A Day in My Shoes

Trauma Informed Practice for teams working with and supporting traumatised children.

Why Choose Us?
  • Personal understanding
  • In-depth knowledge & experience
  • Safe and reassuring space
  • Many happy clients!

Living with the impact of Developmental and Relational Trauma

Caring for and supporting children who come from a background of complex trauma and neglect can bring many challenges. Each day can consist of endless battles and conflict where the child seems to sabotage the very thing that will help them to heal. Their re-experience of relationship as safe. It can be like ground-hog day, you know what’s coming but don’t seem to be able to stop it.

Through the day we will explore the emotional, psychological and neurological impact of the early experiences for the child and the internal working models and survival systems developed at the time of the trauma, that may still be active. If the child is not able to experience the outer world as safe it interferes with their ability to focus on the inner world, develop the ability of reflective thinking or the skill to appraise situations and separate what was from what is. This in turn prevents them from being able to access the new experience in relationships that will help them to heal.

What the course covers?

During the day participants will be able to develop a clear understanding of:

  • What it is like to be the child whose self-defense and stress systems are often up and running 24/7
  • The importance of self- awareness to inform how and why they respond to the child’s behaviour’s
  •  Strategies and techniques to use to facilitate a sense of safety and trust in significant relationships and to develop a greater understanding of what is happening for the child

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“Nancy’s passion for helping people affected by trauma and equipping professionals to work within this field by sharing her knowledge, expertise and skills, is both infectious and inspiring. Learning about trauma can be quite heavy, but scientific knowledge and real life emotive examples, were delivered in a way which meant that there was also some light hearted fun along the way. Thanks so much for this in-depth training, and resources that I could take away and use straight away with my clients. ” -K. Rackshaw - Owner Calm Space Counselling

“Nancy is a fantastic trainer, applying theory to practise throughout perfectly illustrated with case study examples. Lots of nuggets to take away and implement straight away into my own work with clients.” -V Mckeown - VLM Therapy

“Just completed this fantastic training. something that I always thought would not be useful to me and that wouldn't need - yet it had been amazing and so helpful. made to feel welcome and the content was amazing.” -Adoptive Dad

“The honesty, caring, understanding and helping us all to make sense of all the issues discussed. Thank you for fantastic training. ” -Adoptive Mum

“The single most useful and relevant piece of CPD training that I have received in my career! 5 stars!” -Teacher July 2018 (Great Expectations)

“Thank you for a fantastic Attachment Matters course. It was a well balanced mix of theory and practical techniques, but with a big emphasis on the latter. As a mum struggling to manage the behaviour of my adopted son, the course has made a real difference and I now have loads of techniques to help him. I feel far more positive about the future and able to cope.” -Adoptive Mum

“Just wanted to say a huge thank you for the Attachment Matters course I've just attended. It was informative and helpful. The delivery was excellent and I took away a lot of useful strategies to implement. Thank you!” -Adoptive Mum

“Hugely helpful in understanding my son’s journey and how I can help. I feel much more equipped and confident in parenting following this course.” -Parent

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