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, counsellors and EMDR therapists, 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, but are also very experiential; small groups allow for plenty of time for demonstrations, practice and questions. They are for EMDR therapists who don’t have a background in working with complex trauma, and all those who 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
  • Relational psychotherapy: being a real, attuned person for your clients
  • Working with the body and the creative imagination to resolve past trauma

More information can be found here.

Further workshops in the series are offered directly to those who have completed the first.

Healing Complex Trauma 2019 dates:

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

Cost: £330, or £280 if paid in full by 1 March 2019

30 November & 1 December 2019, 10.30 – 17. 30 (12 hours’ CPD), The Kailash Centre, St John’s Wood, London

Cost: £290, or £265 early bird discount if paid in full by 1 August 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 contact@primarylight.co.uk. 

To book a place on the workshop, please contact Mary-Clare for bank details. A non-refundable deposit of £130 reserves your place. Early booking is recommended as these weekends sell out very quickly.

Participants must have an ongoing source of support and grounding, eg a regular yoga practice, therapy or other forms of self-care.