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Imagine having time every month to share and appreciate the stories you are making? And reflect on their meaning and usefulness? Being able to share meaningful stories with your stakeholders - imagine the engagement!Today, we work in fast paced and competitive environments where time is our most precious resource. Deciding how to best spend that time isn’t easy but getting it right is a key factor in building a happier, smarter and more successful organisation.Leaders and managers, who co...

July 16, 2019

LEGO Based Therapy: Social Skills training for those on the autism spectrum

LEGO-Based Therapy is an evidence based social skills programme for individuals on the autism spectrum. The programme was originally developed by Clinical Psychologist Daniel Le Goff (2004) in the United States. Past research has shown that school-aged children and adolescents who attended LEGO-Based Therapy made significant improvement in their social skills (Owens et al., 2008) and anxiety (Nguyen 2016).The reason behind the success is that LEGO-Based Therapy is using children’s own natural ...

July 16, 2019

Transforming Daunting Clinical Tasks

Internationally acclaimed author and innovator in clinical interviewing, Dr Shawn Shea returns to New Zealand and Australia in October in 2019. This latest workshop will provide front-line clinicians with practical, specific interviewing techniques and state-of-the-art skills necessary to tackle the most difficult clinical situations facing clinicians.This one-day workshop consists of 3 enlightening segments:The Innovative Use of Object Relations: Gateway to Understanding the People Beneath the ...

July 5, 2019

Skills for working with Borderline Personality Disorder

This one-day training will examine and addresses, the following questions regarding Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD):What is personality?How does personality become disordered?What is Borderline Personality Disorder?How come BPD has such an impact on staff?How is BPD most effectively managed and treated?What does STEPPS offer that makes it easier to learn than methods like Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)?Diane Clare will provide attendees with practical skills for working with those wit...

July 5, 2019

Cultural Intelligence & Diversity in the Workplace

This workshop will show how you and organisation can work and lead effectively within cross-cultural environments. Cultural Intelligence is fundamental to the evolution and transformation of any organisation and this interactive workshop will open your eyes to the potential of your greatest asset – the people you work with!You will learn how to embrace differences, capitalise on diversity and create a dynamic and engaging workplace environment. In addition, you will gain understanding of the s...

July 5, 2019

Managers as Coaches

This practical workshop provides the tools and skills leaders need to adopt a coaching mind-set and take a coaching approach to the wide range of conversations they have in the course of their day, week or year. It will help them avoid the common pitfalls when coaching, and also provides strategies for dealing with difficult situations or conversations.Plus - Dealing with difficult personalities or toxic behaviours in the workplace. This workshop will also provide strategies for dealing wit...

July 5, 2019

Preventing Suicide

Over 600 New Zealanders take their lives every year, with countless more experiencing suicidal ideas or acting on these thoughts in the form of non-fatal suicide attempts.Interestingly, studies have shown that around 60% of those who die by suicide, speak to a helping professional in the weeks prior to their death. All human services professionals need a framework for assessing and intervening with suicidal clients, to ensure that these opportunities for intervention are utilized for the maximum...

June 12, 2019

Severe Trauma & Stress Recovery

Workshop Aims This workshop will provide participants with easy-to-learn-and-apply solution focused tools and techniques to enable victims of severe trauma and stress to get their lives back on track. Initially, importance is placed on affirming and empowering victims of trauma to regain control over symptoms. The six fields of work - triggers, flashbacks, intrusive thoughts, sleep disturbance, ‘the lows’ and living life to the full, are examined in detail to give participants increased unde...

June 12, 2019

The Pōwhiri, Pūrakau and Motivational Interviewing

The Pōwhiri, Pūrakau and Motivational Interviewing with Youth and Emerging Adults: Paddling and Flying to New Horizons Kia Ngātahi te waihoeKa huri te kei o te waka Whatiwhati ngaruHaere ki tua, papapounamu te moana E topa, e rere ki te paerangi Paddle as oneTurn the bow of the canoeCut through the wavesGo beyond to where the waters are flat, that you may fly to the horizonTrainer: Tipene Pickett, P Grad Cert Health Sciences,. BA Pych & Anthro. MINT Trainer, New ZealandIn this interacti...

May 22, 2019

Suicide & Technology

With international thought-leader Dr. Jonathan Singer (USA)Identifying, managing and responding to suicide risk in 2019 requires an understanding of the role of technology. This workshop will engage service providers in a thought-provoking discussion about websites, apps, and technologies that are used to increase and decrease suicide youth risk. We will talk about how and when social media use might increase the likelihood that youth will try to end their lives, and how social media can be...

March 20, 2019

Suicide in Schools

With international thought-leader Dr. Jonathan Singer (USA)Suicide is the second leading cause of death among young people 12 – 24 years. We believe we can change this!Schools are an ideal location to identify and respond to suicide risk. Because of the tension between the school’s educational mission and the socio-emotional demands of addressing suicide risk, school counselors often find themselves addressing suicidal crises without clear institutional guidance and support. The purpose of t...

March 20, 2019

Lives Worth Living

With international thought-leader Dr. Jonathan Singer (USA)This powerful workshop provides a practical and up to date assessment of what we know about youth suicide in 2019 by one of the worlds leading commentators and advisers on preventing youth suicide.Not only will participants learn about current theories of suicide and how those theories inform how we work with suicidal youth, it will cover upstream prevention and the idea that we can save lives by identifying intervention moments before a...

March 20, 2019

SafeSide

A workshop for Health Professionals and Community Workers to support individuals at risk for suicide.What is SafeSide? SafeSide is an evidence-informed approach to caring interaction, assessment and support for youth and adults at risk for suicide. The framework provides a common language and simple, practical steps so everyone is ready and clear-minded when patients disclose suicidal thinking.Four core tasks incorporate best practices for supporting people at risk for suicide—no matt...

January 18, 2019

Better Workplace Practice

The Better Workplace Practice workshop will encourage participants to look at the way they interact with others; what biases and fixed ideas they bring to their communications, and what barriers they are experiencing to communicating effectively.   Once they’ve established for themselves some of the things they would like to change in their communication style, we will look at ways that might be achieved.  The last part of the workshop focuses on conflict – how that can be man...

January 14, 2019

Persuasive Therapeutic Communication

Improving Therapeutic Communication and Effectiveness using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Research shows that we can improve outcomes for our clients and service users by helping them more effectively adapt to the mental, emotional and interpersonal aspects of the change process with the use of CBT principles and concepts. Examples include dramatically improving medical adherence, changing problem behaviours and becoming more engaged in their own well-being. This 1-day workshop is designed for c...

December 14, 2018

Sensory Modulation: Skills & strategies to cope with distress

This workshop will introduce how using sensory modulation as a clinical or community based intervention can support service users to moderate their sensory input and maintain or regain a sense of calm. Not only will it provide an overview of the anatomy and function of the brainstem and limbic system in relation to neural regulation, but it will show how trauma alters the nervous system, and what we might do to minimise distress.  Since implementing sensory modulation in 2010, the team...

December 7, 2018

Motivational Interviewing

What is motivational interviewing? “Motivational interviewing (MI) is a collaborative, goal-oriented style of communication with particular attention to the language of change. It is designed to strengthen personal motivation for and commitment to a specific goal, by eliciting and exploring the person’s own reasons for change within an atmosphere of acceptance and compassion” (Miller & Rollnick, 2012).  1 Day Workshop: An introduction to Motivational Interviewing - Guiding change...

December 5, 2018

Exploring with mBraining

What is mBraining? mBraining is a new field of human development and understanding, developed by Grant Soosalu and Marvin Oka.We have at least three brains – yes the head, or cephalic brain you were already aware of, and the heart (cardiac) and gut (enteric) brains, which you were probably aware of intuitively, but may not have called them brains in the past.Using the mBIT Roadmap and accessing and aligning your brains in a particular order, enables you to move through the road map and reach a...

November 28, 2018

Practical Alternatives to Self-Harm

Workshop 1 will:Provide a brief overview of a model that you can apply to your work with those who self-harm without suicidal intent. The workshop is for all front line staff wanting a better understanding and to gain more confidence. How to be effectively responsive to these clients, and some tools to get you there. This day involves some group work. Workshop 2 will:This workshop builds on the introductory workshop, so those attending workshop 2 must also attend workshop 1 the day prior (Introd...

November 2, 2018

Focused Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Workshops

Remembering, surrendering – and kindest part, the coolest dream of all my heart. People can feel stuck for a number of reasons. The FACT model is a therapy where clients focus on accepting the feelings for what they are, committing to making a change they can realistically make and that will enable them to move on and passed this feeling of being 'stuck', to living a more thriving life again. FACT is a model of brief therapy that is a highly condensed version of a well-established longer-term ...

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