Understanding the impact of a difficult childhood

This intensive, two day course will give students the opportunity to explore both subjects. Gaining an understanding as to how and why difficult or traumatic early life events can continue to affect our wellbeing. How did you learn to talk? How did you learn how to perform ordinary life tasks? How did you learn to soothe your distress? Childhood is when we learn who we are and what to expect from others. If this time was difficult then the impact on your thoughts and feelings is significant. This course explores the impact of difficult early life and it’s effect on the present. Formulation is a helpful technique used by health care professionals to make sense of a persons difficulties. It's basically a life jigsaw, incorporating early life experiences, belief systems and current ways of being. It draws upon psychological and social theories to really understand someone's situation and is used as an educational tool to help the service user understand themselves better and to take control of their own destiny. It's a tool which aims to emancipate the service user by co-producing a map of the past and developing a plan for the future. During these sessions you will have the opportunity to create your own formulation.

The dates for this course will be confirmed in September. Please let us know if you’re interested and we’ll be back in touch with the dates and times.
Contact: 0191 261 0948, info@recoverycoco.com