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Neuroception

Neuroception is a subconscious process through which our nervous system detects and evaluates cues of safety, danger, or threat in our environment. Coined by Dr. Stephen Porges, the concept/term Neuroception …

The three “E’s” of trauma

The three “E’s” of trauma: Event(s), Experience of event(s), and Effect. Trauma is a highly subjective experience. What may be traumatic to one person might not have the same impact …

Fred’s story

How do early childhood experiences influence our perception of safety in the world? The following case study follows the life of Fred, who was exhibiting a trauma response at work …

Cara’s story

How do early childhood experiences influence our perception of safety in the world? The following case study follows the life of Cara, who was also exhibiting a trauma response when …

Key ideas and principles

This week we have focused on how trauma and shame impact how we relate with others in a variety of contexts. Summary Let’s summarise the main points: Attachment theory is …

What’s on for next week

Week 1 Wrap up and What’s on for next week. We hope that you have reflected on your learning so far and are ready to dive deeper into trauma, neuro …

What’s on for next week

That brings us to the end of week three, with some important information about attachment and relationships. A special thanks again to our course team and especially Prof Gery Karantzas …

Congratulations for completing the course

In this course we have focused on building trauma awareness and introducing you to the principles of trauma-informed practice. Summary Let’s summarise the main points: Trauma, shame, and neurodiversity are …

Case Study: Fred

This case study follows the life of Fred. Let’s follow Fred and his younger brother, Josh, to understand how their experiences shape their patterns of reacting, relating, and responding. Fred …

Definitions of trauma

A critically important place to start in such a topic is defining what we are talking about and creating shared understandings. In trauma, this is especially the case because the …

Very early life trauma

Our early environment contributes heavily to our development, including how we are calibrated to respond to events that happen later on in life. Very early life trauma refers to traumatic …

Case Study: Cara

This case study follows the life of Cara. The following case study follows the life of Cara, who is now 21 years old. Let’s continue Cara’s journey to gain more …

Case Study: Fred

This case study follows the life of Fred. The following case study follows the life of Fred and his younger brother Josh, who you met last week. Let’s follow Fred …

Case Study: Cara

The following case study follows the life of Cara. Let’s follow Cara to better understand how her experiences shape their patterns of reacting, relating, and responding. Cara (now in her …