Attachment, Brains and Babies
Webinar Date: 08/10/2015
Time: 7:00 PM GMT
Attachment, Brains and Babies: How an Understanding of Early Attachment can inform our clinical work.
Our earliest attachment relationships set a foundation for our emotional, psychological, social and neurological well-being. In this webinar Graham Kennedy will outline the nature of the attachment process, with a particular emphasis on recent findings in neuroscience. He will also explore how the way we are parented, as well as the impact of early trauma, affect our attachment security. Graham will highlight how the therapeutic relationship can be an effective vehicle for helping to resolve early attachment issues, and the types of approach that can be most effective especially with regards to the treatment of children.
Graham Kennedy has worked as a therapist and trainer for over 20 years. In recent years, he has developed a unique integrative approach to treatment based on his experience in Craniosacral therapy, prenatal and birth psychology and early trauma resolution.
Graham is a practitioner and teacher of Craniosacral therapy, as well as a supervisor with the Craniosacral Therapy Association (CSTA). He has taught Craniosacral therapy both nationally and internationally, and was one of the co-founders and the joint principal of the Institute of Craniosacral Studies.
Graham also has a background in prenatal and birth psychology and trauma resolution. He trained with Dr. Raymond Castellino of Santa Barbara California and Karlton Terry of Denver, Colorado, with whom he also completed a training in Pre- and Perinatal Baby Therapy.
He has also completed a clinical training in Corrective Attachment Therapy and Corrective Attachment Parenting under the guidance of Dr. Terry Levy and Michael Orlans of the Evergreen Psychotherapy Centre, Evergreen Colorado. As well as this he has completed Family Future’s Neuro-Physiological Psychotherapy (NPP) programme (Level One), and the Working with Severe Attachment Disorders training at PAC (Post-Adoption Centre), London.
Graham also has a special interest in working with and supporting adopted children and adoptive families. He is a trainer and parent consultant for Adoption UK, one of the largest adoption support charities in the country.
As well as his clinical work, Graham is also a faculty member and module leader at the College of Integrated Chinese Medicine in Reading, where he teaches both anatomy and Chi Kung/Qi Gong (Chinese internal exercise).