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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Summer Training Programme


Catharsis are very excited to be planning a package of high quality training days over the Summer. See Professional Training page for dates. Contact Keren Adler for flyers / further information (keren@catharsis.biz).

 

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Bitesize Training for School Staff


Catharsis are pleased to offer the second in our series of Bitesize training packages for schools.

‘Endings – Loss, Grief and Transitions’ – An hour training session :

 

This informative piece of training also explores how school staff can support Young People with transitions.

Contact Keren Adler for costs and booking information.

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First Aid Training for Therapists


Catharsis are facilitating HSE certificated First Aid training, (with an emphasis on working with young people) on Tuesday 18 April. This will be  an intensive day (6hrs); participants will be required to work on practical scenarios as an assessment of learning; successful participants will receive a Certificate which is valid for 3 yrs.
Included in the training:
  • Health and safety (first aid) regulations.
  • Managing an incident.
  • The priorities of first aid.
  • Treatment of an unconscious casualty.
  • Resuscitation.
  • Choking.
  • Shock.
  • Bleeding.
  • Burns.
  • Head Injury.
  • Seizures.
  • Fractures and Soft Tissue Injury.
  • Anaphylaxis.
  • Temperature Extremes.

Expressions of interest by 17 March – contact Keren Adler. Cost will be £50 per person.

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Bitesize Training for School Staff


Catharsis are now delivering the first in a series of Bitesize training packages.

‘An Introduction to Supporting Young People diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder’ – An hour interactive training session :

What is PTSD /

What are the symptoms and how these may be seen in young people /

Strategies to support /

Contact Keren Adler for costs and booking information.

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Recruitment of Freelance Arts Therapists


Catharsis are currently looking for freelance Arts therapists who are available to work in North Derbyshire, South Yorkshire and North Nottinghamshire areas. We are continually receiving new referrals and whilst there is no guarantee of work, we aim to have a pool of therapists with a variety of skills and experience to call on, as and when work becomes available. Work can be in a variety of settings and may consist of short-term contracts or larger longer-term contracts.

 

Catharsis is firmly committed to diversity and equality in all areas of its operations. We are committed to promoting equality of opportunity both within our business and with our customers. Please email Keren@Catharsis.biz to request an Application Pack.

 

 

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