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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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Explore TRE Workshop

Presenter: Ingrid Regenass & Brenda Wille

Brenda & Ingrid 2019TRE® (Stress, Tension and Trauma Release Exercises) is a holistic approach to healing that involves our body, mind and emotions. It offers 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 .

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 mindfulness-based, Integral Health coach, global TRE® Certification Trainer and Mindfulness Teacher in Cape Town, South Africa and will lead the workshop.

Brenda Wille is a certified TRE® Provider, TRE® Mentor Trainee, Martha Beck-certified Life Coach in Auckland.
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When: 18 - 20 October 2019
Where: Kawai Purapura, 14 Mills Lane, Albany, Auckland
Cost:  $699-$899 see website for details
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Psychodrama groups change lives

Presenter: Selina Reid & Hamish Brown
Experiential psychodrama groups enable the exploration of current, past or future situations and the development of fresh responses and new perspectives. The psychodrama method brings together ‘here and now’ experience, insight and action; assisting us to work creatively with aspects of life and relationships. The workshop is also an opportunity for those considering training with the Auckland Training Centre for Psychodrama.

Hamish Brown, MAANZPA, Registered Psychotherapist Hamish is a psychodramatist and trainer at the Auckland Training Centre for Psychodrama. He works in Auckland as a psychotherapist.

Selina Reid, MAANZPA, PBANZ, NZAC Selina is a psychodramatist & psychotherapist who has worked in Education and Human Development over the last 25 years.
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When: 7 – 10 November 2018
Where: Mercy Spirituality Centre 104 The Drive, Epsom, Auckland.
Accommodation: is available at the Mercy Centre. Call on: 09 638 6238
Cost:  Sliding scale $350.00 to $450.00, depending on financial circumstances.
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To Register:  Contact Hamish: 021 275 4757  or Selina: 027 4477107


Art Insight Workshop

Presenter: Sandy Fabrin
Sandy Fabrin 2018-100“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, IFT South Pacific Regional Manager, Therapist. B. Couns., RGON., Cert. IFT., Family Court Reg., NZCCA. Sandy 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 16th November 2019
Where: The Brick Barn, Insight International, 83 Ivanhoe Road, Grey Lynn, Auckland
Cost:  $220 incl GST per person. $195 early bird closes 1 month before start date. If you have a group of 4, contact Sandy for a discount.
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