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, nore attention seeking, but an individual’s response to their level of distress.
NAPPI Remote Delivery
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 Pricing:
The cost of attending the Non-Epileptic Seizures workshop (one-block) is £29.99 + VAT per person.
The cost of booking a Closed Block for a group of up to 18 participants is: £299.00 + VAT.