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Responding to Violence, Suicide, Psychosis and Trauma

Razor’s Edge: Suicide & Self-harm Workshop in Nottingham

Nottingham HLG are putting on an open access workshop delivered by Dr Iain Bourne on 27th November 2012. For further information and booking details visit:

http://www.hlg.org.uk/training/quarterly-training-schedule

If you would like this course to be delivered in-house visit www.dangerousbehaviour.com or email impact@dangerousbehaviour.com

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Pre-order Facing Danger in the Helping Professions

You can now pre-order “Facing Danger in the Helping Professions” by Iain Bourne at https://www.mcgraw-hill.co.uk/html/0335245838.html

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Humans have “Super Spidey Sense” for Danger

The Instant Aggression Model largely depends on the idea that people can sense danger before they are consciously aware of it. This is usually referred to as intuition or a gut reaction. The explanation lies in role played in the brain by the thalamus which filters all incoming sensory data – channeling important data up to the pre-frontal cortex where it can be thought about, but channeling dangerous data directly to the amygdala which processes emotion and activates the body before thought takes place. Interestingly this idea has received further support in a study widely reported on the internet suggesting that people do indeed have a “Spiderman” like ability to sense danger before it happens. Actually, the research is not quite so clear as the headlines, but it makes an interesting read none-the-less:

http://www.nhs.uk/news/2012/07July/Pages/Humans-have-super-spidey-sense-for-danger-claim.aspx

Enjoy!

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Difficult, Disturbing and Dangerous Behaviour

Contact Sarah Pink at sarahp@sitra.org for information on an open access course on 11th December in Southampton – Difficult, Disturbing and Dangerous Behaviour, by Iain Bourne

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Facing Danger in the Helping Professions

The book is now in production with the Open University Press. Details can be found atFacing Danger. This book introduces the Instant Aggression Model for the first time, together with specific skills for responding to reactive, disturbed and proactive aggression. Other chapters also cover violence in a range of group contexts (gang, mob, bystander, classroom), specific skills in working collaboratively alongside colleague to manage violent situations, risk assessments, lone-working, workplace policies and procedures, supervision and post-incident support. The book is written in an engaging and narrative style illustrated throughout with copious examples from practice.

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Difficult, Disturbing & Dangerous Behaviour

This dramatic course delivered by Dr Iain Bourne is being made available by Sitra:

20th September 2012 in London

26th September in Leeds

 

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Different Worlds; working with hallucinations, delusions and paranoia

This dramatic course delivered by Dr Iain Bourne is being made available by Sitra

24th October 2012 in Southampton

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Beyond Abuse: working with high risk service users

This dramatic course delivered by Dr Iain Bourne is open for applications by Sitra:

12th September 2012 in Southampton

25th October 2012 in London

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Open Courses “Trauma: Post-incident Staff Support”

The Post-incident Staff Support course is now available to individual applicants through SITRA:

    SITRA – Post-incident Staff Support

Trauma: post incident support staff

24 May 2012, Southampton

14 November 2012, Southampton

Suitable for all managers and supervisors who have responsibility for supporting staff after an incident at work e.g. an assault, a suicide, an allegation.

By the end of the course participants should:

• Have a good understanding of the psychological and emotional needs of staff following an incident at work

• How to prepare themselves in anticipation of an untoward incident at work

• Be clear as their own role in the immediate aftermath of incident

Trainer: Dr Iain Bourne

Price: member £89/ non-members £129

Book now

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Open Courses “Trauma”

The “Trauma” course is now available to individual applicants through SITRA:

SITRA – Trauma

Trauma: frontline staff

16 April 2012, Southampton

23 October 2012, Southampton

For anyone who wishes to gain a clearer overview of psychological trauma, whether it is the result of a recent overwhelming event, or the effect of prolonged childhood trauma.

By the end of the course participants will:

• Understand the difference between Type 1 traumas (recent overwhelming events) and Type 2 traumas (prolonged/repeated childhood abuse)

• Understand how both types of trauma lead to different outcomes and support needs in adult life

• Be aware of the range of strategies available to assist service users, both immediately and in the long-term

Trainer: Dr Iain Bourne

Price: member £89/ non-member £129

Book now

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