Kiltimagh Counselling and Therapy Centre: Residential Wellness Weekend
“From Surviving to Thriving in Personal and Professional Life”
Venue: Lough Lannagh Village, Castlebar
Dates: Oct 26th to 29th 2018
More info: www.kiltimaghcounselling.com/events
Your Residential Wellness Weekend
The weekend will be structured around small personal growth groups where you will be invited to explore personal issues in a safe environment. This is a rich therapeutic space where people have a chance to gain significant personal insight. Each day there will be time allocated to workshops, eg, Mindfulness, Creative Movement and Art. You will get to choose your preferred workshop.
It is a residential conference in order to give one the best opportunity to achieve wellbeing, healing, and growth without any distractions.
Confidentially and safety
We work within strong ethical boundaries and the Personal Growth Groups are facilitated by experienced Psychotherapists. Any personal matters raised in this setting are confidential.
Michael Paterson is the Director of the Institute of Pastoral Supervision and Reflective Practicewww.ipsrp.org.uk As a psychotherapist, hospice chaplain and supervisor he feels privileged to have been taught a lot about wellbeing and resilience by his clients, patients and supervises and loves sharing what practice has taught him with others.
Michael is an enthusiastic and highly motivated psychotherapist, clinical supervisor and trainer. After training in person-centered counselling he cut his therapeutic teeth working alongside people with AIDS in the early years of the HIV pandemic. That work led him into psychodynamic training to better understand sexual addiction and drug dependency behaviours. Alongside clinical work, he trained in clinical supervision. Supporting frontline staff through supervision and mentoring has become his life’s work.
After ten years of supervising Michael retrained in creative supervision at the London Centre of Psychodrama and now runs Certificate and Diploma courses in Pastoral Supervision and in Creative Supervision in the UK.
In recent years Michael has been working at the interface of psychology and spirituality on programmes which takes the practitioner’s wellbeing as seriously as the practice itself. His Values Based Reflective Practice initiative for health and social care staff is one such programme and has won the full backing of the Scottish Government.
Friday, October 26th:
Conversation one: “From Burnout to Wellbeing and Joy at work”
Within each one of us, there is a pilot light that sometimes burns bright and sometimes goes out. This conversation explores what ignites and what extinguishes us and looks at practical ways to foster well-being for the long haul.
Saturday, October 27th:
Conversation two: Vulnerability: A Gift to be Unwrapped (Not Shunned).
Each time we come face to face with our limitations and vulnerabilities we have a choice: to embrace them or to shun them. Fostering secure attachments opens the path to self-acceptance. Defending against our vulnerabilities opens the door to addictive self- wounding. This conversation engages personal experience with therapeutic insights.
Sunday, October 28th:
Conversation three: Cared or scared: The true face of care and the distorted face of trauma?
What happens when a lifetime of care and compassion presents its bill and we become a victim of the cruelties we have heard and witnessed? This conversation revisits vicarious trauma and reaffirms the need for appropriate self-care.
Monday, October 29th:
Making a booking
We are delighted to be working with Lough Lannagh Holiday Village in organizing this event and together we have a single contact point for all bookings.
Click on this link (http://www.loughlannagh.ie/residential-wellness-weekend-2018) to take you to the booking page. Your hosts Sheila and Veronica are both accredited Psychotherapists and Clinical Supervisors with the Irish Association of Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy (IAHIP) and Irish Counselling and Psychotherapy (ICP) operating from the Kiltimagh Counselling and Therapy Centre. They have vast experience working with individuals (adults, adolescents, and children), couples and facilitating group work. They have a particular interest in personal development and spiritual growth.