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Responding to Violence, Suicide, Psychosis and Trauma

“Difficult, Disturbing & Dangerous Behaviour” Live & Online

This unique, dramatic and immersive training experience is being made available online for the first time ever.

Take a quick look At the short video HERE

There are three ways that this can happen:

1. Sign up as an individual for an existing live course see HERE

2. Buy in a bespoke live version of the course for your own training group. Contact

3. Sign up as an individual for the e-learning version of the course and complete it in your own time. This option will be available from August – details to follow!

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Dangerous Behaviour Goes Online

1.30 – 4.30, 20th and 27th June 2020

For the first time ever, “Difficult, Disturbing & Dangerous Behaviour” is going “live” and online! Up until now this highly dramatic, immersive and cutting edge training experience has only been available as a face-to-face workshop and thus limiting access to many. Now, in collaboration with Mosaic Training it is being made available to everyone.

Watch the video HERE!

Then go to the the Mosaic Website HERE where you will find further information and an application form.

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Difficult, Disturbing and Dangerous Behaviour: 2nd November 2018, Holloway, London

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/difficult-disturbing-dangerous-behaviour-fringe-theatre-bourne

Please click on the link above if you are interested in attending this “Fringe Theatre” style training experience as an individual. This is a rare opportunity for training managers to review the training prior to commissioning it on an in-house basis.

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Difficult, Disturbing & Dangerous Behaviour, London, 16th March 2018

This unique “Fringe Theatre” style training event is once again being made available to individual applicants through Mosaic Training‘s Open Workshop Programme. Facilitated by Dr Iain Bourne is covers the core “front-end skills” to deal with dangerous behaviour as encountered in health, housing and social care settings. Numbers are limited so please apply early to secure a place.

Further information and Application form can be found HERE

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“Troubled Minds” – a dramatic, ‘fringe theatre’ style workshop for counsellors and psychotherapists. Nottingham 23rd September 2017

A unique opportunity to explore the mysteries and complexities of mental health delivered through a series of dramatised encounters with people seeking help through counselling and psychotherapy. This is usually only available as an “in-house” workshop delivered to organisations for their own closed groups. NCG, however, are putting this on as an “open access” workshop available for individuals to attend. Curious? Places are still available but it is unlikely that this opportunity will be repeated anytime soon!

For more details click HERE

9.30-4.30, 23rd September 2017

Lutterell Hall, Church Drive, West Bridgeford, Nottingham NG2 6AY

Contact: Nottingham.counsellors@gmail.com

Cost: £80.00 including lunch.

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Difficult, Disturbing & Dangerous Behaviour – London, 15th September 2017

Places are still available on this unique and explosive “fringe theatre” style training workshop. Mosaic Training are hosting it as a “Special Event” and making it available for individual applicants to apply. The cost is only £89.95 and you can find all the details HERE

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Dangerous Behaviour: Open Workshop – West Midlands, 20.03.2017

As I’ve said before, it is very difficult for individual participants to access this kind of training as it is almost exclusively delivered “in-house” to closed groups. Thankfully Mosaic Training & Consultancy are staging the dramatic “Fringe Theatre” style “Difficult, Disturbing and Dangerous Behaviour” workshop in Alvechurch next March and making places available for the remarkably cheap price of £89.95 pp. You can find the details HERE

Places may be at a premium so do book early to avoid disappoinment…

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Edge of Darkness & The Razor’s Edge

8th October 2016. Nottingham Counsellor’s Group are staging this unique “fringe theatre” style training workshop next Saturday and still have a few places available. This workshop is almost exclusively available to closed “in-house” groups which means that it is virtually impossible for individual participants to attend. This is the only opportunity this year so act fast! If you are interested e-mail nottingham.counsellors@gmail.com to book your place.

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Dangerous Behaviour Workshop: London, 24th October 2016

Mosaic Training are again staging an open access opportunity for individuals to attend the “Difficult, Disturbing and Dangerous Behaviour” workshop in London on 24th October 2016. This workshop is almost always delivered to closed groups on an in-house basis – so this will be the only opportunity to experience this “Fringe Theatre” style training event this year. Roll up!

For further information click HERE

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3. Violence – a different perspective

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Most of the literature on violence is about everything except violence – the “Long, Slow Story” – and all about the factors surrounding violence. Otherwise it is about fatuous advice of the kind “don’t shout help, shout fire” – gimmicky tricks that, IMHO, have an enormous propensity for getting you into a lot of trouble.

So what do we do? Make it up? No – we take a fresh look, ask new questions and look sideways. For much of my career just one question has troubled me – “when faced with imminent violence, what can we do?” You look at a man who is shouting at their partner. He sees you looking at him, smashes the bottle and bears down on you with it. You want to change the course of events, immediately.

So where should we look? I suggest a new direction and here I will simply suggest some readings that you might find illuminating. I will start with the more populist stuff and then start narrowing it down – but each part will eventually prove to be an essential part of the jigsaw.

I start with “Blink: The Power of Thinking without Thinking” by Malcolm Gladwell (2006). It will only set you back about £7.00 and is an intriguing look at how we make remarkably effective (and sometiems catastrophic) snap judgments. It introduces the concept of “thin-slicing” and challenges the notion that thinking things through is always effective or appropriate. Like all of Gladwell’s books it’s a fascinating read.

Second up is “Thinking Fast and Slow” by Daniel Kahneman (2012) and again only costing about £7.00. Daniel Kahneman is a Nobel Prize winner and in a very entertaining way summarises a life-time of research covering the differences between thoughtful and rapid cognition.

Next up is “The Anatomy of Violence: the biological roots of crime” by Adrian Raine (2014) – a bit more expensive at around £9.00. Another very interesting read. I am not a biologist but I do want to make sure that whatever I say makes sense not only psychologically but also with the way our bodies function.

If you are fascinated about the way the brain works there are two other fascinating books. The first is by Debra Nierhoff (1999) “The Biology of Violence:  The Brain, Behavior, Environment and Violence” – brilliant stuff beautifully told. I’ve just seen that you can get it from a well-known online book retailer for as little as £2.00! Seriously buy it instead of that extra latte.

The other is perhaps more seminal, less about violence but more about how we do things fast (like react to a punch) and is by Joseph LeDoux (1999) “The Emotional Brain: The Mysterious Underpinnings of Emotional Life.” Here Joseph explains the neuro-science underpinning rapid reactions.

Next will drill down a bit into the psychological processes engaged during critical incidents. So here we should take a close look at a literature review by Andrew Moskowitz (2002) on Violence and Dissociation and here is the link

(http://forensicpsychiatry.stanford.edu/PAU/dissociation%20and%20violence.pdf)

Finally I should draw your attention to a great paper that has largely been overlooked, but is very relevant to us. It is by Artle Dyregov (2000) and called “Mental mobilization processes in critical incident stress situations” and the link is:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11232176

Of course you could just buy the book “Facing danger in the helping professions” or attend one of my courses!

In my next posting I will try to explain the “Instant Aggression Model” providing you with map through moments of terror!

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