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Dr. Bessel van der Kolk and Licia Sky

Trauma, Attachment, and Neuroscience

Embark on a Journey of Healing and Transformation

Embark on a learning journey of healing and transformation in this one-day immersion workshop. This exploration of trauma, attachment and the neuroscience involved is led by renowned trauma expert, clinician, and author of the NY Times bestselling book The Body Keeps the Score, Dr. Bessel van der Kolk, and by Licia Sky, co-founder and global ambassador of The Trauma Research Foundation.

Dr. Bessel van der Kolk will share over three decades of expertise, revealing how trauma rearranges the brain’s wiring and exploring the fundamental difference between trauma de-sensitization vs. integration and growth. Engage in experiential exercises with Licia Sky, focusing on interpersonal rhythms, attunement, and affect regulation techniques to establish a sense of self and community. 

Why attend this immersion day?

What you’ll experience:

  • Inner Exploration and Befriending: Therapies that work for trauma begin with a basic sense of calm and safety. The calmer we are, the more we can allow ourselves to know what we know, and to feel what we feel. 
  • Understanding Trauma’s Impact: Learn how trauma changes the way the brain processes information and how it manifests and leads to a state of being out of sync with oneself and one’s surroundings. 
  • Breaking Cycles of Re-enactment: Explore ways to break the cycles of re-enactment and suffering caused by altered biological systems. 

Attend this high-impact day and leave with a comprehensive understanding of the impact of trauma, exploring diverse interventions, and acquiring practical skills for personal and professional growth. 

What topics we will cover

  • Understanding the Impact of Trauma and Disruptions: How trauma and disruptions of secure attachment influence the development of the mind, brain, and self. 
  • Exploring a Spectrum of Interventions: Finding words to describe and effectively communicate internal experiences. Emotion regulation for enhanced well-being: Processing traumatic memories for healing and resilience. 
  • Enhancing Self-Awareness and Self-Regulation: How trauma affects the development of the mind and brain.  The impact of trauma on self-awareness and self-regulation.
  • Trauma De-sensitization vs. Integration and Growth: The fundamental differences between trauma de-sensitization and the processes of integration and growth. 
  • Disrupted Attachment and Traumatic Stress: Investigate the distinctions between disrupted attachment and traumatic stress. 
  • Comprehensive Treatment Approaches: Integrative treatment: a necessity for trauma clients. A spectrum of interventions. 
  • Explore strategies to:
    • Articulate experiences
    • Regulate emotions
    • Build trust
    • Befriend physical sensations
    • Process traumatic memories
    • Cultivate full aliveness in the present

Learning objectives

  1. Determine how traumatic experiences and disruptions of secure attachment effect brain development.

  2. Examine methods to helps clients process traumatic memories to aid in recovery and build resilience.

  3. Summarize how the impact of trauma on self-awareness and self-regulation.

  4. Differentiate trauma de-sensitization, integration, and growth and the role in trauma treatment.

  5. Demonstrate at least two strategies to help trauma clients regulate their emotions and befriend the physical sensations that accompany trauma.

  6. Explain the clinical need for present-moment awareness and list two approaches to use with clients that foster a sense of “aliveness” in the present moment.

Event starts on

September 11th 2024

Secure your place today

This is your chance to stay at the forefront of innovation and advance your professional journey in the field.

Immersion day ticket
In-person access to Immersion day live in Oxford.
($415/€388) rates as of 27/07/2024
  • Join us for a profound exploration of trauma, attachment, and neuroscience in a full-day immersion workshop led by renowned experts, Dr. Bessel van der Kolk and Licia Sky.
  • Discover practical tools to help clients or yourselves overcome a traumatic past and regain the capacity to be fully alive in the present.
  • Immerse yourself in a full day of in-person education with your selected thought leader, live from Oxford
  • Opportunity to meet and network with like-minded peers and the experts.
Virtual ticket
Attend the full conference virtually via high quality livestreams.
($415/€388) rates as of 27/07/2024
  • Livestream access to 30+ new, practical clinical keynotes, workshops and panels from some of the world’s leading experts
  • User-friendly, all-in-one platform that can be accessed on desktop or mobile with speaker Q&A and live chat
  • Enjoy 90-day on demand replay access of all sessions so you don’t miss a thing
  • Earn up to 30 CPD/CE hours (included, exact amount TBC)

Best of Both Bundle - Exclusive Limited Time Offer!

Struggling to balance time, work, or family commitments while wanting to attend our conference? We’ve got the perfect solution for you!

Join us at the University of Oxford on September 11th for an intimate pre-conference workshop led by one of our incredible speakers. Enjoy a unique educational experience in a stunning setting.

After the workshop, you’ll have access to the entire virtual conference, which you can watch live or at your convenience over the next 90 days. This flexibility allows you to fit the conference into your schedule seamlessly.

Take advantage of this fantastic opportunity to spend a day in Oxford and gain 30 hours of CPD/CE credits, all at a discounted rate. Don’t miss out—register now for the Best of Both Bundle!

Immersion Ticket

Join us in person for a day of immersion with a speaker of your choice

Virtual Ticket

Watch live and revisit the entire four days from the comfort of your own home.

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Explore the entire Oxford 2024 event

If you purchase the full conference ticket you will have access to one of the confirmed full day workshops of your choice. Choose from a selection of immersion days with Gabor Maté, Bessel van der Kolk, Janina Fisher, Richard Schwartz and more. You will also have access to the recordings of all the workshops you don’t select to attend live.

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Select an immersion Day

Please select one Immersion Day from the list below to include with your package. You will receive an in person ticket for the selected immersion day, and virtual access to the full conference, including 90 days of recordings, with your purchase

Trauma, Attachment, and Neuroscience with Bessel & Licia
Bundle price: £449
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Unlock Healing, Transform Inner Conflict, and Embrace Your True Self with Richard Schwartz
Bundle price: £449
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The Cultural Burden of White Supremacy Culture & The Path Toward Collective Healing with Deran Young​
Bundle price: £329
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Unlock the Transformative Power of Mindsight with Dan Siegel
Bundle price: £449
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Unlocking the Living Legacy of Trauma with Janina Fisher
Bundle price: £329
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Too Much of Nothing Introducing Neglect-Informed Psychotherapy with Ruth Cohn
Bundle price: £329
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The Sexual Grief Effect Response in Trauma with Edy Nathan
Bundle price: £329
High Impact Relational Therapy with Terry Real
Bundle price: £329
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Healing the Legacy of Historical and Transgenerational Trauma with Linda Thai
Bundle price: £329
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Explore The Myth of Normal with Gabor Maté
Bundle price: £449