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Dianne Bowden

About Dianne Bowden

I am a BACP Registered Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist, Clinical Supervisor & trained Mediator with extensive experience in these fields. I recently began working for a Mental Health charity as a Team Lead/Counsellor & line manage psychological therapists from 2 different projects within the service. Before this I worked for 9 years at a large FE college on Teesside as Lead Counsellor of the College Counselling Service; providing counselling support for students of all ages & would integrate appropriate techniques and approaches for the unique needs of each client. I also devised and delivered awareness sessions for staff and students on a variety of emotional and well-being issues

Presentation: Self Care For Those Who Support Others

Due to unforeseen circumstances this presentation has
been postponed until the Autumn ChangeCamp 2016

Image courtesy of evoo73

Image courtesy of evoo73

If you are working to support others in finding ways of improving their self-care, how are you offering this to yourself?

This workshop asks how often we actually do ‘practice what we preach’!

We will explore what happens when our best intentions for self-care are sidelined & reflect on what needs to happen to ensure the helper is helped too.

Through guided learning & self-reflection we will look at what happens if this is ignored & also how to do this when you are a lone worker.

By addressing how to achieve a balance between caring for others while caring for ourselves, we can develop a plan to accomplish our individual strengths & resources for improving at least one aspect of our self-care.