Online TA Events – 2 Hours – in collaboration with Online Events

Our online workshops take place on Monday mornings 10am-12pm (GMT) and Tuesday evenings from 6pm-8pm (GMT).  The talks are in English but are being translated LIVE into Russian, Hindi, Romanian, Italian, Croatian, Bengali, German & Dutch. We are striving to make TA (and some other topics) accessible to all.

The inspiring talks, presentations and discussions are in collaboration with Online Events. To book scroll to the set of  “Book this Course” green buttons at the bottom or right hand side of the page. 

The events are hosted on the Zoom meeting platform, where we will use our camera and microphones to interact with each other as a group and we will utilise the Zoom breakout rooms function for small group work.

These workshops are offered on a self-select fee. Please contribute what you can, so the group is accessible for all colleagues.

These events will include live discussion and group process and are not appropriate for recording.

You will need a webcam and microphone as well as a good internet connection, although these can also be accessed on a phone or tablet.

The recordings from the workshops are being made available for purchase,  You can buy them here or via the “Book this Course” green button at the bottom or right hand side of this page. 

If you have a query regarding your booking for these talks or  Zoom access to the talk or recordings, please email

Topic: From Burnout to Self-Compassion

Date: Monday 26th April                Time: 10.00-12.00 (GMT)

Speaker: Nicole Lenner

Using positive aspects of drivers to facilitate healing.
Drivers are usually described as destructive behavioural patterns we activate when we experience distress. These patterns limit our flexibility and our options, tend to increase the pressure, and sometimes even lead to burn out.

In this workshop, you will be invited to think about drivers as a continuum between two poles; from unhealthy (blocking growth) to a positive side of them, that of developed skills and competences, which are protective and helpful (Dr Johann Schneider).

Topic: Mix & Unmix – The Dance between Autonomy & Homonomy

Date: Tuesday 27th April                Time: 18.00-20.00 (GMT)

Speaker: Anisha Pandya PTSTA

“If I don’t stand out from others, how do I know who am I? Who is this “I” however, in the absence of the other?”
– Anisha Pandya

In the Western world, autonomy is considered to be a sign of maturation, whereas in the Eastern world this same idea of maturation is synonymous with the ability to surrender oneself for the greater good.

While autonomy and homonomy seem to be opposing forces, there is a delicate balance between them that helps us to thrive as a species. In this workshop, the facilitator will be presenting you with a fresh perspective and a new model on autonomy and homonomy, titled – ‘The wheel of life’.

This workshop will help participants to:
1) Develop a deeper understanding of autonomy and homonomy through the lens of culture.
2) Explore and diagnose where they and others around them stand on the autonomy -homonomy conundrum.
3) Identify ways of dancing between independence and inter-dependence in life-nourishing ways
4) Understand how they might apply these concepts to their field of work.

Topic: Working with Co-dependency in Psychotherapeutic Practice

Date: Monday 3rd May                Time: 10.00-12.00 (GMT)

Speaker: Rachel Hopping

In recent years the language of co-dependency has featured more prominently in my consulting room. Clients appear to be finding it an increasingly relevant and useful way to capture the nature of their relating and/or the relating of their loved ones.

Ideas about co-dependency provide a clinically useful framework that centralises the importance of boundaries and self-esteem in healthy relationships and psychological wellbeing.

This talk aims to provide an overview of these ideas by clarifying what co-dependency looks like, how these experiences and behaviours are rooted in early life and useful ways to address co-dependent presentations in our clinical practice.

Topic: To Plan or Not to Plan: A Neuroscience Approach to Treatment Planning

Date: Tuesday 4th May                 Time: 18.00-20.00 (GMT)

Speaker: David Gibson

The development of neuroscience has a significant impact on the way treatment planning is organised and in this workshop, participants will learn some new insights into contracts, diagnosis and treatment planning from a neuroscience perspective, which may prove enriching for direct work with clients and offer fresh perspective on the role of the therapist when face to face with the client.

We will look at the emphasis neuroscience has on the activation of both left and right hemispheres of the brain, safety and implicit memory repair influences the more traditional model of contract, diagnosis, and treatment direction.

Topic: The Responsiveness Ladder: A Tool for Handling Communication Failures

Date: Monday 10th May                Time: 10.00-12.00 (GMT)

Speaker: Matthew Elton

The workshop introduces the Responsiveness Ladder, a practical tool developed by Matthew to help clients and therapists understand and talk about why well-intentioned offers of support, comfort and practical advice can repeatedly go very wrong.

The core idea is that at any time each of us occupy a rung of our responsiveness ladder.

If an offer of support is pitched too high, at a rung that is several steps above where we are, then it is likely to fail – it’ll be seen as unhelpful, discounting, or even antagonistic.

The image of the ladder and its rungs can help both client and therapist understand why things go wrong and provide ideas for how to do things differently.

Topic: View from the NHS Frontline through The Window of Tolerance

Date: Tuesday 11th May                 Time: 18.00-20.00 (GMT)

Speaker: Jude Goddard

Using stories from the NHS front line during the pandemic, we explore how The Window of Tolerance model has informed and supported the staff using it.

The Window of Tolerance is a model that describes how, in the zone of optimal arousal (Window of Tolerance), we can function well and think clearly. Outside that window are two other zones (Hyperarousal and Hypoaraousal) and in these we have greater difficulty coping with the stresses and pressures we are faced with.

In this workshop, Jude will describe her work with NHS staff during the pandemic and how the Window of Tolerance has enabled them to become more aware of their own process and stresses.

Click on the link below to see Leilani Mitchell and Mark Head, Link Centre Directors, talking about TA in a Crisis, at a similar previous Online CPD Event held in March:-

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Monday 26th April - From Burnout to Self-Compassion


Tuesday 27th April - Mix & Unmix - The Dance between Autonomy & Homonomy


Monday 3rd May - Working with Co-dependency in Psychotherapeutic Practice


Tuesday 4th May - To Plan or Not to Plan: A Neuroscience Approach to Treatment Planning


Monday 10th May - The Responsiveness Ladder: A Tool for Handling Communication Failures


Tuesday 11th May - View from the NHS Frontline through The Window of Tolerance


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