Dangerous Behaviour

Dramatic Training in Dealing with Violence, Suicide, Self-Harm, Psychosis & Trauma


IMPACT delivers unique, original and dramatic courses in the field of Personal Safety and Crisis Mental Health. These courses are designed and delivered by Dr Iain Bourne. The signature course is the dramatic, intensive and widely renowned course "Difficult, Disturbing and Dangerous Behaviour."

The "Fringe Theatre" approach involves "live" critical encounters visually and dramatically performed before the training group allowing for a highly focussed, evocative and collective experience. It also ensures that, rather than the training being lost in a fog of words, participants can see what is being talked about, engage with it directly and determine how the course material stands up to their own personal scrutiny.

Although the training is dramatic, the purpose is to illustrate how good practice can realistically be delivered under the most extenuating of circumstances taking into account all the complications found in practice.

We keep ourselves at the fore-front of current practice in health, social care, housing, education and enforcement. Our aim is to provide participants with the very best information, awareness, guidance, skills and resources - right up to date.

Although there are a number of standardised courses, any of these can be combined, adjusted or adapted to suit your needs. We deliver courses across all professional groups, settings, tasks and circumstances.

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 […]