Self Care for Caring Professionals – Saturday 24 February, 10am – 12:30pm


A half day workshop Facilitated by Sharon Herriot, Art Psychotherapist

Tired? fatigued? Stressed? Facing burnout in your role? Make a New Year’s resolution for 2018 to be the year you take better care of yourself!

As caring professionals we can’t offer our clients or service users a safe and healthy professional relationship without first looking to how we take care of ourselves. As caring professionals we are also likely to let our self-care slip and can easily fall into the role of giving, giving, giving.

This half-day workshop will cover:

  • A brief theory of stress, vicarious trauma, compassion fatigue and burn-out.
  • The signs and symptoms and how to better understand our own responses
  • Self care exercises; creative, mindful and body-based exercises to explore our own self-care
  • Self-care resolutions; developing a personal self-care plan to take away.

The workshop will be carefully paced giving participants time to reflect, think and feel refreshed. Welcome to 2018

 

THIS WORKSHOP IS NOW FULLY BOOKED – please contact Keren Adler if you wish to be informed of future dates

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Self Care for Therapists


Date: Saturday 13 January 10 – 12:30pm

“Put your own oxygen mask on first…”  A workshop looking at the how the traumas of those we work with can impact us, how to protect ourselves and maintain a self care ethos

Tired? fatigued? Stressed? Facing burnout in your role? Make a New Year’s resolution for 2018 to be the year you take better care of yourself!

As therapists we can’t offer our clients a safe and healthy therapy space without first looking to how we take care of ourselves. As therapists we are also likely to let our self-care slip and can easily fall into the role of giving, giving, giving.

This half-day workshop will cover:

  • A brief theory of stress, vicarious trauma, compassion fatigue and burn-out.
  • The signs and symptoms and how to better understand our own responses
  • Self care exercises; creative, mindful and body-based exercises to explore our own self-care
  • Self-care resolutions; developing a personal self-care plan to take away.

The workshop will be carefully paced giving participants time to reflect, think and feel refreshed. Welcome to 2018!

 

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Power Play – New Training hosted by Catharsis


Power Play – Managing Power Positively

Facilitated by Roz Mc Cormick

 Date: Wednesday 20 December 10 – 4:30pm

Venue: The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby

£75 to include a light lunch

This full day’s workshop focuses on professional relationships and explores ways and means to create productive, positive and clear communication. Using evidence-based strategies designed to increase capacity to interact positively, you will explore how to deal with even the most challenging individuals and colleagues. This unique event will equip you to shift your perspectives and perceptions and importantly, it will invite you to leave any feelings of professional powerlessness at the door on your way out.

Aims:

  • Understand the principles of behavioural escalation and professional presence
  • Understand the impact of professional powerlessness and links with professional power misuse
  • Identify personal patterns of interaction with power and conflict
  • Increase self awareness and ability to refine own responses
  • Positively increase professional authority

Roz McCormick has over 25 years experience working with groups and individuals. She is a former Probation Officer and trainer of professionals in Children’s Social Care. She has professional qualifications in Action Learning Set facilitation, adult education, Neuro Linguistic Programming, Non Violent Resistance and Thomas Kilman Conflict Mode indicator. She is currently undertaking a level 7 course in Coaching and Mentoring.

Contact: Keren Adler for booking and further information

keren@catharsis.biz

mobile: 07807 753574

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Mental Health Awareness Training – New for Arts Facilitators


‘Noticing Dissilience and Promoting Resilience in People with Mental Health Issues’

Facilitated by Mary Stephanou, Art Psychotherapist, Creative Expressive Therapies Practitioner and artist

This piece of training is designed for arts facilitators who work with vulnerable children and adults in the community. The day will comprise of:

  • An overview of mental illness and the differing vulnerabilities within the community.
  • Examples of strategies that can be used in workshops to: prevent, de-escalate and “manage” challenging or distressing situations.
  • Discuss the differences between therapeutic arts and arts therapy.
  • Reflect on how to keep your self and participants safe, including the importance of self-care.
  • Participate in an arts workshop and critically reflect on how techniques within the workshop can be utilized in your role.

Aims

  • Understand the mental health difficulties that may present in workshops.
  • Focus on the importance of boundaries, containment and safe practice.
  • Creatively explore tools that promote resilience.
  • Consider ways to stay safe as a facilitator and see links between participant and facilitator’s emotional wellbeing.

Contact Keren Adler for expressions of interest, booking and further information

keren@catharsis.biz / mobile: 07807 753574

 

 

Definitions

Dissilience (n): The act of bursting apart or out (emergence, growth, becoming visible)

Resilience (n): The capacity to recover quickly from difficulties, toughness.

 

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Masks and the Four Temperaments – Training by Michael Chase, psychodrama psychotherapist


Date: Friday 27 October 10 – 4:30pm

£95 to include a light lunch Early Bird offer (bookings before 13 October) – £75

Michael Chase has taught and directed physical theatre, mime and mask at drama colleges and universities for over 30 years. He established The Mask Studio in the mid 90’s to develop masks for training, education, performance and therapy which are used internationally by theatres and theatre companies including the RSC, the National Theatre, LAMDA, Trestle Theatre, Welch National Opera and Told by an Idiot. He was the Artistic Director of the Glasshouse Art Centre for 15 years, where he also developed the application of masks in ‘Hero’s Journey’, a therapeutic programme for young adults with complex needs. Michael is presently working as a psychodrama psychotherapist in a medium secure Democratic Therapeutic Community prison with violent offenders, using masks and psychodrama. He holds a master’s degree in educational research and runs mask workshops internationally. Michael has just had a book published by Hawthorn Press on the creation and use of masks in different fields of practice; ‘MASK’.

This full day’s training is suited to Therapists, Artists, Social Workers, Education and Criminal Justice Staff looking to integrate masks and action methods into their practice. The archetypes of the four temperaments; choleric, sanguine, phlegmatic and melancholic offer a lens through which to explore the psychology of the human being. Participants will gain meaningful and humorous insights about the four temperaments as they live within us and others. Through improvisation, interactive body-work and action methods participants will learn approaches to the use of full and half masks in performance, education, and the therapeutic application. Using masks participants will also explore how to develop weak temperaments and ameliorate over developed ones.

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Introduction to Psychodrama – expressions of interest


Introduction to Psychodrama – A day of experiential exploration; a day of fun and reflection. There is no requirement to have any previous experience; participants will gain insight into psychodrama and how it feels to work in a small supportive group.

CPD training day – £ 60

email Keren@catharsis.biz to be kept informed of planned dates.

The potential for establishing an ongoing, weekly, psychodrama group will be explored with participants.

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A few spaces left on Summer Training


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Summer Training / CPD opportunities


  • 9.8.16 (am) – Moving from Trainee to Professional – A workshop for newly qualified Creative Arts Therapists
  • 9.8.16 (pm) Developing Reflective Practice
  • 18.8.16 Introduction to Psychodrama

Moving from Trainee to Professional – This workshop will be active and participants will be encouraged to explore their own unique abilities and interests as well as identifying areas for development. Space will be given to consider the following different areas:

  • how to get work
  • how to market and promote dramatherapy / art therapy
  • choosing client groups
  • accessing funding
  • self employment versus employment.

This workshop allows space to explore the fears and concerns of moving out into the professional world.

Developing Reflective Practice – Utilising the nine dimensions of reflective practice, this workshop aims to clarify the full extent of this valuable tool in the professional development of clinical practitioners. An active and engaging session, where therapists can explore their own growth and development; considering what are recurrent themes, stumbling blocks and achievements for future practice consideration.

Psychodrama is an active form of Psychotherapy, which allows participants to explore scenes from the past, present and future. Opportunity will be given to try out psychodrama techniques and explore the multi layers of meaning behind all of our experiences.

Introduction to Psychodrama – This will be a day of experiential exploration; a day of fun and reflection. There is no requirement to have any previous experience. Participants will gain insight into psychodrama and how it feels to work in a small supportive group.

The potential for establishing an ongoing, weekly, psychodrama group will be explored with participants.

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Catharsis Supports BAAT Training


BAAT Creative Arts Therapies Day Saturday 20 Feb 2016 10am-4pm
An inspiring day of workshops for creative arts therapists

Run by Catharsis Drama therapist, Jeni Goodfellow-Pemsell, this CPD day will be an experiential exploration of the theory and practice of dramatherapy – a day for play and enjoyment, as well as learning.

BAAT members & students: £15 Non-BAAT members: £22 including lunch & CPD certificate
For more information & to book a place contact
Sharon or Bethan baat.region9@gmail.com
Or by calling Sharon on 07847217911 or 01623 723811 (home number)

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