Managing Stress and Anxiety
Presenter: Dr. Chris Taua (PhD, BN, PGCHlthSc (MH), MN(Distinction), CertAT, FNZCMHN)
Positive and negative stress is a constant in our lives. Feeling anxious about one thing or another is also an everyday part of most people’s life. However, when things get out of control, we become over stressed which can then lead into more serious mental health issues such as anxiety. This workshop will provide the skills to understand how stress impacts on wellbeing and the strategies to support those who are experiencing extreme stress and anxiety.
This workshop will cover:
At the end of this workshop, participants will:
A Practical Introduction to Working with Small Figures in Counselling and Psychotherapy
Presenter: John Barton
Small figure work is a powerful and effective method of working with adults, adolescents and children. Clients quickly understand themselves from new perspectives and find themselves thinking in new and creative ways. This workshop will focus on working with adults in the one-to-one setting. The work can be directly applied with couples and families, in supervision and in workplace/ management settings. Participants who work with children will need to modify the work to suit their clients.
Using small figures enables clients to:
John Barton is a psychotherapist, psychodramatist and Balint group leader. He was a GP for over thirty years, in Taihape, Huntly and inner city Melbourne. He uses small figures in his own practice and has run this workshop in New Zealand, Australia, USA, Europe and Asia. He has a warmhearted teaching style which shows his enthusiasm for small figure work and his joy in the practice of psychotherapy. The workshop is designed so that practitioners from different backgrounds can make sense of using small figures in terms of their own training and thinking.
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?
Relational 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: