Attachment-based Counselling (ABC) Level 3: Working with Anxiety SOLD OUT!!!!!!

All growth comes from rest. In this seminar we will look at the underlying issues that may cause psychological unrest (anxiety) in our client’s stories. We will apply the attachment-based developmental paradigm to help lead our clients to psychological rest by attending to their unmet attachment needs, processing earlier attachment traumas and understanding the neuroscience of alarm/anxiety/rest. The work of trauma theorists (Schore, Porges, Levine) as well as interpersonal neurobiologist, Seigel, will be integrated into the Neufeld material to provide a holistic approach to dealing with anxiety in our clients. Cortisol can be an asset or a liability so we will explore what it means to down-regulate fear/anxious arousal and upregulate pleasant emotions like joy, excitement and playfulness.

Over the year of 2019 I am going to be systematically training all dimensions of the Attachment-based Developmental Paradigm applied to therapy (mainly with adults but it has huge application to working with children). So in order for you to gain the most out of this training you will need to go through all the levels in sequential order as the material presumes you know foundational constructs before I apply it to specialist sub-groups of clients or specific therapeutic issues.

Date: Sept 14th , 2019  (registration closes one month prior to event: Aug 14th)

Time: 9-4:30 (registration starts at 9:00 and main event starts at 9:30)

To attend this seminar it is compulsory that you have attended ABC Level 1 (or been granted an exemption if you have attended my workshops before and been in my BCouns classes) and Level 2. This is a compulsory seminar for any further registration at level 4. 

 Pre-requisite: attendance at ABC Level 1 and 2 courses

Morning and Afternoon tea will be provided along with a nutritious lunch made by the local charity Eat My Lunch which provides a free meal for an underprivileged school child with the purchase of each lunch package.

Parking is behind St Marks church with entrance from St Marks Road Remuera

Cancellation Policy:

Registration closes one month prior to event. In the case that not enough participants have registered then the organizer reserves the right to cancel the event and offer a full refund to those already registered.

If the participant cancels with one month notice then a full refund is offered (minus a $25 admin fee); with 3 weeks notice then a 50% refund is offered; with 2 weeks notice a 25% refund is offered. With less than one week notice, no refund will be given.

Ruth Lawson-McConnell (PhD Counselling Psychology) is a counsellor, trainer and clinical supervisor, who has trained and worked in the UK, Canada and New Zealand. She was born and grew up in the Amazon region of Brazil where her Scottish parents were missionaries for 36 years. Her areas of specialism include attachment-based counselling, neuro psychotherapy, working with partners of sex addicts and betrayal trauma. Ruth is a Professional Associate of the Neufeld Institute, having trained with Gordon Neufeld in Vancouver in the Developmental Attachment paradigm. She is a Parent Consultant on emotional and behavioural issues related to attachment dynamics in children/teens. She has published articles and book chapters, and has lectured in England, New Zealand and Australia; she is a popular conference speaker and workshop presenter. She lives in Auckland with her two adult daughters, a labradoodle and two cats.

Sold out!


14 Sep 2019


All Day


$217 + GST


St Mark's Church, Remuera, Auckland
95 Remuera Road, Remuera, Auckland 1050, New Zealand


Ruth Lawson-McConnell
Ruth Lawson-McConnell
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