This momentous event will bring dialogue, creativity and connection to one of the most important public health issues of our time: childhood trauma and Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs).
Date 10 June 2019
Start time 9:00 am
End time 5:00 pm
Region London
Cost £175
Email [email protected]


About this training

The day will enable an exploration and deeper understanding of neurobiology, cutting-edge creative interventions and the importance of community, connection and the power of love to heal.

At the heart of the symposium lies the urgency to prevent people from dying prematurely because of adverse experiences in their childhood. The implications of childhood trauma costs society billions every year and puts tremendous pressure on the NHS. The cost to individual life is unimaginable.

An adult who has experienced physical or emotional abuse, bullying or family disruption before their 18th birthday is more likely to experience depression, suicidal ideation and die 20 years earlier than his or her peers.

The amazing line up of speakers includes:

Benjamin Perks
UNICEF diplomat specializing in human rights & child protection.

Bonnie Goldstein PhD
Southern California coordinator of the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute’s Trauma, Developmental/Attachment, and Certification trainings.

Emily Lim
National Theatre Director specialises in creating community work and working with non-professional performers.

Lemn Sissay MBE
Award-winning writer, poet laureate, performer, playwright, artist and broadcaster, with lived experience of the UK care system. He was awarded an MBE for services to literature by The Queen of England. He is Chancellor of The University of Manchester and an Honorary Doctor from The University of Huddersfield, The University of Manchester and The University of Kent. He was the first poet commissioned to write for the London Olympics and poet of the FA Cup.

Miguel Toribio-Mateas
Chair of BANT (British Association of Nutrition and Lifestyle medicine), FBANT, CNHC Registered- Transdisciplinary neuroscientist and nutritionist. A visiting school & researcher in psychobiotics at London South Bank University. Guest lecturer internationally and runs specialist brain and gut health clinics in London.

Paul Gilbert FBPsS, PhD, OBE
Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Derby and honorary visiting Prof at the University of Queensland. Developed Compassionate Mind Therapy & Compassionate Mind Foundation as an international charity.

Peter Fonagy  FBA, FAcSS, FMedSci, OBE
Head of the Division of Psychology and Language Sciences at UCL; Chief Executive of the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families, London; Consultant to the Child and Family Programme at the Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Sciences at Baylor College of Medicine; and holds visiting professorships at Yale and Harvard Medical Schools.

Peter Lovatt PhD
Dance Psychologist leading researcher and university lecturer. Recognised Internationally as Dr Dance.

Stephen Porges PhD
Distinguished University Scientist and the founding director of the Traumatic Stress Research Consortium. He is the originator of the Polyvagal Theory.

Sue Carter PhD
Leading neuroscientist who discovered the relationship between social behaviour and oxytocin.

Emma Colyer MBE, founder & director of Body & Soul Charity, said: “The experience of our childhood is stored within our mind, body and soul. Sadly, those living with childhood trauma live with illness, some die 20 years earlier than their peers and yet, this does not have to be the case. What underpins all approaches to healing is love, a love that is safe, consistent and interested in the whole person”

Venue address:
Cinema 1
Barbican Centre
Silk Street

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