When I first saw this documentary a few months ago I pledged to bring the film ‘Resilience’ to Manchester and Warrington. As a psychotherapist in private practice locally I am well aware of the long term emotional, behavioural and mental health problems that emanate from Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs). However, the research findings that ACEs predict susceptibility to heart disease, cancer, stroke and other physical health conditions, is a startling discovery.

I am committed to promoting ACE Awareness and igniting enthusiasm for addressing the impact and long term public health implications of Toxic Stress. I’m delighted that we will be able to start the conversation on 23rd March in Manchester during a facilitated discussion after the film showing. https://www.ourscreen.com/screening/45691  

Look out for future posts to get the date for the Warrington event.

‘Toxic Stress’ is now understood to be one of the leading causes of conditions ranging from heart disease and cancer to substance abuse and depression. Extremely stressful experiences in childhood can alter brain development and therefore have lifelong effects on emotional health and the development of low self-esteem, low self-worth, anxiety, impulse control and emotional regulation.

Emotion Focus makes sense.