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Professional Development in the Wellington Region

Professional development events in the Wellington region

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.

Working with Dreams 101

Presenter: Joy Campbell and Jill Griggs
Joy Campbell dream therapy workshop wellington 2018The workshop takes place over two days and will include:
  • introductions
  • ethics of working with dreams
  • history and social context
  • types of dreams
  • how to work with a dream
  • option to discuss and work with personal dreams
  • hands on practice.
All personal content will be confidential and attendees are requested to record their dreams and bring one or more with them.

Joy Campbell and Jill Griggs met at Margaret Bowater's dreamwork 101 course in 2012. Then, with a group of six others, they completed a series of workshops, reading, dream analysis, and peer dreamwork to complete Margaret's Applied Dreamwork Certificate in 2013 and they are now both members of the Wellington Dreamwork Professional Development Group but their paths to dreamwork are quite different and provide them with complementary skills to run this workshop.

Joy Campbell became interested in dreams and their meaning in her early adolescence. Her professional interest in dreams grew when she trained as a Counsellor at Bethlehem Tertiary institute and also when she saw that dreamwork was a prerequisite for the Spiritual Direction training through SGM. While working at Arohata Prison Joy ran dreamwork electives for groups of women in the Drug Treatment Unit. Joy has a counselling private practice, and works part time as an Ethics Secretary at New Zealand Association of Counsellors. She is in her second year of formation in Ignatian Spiritual Direction.

In contrast, Jill Griggs has 25 years experience in strategy and transformation of businesses. Through that time, her focus on the people in the organisations has become increasingly important and Jill is now a coach and mentor and recently accredited as a professional mediator. Her interest in dreams began when she was troubled by recurring themes in her teens which prompted her study of dreams. She now uses dreamwork to complement her training as a coach, business counsellor and psychological astrologer when working with individual clients.
When:  14 & 24 April 2018 10am – 4pm
Where: Aston Road, Waikanae (shuttle available from railway station)
Cost: $50 deposit reserves a place. Early bird balance of $125 if paid by 16 March 2018. Otherwise, balance of $145 to be paid by 6 April 2018. Includes refreshments (but not lunch).
Contact:  for more information email Joy Campbell
To register:  contact Jill Griggs at kapititraining@gmail.com  or  021 565 681.
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Working with Trauma and Nightmares

Presenter: Joy Campbell and Jill Griggs
Joy Campbell dream therapy workshop wellington 2018The workshop takes place over two days and will include:
  • introductions
  • ethics of working with traumatic dreams
  • definitions of traumas and nightmares
  • working with traumatic dreams and nightmares
  • option to discuss and work with personal nightmares
  • hands on practice.
Students wishing to attend this course are required to have attended a Working with Dreams 101 course or be able to demonstrate equivalent knowledge.

All personal content will be confidential and attendees are requested to record their dreams and bring one or more with them.

Joy Campbell and Jill Griggs met at Margaret Bowater's dreamwork 101 course in 2012. Then, with a group of six others, they completed a series of workshops, reading, dream analysis, and peer dreamwork to complete Margaret's Applied Dreamwork Certificate in 2013 and they are now both members of the Wellington Dreamwork Professional Development Group but their paths to dreamwork are quite different and provide them with complementary skills to run this workshop.

Joy Campbell became interested in dreams and their meaning in her early adolescence. Her professional interest in dreams grew when she trained as a Counsellor at Bethlehem Tertiary institute and also when she saw that dreamwork was a prerequisite for the Spiritual Direction training through SGM. While working at Arohata Prison Joy ran dreamwork electives for groups of women in the Drug Treatment Unit. Joy has a counselling private practice, and works part time as an Ethics Secretary at New Zealand Association of Counsellors. She is in her second year of formation in Ignatian Spiritual Direction.

In contrast, Jill Griggs has 25 years experience in strategy and transformation of businesses. Through that time, her focus on the people in the organisations has become increasingly important and Jill is now a coach and mentor and recently accredited as a professional mediator. Her interest in dreams began when she was troubled by recurring themes in her teens which prompted her study of dreams. She now uses dreamwork to complement her training as a coach, business counsellor and psychological astrologer when working with individual clients.
When:  8 and 9 June 2018 from 10am to 4pm
Where: Wellington venue to be confirmed.
Cost: $50 deposit reserves a place. Early bird balance of $125 if paid by 11 May 2018. Otherwise, balance of $145 to be paid by 1 June 2018. Includes refreshments (but not lunch).
Contact:  for more information email Joy Campbell
To register:  Jill Griggs at kapititraining@gmail.com  or  021 565 681.
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Dreamwork Practice Group (monthly)

Presenter: Joy Campbell
Joy Campbell dream therapy workshop wellington 2018This meeting is facilitated and will combine discussion on dream related topics, dreamwork peer supervision and peer practice.

This group is open to those who have attended Working with Dreams 101, An Introduction to Dreams, Margaret Bowater's Dreamwork 101 workshop or an equivalent course.  

Joy Campbell became interested in dreams and their meaning in her early adolescence. Her professional interest in dreams grew when she trained as a Counsellor at Bethlehem Tertiary institute and also when she saw that dreamwork was a prerequisite for the Spiritual Direction training through SGM. While working at Arohata Prison Joy ran dreamwork electives for groups of women in the Drug Treatment Unit. Joy has a counselling private practice, and works part time as an Ethics Secretary at New Zealand Association of Counsellors. She is in her second year of formation in Ignatian Spiritual Direction.
When:  1.30-3.30pm Saturdays 24 March, 21 April, 19 May 2018
Where: Level 2, 26 Brandon Street Wellington CBD
Cost: $15 per person.  (will include tea and coffee)
Contact:  to register or for more information email Joy Campbell  or  020 4137 4700

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:  24/25 May 2018
Where: Wellington (St Andrews on the Terrace)
Cost: $395 Early Bird one month prior, $450 Std
Contact:  Marg Hargreaves info@relationships.co.nz
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Monthly Speaking Circle: Relational Presence Training

Presenter: Sally Forman

Do you want to deepen your natural capacity to connect with ease and confidence with your audience? Want to know you can relate authentically in your personal and professional relationships?

Sally Forman psychotherapist wellingtonRelational Presence is our natural capacity to be in connection with one person at a time, from the inside out. It is a powerful foundation for both personal and professional authentic communication and presentation. Relational Presence is a tool for improved relationship and team communication, self-authority, impactful leadership and effective listening. It helps you to move away from relating through 'performance' to creating real connection that creates a meaningful impact, whoever your audience is. Relational Presence is like a muscle, it gets stronger with practise. A monthly speaking circle is a safe and supportive space to explore and deepen your experience of Relational Presence.

In a Monthly Speaking Circle: Relational Presence Training you will practise:
  • Assuming and receiving, support
  • Connecting with one person at a time
  • Being yourself
  • Finding your natural voice
  • Delivering impromptu content
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When: Second Thursday of the month, 6.30 – 9pm
Where: The porch, St Peters Church, Paekakariki,
Cost: $20
To register: Places are limited to 10. To book a place contact Sally on sally@authenticharmony.co.nz