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Postponed Events


Course Cost:
October 03, 2020 10:00 am until October 03, 2020 4:30 pm


Due to COVID-19 we are unable to hold on-site events until further notice.

10am-4.30pm (UK time zone)

For bookings please contact us: info@childmentalhealthcentre.org

About the conference

This easily accessible conference, enhanced by audio visuals, will provide professionals with a wealth of interventions for bodies to heal minds. Evidence shows that in addressing highly emotionally dysregulating painful life experiences in a therapeutic context, calming the body down first is essential. Physiological interventions are known to calm the mind. Speakers will address how ‘the body keeps the score’ (Bessel van der Kolk) and how unresolved trauma impacts on the immune system and endocrine system. Furthermore, when painful life experiences remain unheard by a skilled listener the trauma finds a way to manifest in the body, in the form of symptoms or disease.

The presenters, all experts in their field, will discuss why psychosomatic symptoms simply won’t go away despite doctors saying there is no evidence of actual illness. They will also explore key interventions which provide amazing physiological regulation using voice, music, movement etc. In addition, Sensory Attachment Intervention (SAI) will be covered; an innovative neurobehavioural approach for the treatment of troubled children. SAI is particularly effective with those who have suffered abuse or neglect and vital for people who experience sensory overload.

What you'll learn from this conference

  • Learn about the need to address sensory issues alongside attachment issues
  • Learn how to help establish emotional regulation through regulation of bodily arousal state
  • Gain Practical advice matching regulating activities to the child’s, teenager’s or adult’s presenting issue
  • Understand how to recognise the sensory attachment needs of troubled children, teenagers, adults
  • Hear about a wealth of physical regulation techniques so bodily symptoms are no longer overwhelming
  • Learn how the use of movement, music and voice can be used to calm physiology
  • Understand therapeutic change through sensory processing with the use of patterned, repetitive activation of the neural systems (Perry 2009)


Roz Carrol and Jon Blend

Roz Carroll is a Chiron-trained relational body psychotherapist. She teaches ‘Contemporary Theories of Psychotherapy’ on the MA in Integrative Psychotherapy at The Minster Centre and is a regular speaker for Confer. She is the author of numerous articles and chapters, including: Four Relational Modes of Attending to the Body in Psychotherapy in ed. (2014) K. White Talking Bodies: How do we Integrate Working with the Body in Psychotherapy from an Attachment and Relational Perspective?

Jon Blend (MA CQSW) is an adult and child psychotherapist (UKCP and ECP reg.), clinical supervisor, author, musician and international trainer. His background lies in mental health social work and performing arts. Jon has extensive experience of working with children and young people in CAMHS and in private practice. He is guest tutor with the Violet Oaklander Foundation and a member of IATE’s Wellbeing faculty.

Lynne Davis

Lynne is a UKCP and HCPC registered Integrative Arts Psychotherapist and Adolescent Therapeutic Counsellor. She has worked for Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service for over 10 years (trauma specialist for Surrey children in care). She specialises in trauma, attachment issues and mental health with training in EMDR, somatic trauma therapy, sensory integration, Story Stems, Theraplay and Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy. Published chapter in Helping Teenagers with Anger and Low Self-esteem, edited by Dr Margot Sunderland. Prior to training as a Psychotherapist, Lynne trained as an Occupational Therapist in South Africa working in mental health services.

Emily Foulkes


Emily is Director of Cymaz Music, a music for well-being charity in Cornwall and an MA student, studying Vocal Pedagogy and Professional Practice with a specialism in Singing for Health with Voice Workshop. She is a Trauma and Mental Health Informed Practitioner and Trainer (with TISUK and independently). She is a practitioner delivering singing and voice work with children and young people who are referred due to impacts of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) on their overall well-being. Emily is delivering and supporting regular singing and music sessions in the new adolescent mental health unit in Cornwall. Her final MA project has been exploring the potential for online Singing and Mindfulness sessions for adults living with anxiety and/or depression.

Emily is lucky to have had opportunities to present her research at conferences and events across the UK. In a previous role as a Programme Manager for the National Foundation for Youth Music, Emily secured over £1.3m towards national Volunteering and Music Mentoring programmes for young people which she devised, set up and managed. She was the lead for Youth Participation, setting up the national Youth Council for Youth Music. Emily has a Postgraduate Certificate in Vocal Pedagogy and Applied Professional Practice through Voice Workshop and Cardiff Metropolitan University. She is an approved and trained Vocal Leader for the British Lung Foundation and runs a weekly Singing for Lung Health session for people with lung conditions. She has pioneered a new programme of holistic singing, mindfulness and relaxation sessions for people suffering with chronic pain, built on evidence and research. This has attracted national and international attention and Emily has secured funding and support from the NHS to deliver a pilot programme, working alongside Clinical Psychologists and Physiotherapists through Royal Cornwall Hospital Trust.

Having secured funding from the Lottery, Emily is working with a Social Prescribing programme in Cornwall to deliver a Singing Clinic programme for adults with chronic health conditions. With funding from the Lottery, Emily has pioneered a Singing for Health Network to bridge research and practice, and to support the singing for health movement, forging closer alliances between health, education, arts and research. This will be a membership network aimed to support and connect all those interested in Singing for Health and Well-being (www.singingforhealthnetwork.co.uk).


Professor Helen Payne


Professor Helen Payne, PhD (London) is based at the University of Hertfordshire where she supervises a number of PhD candidates, teaches on doctoral, MA and Continuing Professional Development programmes in health, wellbeing and education. Since 1990 she has been accredited as a United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy psychotherapist and is a Fellow of, and Senior Registered dance movement psychotherapist with the Association for Dance Movement Psychotherapy/DMP. She is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, supervises and examines doctoral candidates internationally. Her recent publications include Essentials in dance movement psychotherapy: International perspectives on theory, research and practice (Routledge). She is commissioned editor-in-chief for the forthcoming ‘Routledge International Handbook on Embodied Perspectives in Psychotherapy: Approaches from Dance Movement and Body Psychotherapies‘.




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One-day Livestream Events (via Zoom) cost £125
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