Non-Epileptic Seizures (NES)


The aim of this training is to increase awareness of Non-Epileptic Seizures (NES), also known as Psychogenic Seizures or Dissociative Seizures. The National Epilepsy Society explains that the types of seizures can resemble epileptic seizures, but they are not linked to epilepsy. Instead they can occur due to an individual’s unconscious reaction to block out a traumatic event, such as a history of abuse.

An individual who experiences a traumatic event, may find it so distressing that they may repress the memory. Sometimes the memories of the traumatic event can begin to surface, such as during a period of stress or the presence of an environmental trigger. The feelings of fear and distress associated with this memory can be so great that a dissociative seizure serves as a means of cutting off (disassociating) from the memory.

Many individuals will resist the idea that their seizures might be caused by emotional stress, due to the associated stigma. It is very important that those who support individuals with NES, have an understanding that seizures are not weakness, nor attention seeking, but an individual’s response to their level of distress.

The awareness session is a 90 minute block.

  • Block 1: Trauma; Dissociative Seizures Causes and Triggers; Supporting an individual

This is a stand-alone-course that has strong links to the Amber Section of the NAPPI Positive Behaviour Support Model. The more employees are aware about how an individual has been affected by trauma, the more that can be done to reduce stress and empower them to have a better quality of life.

Awareness Workshop Price

The cost of booking a Closed Block for a group of up to 18 participants is: £330.00 + VAT.

Please contact for a quote.


Date Time
02-10-2023 1.30 pm - 3.00 pm To book, please call 01723 353353

Delivery Options

Remote delivery over 90 minutes (Open or Closed sessions).

In-person delivery as part of a larger course.

Further Information

This is a stand-alone module that is delivered within the NAPPI Positive Behaviour Support Model when a need has been identified.

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