What happens in the brain as a result of trauma, and what can be done about it?  That is the premise for this training day, which builds on PODS’ other courses including Living and Working with DissociationTrauma and the Body and Working with Relational Trauma.  

The cook, the smoke alarm, the watchtower, the timekeeper, the context stamp and the internal CCTV … Which parts of the brain do these metaphors represent, and what effect does trauma have on them?  What is the front brain and the back brain?  What is the Trauma Traffic Light and the Window of Tolerance?  When you’re in the amber state of fight or flight or the red state of freeze, how do you reengage the front brain to return to the green zone of social engagement?  What does all this mean?!

This course takes complex neuroscience and makes it simple, clear, relevant and applicable.  Find out about seven realms where trauma impacts the brain.  Learn about the three phase treatment plan and the green, amber and red of trauma symptoms and disorders.

This course is aimed at professionals working with clients with a history of trauma (often resulting in diagnoses such as PTSD, complex PTSD, borderline personality or Dissociative Identity Disorder) but is also open to stable survivors and anyone working with or supporting people who have experienced trauma.


  • Key principles

  • Trauma disorders

  • What happens in the brain at the moment of trauma?

  • Seven realms

    • Attention

    • Threat response

    • Altered states of arousal

    • Timekeeping

    • Memory systems

    • Self-awareness

    • Integration


For information on the format of the day, times, refreshments and discounts/concessions please see Frequently Asked Questions page.



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