Neurobiology and Therapy

In recent times, there has been a dramatic turn in psychology away from studying observable behaviour to researching the brain, biochemistry and the nervous system as a way to incorporate the human body into a largely subjective study of humans.

In this one-hour webinar on neurobiology and therapy you will:

  • Gain a basic understanding of how the brain and central nervous system works in response to emotional content and trauma;
  • Learn about Polyvagal theory as developed by Stephen Porges, which explains the fight & flight and freeze response, and how this information can be used in sessions to proactively reduce a client’s level of distress;
  • Understand what happens to the brain during trauma, and how to read the client’s nervous system responses so as to safely work with clients;
  • Gain a greater awareness of the neurobiology of attachment, and how to work with this in a constructive way in developing a healthy interpersonal relationship with your client;
  • Begin to understand the neurobiology of addiction and how to use brain neuroplasticity to assist clients in developing impulse control;
  • Be more aware of the complexity of neurobiological responses in clients, and how to use this information carefully.


Facilitated by: Be Pannell
Be works as a counsellor in private practice in Melbourne and has been teaching counselling for the last 12 years. Her prior background was in the corporate sector. She has also completed a PhD in Education on learning to think with greater levels of complexity around research, education and psychotherapy. 

When: Wednesday September 20th
Time: 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM AEST

Places are limited. Register here to attend.