Workshop: Working with Stress and Trauma

On 5th February 2022, and again on 5th March 2022, we will be presenting an interactive workshop dealing with stress and trauma.

The session will look at what a trauma is and theories about how we react to them. This will lead to a discussion of PTSD – the components of a diagnosis (with a focus on hypervigilance) and how counselling can fit in to the treatment plan or management of long-term coping skills. We will also talk about Complex PTSD.

As well as these extreme examples of stress, we will be learning about what stress actually is, how it manifests in the body and techniques for work with clients who are suffering. This might include workplace stress, the stress of a new baby, or stress caused by illness or bereavement.

We will look at Narrative Exposure Therapy, Mindfulness techniques, and useful ideas from Japanese Ikigai. 

As always, there will be interactive activities using case studies and involving challenging personal development work. Attendees are not asked to reveal anything or work with anything personal if they don’t wish to, and we work hard to provide a safe and respectful space. There are opportunities to network with other counsellors and support workers from a wide range of placements and agencies.

The workshops will take place at the Easton on the Hill Village Hall, New Road, Easton on the Hill, PE9 3NN. They will run from 10am – 4.00pm (9.30am registration and coffee), They cost £70.00 per person (this includes refreshments and light lunch).

Contact: Mo Smith,, 07885674218

Click here for an application form.