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Monday 27th of February-Wednesday March 1st 2023
Riccarton Park Function Centre, Ōtautahi, Christchurch

Many people in Aotearoa, New Zealand have been through considerable trauma, from the Christchurch earthquakes, the mosque shootings, the pandemic, trauma among Māori, difficult deaths, childhood abuse and much more.

At least, one in three women and one in five men will experience sexual abuse before the age of eighteen. New Zealand has one of the highest rates of domestic violence in the world.

This conference aims to bring world leaders in healing trauma and combine this with profound insights from Aotearoa, New Zealand.

Aims of the conference

Learn how to prevent trauma from occurring by having the courage to speak up when we know something is not right.

Learn the latest research around how Positive Childhood experiences can mitigate the effects of trauma.

Discover the latest neuroscience of how trauma can affect the mind and the body.

Learn about the latest insights and techniques for healing a wide range of trauma.

Some conferences are only for the academic elite. This conference is for the whole community. We can all play a role in preventing and healing trauma. The keynote talks will be for the general audience and the workshops will allow people to choose material that will suit their field. The workshops will provide a great place to ask questions and interact with others.

We will make the conference a welcoming environment for people who may not know anyone or may be new to the field of trauma.

Who should attend?

Counsellors, GPs, Psychotherapists, Nurses, Psychiatrists, Early Childhood, Social Workers, Youth Workers, Community Workers, Support Workers, Occupational Therapists, Psychologists, Teachers, Fire and Emergency, Police, St John, Government Departments.

Any profits from the conference will be reinvested to run a conference in 2024 and expand mental health care to those who need it most.

The New Zealand Trauma Conference

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