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The Neurobiology of Human Connection

bookmark Course category: Managing self
timer Duration: 8 hours

feed Study mode: Face to face

info Pre-requisites: n/a

About this course

The course investigates the fundamental need for interpersonal safety as well as variables such as therapeutic presence, self-awareness and self-care that may impact on an individual’s ability to facilitate interpersonal safety when working and communicating with others. A combination of theoretical and practical elements will be drawn upon, throughout this course. There are six areas of focus for this course:

  1. Evolutionary biology
  2. Interpersonal effectiveness
  3. Polyvagal theory (science of personal safety)
  4. Trauma – psychological and personal consequences
  5. Improving safety perception
  6. The importance of self-care

Who should attend?

This course is appropriate for all staff who are interested in improving the interpersonal effectiveness of their own experiences and that of patients and their families. This course is also relevant for managers and leaders who are responsible for workplace culture and the experiences of frontline staff.

What will you learn?

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  1. Apply principles of evolutionary biology, neuroscience and psychology to interpersonal effectiveness and relationships.
  2. Optimise your own interpersonal effectiveness through the application of knowledge and skills gained in the course.

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