Attachment and Neuroscience
- Starts 8 JulStarts 8 Jul
- 80 British pounds£80
This course explains how childhood experiences affect the structure and function of the brain. Recent research suggests that the attachment circuitry within a child’s brain directly relates to experiences with their caregiver. Children attach prenatally and this continues throughout life even if the quality of care received is abusive and neglectful. Traumatic experiences interact with genetics changing the structure and function of the brain, compromising emotional and cognitive development. The immaturity of the brain combined with the enduring effects of abuse, can emerge as mental health issues in early adolescence. We will include an introduction into Stephen Porges’ polyvagal theory and how it offers co-regulation in therapy to engage the social nervous system of our young clients.
Rosyth Business Centre, Barham Road, Rosyth, Dunfermline, UK