BELOW IS A LIST OF OUR UPCOMING WORKSHOPS FOR OCTOBER
BOOKINGS STILL AVAILABLE ON https://iahip.org/workshops-2
Saturday, September 29, 2018:
Facilitator: Jude Fay
Therapists are trained to work with their clients, but often, the training gives little or no direction about how to earn a living from their newly acquired skills. If you have little experience of self-employment or running a business, you will need to develop the skills and mindset of being self-employed to create a private therapy practice. Establishing and developing a therapy practice is a process, and, like any process, it can evoke old wounds and hurts from the past. We come to working as therapists with an intention to help those in need. Sometimes that objective can seem to be at odds with earning a reasonable living. This and other challenges face the nearly and newly qualified therapist when first setting up their practice. This workshop is designed to provide information and support to therapists and counsellors who are setting up or have recently set up in private practice. It is also an opportunity to network with other practitioners who are starting out. We will explore the practicalities of starting a practice, the practice you would like to create and the services you can provide. You can begin to identify your preferred clients and the channels through which to attract them. The course content includes: What’s involved in being self-employed; practicalities, pros and cons, legal and professional requirements; Clarifying your profile; What services are you providing?; Who are your preferred clients?; Financial Goals?; How much do you hope to earn from your practice?; Typical costs and expenses; Pricing and charging for your work; Finding work; Marketing your services; Getting your name known; Self-care, support, and Work-life balance; Valuing your time and expertise; Challenges and dilemmas: What gets in the way? The format of the workshop is informal, with presentations in the large group, smaller group discussion, and exercises. Anyone interested in starting or developing a therapy or counselling practice is welcome.
Saturday, October 6, 2018:
Facilitator: Carol Duffy
Shame is an intensely painful interpersonal emotion, that when exposed, the pain is often unbearable. To avoid the pain of exposure, shame ingeniously conceals itself, through a number of defenses and compensations, often to the point that it is obscured from the person experiencing shame themselves.
This workshop will explore the early roots of shame, introducing participants to an understanding of shame from a neurobiological perspective, including right brain-right brain interaction and early attachment relationships. We will take a look at recognising the various manifestations of shame, including its somatic cues, beliefs, defenses, and compensatory strategies.
To place shame on our therapeutic radar, we will focus on shame in the therapeutic relationship, including the evoking of therapist shame, and transference and countertransference responses to shame. We will look at orientating our curiosity towards shame, by exploring the essential therapeutic qualities, and ways of being, that will help us as practitioners, to begin contributing to the interpersonal healing of shame. This workshop will combine theory, collaborative interaction and experiential learning
Saturday, October 13th & Sunday, October 14th, 2018:
Facilitator: Karen Shorten
This weekend workshop will introduce you to Gestalt, focusing on exploring the concept of Gestalt through experiential orientated learning.
We will start both mornings with meditation, then move into exploring theory through experiential exercises, looking at the concept of process, awareness, contact, interruptions to contact and what being in the now means.