PODS is a leading provider of CPD training on trauma, dissociation, sexual abuse and attachment. We run around 20 training days a year, throughout the year, all of them led by Carolyn Spring, Director of PODS and author of Recovery is my best revenge: my experience of trauma, abuse and dissociative identity disorder.


We run 4 different courses at any one time, all dealing with the impacts of childhood trauma and looking at various areas:

Each course covers largely different material and complement each other.


Our training days are delivered lecture-style with excellent visuals and all original content. There are opportunities throughout the day to break into buzz groups for brief discussion if you wish to. Delegates receive an extensive pack including the relevant book for each course, and a CPD certificate for 6 hours. Our training days usually attract audiences of 80-180 people and many events sell out even months in advance, so please book early to avoid disappointment.


Registration: 9.30 am

Start: 10.00 am (prompt)

Finish: 5.00 pm


Lunch is not provided on our training days. There is often somewhere nearby to purchase food or you are welcome to bring a packed lunch. Hot and cold drinks and biscuits are supplied throughout the day. We also provide soya milk and gluten free biscuits.


Our training days cost £80.00. There is a £5.00 discount for 'Friends of PODS' (see below for discount code). Group discounts apply on a sliding scale for 4 or more delegates and can be booked directly via the website but cannot be used in conjunction with the Friends of PODS discount. We are able to offer some concessions for people on a low income - please get in touch to enquire before booking.


Delegates from a wide range of backgrounds and sectors attend our training this includes:

  • counsellors
  • psychotherapists
  • psychologists
  • rape crisis or helpline staff and volunteers
  • CPNs / healthcare staff
  • anyone working with people who have suffered trauma in childhood

Survivors and supporters are welcome to attend but it's important to note that the days are run as professional events and not as a support group.

Other questions?

Please see our Frequently Asked Questions page.

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child sexual abuse training

Child Sexual Abuse:

Hope for Healing

working with relational trauma training

Working with Relational Trauma:

Dealing with Disorganised Attachment

trauma and the body training day: dissociation and somatisation

Trauma and the Body:

Somatisation and Dissociation


Upcoming events

Masterclass (CSA)
Wednesday 21 September 2016
Child Sexual Abuse - Crawley
Saturday 24 September 2016
Child Sexual Abuse - Rotherham
Saturday 01 October 2016
Masterclass (Trauma)
Wednesday 12 October 2016
Trauma, Dissociation & Recovery - London
Saturday 15 October 2016
Child Sexual Abuse - Darlington
Saturday 05 November 2016
Trauma, Dissociation & Recovery - Peterborough
Saturday 12 November 2016
Masterclass (CSA)
Wednesday 16 November 2016
Trauma, Dissociation & Recovery - Preston
Saturday 26 November 2016
Child Sexual Abuse - Bristol
Friday 02 December 2016
Child Sexual Abuse - Bristol
Saturday 03 December 2016
Child Sexual Abuse - London
Saturday 10 December 2016
Masterclass (Trauma)
Wednesday 14 December 2016