The neuroscience of rejection by children and strategies that can help their parents, Milton Keynes, England

1 May 2019

(9:30 am - 4:30 pm)

Run by: Jonathan Baylin, Ben Gurney-Smith

Ticket price: £140.00 + VAT

Event type: Workshop

Location: Moulsoe Business Centre
Cranfield Road, Milton Keynes, Newport Pagnell, MK16 0FJ

Event information

The neuroscience of rejection by children and strategies that can help their parents

Presenters: Dr Jon Baylin and Dr Ben Gurney-Smith

This day provides an in depth look into the reasons behind parenting break downs and offers compassionate and thoughtful paths through.

One of the biggest challenges for adoptive parents is to help unlock their child’s trust in them. A child who learnt at an early age to rely on themselves and move away from people, needs encouragement to begin to rely on parents as a source of security and love.

This change is a complex process and yet very familiar to adoptive parents. Much less is written or spoken about the impact this can have on parents.

Jon Baylin will review the social neuroscience of these experiences, helping participants to deepen their understanding of this process. Ben Gurney-Smith will outline research on parenting stress in adoption and how mindfulness and other interventions for parents and children can and has been used to help open this channel (or keep it open). This is essential for children to be able move into trust and security but also for parents who can feel they are effective and connected to their children.

Jon BaylinDr Jonathan Baylin, PhD, is the co-author with Dan Hughes of the best-selling ‘Brain Based Parenting‘ and ‘The Neurobiology of Attachment-Focused Therapy‘.

He is a clinical psychologist interested in parent-child relationships, specialising in the brain-based approach to therapy and the neurodynamics of attachment and parenting.

Ben Gurney-SmithDr Ben Gurney-Smith, D.Clin.Psych, is a Consultant Chartered Clinical Psychologist with nearly 20 years of experience, certified DDP Practitioner and Research Co-ordinator on the DDPI Board of Directors.

His research is focussed on recovery from trauma and the impact of DDP and he is Clinical Lead for the Therapy team at Adoptionplus.

Who is the training for?

This course will have a practical focus in helping parents and professionals understand how they can overcome and formulate these difficulties.

For further information or to book a place:

Cost: £140.00 + VAT

Date: Wednesday 1 May 2019

Time: 9.30am – 4.30pm

Lunch and refreshments are included

Venue: Adoptionplus, Moulsoe Business Centre, Moulsoe, Nr. Milton Keynes, MK16 0FJ

Organised by:  Adoptionplus

For further information or to book a place contact:

Download Flyer on AdoptionPlus


Contact: Alice Hollingdale


Phone: 01908 218251

The neuroscience of rejection by children and strategies that can help their parents, Milton Keynes, England at Moulsoe Business Centre, 1 May 2019

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