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Training 2024

DBR Training South Island 2024

  • In 2023 we ran 4 introductory trainings throughout New Zealand, during this time we trained over 100 therapists.

  • Our goal is to have 1000 DBR therapists trained in NZ by the end of 2026!

  • Announcing Dr Andy Harkin's return for the South Island Deep Brain Reorienting 2024

Frontiers of Hope is delighted to bring world respected Deep Brain Reorienting facilitator, Dr Andy Harkin, back to New Zealand.

Dr Harkin will be providing two day DBR training modules, in four venues across the South Island. 

After a well received introduction to DBR in 2023, Dr Harkin has 3x Level 1 modules and 1x Level 2 module. (it is advised to ensure you complete a Level 1 training prior to advancing to Level 2) in support of Frontiers of Hope's goal to have 1000 health practitioners trained in DBR by 2026.


Places at the 2 day training are strictly limited, so prompt ticket purchase to secure your seat is advisable. 


Venues are as follows, and ticket purchase is available through Humanitix using the links below: 


24-25 June 2024 9am-5pm

Queenstown Level 1 

Joe Oconnell Drive, Frankton, Queenstown 9300


26-27 June 2024 9am-5pm

Invercargill Level 1 

112 Esk Street, Invercargill 9810


1-2 July 2024 9am-5pm

Christchurch Level 2

The Cave, Revolution Church, 442 Tuam Street, Christchurch 8011


4-5 July 2024 9am-5pm

Nelson Level 1 

Founders Park 87 Atawhai Drive, The Wood, Nelson 7010


*** Please note due to a pressing schedule Dr Harkin will now not be facilitating the Napier training until November 2024


Can you host Dr Harkin at any of the above venues? If you can offer Andy hospitality, please contact us at


Do you know anyone heading to Invercargill from Queenstown at around 4.30 or 5pm on Tuesday 25th June? We are desperately trying to get Andy's transport sorted and there is no longer a coach option available. If you make the commute or know someone who does, please contact to arrange.


Please contact us if you have any questions or have any difficulty accessing the ticketing platform.

Who can attend

Counsellors, psychotherapists, psychologists, psychiatrists, mental health nurses and social workers.

This training is for health specialists who work with people suffering from trauma, and who will use the training for the benefit of the community.

Please note: this training is not suitable for people who are just interested in the topic.


Do I need to do anything after this?

After the training you are encouraged  to incorporate DBR into your work. There will be  online supervision, which is encouraged. This will incur a per session fee payable prior to registering for supervison.

Please feel free to provide us with feedback on these sessions to ensure we continue to deliver valuable content.

Please check back in to find out about the next available training scheduled for November 2024 or email to be added to our mailing list.

We look forward to you joining us, at our DBR Training sessions.

At the 2023 New Zealand Trauma Conference Dr Ruth Lanius spoke about an amazing new, evidence-based treatment called Deep Brain Reorienting (DBR). It is a very effective treatment for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and complex trauma. Many therapists who use DBR say it is as, or more, effective than EMDR.

A study published in August 2023 states

'These findings provide emerging evidence for the effectiveness of DBR, as a well-tolerated treatment that is based on theoretical advances highlighting alterations to subcortical mechanisms in PTSD and associated symptomatology.'

The short video below has Frank Corrigan, who created DBR on Attachment Shock, explaining more about Deep Brain Reorienting.

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