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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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Insight on Mindfulness

Presenters: Pauline Skeates and Sandy Fabrin
mindfulness workshop aucklandWANT TO MOVE? 
Whether we know it or not our brains are constantly receiving new information. Running out of space? In a noisy world it can be hard to figure out what to think and do. Supported by the latest research into Neuroscience, discover how mindfulness can help your mind and life move with our level 1 introductory Insight to Mindfulness course. 

Mindfulness has been proven to be one of the most effective tools for reducing stress, anxiety and depressive symptoms. This 6 week training (one evening per week) is for anyone who wants to retrain their brain to become calmer, more in control and happier. 
  • Become better at managing stress and resolving conflicts 
  • Learn to reshape your thoughts to be more positive 
  • Learn how to overcome emotions and simply enjoy life more 
  • 6 weeks / 2 hours per evening 
  • In a small and safe group 
  • Includes course notes and mindfulness exercises 
Why learn the practice of mindfulness? On average, we spent around 47% of our day lost in thought. Thinking about the pressures of work, the stress of raising a healthy family or dreaming about things in the future. Mindfulness is a scientifically proven method of caring for one of the most valuable assets we have, our mind. It is one of the most effective tools for reducing stress, anxiety and depressive symptoms. This 6 week training (one evening per week) is for anyone who wants to retrain their brain to become calmer, more in control and happier. 

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:  6 weeks on Monday evenings 7 - 9 pm starting 20th August 2018
Where: 83 Ivanhoe Road, Grey Lynn, Auckland
Cost: Cost: $290* Early bird, $335 full price
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 15th September 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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How To Become A Highly Successful Coach: free one day course in Auckland

Presenter: Benjamin J Harvey
Benjamin Harvey 2018-150Did you know coaching is now the 2nd Fastest Growing Industry worldwide? Helping others achieve their goals, setting your own hours, and an uncapped income are just some of the reasons why people are rushing to become coaches and enjoy a fulfilling alternative to their 9-5 jobs. 

At this brand new event from Benjamin J. Harvey (Co-founder of Authentic Education) you'll discover:
  • The 7 essential processes needed to be effective as a coach... - And then how to deliver those processes so that your clients see rapid & dramatic change. 
  • How to package up your highest service to offer your clients - During the course you will actually create your own high-ticket coaching package so you can start accepting clients right away. 
  • The 4 little known psychology frameworks to use as a coach - These are essential for coaching your clients (and yourself) so they reach their full potential 
  • How to present your coaching offer without resistance... - Learn how to successfully sign up new clients without needing any tricky sales techniques. 
  • Discover How To Attract A Flood Of New Clients Each Month - Discover the secrets Ben has learned after conducting 10,000+ hours of one-on-one coaching over the last 9 years as a coach. 
  • The 6 step coaching process used to leverage your skills - Used by the world's greatest coaches, you'll be able to scale your coaching business through 1-to-1 and 1-to-many coaching. 
WHO IS THIS EVENT FOR? NEW coaches, people curious about coaching or people that want to coach themselves or others 
OR EXISTING coaches that want to attract more clients, confidence or world-class coaching skills OR People that want to ADD coaching as another service offering, or ADD coaching skills to their toolbelt as a manager or leader. 

Benjamin J Harvey is a Certified Coach with the ICF, Professional Trainer, and Founder of Authentic Education (a BRW Fast Starters & BRW Fast 100 Company).  *Note: There will be no other "assistant" trainers taking over. The entire course will be run by Benjamin J Harvey. Having delivered well over 10,000+ one-on-one coaching sessions and earning over six figures in just the first year of being certified as a coach, Ben now specializes in helping coaches live their love. Ben has been invited to speak by the Queensland Government and Youth Challenge Australia and holds personal development workshops that blend eastern magic with western strategy. He has consulted with the largest organisations in Australia such Optus, IBM and Commonwealth Bank... and more importantly, is passionate about teaching people how to become a life coach.
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When: August 19, 2018 9:30am - 6pm
Where: Rydges, 59 Federal St, Auckland 1010
Cost:  Free event
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Tragedy, Trauma and Grief: how can I help?

Presenter: Vicki Culling and Jane Weekes

Vicki Culling & Jane Weekes 2018-250In these half-day workshops, Jane and Vicki will explore the topics of trauma and grief, focusing on how you, as a health or caring professional, can support the parents, families and whānau you are working with. We will talk about the effects of trauma, struggling to grieve in our ‘happiness-obsessed’ culture, how you might offer hope in your role, and suggest strategies and tools that you can apply in the work you do.

Dr Vicki Culling is a Director and the principal trainer for Vicki Culling Associates. Vicki has a Bachelor of Arts in Education from Otago University, a Master of Arts (Applied) in Social Work (with distinction) from Victoria University of Wellington and a PhD in Women’s Studies from Victoria University of Wellington. Vicki is a bereaved parent and has been actively involved in Sands for over ten years. Her first daughter was stillborn at 10 days overdue – an experience which led her to utilise her skills in supporting bereaved parents and families and educating health professionals. Vicki has worked actively at both the national and local levels of Sands. She was the first full-time worker for Sands NZ when she won a Vodafone World of Difference scholarship in 2006.

Jane Weekes: In 2012, Jane’s two-year-old triplets, Lillie, Jackson and Willsher were killed in a fire whilst living in the Middle East. Since surviving this unthinkable tragedy she has completed a Bachelors Degree of Counselling, working alongside people experiencing great difficulties in their lives such as trauma, grief and loss, postnatal depression, relationship difficulties and addiction. Having a background in corporate learning and development also gives Jane a unique ability to provide coaching to professionals who work with families experiencing trauma from both a personal, and research based perspective.
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When: Thursday 20 September. Arrive 8:30am for 9am start – 1pm finish
Where: Betty Wark Room, Pioneers Women’s Hall, Freyberg Square, 2 Freyberg Place, Auckland
Cost:  Early bird $95, after 13 September $125. Students $35.
To Register: arrow-10online