DBR® Training in Canada
Special Events to Raise Funds for DBR Research

with Dr Frank Corrigan and Professor Ruth Lanius

1st & 2nd November 2024
toronto, Canada

Level 1 DBR Introduction
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3rd & 4th NOVEMBER 2024
TORONTO, CANADA

Level 2 DBR for Attachment
Shock and Wounding

9th & 10TH NOVEMBER 2024
London Ontario, CANADA
Level 3 DBR for Dissociative and Other Complex Trauma Disorders

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 Presenters

Frank Corrigan, M.D., FRCPsych

Frank Corrigan, M.D., FRCPsych is the developer of DBR. Frank was an NHS Consultant Psychiatrist who latterly specialised in the treatment of post-traumatic and dissociative disorders. He was an EMDR Consultant and CRM trainer. He is now in private practice and retains a specialisation in complex trauma disorders. He is co-author of Neurobiology and Treatment of Traumatic Dissociation: Toward an Embodied Self (Lanius et al., 2014), along with numerous scientific papers, and he co-wrote The Comprehensive Resource Model: Effective Techniques for Healing Complex Trauma with Lisa Schwarz, Dr Rajiv Raju and Dr Alastair M Hull. He has just completed a book on DBR due for publication later this year and is currently involved in a clinical and neuroimaging study of DBR with Professor Ruth Lanius at the University of Western Ontario, Canada.

Ruth A. Lanius, M.D., Ph.D

Ruth A. Lanius, M.D., Ph.D. is a Psychiatry Professor and Harris-Woodman Chair at Western University of Canada, where she is the director of the Clinical Research Program for PTSD. Ruth has over 25 years of clinical and research experience with trauma-related disorders. She established the Traumatic Stress Service at London Health Sciences Centre, a program that specializes in the treatment of psychological trauma. Ruth has received numerous research and teaching awards, including the Banting Award for Military Health Research. She has published over 150 research articles and book chapters focusing on brain adaptations to psychological trauma and novel adjunct treatments for PTSD. Ruth has co-authored two books: The Effects of Early Life Trauma on Health and Disease: The Hidden Epidemic and Healing the Traumatized Self: Consciousness, Neuroscience, Treatment.

Level 1 DBR Introduction

When: Friday 1st and Saturday 2nd November 2024
Where: Central YMCA, 20 Grosvenor Street, Toronto, Canada
Times: TBC – please allow between 0830 and 1730
Fee: Early bird offer £525 GBP (900 CAD) until 30th September
From 1st October £600 GBP (1050 CAD) – Lunch not included

Language: The training is in English

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.

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 75 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.

Toronto has many options, from family hotels to luxe boutique hotels, to AirBnBs to hostels. There are a few mid-range hotels close to the YMCA:

There are endless food options near the YMCA. You are welcome to eat out or get takeout and bring it back to the conference centre to eat together.

For lunch options, there are a number of international fast-food options in the immediate vicinity of the building, on Yonge Street.

N.B. it is advisable not to veer too far from the venue in the lunch break to ensure a prompt start to the afternoon session.

A few blocks south on Yonge near Yonge Dundas Square, the food options intensify dramatically; 10 minutes east on Church St, in the Village, there are many food options, and 10 mins north to Bloor St. connects you with many options as well.

For dinner and food adventure options, you can look for some ideas at:

foodism.to/eat-drink

Tripadvisor, BlogTO and Yelp will be your friends as well.

Central YMCA is in the heart of downtown, blocks from Dundas Square, the Eaton’s Centre, Yorkville, the Queer Village, 2 universities… have a look around at:

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toronto.ca

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Level 2 DBR for Attachment
Shock and Wounding

When: Sunday 3rd and Monday 4th November 2024
Where: Central YMCA, 20 Grosvenor Street, Toronto, Canada
Times: TBC – please allow between 0830 and 1730
Fee: Early bird offer £525 GBP (900 CAD) until 30th September
From 1st October £600 GBP (1050 CAD) – Lunch not included

Language: The training is in English

Key learning outcomes

• To deepen understanding of the neurobiology underpinning attachment and human connection

• To understand the key role a triad of midbrain neural circuits play in shaping conflicted orienting patterns potentially throughout life

• To refine our thinking on the dual implications of attachment pain and attachment shock on the innate connection system and the innate alarm system

• To identify and differentiate the O-T-A-S sequences that underpin attachment pain and attachment shock.

Level 2 training is for mental health professionals: psychiatrists, psychologists, psychotherapists, and other health practitioners who have completed Level 1 DBR Introduction training.

There will be up to 75 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.

Toronto has many options, from family hotels to luxe boutique hotels, to AirBnBs to hostels. There are a few mid-range hotels close to the YMCA:

There are endless food options near the YMCA. You are welcome to eat out or get takeout and bring it back to the conference centre to eat together.

For lunch options, there are a number of international fast-food options in the immediate vicinity of the building, on Yonge Street.

N.B. it is advisable not to veer too far from the venue in the lunch break to ensure a prompt start to the afternoon session.

A few blocks south on Yonge near Yonge Dundas Square, the food options intensify dramatically; 10 minutes east on Church St, in the Village, there are many food options, and 10 mins north to Bloor St. connects you with many options as well.

For dinner and food adventure options, you can look for some ideas at:

foodism.to/eat-drink

Tripadvisor, BlogTO and Yelp will be your friends as well.

Central YMCA is in the heart of downtown, blocks from Dundas Square, the Eaton’s Centre, Yorkville, the Queer Village, 2 universities… have a look around at:

destinationtoronto.com

toronto.ca

visitacity.com

Level 3 DBR for Dissociative and
Other Complex Trauma Disorders

When: Saturday 9th and Sundary 10th November 2024
Where: London Health Sciences Centre University Hospital,
London Ontario, Canada
Times: TBC – please allow between 0830 and 1730
Fee: Early bird offer £525 GBP (900 CAD) until 30th September
From 1st October £600 GBP (1050 CAD) – Lunch not included

Key learning outcomes

After the training participants will be able to:

• Understand the role of core aloneness pain in the long-term effects of early-life trauma.

• Know how to elicit the sequences from shock and pain to affects and defences – even when these lead into dissociated parts of self.

• Understand the use of the Protoself access in preparation for deep-level processing.

• Know how to get beneath the overt symptoms in other disorders, such as obsessive-compulsive disorders, to process the underlying conflicts.

• Understand the role of the Orienting Tension as an opener of a specific file into an unconscious conflict.

What those attending will learn that will improve their DBR practice or clinical outcomes.

• How to apply DBR in complex trauma disorders in which processing of trauma memories is difficult because of emotional dysregulation and/or dissociation.

• How to differentiate different dissociative responses according to their putative pathophysiological or neuroscientific mechanisms.

• How to use the Where Self / Protoself approaches to access unconscious conflicts.

• How to assist the endogenous healing process when there is core aloneness pain from very early in life.

Level 3 training is for mental health professionals: psychiatrists, psychologists, psychotherapists, and other health practitioners who have completed Level 1 DBR Introduction and Level 2 DBR for Attachment Shock and Wounding training.

We will provide more information about lunch options for the training.

For accommodation please visit lhsc.on.ca

For information about London, Ontario and restaurants visit londontourism.ca

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