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Professional Development in the Auckland Region

Professional Development in Auckland

Talkingworks is delighted to support the therapy community by posting information about training events of interest to counsellors, psychologists and psychotherapists. Send us your event information and we will post it on this noticeboard for free.
 
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Mindful Somatic Approaches to Trauma and Strong Feelings

Presenter: Dr Paris Williams, Clinical Psychologist

In recent decades, a number of therapy methods have developed that have shown to be highly effective in resolving acute trauma, developmental trauma, PTSD, and other emotionally overwhelming conditions by working directly with the body (via internal sensations, posture, impulses, etc.) in a state of open curiosity (i.e., mindfulness). 

We will explore the basic theory and practice of several of the most established therapy methods that incorporate a mindful somatic approach to working with acute and developmental trauma, including Hakomi, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Somatic Experiencing and EMDR. And you will be supervised in developing a number of therapeutic tools that you will be able to begin using right away with your clients. 

For more information, go to: www.hakomi.co.nz …and look for the list of upcoming workshops. 

Paris Williams is a Registered Clinical Psychologist working in private practice in Tauranga (including working with ACC Sensitive Claims and other ACC contracts), and he is on the Hakomi NZ faculty as a Certified Teacher. He has a BA in Contemplative (mindfulness-based) psychology and Somatic psychology, and an MA and PhD in Humanistic, Transpersonal and Existential psychology. He has taken a particularly strong interest in trauma and extreme states, having researched and supported those recovering from trauma, psychosis, chronic pain, substance dependency and other extreme states. He published the widely acclaimed book, Rethinking Madness, in 2012. You can learn more about him and his work at: TaurangaPsychologist.co.nz
When: Friday, 26th and Saturday, 27th October  9:30am—5:00pm both days
Where: Mt Eden War Memorial, 489 Dominion Road, Mt Eden, Auckland
Cost:  $450 (or you can request a partial scholarship by contacting us to discuss your situation)
To Register:  Contact Paris at pariswilliamsphd@gmail.com

 

Insight on Mindfulness

Presenters: Pauline Skeates and Sandy Fabrin
mindfulness workshop auckland‘Wherever you are, be there totally.”  Eckhart Tolle 

Mindfulness is a scientifically proven method of caring for one of our most valuable assets, our mind. It is a powerful tool for reducing stress, anxiety and depressive symptoms. On average, we spend 47% of our day lost in thought, thinking about the pressures of work, the stress of raising a healthy family, dreaming about things in the future, or ruminating about regrets of the past. Mindfulness enables us to be present to the pleasures of the moment. 

Mindfulness practice will help you to: 
  • Manage stress 
  • Learn how to reshape your thoughts away from criticism and judgment 
  • Learn how to manage emotions and simply enjoy life more 
  • Be more present to others, produce more satisfying relationships and resolve conflict 
  • Improve heart rate variability and reduce heart disease risk 
  • Develop your ‘flow’ 
Who should attend: Anybody who has an interest in the health of their mind and body and is curious about the field of mindfulness. This is an introductory course so it is perfect for those who are curious about mindfulness but have little experience of it. 

What you can expect: This is a practical based workshop. It provides a top line understanding of the theory delivered through teaching and video tutorials. It is then quickly applied through discussion, individual practice and then feedback. 

Materials include: 
  • Course notes and reference reading 
  • An e-mail follow up programme to reinforce learnings 
  • 5 guided mindfulness exercises 
  • A one week mindfulness programme 
  • Seven day awe plan 
We are committed to fostering an encouraging and safe learning environment, where you can interact with like-minded people. Come and join us and learn how to rewire your brain for success.

Pauline Skeates (B Couns, RGON, Dip NPU, Cert IFT, Cert RF) is the director of Insight-International and developer of Insight Focused Therapy (IFT). She leads the work internationally and in New Zealand as well as being the founder and director of the busy Auckland therapy centre Insight Counselling Services. She is the proud mother of three adult children and ‘GG’ to her three beautiful grandchildren. Her years of experience and her vibrant and informative teaching style have earned her a reputation as a speaker in many countries around the world. 

Sandy Fabrin (B Couns, RGON, Cert. IFT, Family Court Reg, NZCCA, ACC Reg) works in private practice with Insight Counselling Services. Her particular interest is to use creative means for therapeutic ends, facilitating a healing process incorporating principals of Insight Focused Therapy. Sandy tailor fits her therapeutic approach to suit the needs of each individual. Her approach can also incorporate Art Therapy. For those specifically interested in Art Therapy, Sandy offers individual and/ or group sessions. Sandy is the mother of four relentlessly creative, adult, children.
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When: From Monday 29th October to Monday 3rd December 2018
Where: Brick Barn, Insight International, 83 Ivanhoe Road, Grey Lynn, Auckland
Cost: $335 incl GST per person. $290 early bird closes 1 month before start date. 10% discount if you bring a paying friend Payment plans available
Contact: for more info joanna.insight@gmail.com
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Art Insight Workshop: a level 1, Insight Introductory Course

Presenters: Sandra Fabrin
Sandy Fabrin art therapy workshop auckland“Humans are complex, creative beings, and when we create something that expresses our own complexity, we arrive at … clarity through our own creative inner process…” Julia Cameron Creative workshops at Insight International have been designed to utilise a mindfully creative process, using a variety of art techniques, to foster deep personal insights and to bring clarity. Rather than thinking about an issue, participants will be encouraged to give creative expression to this. Creative methods encourage integration between the right and left hemispheres of the brain. Participants will be encouraged to view the expression of their inner-landscape from the perspective of: 
  • Awareness 
  • Compassion 
  • Acceptance of ‘what is’ 
  • Non-judgement 
  • A positive and encouraging self-concept 
WHO SHOULD ATTEND 
Those interested in expanding their perspective and exploring mindfulness, using creative processes. (No previous art experience is necessary; only a willingness to explore creatively). 

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT 
A supportive, respectful and encouraging environment, facilitated by experienced facilitators and includes: 
  • A short overview of mindful expression using creativity 
  • A large amount of creative expressive time 
  • Fun 
  • Reflection exercises 
  • Art supplies and classroom notes provided 
  • We offer a supportive, encouraging and safe learning environment, where you can interact with like-minded people

Sandy Fabrin (B Couns, RGON, Cert. IFT, Family Court Reg, NZCCA, ACC Reg) works in private practice with Insight Counselling Services. Her particular interest is to use creative means for therapeutic ends, facilitating a healing process incorporating principals of Insight Focused Therapy. Sandy tailor fits her therapeutic approach to suit the needs of each individual. Her approach can also incorporate Art Therapy. For those specifically interested in Art Therapy, Sandy offers individual and/ or group sessions. Sandy is the mother of four relentlessly creative, adult, children.
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When: Saturday November 17th 2018
Where: The Brick Barn, Insight International, 83 Ivanhoe Road, Grey Lynn, Auckland
Cost: $230 incl GST. $200 early bird closes 1 month before start date. 10% discount if you bring a paying friend
Contact:  joanna.insight@gmail.com
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Contemplative Care: Healthcare and Meditation

Presenters: New Zealand health care professionals and Laurence Freeman OSB 
Laurance Freeman 2018-150Contemplative Care is a dimension of healthcare practice that comes out of the great tradition of contemplative practice which is both ancient and universal. Contemplative Care enables the practi-tioner to develop better self-care, selfknowledge, inner reflection and intuition that informs their healthcare practice, and enlivens their personal presence with the patient. In this two day seminar speakers from across the healthcare spectrum will dialogue with participants on the many ways Contemplative Care can be used to benefit both practitioner and patient alike.
 

Presenters:

Vanessa Eldridge Mauri ora’ vs ‘treatment’ and the wairua journey for Māori at the end of life.
Tony Fernando  The Science of Happiness.
Anna Holmes From cure to healing – the rediscovery of spirit and hope.
Pat Neuwelt  Contemplative practice: opening to the gift of our own vulnerability.
Patrick Doherty Healing others through healing ourselves.
Erice Fairbrother Peace - source of our healing and care of others.
David Gillmore  Accompanying the less-responsive person.
Ecie Hursthouse, Vincent Maire, Alison Morgan Contemplative care of the dying.
Damian Wojcik The joy of compassionate healthcare.
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When: January 17 & 18, 2019
Where: Clinical Education Centre, Auckland City Hospital 
Cost: Early Bird (by 30 Nov) $280. Full price $320 (includes lunch, morning and afternoon tea). Certificate of Attendance will be provided for those wishing to document their continuing professional development. 
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