best courses I've done on anything. I particularly appreciated your unique perspectives and explanations, and the excellent practicals through which we could experience and explore the material".

“The course struck a great balance between the sensitivity and subtlety required when working in this area, whilst remaining pragmatic and informative. I found the focus on practical processes, both for working with the body and through dialogue with the person themselves very accessible and relevant.”

“We were equipped with a set of skills that prepared us for working along the trauma spectrum.”

“Group discussion rather than lectures, respected our practitionership, as we discovered and shared new ways of perceiving, accepting and dissolving trauma. Practical sessions animated the coursework within a trustworthy and contained environment, and a detailed, well researched, and thoroughly structured course framework underpins all.”

“Thomas holds the group in serene exploration of the minefield that Trauma can be for health professionals.”

“A truly excellent and wonderful course."

"A very good course. Excellent course notes. Effective group dynamics. The course has given me a lot on both a personal and professional level. Many thanks."

“I've been inspired by the discussions around birth and postpartum support for mother and baby. I always hear mums say, specifically around caesarean birth, "I don't feel like I ever gave birth." These 4 days have inspired me to offer this to mothers who are struggling to make sense of their birth experience and are feeling trauma from it.”

Reviews:

“Thomas Attlee’s course on trauma was a breath of fresh air. It greatly complemented other post-graduate studies and workshops I have taken, and also worked well as a stand-alone post graduate training for those who had not previously studied this area.
The course struck a great balance between the sensitivity and subtlety required when working in this area, whilst remaining pragmatic and informative. I found the focus on practical processes, both for working with the body and through dialogue with the person themselves very accessible and relevant. There was an ease and lightness that created safety without undermining the profundity of working in this area.

I particularly enjoyed the pace of the course. There was ample time to explore and discuss fundamental aspects of trauma work such as grounding, resourcing for both therapist and client, differing causes and characteristics of trauma, catharsis, and re-traumatisation whilst developing the appropriate skills and knowledge that could be immediately used in CST practice with our clients. These included sites of holding trauma and key contacts to work with these, and processes for working with the manifestation of trauma at different tissue levels from the deepest core fluid levels up to the fascial patterns. This meant that we were equipped with a set of skills that prepared us for working along the trauma spectrum, allowing for minor trauma and the physical patterns of trauma to be acknowledged in amongst the more challenging and psycho-emotional aspects of this work.

The structure of the course allowed a well integrated framework to be available for each of us to work in accordance with our own particular skill set. A comprehensive set of handouts have allowed me to refer back to the infrastructure of the course content to maintain a firm understanding of the factors to consider when treating trauma as it arises in my practice, whether this is overtly or on the non-verbal and subtle levels of the system”

Booking and further information:

To book a place, please complete the online application form (selecting the appropriate drop down menus - Post Graduate Courses > Trauma) and send payment, or for further information please contact info@ccst.co.uk
or 020 7483 0120

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  • Saturday 1st April 2017

    Introductory Day

  • Saturday 4th April 2017

    Introductory Course (London)

  • July 2018

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  • October 2017 - July 2019

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  • October 2017 - May 2018

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Forthcoming Courses 2017

  • Saturday 1st April 2017

    Introductory Day

  • Saturday 4th April 2017

    Introductory Course (London)

  • July 2018

    One Year Professional Training (Diploma Course)

  • October 2017 - July 2019

    One Year Professional Training (Diploma Course)

  • October 2017 - May 2018

    Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology - Foundation Course