Resilience Screening in Christchurch

Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Resilience Screening in Christchurch

After our popular screenings of ‘Resilience: The Biology of Stress & The Science of Hope’ in Auckland and Wellington, we showed this documentary in Christchurch late October at the Mental Health Education & Resource Centre (MHERC).

The film delves into the science of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) which are now understood to be one of the leading causes of everything from heart disease and cancer to substance abuse and depression. Beginning with the results of The ACE Study of over 9,500 adults published in 1998, ‘Resilience’ reveals how extremely stressful experiences in childhood  are capable of altering brain development and have lifelong effects on health and behaviour.

Due to the sheer number of practitioners who were keen to come along, we added an additional screening.  Thank you to all who came to see this important film.  


The film was accompanied by an informative presentation from practitioner, Robbie Cave. As a learner of the new approach of Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Robbie gave attendees in depth introduction to this new approach to treatment of those recovering from traumatic events. Showing our audience incredible footage of the practical implementation of this intervention provided by the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute.

Showing how tracking the body can reveal so much of our past experiences, Robbie was able to demonstrate how an individual's body ‘remembers’ what verbal manifestations sometimes do not. Through a video demonstration, the audience was able to see the body being utilised as an entry point in traumatic therapy, and achieve healing through a blend of cognitive and emotional approaches to psychotherapy for the sensorimotor intervention.

We received wonderful comments and support from your evaluations and we look forward holding future events that will continue to interest, inform and support you thoughout your work.




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