ADVERSE CHILDHOOD EXPERIENCES (ACEs): CPD WORKSHOP – 17th August 2018


CPD workshop

Date: Friday 17th August 2018: 9:30am – 12:30pm 
Venue: Catharsis Arts Therapy Centre – Derby

Facilitated by Fiona Holiday: A qualified therapeutic play practitioner and teacher who works as a trainer and consultant for schools and other organisations nationwide.  Fiona specialises in early childhood (0 to 5 years) as well as personal, social and emotional development. 

 

This half day CPD workshop is designed to increase knowledge and understanding of the research which sits behind Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs). We will explore the possible long term impact of toxic stress on health and development.  Participants will have the opportunity to watch the documentary, work together  and discuss ideas and implications. 

Aims of the workshop

Understand the research behind and implications of Adverse Childhood Experiences


Explore the possible impact of childhood trauma on early brain development


Begin to explore the implications on practice

 

The workshop features a screening of: 

RESILIENCE: The Biology of Stress & The Science of Hope

camera logo“This acclaimed documentary raises issues that we are maybe reluctant to talk about and highlights that what happens to us in childhood can have a life-long impact.  The most powerful message of all is that what is predictable is preventable: if we know that adverse childhood experiences have an impact we can do something about it.

Cost: £50

*All participants will be given a CPD certificate upon completion.

To book your place click ‘HERE’ or contact:

Keren Adler | 07807 753547 | [email protected]

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Catharsis Creative Arts Therapy Centre

The Mill,

Lodge Lane,

Derby,

DE1 3HB

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30 June 2018 – An Introduction to Suicide in the Therapy Room


A full day CPD workshop for therapists to explore suicide and the skills needed to assist those at risk of suicide or those in suicide crisis – Facilitated by Louise Bloomfield – Dramatherapist

The World Health Organisation state that more people die from suicide than from all the world’s conflicts, wars and natural disasters combined: every 40 seconds a person somewhere in the world dies by suicide. Suicide is the leading cause of young deaths in the UK, and is the single biggest killer of men aged under 45 in the UK

We are more likely to come across someone who is having thoughts of suicide than we are to meet someone having a heart attack, yet we are rarely taught essential life-saving suicide first aid skills. Most of us have a story of suicide, whether it be our own lived experiences and bereavements, or suicide stories from the therapy room. Suicide is ever present in our practice as therapists. Given the rates of suicide behaviour, we are likely to meet clients who are thinking about suicide, those who are planning their suicide, and those who have attempted suicide. We are likely to experience the death of a client by suicide. And we are likely to encounter those who have been bereaved by suicide.

This workshop aims to:

  • Provide participants with an awareness of the prevalence of suicide
  • Challenge myths and misconceptions about suicide and suicide intervention
  • Explore the power of language when talking about suicide
  • Provide a unique space and opportunity to examine our personal stories of suicide and our responses
  • Consider the concept of risk assessment and management, and its place in suicide intervention in the therapy room
  • Consider and apply Yalom’s ideas of the ‘here-and-now’ in the context of suicide crisis in the therapy room
  • Provide further resources including a reading list and directory of support services, and recommendations for further training on suicide intervention

Date:  Saturday 30 June 10 – 4:30pm

Venue: The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby

 Cost: £75

Contact: Keren Adler for booking and further information [email protected]/ mobile: 07807 753574 Payment secures booking – full refunds are only available for cancellations made more than 10 days before the event. Please advise of any support needs you may have.

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GDPR made easy for therapists and counsellors – back by popular demand


Date: Wednesday 30 May 10am – 12:30pm

Cost – £40

Venue: The Mill, Lodge Lane

Data protection is changing in May – do you understand what you need to be doing? As a fellow counsellor/therapist Karen has demystified the ICO guidance into language you can understand. She will break GDPR down into bite size chunks and enable you to leave with a checklist of actions.

  • ICO registration
  • Data protection recap
  • Information audits what you need to do.
  • Privacy statements
  • 8 Rights of the individual
  • Data retention and so much more.

The workshop includes a full notes folder to take home, 2½ hr CPD certificate, and refreshments.

Contact: Keren Adler for booking and further information

[email protected]

mobile: 07807 753574

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GDPR made easy for Counsellors and Therapists – a few places left


Date:  Saturday 28 April 2 – 4:30pm

Cost – £40

Venue: The Mill, Lodge Lane

Data protection is changing in May – do you understand what you need to be doing? As a fellow counsellor/therapist Karen has demystified the ICO guidance into language you can understand. She will break GDPR down into bite size chunks and enable you to leave with a checklist of actions.

  • ICO registration
  • Data protection recap
  • Information audits what you need to do.
  • Privacy statements
  • 8 Rights of the individual
  • Data retention and so much more.

The workshop includes a full notes folder to take home, 2½ hr CPD certificate, and refreshments.

Contact: Keren Adler for booking and further information

[email protected]

mobile: 07807 753574

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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

[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.

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

[email protected] / 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 ([email protected]).

 

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