For Mental Health Professionals

Learn all about brain and behaviour, explore what behaviour reveals about nervous system responses to stress, explore attachment models and how they help to grow healthy well integrated brain systems, investigate Polyvagal theory and the window of tolerance to stress, and how our own neurobiology and mirror-neuron systems influence our clients.  

We will cover how trauma affects the building of a healthy brain and nervous system, what trauma symptoms can look like and strategies to provide safety, connection and regulation within the therapeutic relationship.

Becoming a Brain-wise therapist is an essential part of our therapeutic educational work with our clients. Whether working with children, parents or adult clients it is important to be able to communicate what is happening in the brain when we see certain behavioural patterns and help our client explore how we can help ourselves and each other when we are triggered by coping patterns from the past.  Explore why it is vital to support our client’s with a ‘bottom up’ processing approach (as per the work of Bruce Perry), self care, and brainstem regulation activities to aid trauma recovery and regulation so that our clients can begin to thrive not just survive!

These workshops are available as self directed online training or as in person live workshops (or via zoom).

Presented by Sian Chambers-Vallance, Clinical play therapist, parent educator, play advocate and consultant

Get in touch for more information or to register your interest!

Learn all about brain and behaviour, explore what behaviour reveals about nervous system responses to stress, explore attachment models, investigate Polyvagal theory, and how our own neurobiology and mirror-neuron system influences our clients.  

We will cover how trauma affects the building of a healthy brain and nervous system, what trauma symptoms can look like and strategies to provide safety, connection and regulation within the therapeutic relationship.

Explore how play and creativity work magically with our neurobiology, how they help build mindful, well integrated brains and why we all need to become child advocates to help build more brain wise, trauma smart, creative, emotionally intelligent systems around the future generation of children!

These workshops are available as self directed online training or as in person live workshops (or via zoom).

Presented by Sian Chambers-Vallance, Clinical play therapist, parent educator, play advocate and consultant.

Get in touch for more information or to register your interest!

Developing our own mindfulness and self care practice is essential for preventing professional burnout and vicarious trauma.  As therapists we are the physiological anchors for our clients and in order to effectively do this work, we need to grow ourselves first!  

That means examine our own histories, reparent ourselves, meet our unmet needs and learn how to model self care to our clients through practicing daily mindful moments for growing healthy well integrated brains, enhanced empathy and stronger regulation skills.

This training is packed full of ways to help us ground ourselves during sessions and throughout the day, personal reflection opportunities to grow our own capacity to ‘be with’ and practical mindfulness and self care techniques to help make our practice more sustainable, present and enjoyable.

These workshops are available as self directed online training or as in person live workshops (or via zoom).

Presented by Sian Chambers-Vallance, Clinical play therapist, parent educator, play advocate and consultant.

Get in touch for more information or to register your interest!

Explore how to incorporate essential creative arts reflection activities into your therapy toolbox to help aid regulation and reflection, establish connection and rapport, build well integrated brains, assist with trauma processing and enhance emotional intelligence skills.

Opportunities for creative self expression are key to the development of a healthy functioning, well integrated brain and nervous system, a resilient mindset, problem solving and creative thinking.  

Self expression activities help to build a positive internal working model of self, boost self confidence, allow the practice of pro social skills, help build emotional intelligence and empathy, allow exploration of alternative life narratives and scripts and ways of being and feeling in response to inputs.

This training covers the neuroscience about why we need to work with our clients in this playful and creative way, to help grow healthier brains for the next generation and comes loaded with lots of practical tools and techniques to get you started right way!

These workshops are available as self directed online training or as in person live workshops (or via zoom).

Presented by Sian Chambers-Vallance, Clinical play therapist, parent educator, play advocate and consultant.

Get in touch for more information or to register your interest!

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