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Making Sense of Complex Trauma and Dissociation

9th May 2017 · 10:00am - 1:30pm

In person | Virtual event

 Making Sense of Complex Trauma and Dissociation

A one day workshop for anyone who supports survivors of trauma in a personal and/or professional capacity.

Trainer: Rai Waddingham

Tuesday 9th May2017
10.00 – 4.30pm, at Conway Hall

“The ordinary response to atrocities is to banish them from consciousness. Certain violations of the social compact are too terrible to utter aloud: this is the meaning of the word unspeakable. When the truth is finally recognised, survivors can begin their recovery. But far too often secrecy prevails, and the story of the traumatic event surfaces not as a verbal narrative but as a symptom”. – Judith Herman

About the course

This one day workshop explores the many different ways complex trauma can affect survivors, including: flashbacks, vigilance, numbing, emotional regulation, dissociation, identity fragmentation, psychosis, shame, relationship difficulties, eating distress & issues with ‘the body’.

This course is facilitated by Rai Waddingham, an experienced trainer with personal and professional experience of complex trauma and dissociation (see for more info).

Topics include:

  • Understanding and recognising complex post-traumatic reactions
  • Helping survivors make sense of, and manage, their experiences
  • Working with hopelessness, guilt, shame and toxicity
  • Avoiding, or managing, common challenges
  • Supporting people to define and narrate their own journey


  • £12: Unwaged
  • £90: Voluntary organisations and waged unfunded individuals
  • £120   Statutory & commercial organisations (including NHS, Council & Private)

Once you have booked your place you can pay using the following methods: 

A) Online via EVENTBRITE

B) If you or your organisation cannot pay online, please contact John to book your place and request an invoice, on 020 7241 8978  or email below

C) Cheques payable to ‘Mind in Camden’. Please send to John Wetherell, Mind in Camden, Barnes House, 9-15 Camden Rd, NW1 9LQ (please mark clearly what it is for).

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