A One Day Workshop Presented by Julia Tolley, PTSTA (P)
In this workshop we will explore the field of Neurobiology/ Neurochemistry to understand what happens in the brain to explain love. Also how this search for love may lead us into unhealthy relationships with people and substances/food/alcohol, and experience addiction issues.
The early developmental aspects of how we experience love, the need for recognition, appropriate attachment, separation and individuation enable us to be a healthy individual, yet what happens if we don’t have these experiences? MRI scanning of patients with attachment issues, linked to a childhood diagnosis of ASD, (autism spectrum disorder) or other early developmental disorders, Borderline Personality, ADHD, helps us to understand the need for human contact which generates the Love chemicals that subsequently affect the development of the brain.
Working with clients it is essential that we understand what the client yearns for and why their need for chemicals from elsewhere is a search for Love. Knowing this will inform interaction with, and treatment planning for these clients in their quest.
This course will be suitable for those people working with persons experiencing relationship difficulties and unhealthy behaviours around food and substances, people in the forensic system etc in their search for fulfilment. Eg. Counsellors, Psychotherapists, Other Therapeutic Practitioner, Social Workers, Probation Officers.
Julia Tolley has over 25 years personal development experience working with a variety of individuals from diverse backgrounds, seeking help and support for a wide range of issues and problems. Initially qualified in HR management, Julia qualified as a counsellor in 1994, and an internal coach in 1999. She started her TA training in 1996 and private practice in 1997. She qualified as a Transactional Analyst (psychotherapist) in 2007 and in 2013 a PTSTA (Psychotherapy).