Working with Depression
An Integrative and Creative Approach
Friday 4 March 2022
A Live Webinar with Barbara Dowds
CPD Credits: 3.5 hours
- Includes a recording of the event with access for a year (14 days post the event)
- Bookings close at 9:00am GMT Tuesday 1 March
What makes depression so complex, and how can therapists best meet its particular demands? Depression is a multifaceted and layered phenomenon – a set of conditions that vary widely in subjective experience and aetiology. It is difficult to work with because the very psychodynamic patterns that underpin it tend to block therapeutic change.READ MORE...
This workshop will attempt to grapple with these complexities, and ask why such a common and potentially devastating ‘disorder’ has not been eliminated by natural selection.
We will explore how primary origins in childhood adversity manifest in the threat (polyvagal) and stress (cortisol) responses that regulate our reaction to psychosocial and physical challenges. The resulting habitual defensive responses are associated with a wide range of rigid patterns that govern the sense of self-and-other, and the experience of relationsh