NOTE: The second speaker on the day will now be the eminent Dr Robert Sharpe - see below for more details.
Booking now open for the annual TAP Spring Conference 2019.
This year the theme is 'De-Mystifying Trauma and we have two eminent speakers for the day.
Trauma is - in varying degrees - the common experience of Humankind. In 2019 the annual TAP Conference will examine this key issue, at the heart of much of what we, as therapists and health professionals, do.
Many of the people we see have experienced significant trauma. With different types of trauma affecting each individual in different ways, how many of us can feel totally confident about offering the appropriate help? Are we worried about making it worse by our lack of knowledge? Can we make a difference or should we leave it to medication and 'experts', offering only ‘support’? Are there tools and techniques we can safely use?
John Henden has worked with trauma for twenty-five years all over the world. He has worked with people who have suffered, among other things, childhood abuse, sudden death, assault, rape and combat stress. In his presentation he will suggest that there are both evidence-based and ethical approaches that we can effectively use. John is a respected trainer and psychotherapist with a practical approach to treating trauma. He has developed tools and techniques which can be safely used by therapists with the aim to take people from being Victims to being Survivors to being Thrivers. John is the author of What it Takes to Thrive and Beating Combat Stress.
Dr Robert Sharpe wrote his PhD thesis on “Performance in Stressful Environments” and reported the earliest UK research into “mental rehearsal”. Subsequently, as a CBT founder, his book “Thrive on Stress” became a popular and academic resource and he established the UK’s first de-exhaustion clinic in London, treating over five hundred “burn-out” trauma victims and returning them to full work/home capacity within four weeks. As a forensic trauma specialist, he has assessed over three hundred near-death or seriously injured individuals. He has worked around the world with large corporations, made numerous media appearances and remains in touch with current thinking. Robert’s strength is in psycho-unbabbling and demystifying distress by translating complex neuropsychology into everyday concepts that are readily and practically useable by clients.
Venue: Taunton Racecourse, Orchard Portman, Taunton, Somerset, TA3 7BL
Fee: Until January 18th 2019– Early bird offer: £85 to members, £90 non-members
19th January 2019 onwards - £90 to members and £98 non-members
Students - £65 flat fee
Certificate of Attendance provided as evidence of Continuing Professional Development. There will be a bookstall offering 10% discount on usual prices.
A booking form is available as a direct download HERE, or by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note that this year we are promoting the use of bank transfers for payment, as a way to ensure as little of the charity's money as possible goes to paying bank fees. If you are still unable to make the transfer with the information given, please send a cheque to the address on the form.
The contact for enquiries is: Suzie Grogan, TAP Administrator - email: email@example.com. Telephone enquiries to Andrew Wilcox on 01823 451402.
All this information is available as a flyer to download HERE. Please feel free to circulate and promote to colleagues.
TAP Conference 2018 - 'We are all body psychotherapists' with Nick Totton
'Informative', 'inspirational', 'stimulating' & a day of networking opportunities
We are thrilled to say that this year's TAP Conference was a roaring success. A large number of professionals from many different fields came together to hear high profile speaker and author Nick Totton speak, and the hospitality provided by Taunton Racecourse was as always, second to none. For a full write-up of the day see our blog page HERE.