Professional training


We aim for professionals to have a wide range of skills to work with survivors.

Our trainings draw on the latest findings in neuroscience to support understanding of the impact of trauma.

Contact One in Four to find out about professional trainings we can deliver for your organization on working with trauma and child sexual abuse.


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Next training – November 19th 2016


The trauma counsellor’s toolbox: exercises to aid recovery and healing from complex trauma

Training day led by CSA Expert and Author, Christiane Sanderson

This day will focus on working with complex trauma and give practitioners more creative ways of working with survivors of CSA to help them become more embodied and facilitate post-traumatic growth through experiential exercises.

As complex trauma is primarily stored in the right brain, practitioners need to be able to facilitate right brain engagement through a range of creative techniques and exercises to expand their toolbox. In adopting a workshop style approach, counsellors and practitioners will have an opportunity to actively engage with a range of  tried and tested exercises to use with clients who have experienced complex trauma. The aim is to enable practitioners to explore more creative ways of working with survivors of CSA to help them become more embodied and facilitate post-traumatic growth through a series of experiential exercises including creating a web of shame, working with nesting dolls, and the use of art, soft toys, playdoh, masks, and sand tray work to access the inner child and explore family dynamics, and building resilience through the Tree of Growth.

This training takes place at Hilton Hotel, Croydon, CR9 4HH

The cost is £75.00 per delegate or early bird offer of £65.00 (up to 4.11.16)

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Recent trainings

The body keeps the score – Part 1 and Part 2:

These workshops introduced cutting edge research in neuroscience of how trauma shapes the brain and impacts on the psychological and physical well-being of survivors.

They examined the range of traumas and how complex trauma give rise to trauma symptoms such as dissociation, intrusive memories, flashbacks, hyper-arousal and avoidance which underpin Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

The trainings aim to help health professional and practitioners make sense of trauma reactions and how to link these to underlying trauma, so they are able to respond more effectively to survivors of child sexual abuse and complex trauma. In this, concepts such as emotional dis-regulation, Window of Tolerance and emotional self-regulation will be explored alongside a range of affect regulation skills that will enable practitioners to help survivors restore control over overwhelming and confusing trauma reactions and symptoms.


Previous training CPD trainings have covered:

  • Inside the mind of a paedophile
  • PTSD
  • Domestic violence
  • Shame and self-harm
  • Traumatic bonding
  • Borderline personality disorder
  • Shame in the therapy hour
  • Dissociative identity disorder
  • Sexual disorders, and paraphilia’s
  • Understanding the dynamics that occur between the survivor and significant others in their lives