Speaker: Martin Loughna

Workshop Title : 

Learning from Babies.

About the workshop :

When working with a new client, psychotherapy typically focusses on what happened to this client which led them to be in room with us. The importance of childhood cannot be overstated, in this respect. That said, less attention is given to understanding the abilities and ways of understanding the world before speech has developed. The first part of this workshop will explore aspects of how new-borns make sense of the world they find themselves in. We will draw on Transactional Analysis theory, especially the concept of protocol; which describes the nature of learning in the preverbal baby. 

Working at a more practical level we will then share our knowledge of polyvagal theory to further enrich our understanding and thinking. Finally, we pull together the concepts explored with a view to identifying practical steps for helping our clients.

About the speaker :

Martin Loughna (CTA-P & PTSTA-P) – Martin is a TA psychotherapist, supervisor and trainer. In addition to his private practice, he works for Refugee Council as an adult psychotherapist providing therapy to refugees. He has a keen interest in early learning, genetic traits and trauma.  In keeping with the latter, he is qualified to provide EMDR.

Speakers: Frances Townsend and Kathie Hostick

Speakers :

Frances Townsend and Kathie Hostick

Workshop Title : Closing Plenary

Description :

Eric Berne described Recognition Hunger as an elaboration of Stimulus Hunger i.e. as we develop language, we learn to get our need for stimulation met through recognition. 

In more recent theory this has been developed further within the fields of neuroscience and developmental psychology by authors such Damasio, Stern, Schore and Siegel.

“The mind is an embodied and relational experience, that regulates the flow of energy and information” Siegel (1999)

In this plenary we will use these ideas to explore mind, body and other, through the lens of our evolving friendship. We have known each other for 28 years and in that time have worked together presenting workshops, CPD, Examining and assessing but most of all have developed love, deep connection, and close relationship. 

About the Speakers :

Frances Townsend MSc TA Psych, CTA(P) UKCP Reg. Psychotherapist, PGDip Supervision, TSTA(P) is a qualified Transactional Analysis Trainer and Supervisor with thirty years’ experience. She uses meditation and mindfulness in her work as well as other approaches such as EMDR, EFT and Interpersonal Neurobiology. Frances has five grandchildren who are teaching her more than she has ever learned before.

Kathie Hostick MSc TA Psych, CTA (P) UKCP REG. Adult Psychotherapist, UKCP REG Child psychotherapist, TSTA (P) is a Trainer and supervisor with thirty years’ experience. Her background and passion is in mental health, and she is committed to making counselling and psychotherapy training and services accessible to all. She started the Ellesmere Centre 18 years ago on the principle that community is central to growth, development, and opportunity. Her family are very much part of the centre and a massive support to its ongoing vitality. 

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Speakers: Frances Townsend and Kathie Hostick #2

Speakers :

Frances Townsend and Kathie Hostick

Workshop Title : Closing Plenary

Description :

Eric Berne described Recognition Hunger as an elaboration of Stimulus Hunger i.e. as we develop language, we learn to get our need for stimulation met through recognition. 

In more recent theory this has been developed further within the fields of neuroscience and developmental psychology by authors such Damasio, Stern, Schore and Siegel.

“The mind is an embodied and relational experience, that regulates the flow of energy and information” Siegel (1999)

In this plenary we will use these ideas to explore mind, body and other, through the lens of our evolving friendship. We have known each other for 28 years and in that time have worked together presenting workshops, CPD, Examining and assessing but most of all have developed love, deep connection, and close relationship. 

About the Speakers :

Frances Townsend MSc TA Psych, CTA(P) UKCP Reg. Psychotherapist, PGDip Supervision, TSTA(P) is a qualified Transactional Analysis Trainer and Supervisor with thirty years’ experience. She uses meditation and mindfulness in her work as well as other approaches such as EMDR, EFT and Interpersonal Neurobiology. Frances has five grandchildren who are teaching her more than she has ever learned before.

Kathie Hostick MSc TA Psych, CTA (P) UKCP REG. Adult Psychotherapist, UKCP REG Child psychotherapist, TSTA (P) is a Trainer and supervisor with thirty years’ experience. Her background and passion is in mental health, and she is committed to making counselling and psychotherapy training and services accessible to all. She started the Ellesmere Centre 18 years ago on the principle that community is central to growth, development, and opportunity. Her family are very much part of the centre and a massive support to its ongoing vitality. 

Tickets are now on sale at: https://buytickets.at/theellesmerecentre

You can follow us on social media…….