What a lovely group of people I met today at The Summit Centre in Kirkby! Plenty of experiences shared, ideas and feedback during the open discussion and activities with comments from some, such as on the usefulness of hearing from agencies performing entirely different supporting roles but with the same members of the public. The feedback received on the day on the forms handed out is below and further comments are welcomed below.
"Gained an insight into how traumatised people might behave and how to identify and deal with this."
"Indepth view of working with trauma."
"I felt I learnt more about dissociation and trauma, which will help me in my role."
"It made me more aware of triggers and being more aware of behaviours. Your sharing gave a deep insight."
"Have a much greater and more thorough understanding of dissociation and trauma and how to respond safely to those in distress."
"Increased knowledge of dissociation and feel more confident in identifying it and to work positively with people experiencing this."
"Reassured that I will know what to do if a client dissociates. A really useful course to build understanding."
"Better understanding od dissociation and an understanding of grounding techniques."
A lovely group of people attended this "Understanding Dissociation & Trauma" awareness event yesterday. It was good to have input from these attendees and some issues raised reflected comments raised by agencies at other events. Many public and third sector workers seem to be on the same wavelength with mental and emotional wellbeing matters! Some interesting conversations were held too.
Some of the feedback received is below and the rest will follow soon. Many thanks to everyone who attended.
"Has helped me to see some things with my clients that I hadn't noticed before."
"Gained a lot of knowledge around trauma events and dissociation and the triggers that people can experience. Good to hear about personal experiences from Julie Anne. Very friendly and approachable. I don't work with Adult's Mental Health but do support children affected by domestic abuse resulting in trauma events etc."
"The trauma aspect was very relevant and interesting. Very appreciative of the trainer's moving testimony."
"Refocussed my practice - reminded not to judge and to consider all options. Introduced a new resource to enhance my practice with younger children - "Who is Corey?" book.
[Note from Julie Anne: This CBT for children book is available at http://amzn.eu/d13aMEG] A further book will be released soon!]