Deep Brain Reorienting (DBR)
is a trauma psychotherapy

DBR aims to access and process traumatic experience by tracking the original sequence of physiological responses that occurred when the deep brain had been alerted to a threat or an attachment disruption.

Latest news

Watch these recently recorded interviews with Frank Corrigan.

Enrique Arellano Farias, Director of Four Cycles Institute (Instituto Cuatro Ciclos), asks Frank to explain the foundations and applications of DBR for Spanish and South American audiences.

This interview is also available in Spanish here

Karine Kocharyan, Ukrainian Organiser of Educational Projects on Trauma Psychotherapy, talks to Frank about the ongoing clinical trial of DBR and the book he’s writing. They discuss the Ukrainian group’s monthly DBR meetings after the invasion in 2022 and how effective DBR has proven to be in the immediate aftermath of trauma. Looking to the future, they welcome the upcoming training for Ukrainian psychiatrists, psychologists and psychotherapists in June.

The interview was conducted in Ukrainian, with English translation courtesy of Oksana Lyzak, on 6 March 2024.

Introduction to DBR

Deep Brain Reorienting was developed by Dr. Frank Corrigan mainly for the treatment of attachment shock; but it can also be applied to the processing of other unresolved traumatic experiences.

The indication that past events continue to have an impact is that there are clinically significant symptoms which would not be present if the experiences had not occurred.

Introduction to DBR

Deep Brain Reorienting was developed by Dr. Frank Corrigan mainly for the treatment of attachment shock; but it can also be applied to the processing of other unresolved traumatic experiences.

The indication that past events continue to have an impact is that there are clinically significant symptoms which would not be present if the experiences had not occurred.

Upcoming Training Schedule

DBR training is for mental health professionals; psychiatrists, psychologists, psychotherapists, and other health practitioners who have experience of working with early adversity and trauma.

Frank Corrigan has been training therapists in DBR since 2018 in the UK and internationally. If you would like to join those trauma therapists who are reporting good results with this approach, you can book your DBR training by completing a brief registration form.