Founded in 1982, the North West Regional Psychotherapy Association is an independent association for psychotherapists, counsellors and psychoanalysts of different backgrounds, training and clinical strengths who live or work in the North West of England.
We hold a lively programme of continuing professional development events including monthly seminars in Chorlton, south Manchester.
What makes a trauma traumatic? with Owen Hewitson
Friday 8 February 2019, 6.30pm – 8.30pm
Trauma often appears to be a very broadly-spread notion in psychotherapy, leading ‘trauma’ to have been ascribed to all kinds of experience, from birth, to sex, to war, and even to love. This talk will argue that trauma is never simply about a single event, and that talking therapies reach a limit if they attempt to deal with trauma through speech alone. We will consider what the conditions for a ‘traumatic’ experience might be, the mechanism behind its action, and the most effective techniques for its handling in clinical settings … continue reading