This clinical and intensive workshop entitled ‘Working With Trauma in Clinical Practice’ was conducted for a Private Counselling Agency in Cardiff in November, 2017. Using theory, case study examples and experiential work those in attendance developed a rich understanding about trauma, how it is defined, its experiential layers and how trauma is causally linked with the nature of specific types of events. Dissociated trauma, dissociated ‘memory’ and dissociative mechanisms utilised as a means of survival against overwhelm were addressed alongside how to transform the enduring imprints of trauma at somatic, emotional and cognitive levels. A ‘Trauma Therapists Toolkit’ was shared as well as important education about management, containment and the role of the therapist.
This workshop entitled ‘Transforming Past Life Trauma’ was offered at the SRTA Convention in Oxford, UK in May, 2017. The workshop included education around the following topics: Past Life and Current Life Traumatic Events, the causal structure between the event and trauma, symptoms of trauma, dissociation and dissociative ‘memory’, trauma inducing activators and implicit memories, the energetic effects of trauma and how to transform trauma using a variety of psychotherapeutic and energetic methods.
This presentation entitled ‘Negotiating The Enduring Trauma Imprint In Critical Incidents’ was offered at the BACP ‘Critical Incident Trauma: Prepared not Scared Conference’ held in Edinburgh, UK, in April 2018. Topics embraced included discussing the multifaceted disparity between ‘thinking about’ and ‘responding to’ trauma from within the organisational fields of clinical practice and psychological first responding. A well-considered and ethical reconciliation is required alongside: What to do? Where to do it? and Who to do it with?
This presentation entitled “The Therapeutic Process of Spirit Release” was offered at the Healing and Spirit Release Conference in Stourbridge in the UK in 2019. Agenda items included: The Philisophical underpinnings and aims of Spirit Release Therapy,
Ontology, Epistemology and Therapeutic Foundations. An exploration of the various ways of meeting the aims of Spirit Release including assisting the client to communicate with intrusive energies and remote methods. Communication of the Therapeutic Process of Spirit Release used by Paula Fenn which is an interactive, three-person process, involving the therapist and the spirit, the therapist and the host and the spirit and the host.
Phenomenology of the Spirit -Traumatic Experiences of The Dead. Abstract Submission: Conference Theme – Interdisciplinary Approaches to Corpse Work. University of York, June, 2019. Do the dead grieve? Do they experience loss? Emotionally suffer or dwell on unfinished business? Does how they died have any influence on them post death? And, do they have and/or should they be afforded agency as autonomous life forms?
Working With Trauma In Clinical Practice: An Overview. This training workshop was conducted in Cardiff, Wales, in March 2020 for a Private Counselling Agency.
Many people are experiencing the loss of a sense of personal power and self-efficacy during this crisis. They have no control at a macro level (they cannot end the Pandemic) and may be feeling disempowered and mentally overwhelmed as a consequence.
Compassion in a Time of Coronavirus Crisis: How Therapists Can Help Clients Without Losing Themselves During the Pandemic
As I write this the world is in lockdown, held to existential, psycho-emotional and financial ransom by the Coronavirus Crisis. It would be abnormal for you not to be affected by what is happening, as no matter how aware or robust you are there are a myriad of ways in which you are being impacted. Polarised swings in emotions are common as you lose ground and find it again, you feel the flood of anxiety in your body but then enter a place of calm as your physiological state re-groups and re-calibrates to a secure normality, you catastrophise about possibilities but re-frame and find the mental overwhelm settles.