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.


  • 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

[email protected]

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.


  • 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

[email protected] / mobile: 07807 753574




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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