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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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Mindfulness Training

Presenters: Pauline Skeates and Sandy Fabrin
mindfulness workshop aucklandEnjoy life more! 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 26th March 2018
Where: 83 Ivanhoe Road, Grey Lynn, Auckland
Cost: $290* Early bird until 12 March, $335 full price
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Insight Focused Neurotherapy Course

Presenters: Pauline Skeates and Sandy Fabrin
mindfulness workshop aucklandNeuroscience and Mindfulness in Therapy. Mindfulness trains our ‘mind’ to harness the ‘brain’s’ natural capacity for structural re-configuration. Current research shows that the practical application of neuroscience principles in therapy, enhances positive psychological change and growth (Siegel, Davidson, Singer et al.). 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. It’s not Rocket Science, It’s Brain Science! 

Invest in your own well-being and also discover a therapeutic process for helping others. 
Insight Focused NeuroTherapy (IFnT). IFnT is an integrative model of therapy which draws from the latest salient discoveries in neuroscience research and mindfulness studies. These, together with concepts from; Attachment Theory, Coherence Theory, Developmental Theory, and Polyvagal Theory have been integrated into a cohesive and practical, therapeutic process. IFnT 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. The IFnT process, with its focus on mindful acceptance, kindness and compassion, calms the reactivity of the fight and flight response and down-regulates anxiety. Mindfulness fosters the formation of ‘mind-space’, a perspective that allows us to see beyond the automated patterns of behaviour which are driven by negative core beliefs, perceptions, and inherited epigenetics. The IFnT process leads people to discover new insights bringing freedom from beliefs and memories that have kept them limited and caught in patterns of unhelpful thoughts and behaviour. A large body of research points to the effectiveness of mindfulness in promoting neuroplasticity, leading to a greater well-being and better quality of life (Davidson, Williams, Kabit-Zinn, Siegel). 
IFnT Training 

IFnT training is beneficial for all health professionals and also for those seeking personal growth. The course encompasses ten days of training throughout the year on various Saturdays. We offer a supportive, encouraging and safe learning environment, where you can interact with like-minded people. The course is held in the lovely ‘Brick Barn’, in Grey Lynn, Auckland. Morning and afternoon tea and a healthy substantial lunch, will be provided. The training will be led by Pauline Skeates the creator of IFnT and co-facilitated, by experienced therapist, Sandy Fabrin. IFnT training comes highly recommended by therapists, doctors, Psychiatrists, creatives, pastors, social workers, business people and individuals. 

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: 10 weeks, one Saturday per month, Course Starts April 7th 2018
Where: 83 Ivanhoe Road, Grey Lynn, Auckland
Cost:  $150 + GST per day
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Specialist Training in Working with Couples

Presenter: Brenda Rawlings
Brenda Rawlings couples counselling workshop new zealandCouples 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. At the same time enable increased passion, greater differentiation, and freedom from painful attachment cycles. 

This professional training in Imago Relationship Therapy, enables therapists to work effectively with couples. Health professionals will leave this training skilled in holding couples safely and constructively, able to listen to each other empathically, move out of their negative cyclic interactional patterns and rediscover joy. 

This training gives an overview of Imago theory and clinical practice. It offers an indepth understanding of relational dynamics from both an attachment and developmental perspective, incorporating developments from both clinical research and neuroscience. This module introduces therapists to the Relational Paradigm, and what it means to view couple dynamics through this lens. Students will be introduced to the practice of the Imago Dialogue through both clinical and experiential work and receive an introduction to the impact of neuro-biological functioning on couple relationships, the need to integrate the positive (including the Appreciation Dialogue), and clear steps for relationship repair which promote safety and connection. 

This is a 2 day training (Days 1&2) and can be taken independently without proceeding further with the additional 10 days of training (Days 3-7 and Days 8-12). 

Brenda Rawlings MNZAC, has been specialising in working with couples since 1998 and she presents Imago Clinical Training for Counsellors, Psychologists and Psychotherapists 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:  11/12 May 2018
Where: Auckland (St Columba Centre, Ponsonby)
Cost: $395 Early Bird one month prior, $450 Std
Contact:  Marg Hargreaves info@relationships.co.nz
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