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

Facing Danger, The Lockdown Tapes: Myth #4 Gender Matters?

Gender & Dangerous Behaviour This video explores the relationship between gender and violence and considers whether this should be factored in when we face dangerous behaviour. This is part of the Lockdown Tapes which aim to help frontline staff feel more confident and competent when facing danger. https://lnkd.in/dQA8Bsu violence #dangerous #aggression #gender #genderbasedviolence #personalsafety #conflictmanagement […]

Facing Danger, The Lockdown Tapes: Myths #2, Stay Calm?

Should you really try to remain calm when faced with danger? This short video is part of a Lockdown series that aims to help frontline staff feel more confident and competent in responding to dangerous behaviour. https://lnkd.in/dtDtKvN # #mentalhealth #violence #aggression #dangerous #personalsafety #threat #conflict #conflictresolution

Does Size Matter?

Facing Danger, The Lockdown Tapes #1: Does Size Matter?This series of videos aims to help frontline staff feel more confident and competent in responding to interpersonal threat. Here we consider how importance (or otherwise) of size, strength and the use of force.lnkd.in/dCDM2B2 #violence #aggression #personalsafety #dangerous #conflictmanagement

Facing Danger: The Lockdown Tapes!

Given that the Lockdown leaves me with more time on my hands than expected I have decided to record a series of videos aimed at helping frontline staff feel more skilled and confident in responding to dangerous behaviour. I’ve called these “The Lockdown Tapes.” They are free and here is the first which is an […]

“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 […]