Trauma is a distressing event in which a person often feels severely threatened emotionally, psychologically, or physically. Most people will experience a traumatic event at some point in their lives, e.g. a car accident, abuse or neglect, the sudden death of a loved one, a violent criminal act, or a natural disaster. Many people recover from trauma, but for others, the effects of trauma are lasting, causing a person to live with deep emotional pain, fear, confusion. Often, the support, guidance, and assistance of health professionals are fundamental to healing from trauma.
The day explores issues arising from those who have experienced traumatic loss in their lives, and, while including some theoretical inputs, is participative and experiential in nature.
Workshop focus: – Reaction to loss and traumatic death – Structured support for survivors – How early engagement leads to better outcomes – Self Care
Facilitator: Denis O’Connor
Denis has been involved in the area of psychotherapy, supervision and training for the past 20 years. He holds an MA.in Supervisory Practice, BSc.Counselling & Psychotherapy as well as qualifications in Couple Counselling, Suicide Studies, Clinical & Theraputic Hypnotherapy,Sports Mind Coaching and is a Master Trainer Designate with the QPR Institute in Washington. For the last 6 years he has worked specifically in the area of suicide prevention and postvention.