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Upcoming News, Courses, and Talks

May
2
Thu
2013
“Boundary Issues in Health Care and the Management of Risk in Patient Care” @ Lion's Gate Hospital
May 2 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
May
6
Mon
2013
“The Body Knows the Score: Integrating Somatic Approaches into Trauma Work” @ Chan Centre, BC Children's Hospital
May 6 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
May
10
Fri
2013
“Using Your Mind to Change Your Brain: Neuroplasticity and Human Potential” @ South Hill Education Centre
May 10 @ 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm
May
15
Wed
2013
“Using Your Mind to Change Your Brain: Neuroplasticity and Human Potential” @ Hillside Elementary School
May 15 @ 2:30 pm – May 15 @ 5:00 pm
Oct
2
Wed
2013
Using Your Mind to Change Your Brain: Neuroplasticity and Human Potential @ Canadian Federation of Mental Health Nurses National Conference
Oct 2 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Feb
21
Fri
2014
Self-Regulation Adjusted @ B.C. Alternate Education Association: Challenge & Change 2014 Conference
Feb 21 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The basis of many of the psychological conditions for which people seek help is dysregulation of the nervous system. This presentation will outline some of the last decade’s research on the brain and the nervous system and enable educators to better understand self-regulation as the capacity to move flexibly through challenging life events, and resilience as the capacity to recover quickly from negative events. Participants will be introduced to the essential skill of tracking activation in their nervous system and how new work in traumatology applies to their work with students.

Jun
12
Thu
2014
Trauma Informed Care, Interpersonal Neurobiology, and Human Potential @ Pushor Mitchell Okanagan Conference on Brain Injury
Jun 12 @ 8:15 pm – 9:45 pm
Feb
6
Fri
2015
Treating Trauma with Somatically-Based Psychotherapy: Foundational Skills for Therapists @ Inner Evolution Healing Center
Feb 6 – Feb 7 all-day
Mar
4
Fri
2016
Treating Trauma with a Somatically-Based and Attachment-Informed Psychotherapy: Foundational Skills for Therapists @ HeartQuest Holistic Wellness Centre
Mar 4 @ 9:30 am – Mar 5 @ 4:30 pm

Instructor: Ron Manley, Ph.D., Psychologist (#0866)

Trauma typically results in activation held in the nervous system and the discharge and settling of this somatic hyper/hypo-arousal may be critical to recovery. However, the body has traditionally been undervalued in the “talking cure”. A somatic or “bottom up” way of working can provide therapists with a more integrative approach that also utilizes cognitive or “top down” methods. Additionally, an attachment-informed psychotherapy can guide therapists in navigating therapeutic enactments.

This two-day workshop will provide a foundation for therapists interested in new understandings about the brain, nervous system, trauma, and attachment, and how to translate these findings directly into their clinical work. We will discuss the work of Dan Siegel, Rick Hanson, Peter Fonagy, Allan Schore, Peter Levine, Pat Ogden, David Wallin, and others, focusing on the foundational skills of attunement in psychotherapy, “evolved embodiment”, tracking one’s own and the client’s nervous system, exploring your own attachment dynamics, and the development of compassion in oneself and in clients.

The workshop will involve a combination of teaching, demonstration, discussion, practice, and experiential exercises.

For further information please call Dr. Ron Manley at (604) 721-8755 or email at drronmanley@gmail.com.

Location: HeartQuest Holistic Wellness Centre, #202-1651 Commercial Drive, Vancouver. Corner of 1st and Commercial. Pay parking is readily available and some free parking on adjoining side streets.

Time: Friday, March 4, 2016 (9:30 am – 4:30 pm)
Saturday, March 5, 2016 (9:30 am – 4:00 pm)
One hour break for lunch on own.

Tuition:
Early registration (by February 24): $295.00.
After February 24th: $345.00.
Receipts will be available at the workshop.

To Register: Please complete Registration Form below and click “Submit”.

This workshop is for practicing psychotherapists and trainees in an approved therapy training program.


  • Treating Trauma with a Somatically-Based and Attachment-Informed Psychotherapy: Foundational Skills for Therapists

  • Payment

    An e-transfer payment to drronmanley@gmail.com is the preferred method of payment. Should you not wish to send an e-transfer payment, please contact Dr. Manley for more payment options. Please note: registration is not complete until payment has been received.
Mar
17
Fri
2017
Treating Trauma with a Somatically-Based and Attachment-Informed Psychotherapy: Foundational Skills for Therapists @ HeartQuest Holistic Wellness Centre
Mar 17 @ 9:30 am – Mar 18 @ 4:30 pm

Instructor: Ron Manley, Ph.D., Psychologist (#0866)

Trauma typically results in activation held in the nervous system and the discharge and settling of this somatic hyper/hypo-arousal may be critical to recovery. However, the body has traditionally been undervalued in the “talking cure”. A somatic or “bottom up” way of working can provide therapists with a more integrative approach that also utilizes cognitive or “top down” methods. Additionally, an attachment-informed psychotherapy can guide therapists in navigating therapeutic enactments.

This two-day workshop will provide a foundation for therapists interested in new understandings about the brain, nervous system, trauma, and attachment, and how to translate these findings directly into their clinical work. We will discuss the work of Dan Siegel, Rick Hanson, Peter Fonagy, Allan Schore, Peter Levine, Pat Ogden, David Wallin, and others, focusing on the foundational skills of attunement in psychotherapy, “evolved embodiment”, tracking one’s own and the client’s nervous system, exploring your own attachment dynamics, and the development of compassion in oneself and in clients.

The workshop will involve a combination of teaching, demonstration, discussion, practice, and experiential exercises.

For further information please call Dr. Ron Manley at (604) 721-8755 or email at drronmanley@gmail.com.

Location: HeartQuest Holistic Wellness Centre, #202-1651 Commercial Drive, Vancouver. Corner of 1st and Commercial. Pay parking is readily available and some free parking on adjoining side streets.

Time: Friday, March 17, 2017 (9:30 am – 4:30 pm)
Saturday, March 18, 2017 (9:30 am – 4:00 pm)
One hour break for lunch on own.

Tuition:
Early registration (by March 1): $295.00.
After March 1: $345.00. Student rate: $225.00. Receipts will be available at the workshop. Cancellations must be received by March 8. A 15% administration fee will be deducted from all refunds. No refunds will be given after March 8.

To Register: Please complete Registration Form below and click “Submit”.

This workshop is for practicing psychotherapists and students in an approved therapy training program.


  • Treating Trauma with a Somatically-Based and Attachment-Informed Psychotherapy: Foundational Skills for Therapists

  • Payment

    An e-transfer payment to drronmanley@gmail.com is the preferred method of payment. Should you not wish to send an e-transfer payment, please contact Dr. Manley for more payment options. Please note: registration is not complete until payment has been received.