Our brains are designed to adapt to challenges of our environment, to help us survive. Its structures develop and are shaped through attachment and in relationship with others. In this workshop, we will investigate what happens to the brain when early nurturing and attunement are less than optimal, and in the context of early relational trauma.
We will look at:
You will interact with and gain understanding of basic developmental processes in the brain, and how they can shape our perspectives and interactions throughout life.
Dr Briony Nicholls is a psychotherapist and supervisor in Oxford, and the lead tutor on the Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy courses at Iron Mill College, Exeter, UK. Before her psychotherapy training, she was a researcher in neuroscience and psychopharmacology, then a medical writer, specialising in neurology and psychiatry.