Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA)
Farranshane House, Antrim
This workshop will commence on Monday 14 October 2019 and will run for 1 session(s) ending on Monday 14 October 2019. Each session will begin at 6:00 PM and finish at 8:30 PM unless otherwise stated.

  • Explore what demand means and the impact this may have on someone with PDA.

  • Will help us to understand how someone engages in demand avoidance tactics,

  • How PDA may appear to those who see it from the outside in and how different that is to what the person is actually experiencing.

  • How PDA may have been misdiagnosed

  • How to go about getting an assessment

  • The overarching factor of heightened levels of anxiety.

From this understanding of how the person experiences and embodies their world, we will then look at how to begin to develop practical tools on communicate and engagement with the person in a less anxiety provoking way. The presentation will finish on looking at how PDA may be exacerbated by lack of sleep and transitions.

Booking is available from Thursday 22nd August via Eventbrite 


This workshop will be delivered by Raymi Doyle.