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Professional Development in the Auckland Region

Professional Development in Auckland

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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: Monday 8th April 2019
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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Mindfulness in Practice: IFnT Short Course Part 1

Presenters: Pauline Skeates and Sandy Fabrin
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Our Level 2 Professional Development Course for People Who Work with People 
“The quality of our thinking determines the quality of our brain architecture & the resultant quality of our mental and physical health.” Dr Caroline Leaf Current research shows that the practical application of neuroscience principles in therapy enhances positive psychological change and growth. Mindfulness trains our ‘mind’ to harness our ‘brains’ natural capacity for structural re-configuration. The data is so compelling; we can no longer ignore it. Learning how to harness the restructuring capacities of the brain is a new wave of therapy. Insight Focus NeuroTherapy employs the findings of neuroscience and provides the necessary components and processes needed to utilise the brain’s innate capacity to change at a structural and functional level. This is known as neuroplasticity – neurological restructuring as a result of input from the environment. Insight Focus NeuroTherapy. 
 
  • Reduce fear through acceptance and kindness 
  • Link symptoms with implicit memories 
  • Enhance awareness and insights 
  • Optimize cognitive dissonance with old beliefs held in juxtaposition with new experiences 
  • Utilize self-organizing capacities of the brain for neural reconfiguration 
  • Promote integration of dissociated parts 
  • Experience behavioural and cognitive benefits and greater wellbeing 
  • Discover Ipseity 
Who should attend: This course is suitable for those who work within; the health and psychological professions, people who work with people, those who have completed Level 1 Insight International courses (including Introduction to Mindfulness) and for those who wish to enhance their personal growth and development. 

What you can expect: This well-researched course, with an emphasis on neuroscience, is comprised of teaching and practical tools that are readily applicable. This course also provides a comprehensive teaching on how to facilitate neurological restructuring – rewiring the brain. 
  • Course notes – value $50 
  • Reference reading 
  • Email follow up 
  • 1 group supervision session – value $100 
  • A copy of our book From Distress to De-stress – value $13 
We are committed to fostering an encouraging and safe learning environment, where you can interact with like-minded people. Come and join us 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: PROGRAM FORMAT One Saturday per month over 6 months. Commences 12th April 2019
Where: Brick Barn, Insight International, 83 Ivanhoe Road, Grey Lynn, Auckland
Cost: $695 GST incl per person. Early bird $650 inc GST. Payment plans available. 10% Discount for full payment.10% Discount if you bring a paying friend.
Contact: for more info joanna.insight@gmail.com
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Two Day Training in Imago Relationship Therapy

Presenter: Brenda Rawlings
About the training: 
Brenda Rawlings 2017-150Revolutionise your work with couples. Relationship work can be dynamic, stimulating and highly effective using the structured processes inherent in Imago. Experience the depth and beauty of this work in creating connection between couples. The aim of this training is to improve your effectiveness in working with couples. Imago Relationship Therapy (IRT) is a coherent, comprehensive and dynamic theory and practice, offering an effective, research-based method for working with couples. Learn how to offer couples systematic, structured support to transform painful dynamics, create safety and connection, and increase passion, whilst guiding them toward greater understanding of their attachment and other developmental needs. There is an option, following this Two Day Training to participate in further training to become a Certified Imago Therapist. 

How Will You Benefit? 
  • Gain an overview of the theory and practice of Imago Relationship Therapy, including demonstration and practice of Imago Dialogue. 
  • Learn clear steps for relationship repair. 
  • Coach attuned, connectional experiences for couples 
  • Enable couples to understand their journey from romantic love through to disconnection, frustration and conflict, and to restore connection, passion and hope. 
  • Gain in-depth understanding of relationship dynamics from both an attachment and developmental perspective. 
  • Incorporate developments in clinical research and neuroscience into your work with couples 
  • Learn how to hold couples safely in processes which offer them the opportunity and capacity to make sense of their negative interactional cycles.
Brenda Rawlings (MNZAC) Clinical Instructor, Imago International Institute. Learn with one of New Zealand’s leading relationship experts. Brenda has been specialising in working with couples since 1998 and she presents Imago Clinical Training for Psychologists, Psychotherapists and Counsellors in both New Zealand and Australia. Her trainings have also been well received internationally. She was Dean of the Imago International Institute (USA) from 2012 to 2017 and recipient of the Harville Hendrix Award for Clinical Excellence. She has also participated in trainings in most major couples modalities and brings this expertise into this dynamic two day training.
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When: 03/04 May 2019
Where: St Columba Centre, 40 Vermont Street, Ponsonby, Auckland 
Cost: $395 Early Bird (ends 03 April). $450 Standard Fee.
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Explore TRE Workshop

Presenters: Ingrid Regenass and Brenda Wille
TRE (Tension and Trauma Release Exercises) is a holistic approach to healing that involves our body, mind and emotions. It offers you an effective somatic technique to help those recovering from chronic stress, anxiety or trauma. This 3-day experiential workshop is perfect if you want to learn more about a technique you can use for your own health, healing and self-care. It is also the first step in the TRE Global Certification Training Programme (GCTP) for those who want to learn how to use TRE in a therapeutic or healing context. 

TRE activates the body's instinctive tremor mechanism in a safe and controlled way. These tremors release the tension that builds up because of everyday stressors and challenging life events. A regular TRE practice helps people all over the world to: 
  • improve sleep, energy levels, focus and concentration 
  • reduce stress, pain, anxiety, depression and tension 
  • develop greater resilience 
  • recover more easily from injuries 
  • build more harmonious relationships and stronger social connections 
By attending this 3-day workshop, you will: 
  • Experience multiple tremor sessions and deepen your personal process 
  • Understand how the anatomy, physiology and neurology of stress and trauma relates to TRE 
  • Learn about Stephen Porges' polyvagal theory and how our brains and bodies react to challenging life events 
  • Develop self regulation skills so you can manage your own health and wellbeing 
  • Experience how TRE can help you feel grounded and centered 
  • Have a taste of the basic skills of teaching TRE to others
Ingrid Regenass is a global TRE Certification Trainer and mindfulness-based Integral Health practitioner in Cape Town, South Africa. She is a Registered Nurse with additional qualifications in Fitness Training, Life Coaching, Counselling, Clinical Nutrition and Mindfulness-Based Interventions. Ingrid has over 30 years of experience in the field of health promotion and wellness and a wealth of knowledge about delivering TRE in a range of settings. She works with TRE clients and providers all over the world. 

Brenda Wille is a certified TRE Provider, TRE Mentor Trainee and Martha Beck-certified Life Coach in Auckland, New Zealand. Brenda has completed several Acceptance and Commitment Therapy trainings and uses the ACT framework extensively in her coaching practice. She volunteers for Victim Support and has received specialist training to support victims of homicide, suicide, family and sexual violence.
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When: 24 - 26 May 20192019
Where: Kawai Purapura, 14 Mills Road, Albany, Auckland
Cost: Super Early Bird Bookings (8 March 2019): $749. Standard Fee: $899. Attend with a colleague and you both save $50
Contact:  Brenda Wille - 021 213 7377 or brenda@bluechairwisdom.com
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