Training in Deep Brain Reorienting®
10th & 11th October 2024

Join Dr Jessica Christie-Sands, for this In-Person Training

We are delighted to invite you to join us on the first DBR Level 1 Training in Arundel, West Sussex. Arundel is a beautiful medieval market town known for its magical castle, which stands majestically on its hill top. The Town Hall itself, where the training will take place, was built in 1836 by the 12th Duke of Norfolk and designed by Robert Abraham. You might wish to extend your stay to enjoy the town and its surrounding during the weekend.

Deep Brain Reorienting (DBR) is a transformational trauma psychotherapy based in an understanding of the key role of midbrain neuroanatomy in traumatic experiences which have clinical consequences. DBR Training is for mental health professionals and comprises theory, demonstrations, practicum work, feedback and Q&A.

DBR Presenter

Dr Jessica Christie-Sands

Jessica is a Chartered Psychologist registered with the Health and Care Professional Council (HCPC), a Chartered Scientist (CSci) and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society (AFBPs). She is an EMDR Europe Approved Consultant, a Certified Advanced Sensorimotor Psychotherapist and a Certified Neurosequential Practitioner in both NMT and NME. Her current clinical interest in body-based approaches and the use of touch as a powerful bridge to healing early developmental trauma has recently led her to embark on a two year training program running concurrently with Dr Steve Terrell on ‘Transforming Touch’ and Dr Aline La Pierre on ‘Neuroaffective Touch’.

Founder and Director of DBR Trainings. In 2020, she co-authored a paper with Dr Frank Corrigan, in which the theoretical hypotheses underlying DBR were set out. View paper

Level 1 DBR Introduction

When: Thursday 10th and Friday 11th October 2024
Where: Town Hall, Maltravers Street, Arundel,
BN18 9AP, United Kingdom

Times: 9.30am – 5pm
Fee: £570 GBP
Numbers are limited book early to avoid disappointment
Contact: Elaine Goddard (
2-day training: Lunch not included (please bring your own
take away lunch), there will be refreshments and coffee
during breaks

Key learning outcomes

• To develop an understanding of the neuroanatomy and neurophysiology of threat and adversity response systems in the midbrain, the upper part of the brainstem

• To be able to track deep sequences that have occurred so quickly that only their late effects have been recognised – and to wait with these sequences until full processing

• To identify and differentiate the main components of physiological sequences underpinning conflicted orienting patterns in relational connections.

Experienced DBR practitioners will assist during the practicum exercises

Level 1 training is for mental health professionals: psychiatrists, psychologists, psychotherapists, and other health practitioners who have a minimum of two years’ post qualification clinical experience, and experience of working with early adversity and trauma.

There will be up to 36 participants.

Practicums will take place within open-space meeting room(s) at the venue. Please consider whether this environment will meet your learning and participation needs prior to registering.

Arundel has multiple options for accommodation, from family run bed and breakfasts like Arden House to boutique hotels like House Arundel or many Airbnb’s to choose from. We advise to book early as spaces may be limited.

For more options, you can check out,,

You are welcome to eat out or get a takeaway lunch and bring it to the town hall to eat together at lunchtime. There are many lovely restaurants for your evening meal, although we do advise booking in advance as they get extremely busy – please see some suggestions below:

The Parsons Table

Butlers Arundel

La Campania

Visit Arundel

By Car – Arundel is situated on the A27

Parking info – There are several pay and display car parks in Arundel all within a short walking distance of the Town Hall

Mill Road Car Park – Mill Road (opposite the castle main entrance)
Arundel Lido Car Park – Queen Street
Crown Yard Car Park – The Old Mill, River Road

By Train – Arundel is on the Southern Rail route 28 – London Victoria via Gatwick and Horsham to Southampton and Portsmouth, and a 10 minute walk from the centre of town

There are regular trains throughout the day from London Victoria – you can book your tickets here

We will inform you if spaces for this training date become available. Please leave your valid email address below.