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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.

Managing Anger Over the Holidays

Presenter: Brendan Henehan
This workshop is designed to help uncover tools and coping strategies to manage stress and anger, resulting in safe and respectful interpersonal and whanau relationships. These include distress tolerance and interpersonal skills, emotional regulation tools and mindfulness. 

At the end of this workshop, participants will have a better understanding of: 
  • Where anger and stress come from 
  • Anger symptoms and how to recognise them 
  • Healthy vs. unhealthy anger 
  • Tips and techniques for managing your anger over the holiday period 

Who should attend? This workshop is for anyone who would like to learn more about managing their emotions in stressful situations, and who is looking for coping strategies to see them through especially difficult times, such as holidays, family gatherings, and other special occasions. 

Brendan Henehan is a counsellor and facilitator who specialises in the fields of family violence and interpersonal relationships. Over the past 12 years he has helped people explore emotional, cognitive and behavioural responses to trauma and stress. He is currently accredited to deliver individual and group non-violence program services, has a Bachelor of Counselling, and holds provisional membership of the New Zealand Association of Counsellors. 
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When:  Monday, 26 November 2018
Where: Skylight Trust - Level 3, 5-7 Vivian Street, Wellington
Cost:  $35
To Register: Registration is essential. Please fill in the registration form and send to pd@skylight.org.nz or call 0800 939 6767.
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Coping with Grief and Loss During the Holidays

Presenter: Jackie Calder
holiday grief workshop wellingtonFor anyone who has experienced the loss of a loved one, the holidays can be an especially difficult time. “Coping with Grief and Loss During the Holidays” is a workshop designed to help those who are grieving to better understand their grief and learn practical strategies to help them manage through the festive season.

At the end of this workshop, participants will have a better understanding of:
  • Basic grief awareness and how it can affect you
  • Varying grief responses across different people
  • Practical skills and strategies to help manage grief and loss over the holiday period
Who should attend? This workshop is for anyone who has experienced the loss of a loved one, and who is looking for coping strategies to see them through especially difficult times, such as holidays, family gatherings, and other special occasions.

Jackie Calder is a full member of NZAC and has been practising counselling for over fifteen years. She has experience working with adults, teens, children and families. Jackie has experience in working with trauma, loss and grief, focusing her time on supporting children and their families. Jackie is currently working as a guidance counsellor in a school setting and as a contract counsellor for Skylight. 
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When:  Wednesday, 28 November 2018
Where: Skylight Trust - Level 3, 5-7 Vivian Street, Wellington
Cost:  $25
To Register: Registration is essential. Please send your name and contact details to pd@skylight.org.nz or call 0800 939 6767.
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Attachment in Clinical Practice 

Presenter: Dr David Wallin
David Wallin 2018In this seminar Dr Wallin presents an integration of attachment research and understanding with relational psychoanalysis and mindfulness. The  focus is on the explicit and implicit ways that clinicians can facilitate healing, growth, and change. It will be of practical interest and value to psychotherapists, psychologists, counsellors, social workers, psychiatrists, and mental health practitioners.  Specific attachment issues in Aotearoa will also be addressed.

David Wallin, Psychologist, author of acclaimed Attachment in Psychotherapy.
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When:  March 23-24, 2019 
Where: Te Papa Cable Street, Wellington
Registration: opens September 2018
For more information contact:  executive-officer@nzap.org.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