WayPoint Training

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This is a knowledge-based course that summarises the latest developments in neuropsychology and evolutionary psychology. It explains the rapid explosion of addiction to behaviours beyond taking substances, such as use of social media, gaming and pornography.

You will understand your own unhelpful habits and those of the people you work with better than ever before.


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  • The new addictions – gaming, social media, gambling, shopping
  • Addiction as a distraction from suffering
  • The role of dopamine, and dopamine expectancy effects in dependency
  • Lizard, mouse, monkey and other mind metaphors
  • Seigel’s definition of mind
  • Revised evolutionary psychology: co-evolution
  • Fight & Flight vs Tend & Befriend
  • The role of human connection and social identity in dependence

  1 day course
  St George's Centre, Leeds, LS1 3DL
  Open course with individual places
  Lunch provided

If you are interested in a specific courses or creating a bespoke programme we can work with you to meet your needs. Our trainers are able to deliver training both at Waypoint as well as Please contactThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

If you have a number of people in your organisation who would benefit, it may be more cost effective to bring it to you.

Waypoint Training is a trading department of Airedale Voluntary Drug and Alcohol Agency (trading as Project 6), a registered charity (number 1173006) and a company limited by guarantee and registered in England and Wales (number 3430925)