Thank you to everyone who cam along to what was to be the first and last "Understanding Dissociation & Trauma" CPD event of 2020 - for a while at least.
Here is some feedback received, overall graded "excellent". If you attended this session and would like to make any further comment, you are welcome to share this in the comments section below.
"Very informative - learnt about behaviour - brain responses. I will be able to apply to my practice".
"Reminder of a lot of things I knew plus a lot of new things which I will be able to use to develop our service response to children in schools. Very impressive".
"I feel I have developed my udnerstanding of dissociation and how to work with a person who has experienced trauma. Really liked the practical ideas bit looking at grounding techniques."
"Informative lived experience of dissociation and trauma with useful tips such as grounding techniques."
"I benefitted very much. Very informative compared to the time we have. Very honest and inspiring."
"Review of previous training. New info about NLP. Further reading - Linda Graham & Dan Siegel. Hearing Julie Anne's account was most helpful."
"I feel this has helped fill in gaps in my knowledge and the survivor experiences were very informative. I am grateful for the references because I want to learn more and look at research into dissociation."
"It was very informative. Julie-Anne is clearly very knowledgeable and it was good to hear personal experiences.
"Great insight into thought processes. Actions and reactions. Looking at triggers and the whole picture not just how a person presents at that particular time."
"Gave me useful insight and tools to use in my practice."
I will try and post some resources for adults and children, both of whom need to be mindful of their overall wellbeing at this time. Life seems to be turned upside down and over the last few days we have been doing all we can to get into a whole new routine, or way of life, one could say.
Here is a resource a client forwarded to me giving ideas for all with links to sites and organisations as well as SEN and autism specific links. Hopefully these will come in useful to someone.
I now have a wellbeing page and blog on this site offering advice on staying healthy using natural home remedies and promote natural wellbeing, something we need to be physically and mentally "up for it" right now! The main page is Natural Home Remedies - Ayurveda and the tips and advice page is A
Comment below was received from this weekend session held with some volunteers from York Mind. I much appreciated Darrin's (lead counsellor) having organised this and the invitation. Also, the commitment of the volunteer counsellor's who not only gave up part of their weekend to attend but dedicate their time to helping many others over the course of each week.
"This event opened my mind to many things I hadn't thought of before. It was a very information intensive course. Thank you for such honest and brave sharing of your personal experience"