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2023 Workshops

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Basic Deep Brain Reorienting (DBR) Two-day Online Workshop with Dr Frank Corrigan (via Zoom)

March 24 & 25, 2023

12:30pm to 8pm UK Time – 8:30am to 4pm Eastern Time (convert time zone)

About the Training

This two-day workshop offers participants an opportunity to understand the key role of midbrain systems in traumatic experiences which have clinical consequences. There is an emphasis on attachment shock, which may be historic or recent, and on early life adversity. A distinction between brain circuits for shock and circuits for affective and defensive responding underlies the clinical approach of Deep Brain Reorienting. DBR is a trauma memory processing modality that has developed from an understanding of stimulus-response sequences in the upper brainstem and uses these in a way that diminishes the risk of overwhelm or dissociation. Tracking the sequences, informed by the knowledge of how they occur physiologically, activates a healing process which, optimally, promotes a complete resolution of the clinical consequences of the traumatic experiences. DBR can also be useful when attachment urges are conflicted because of adverse experiences. For example, when the capacity to orient toward connection simultaneously triggers the impulse to move away, often with negative affects emerging, the urge to connect with significant others is conflicted at a level not readily accessible in talk therapy.

Who should attend? This workshop is for mental health professionals: psychiatrists, psychologists, psychotherapists, and other health practitioners who have experience of working with early adversity and trauma.

About the Presenter:

Frank Corrigan MD FRCPsych was an NHS Consultant Psychiatrist who latterly specialised in the treatment of post-traumatic and dissociative disorders. He is now in private practice and retains a specialisation in complex trauma disorders. He was a co-author of Neurobiology and Treatment of Traumatic Dissociation: Toward an Embodied Self (Lanius, Paulsen & Corrigan, 2014, Springer, New York) and was a co-author of Lisa Schwarz’s book on The Comprehensive Resource Model: Effective Techniques for Healing Complex Trauma (Schwarz, Corrigan, Hull & Raju, Routledge, 2016). He is currently involved in a clinical and neuroimaging study of DBR with Professor Ruth Lanius, University of Western Ontario, Canada.

How do I register? Please go to this website to register.

We look forward to offering more DBR Trainings in 2023.

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