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Full Webinar: 60 mins

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Presenter: Dr Dan Hughes 


Blocked Trust

In this webinar, Dr Dan Hughes will address how to relate to a child or young person who doesn’t trust anyone, in order to enable them to make that essential shift from avoidant or disorganised attachment to secure attachment.  

Blocked trust results when children and young people have been catastrophically let down, hurt, betrayed by the people who are supposed to care for them. As a result, some will just emotionally numb. Some will re-victimise, treating others as they themselves have been treated, and/or retreat from the social world, preferring to relate to technology than to people. Sadly ‘blocked trust’ often leads to these children being intensely disliked, so getting the responses of hate and repulsion, they know so well.

Having addressed all this, Dan Hughes will offer theory, practice and moving case material to show how to reach out and connect with these children.

Blocked Care

Blocked care happens when the parent or carer no longer enjoys being with their child with blocked trust due to so many rejections, angry and/or indifferent exchanges. As a result, their paternal or maternal brain systems shut down. They do not get those lovely rushes of opioids and oxytocin that other parents get, and they no longer seek out connection with their child. Parents experiencing blocked care are then much more likely to view their child’s behaviours as ‘bad’ or ‘selfish’ as well as seeing themselves as a ‘rubbish parent’, Dan will discuss how to help parents to care again using the vital healing process of PACE 

Benefits from attending 

  • Understand the key reasons for blocked trust and blocked care and how to recognise them
  • Learn how to forge transforming connections with children and young people who push you away, make you angry with them, frightened of them or feel like giving up on them 
  • Learn how to support parents to use PACE with children and young people who don’t trust, and with parents who are experiencing blocked care
  • Listen to Dan’s moving case material including what to say and how to be