These workshops look at a range of everyday issues that are often profoundly influenced by trauma experiences. Concessions are available for these workshops; please contact Vivian.


For up to date information about future workshops you can go to Eventbrite and put Vivian Broughton in the search box, or to download leaflet giving workshop details...  or you can go to my website.

Who am I?                 Understanding Identity & trauma

Multiple Dates. The next one is 10/11 November 2018 - to Apply click here


The deepest and most profound trauma we can experience we now know is the Trauma of Identity. Usually this happens very early in our life, when we are helpless and entirely dependent. The context in which we arrive, our family, our mother & father, we have no control over, and yet this context is all we have.


This workshop provides a space for personal exploration using the Intention Method.

Love, Sex & Relationships

The next one will be 2/3 November 2019

A workshop with Vivian Broughton

Centre for Healthy Autonomy

Love... what is it, and what is 'healthy' love? Am I capable of loving? How do we know we can love? Can we receive love? What is 'falling in love'? How can we understand this primary and primal emotion?

And sex... what is it?... and, again, what is 'healthy' sex? Of course we know that sex is about procreation, but our lives seem to be dominated by sex and sexuality and gender.

And then the subject of Relationships... are my relationships healthy or painful, loving or torturing, satisfying or a constant source of confusion, despair and hopelessness?


During the workshop we will work with participants' personal issued to explore and understand these topics better.

Healthy Eating: what does this mean?

9/10 March 2019

10/11 August 2019

A workshop with Vivian Broughton

The Centre for Healthy Autonomy

Food is an essential need of life, but our relationship with food, how we eat, how we feel about food, how we use food... all of this comes from very early in our life.

Our relationship with food in its original form is inextricably linked with our relationship with our mother, and I have come to the conclusion that very few of us have a simple, healthy relationship with food. Many of us do not recognise the experience of hunger, primarily because we are numb to it. 


In this workshop we will explore our issues with food and eating through personal explorations of participants.

The Body Remembers

2/3 February 2019

6/7 July 2019

A workshop with Vivian Broughton

The Centre for Healthy Autonomy

Psychological splitting is the primary survival impulse as a result of trauma, and this is held in the body, in the muscles, tendons and ligaments that remain in tension in order to hold the unbearable experiences of trauma out of consciousness. All traumatic experiences are experiences of the psyche and the body. The psyche splits off the trauma experience and the body is required to hold the resulting tension... for years, sometimes for a lifetime. 

During the workshop we will work with participants' personal issues to understand physical ailments as a consequence of trauma.

Becoming Healthy Parents

29/30 June 2019

5/6 October 2019

A workshop with Vivian Broughton at

The Centre for Healthy Autonomy

What does it mean to be a 'healthy parent'? We want to be healthy in all ways for our children, but do we know what this means? Over the past 50 years or so we have radically changed our perspectives on a whole range of topics to do with becoming parents, having and bringing up children.

To find out about Ongoing Groups  click here