If you are an organisation interested in running a workshop or course for your employees or volunteers please contact me to discuss your requirements. Please see below for details of what I am able to offer.
“Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” — George Bernard Shaw
The courses and workshops that I offer are psycho educational which means that they are a combination of education and experiential learning. They are designed to increase self awareness and to learn some new skills that might be useful to you in your working life or your personal life. Participants are encouraged to practice new skills and discuss ideas in small groups. Courses can be tailored to meet particular groups needs but past courses have included:
- Stress management
- Confidence building
- Assertiveness training
- Listening skills
- Introduction to counselling skills
- Alcohol awareness
- Introduction to mindfulness
I have developed and run courses for a number of local organisations including WEA (workers education association), MIND, Mencap voluntary counselling agencies and the local CVS. The alcohol awareness was course was developed by HAPAS (Hertfordshire alcohol problem and advisory service) and run on behalf of the Driving Standards Agency.
Understanding your eating
To understand your eating, you first have to understand yourself – (Dr Ian Campbell, Founder of the National Obesity Forum)
This program has been developed by Julia Buckroyd, Emeritus Professor of Counselling of the University of Hertfordshire and Honorary Fellow of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists. Julia is a registered psychotherapist who has been working in the field of disordered eating for some 30 years.
The program is aimed at helping people understand their emotional attachment to food. This is one of the few programs which looks at the psychological barriers to weight loss and explores how food is used for emotional management. In my experience helping people understand their compulsion to eat enables them to realise their choices and begin to find other ways to manage.
The program is run with a small group (10 or less) which meets for 2 hours each week for 5 weeks