Deep Brain Reorienting Training Course

with Dr. Frank Corrigan MD, FRC Psych

Explore bottom-up transformational trauma therapy with Dr. Corrigan, the pioneering mind behind this exciting new modality.
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What is Deep Brain Reorienting?

Deep Brain Reorienting (DBR) is a scientifically-based transformational therapy relying on the human brain having an inherent ability to find healing from emotional trauma.

The memory of the initiating event is approached by accessing the core of the traumatic experience in the original physiological sequence in the brainstem, giving an anchor in the part of the memory sequence that occurred before the shock or emotional overwhelm that is leading to the continuing symptoms. Deepening awareness into this orienting tension provides an anchor for grounding in the present so that the mind is neither swept away by the high intensity emotions, nor diverted into a compartment holding a self-state frozen in time in which contact with the present is lost.

Although the theory is simple, the practice of DBR can be difficult. It does not work for everyone. Therapists who will find it most useful are those who use transformational trauma therapy approaches that are body-based, or ‚Äúbottom-up‚ÄĚ.


DBR Level 1 Training

Understand the key role of midbrain systems in traumatic experiences which have clinical consequences. 
2025 Series

January 2025 | Jan. 17th, 18th, & 19th
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October 2025 | Oct. 17th, 18th, & 19th
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DBR Level 2 Training

In-depth exploration role of midbrain-based systems in attachment pain and attachment shock ‚Äď and their healing.
2025 Series

February 2025 | Feb. 14th, 15th, & 16th
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November 2025 | Nov. 14th, 15th, & 16th
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 Each DBR Training level is sequential, meaning they must be completed in order. If you have not attended a previous level, please do not register for a later session. In addition to lectures, each level includes a significant portion of live practicum. This is a key part of training - you must attend all sessions live.
If you have already registered but have a conflict preventing live participation, please let us know ASAP and we can reserve you a spot when the next training is scheduled, and offer your current seat to another attendee.
All sessions are from 10am - 3pm ET. Please note that daylight savings time happens on different dates for different regions. For your local times on a given date, consult a website like
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Learning Outcomes

Develop an understanding of the neuroanatomy & neurophysiology of threat & adversity response systems in the midbrain.

Track deep sequences that have occurred so quickly that only their late effects have been recognized & to wait with these sequences until full processing has occurred.

To identify and differentiate the main components of physiological sequences underpinning conflicted orienting patterns in relational connections.

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Frank Corrigan was an NHS Consultant Psychiatrist who latterly specialized in the treatment of post-traumatic and dissociative disorders. He is now in private practice and retains a specialization in complex trauma disorders. He is co-author of Neurobiology and Treatment of Traumatic Dissociation: Towards an Embodied Self (Lanius et al., 2014) and co-author of The Comprehensive Resource Model: Effective Techniques for Healing Complex Trauma (Lisa Schwarz et al 2016). He is currently involved in a clinical and neuroimaging study of online DBR with Professor Ruth Lanius, University of Western Ontario, Canada.