Facing Danger in the Helping Professions

by Dr Iain Bourne

This unique and original book introduces the Instant Aggression Model and then expertly guides the helping professional through the skills needed to deal effectively with violent and aggressive behaviour. Written in an engaging and accessible narrative style the material is illustrated through numerous real life examples.

After introducing the model the book goes on to demonstrate how the professional can take control of their physical, emotional and psychological reactions to danger. This is followed by the introduction of Defusing, De-escalating and Rapid Reaction Skills for dealing with the increasingly dangerous levels of Reactive Aggression. Further chapters cover skills for dealing with dangerous behaviour influenced by substance misuse and psychosis, criminally motivated violence and violence in groups. Other key areas include crisis teamwork, risk assessment, lone-working, office-based procedures, supervision and post-incident support.

This is the first book to integrate a skilled professional approach to facing danger within a single consistent theoretical framework.

Impact News

“Difficult, Disturbing & Dangerous Behaviour” Live & Online

This unique, dramatic and immersive training experience is being made available online for the first time ever. Take a quick look At the short video HERE There are three ways that this can happen: 1. Sign up as an individual for an existing live course see HERE 2. Buy in a bespoke live version of […]

Dangerous Behaviour Goes Online

1.30 – 4.30, 20th and 27th June 2020 For the first time ever, “Difficult, Disturbing & Dangerous Behaviour” is going “live” and online! Up until now this highly dramatic, immersive and cutting edge training experience has only been available as a face-to-face workshop and thus limiting access to many. Now, in collaboration with Mosaic Training […]

Difficult, Disturbing and Dangerous Behaviour: 2nd November 2018, Holloway, London

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/difficult-disturbing-dangerous-behaviour-fringe-theatre-bourne Please click on the link above if you are interested in attending this “Fringe Theatre” style training experience as an individual. This is a rare opportunity for training managers to review the training prior to commissioning it on an in-house basis.

Difficult, Disturbing & Dangerous Behaviour, London, 16th March 2018

This unique “Fringe Theatre” style training event is once again being made available to individual applicants through Mosaic Training‘s Open Workshop Programme. Facilitated by Dr Iain Bourne is covers the core “front-end skills” to deal with dangerous behaviour as encountered in health, housing and social care settings. Numbers are limited so please apply early to […]

“Troubled Minds” – a dramatic, ‘fringe theatre’ style workshop for counsellors and psychotherapists. Nottingham 23rd September 2017

A unique opportunity to explore the mysteries and complexities of mental health delivered through a series of dramatised encounters with people seeking help through counselling and psychotherapy. This is usually only available as an “in-house” workshop delivered to organisations for their own closed groups. NCG, however, are putting this on as an “open access” workshop […]

Dangerous Behaviour: Open Workshop – West Midlands, 20.03.2017

As I’ve said before, it is very difficult for individual participants to access this kind of training as it is almost exclusively delivered “in-house” to closed groups. Thankfully Mosaic Training & Consultancy are staging the dramatic “Fringe Theatre” style “Difficult, Disturbing and Dangerous Behaviour” workshop in Alvechurch next March and making places available for the […]

Edge of Darkness & The Razor’s Edge

8th October 2016. Nottingham Counsellor’s Group are staging this unique “fringe theatre” style training workshop next Saturday and still have a few places available. This workshop is almost exclusively available to closed “in-house” groups which means that it is virtually impossible for individual participants to attend. This is the only opportunity this year so act fast! […]

Dangerous Behaviour Workshop: London, 24th October 2016

Mosaic Training are again staging an open access opportunity for individuals to attend the “Difficult, Disturbing and Dangerous Behaviour” workshop in London on 24th October 2016. This workshop is almost always delivered to closed groups on an in-house basis – so this will be the only opportunity to experience this “Fringe Theatre” style training event […]

Dangerous Behaviour: Open Programme Workshop, London, 25.04.15

Due to the cutbacks it has become near impossible for individual applicants to attend the “Difficult, Disturbing & Dangerous Behaviour” workshop which is now almost exclusively an “in-house” bespoke programme. None-the-less, Mosaic Training are hosting an open course in London on 25th April. As this may be the only opportunity this year and you are interested, […]