Byron Clinic Professional Development

Bessel van der Kolk, M.D.

Trauma, the Brain & Biology: Foundations & Treatment of Trauma

The author of the ‘bible of traumatic stress’, the bestselling The Body Keeps the Score, Dr van der Kolk will present the very latest clinical methods in the resolution of traumatic experiences and the restoration of self.

Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane: March 2019

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Your Online Specialist Psychologist

Psychologists and Psychiatrists with 6 to 10 years’ university study and over 5000 hours working face to face with people just like you. Sessions from Bessel van der Kolk, Janina Fisher, Pat Ogden.

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Recent Workshops

Pat Ogden PhD

Wisdom of the Body, Lost and Found: A Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Approach

Byron Clinic is excited to present Pat Ogden in Australia. Pat is a pioneer in somatic psychology and founder of the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute.

Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne: November 2017


Norman Doidge, M.D.

The Power of Thought: Updates in Brain Plasticity

Join acclaimed researcher Norman Doidge as he explores the latest research into the brain’s amazing capacity to heal, and how to apply these discoveries to clinical practice.

Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne: May 2018


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    Why do we have two different brain hemispheres? And what difference does understanding this make in our lives and in how we treat patients?
  • Using Shakespeare to Ease the Trauma of War
    Bessel van der Kolk will introduce a short piece of LIVE theatre at his coming workshops and then open the room up for comment and discussion.
  • Bessel van der Kolk: Trauma, the Brain & the Body
    Trauma victims cannot recover until they become familiar with and befriend the sensations in their bodies. Being frightened means that you live in a body that is always on guard. Angry people live in angry bodies.
  • Pat Ogden on PTSD
    An Individual with PTSD will often relive the traumatic events through nightmares, flashbacks and can experience feelings of isolation, irritability and guilt, frightening thoughts, numbness and feelings of detachment from others.
  • Bessel van der Kolk: Trauma Lives Within
    Trauma is an inability to inhabit one’s body without being possessed by its defenses and the emotional numbing that shuts down all experience, including pleasure and satisfaction.

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