Courses & Weekends

San Gabriel Mountains, Los Angeles, USA
San Gabriel Mountains, Los Angeles, USA

Healing complex trauma

with an integrative ego state therapy

An experiential workshop for trainee and experienced psychotherapists and counsellors, facilitated by Mary-Clare de Echevarria

This is the first in a series of workshops on trauma, touching on PTSD and focusing on C-PTSD or complex trauma, otherwise known as attachment or developmental trauma. These workshops offer an overview of trauma and healing and quite detailed content, integrating many different treatment models, and are also very experiential; small groups allow for plenty of time for demonstrations, practice and questions. They are designed for those who have read or heard about new ways of working with trauma, or perhaps attended conferences or seminars, and would like an opportunity to learn how this exciting new material looks and feels in practice.

The content of the weekend includes:

  • The neuroscience of attachment and complex trauma, how it develops and how it can be healed
  • How to recognise C-PTSD and ego states or dissociated parts of the personality
  • The three phases of trauma therapy (which are not linear but cyclic): stabilising and resource development, metabolising traumatic experiences, integrating into life (the rubedo stage in alchemy)
  • Relational psychotherapy: being a real, attuned person for your clients
  • Working with the body and the creative imagination to resolve past trauma

Further workshops in the series are not advertised publicly but offered directly to those who have completed the first.

Healing Complex Trauma 2018 & 2019 dates:

24 – 25 November 2018, 10.00 – 17.00 (12 hours’ CPD), CCPE, Little Venice, London

1 – 2 December 2018, 10.30 – 17. 30 (12 hours’ CPD), The Kailash Centre, St John’s Wood, London

Cost: £290 for the weekend, or £260 early bird discount if paid in full by 1 August for the November weekend, or 7 August for the December weekend.

8 – 9 June 2019, 10.30 – 17.30 (12 hours of CPD), Violet Hill Studios, St John’s Wood Village, London – in a smaller group

Cost: £330 for the weekend, or £280 if paid in full by 1 February 2019

For more information, or to be on the mailing list for future dates, you are welcome to call Mary-Clare on 07748 683510 or email To book a place on the workshop, please contact Mary-Clare for bank details. A non-refundable deposit of £130 secures your place. Early booking is recommended as these weekends sell out very quickly.

Participants must either be in therapy or have an ongoing source of support and grounding, eg a regular yoga practice. I will talk with each person before the workshop, face to face if possible; this is part of the booking process.