Understanding the origins of self-harming behaviours in those who have been relinquished.
Paul Sunderland, Addictions Psychotherapist and Zara Phillips, Adoptee Activist, will discuss the lifelong impact of relinquishment and explore why this can lead to unhelpful internal beliefs and patterns of behaviour.
Together, Paul and Zara will consider what self-harming behaviours look like and why those who have been relinquished can struggle more than their peers. They will discuss suicidal ideation, addiction, codependency as well as the fight, flight, freeze and fawn responses that are associated with complex developmental PTS.
Importantly, this talk will share ideas and tools to help those who have been relinquished recognise unhelpful thought patterns and behaviours, so they can turn the volume down on distress and fine tune their ability to maintain functioning consistent with their healthy choices and goals.
This panel discussion is open to all and will be particularly useful to anyone concerned with adoption, fostering and those in care.
A suggested donation towards this event is £10. All donations go towards providing fully funded suicide prevention training to young people, parents and professionals.
The OLLIE Foundation are happy to fully fund your ticket if finance is a barrier. To receive a fully subsidised ticket, please reach out via email to receive your booking confirmation:
Both Paul Sunderland and Zara Phillips have both generously donated their time to support the work that we do at The OLLIE Foundation
Please note this event starts at 6pm to 7.30pm London, UK time.