Category Archives: Therapy

Presentation: Brief Grief Therapy

Death is part of life and bereavement is universal.

Most of us manage to find our way through our loss and pick up the pieces of our lives.

For some of us however, the way out seems eternal and a belief can develop that there can be, or will be, no way out for them.

In this workshop, Harry Knox, NLP Master Practitioner,Trainer,Counselling Supervisor and founder of the Brief Grief Therapy method, will introduce you as to how best to use the process that he has created and developed over the past ten years.

It is possible and achievable to enable someone to grieve, mourn and to arrive at the place of acceptance that they wish to be at. What is just as important, is that it does not have to take weeks or months to achieve.

This workshop will be particularly relevant to those people who, either professionally or otherwise work with grieving people.

As per usual with Harry’s sessions, it is a rule that participants have to have fun during the workshop.

Please note:- Harry is about to commence the making of a training DVD of the Brief Grief Therapy process. Anyone interested in being an audience / trainee participant in the making of this, should see Harry during his time at Change Camp.

Presentation: Introduction To Solution Focused Brief Therapy

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Solution-focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) takes a particular interest in what’s working people’s lives, as opposed to what isn’t.

This information often helps people to work out how to change the parts of their lives that aren’t running so well.

The most specific definition of the approach is attributed to Steve deShazer and Insoo Kim Berg. Along with colleagues, in 1978, they established the Brief Therapy Centre in Milwaukee, US.

From the outset they committed themselves to a combination of practice, training and research.

By 1984 their publications spoke of a shift away from previous approaches, emphasising a solution-building rather than problem focused approach, and a recognition that service users could often create their own strategies for change.

Several tools were found to operate like “skeleton keys”, unlocking a process of problem resolution across a wide variety of difficulties.

The workshop will cover the theoretical under-pinnings of the approach, video excerpts to show how the main techniques work in practice and opportunities to try them out.

The workshop will introduce participants to the main assumptions and some of the questions used in the approach through a mixture of presentation and experiential exercises

Presentation: Brief Grief Therapy

Brief Grief Therapy

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Death is a part of life and bereavement is universal.

For most of us we manage to find our way through our loss and pick up the pieces of our lives.

Sadly, some people get stuck in their grief with no way out with what they believe to be no way out.

In this workshop Harry Knox, NLP Trainer and Counselling Supervisor for CRUSE will teach you how to use the Brief Grief Therapy process he has developed to help people come out of the other side of their grief.

No one needs to mourn for 50 years like Queen Victoria, it is possible to help somebody grieve, mourn and come back to life without years of stuggle and suffering.

This workshop will be particularly relevant to counsellors or other members of the helping professionals who work with grieving people.

This is a workshop for professionals so you will need experience of counselling or therapeutic work to attend this workshop.

Presentation: Introduction To Havening

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Image courtesy of Joel Kramer

‘When an event or experience is perceived as traumatic or very stressful it becomes immutably encoded, often with life-altering consequences. However, recent research from the field of neuroscience has shown us how it’s possible to modify this encoding. The Havening Techniques® are methods which are designed to change the brain to de-traumatize the memory and permanently remove its negative effects from both our psyche and body.’
– Ronald Rudin, Founder of Havening

Introduction to the Havening technique

  • What is Havening?
  • About the founders
  • Background and contributing therapies
  • Science behind the Havening Techniques
  • How Havening is used.

Presentation may include demonstration and group exercises.

Visit www.havening.org for more information.

Presentation: Communication – What More Can I See And Hear?

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Image courtesy of Ky

Our words, tonality and body language communicate what we are sensing, thinking and feeling.  Every waking moment, and sometimes when we are asleep, we transmit information.

This information can reveal our current attitude and behaviour – the two components that people use to label our character.

At the same time it is a great advantage to actively listen to the words and tonality that people use.  This enables a therapist/interviewer to ask supplementary questions to elicit additional information.

By the end of this workshop you will be able to:

Identify the core elements that we all use to communicate

  • Identify elements of listening that enhance understanding
  • Utilise these elements to improve information gathering

This workshop will assist those working in a care and support role.  No prior experience is necessary.

Presentation: Myers Briggs Personality Types

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Myers-Briggs personality Type theory helps us to understand many of the normal, natural differences in personality between individuals.

Inspired by the work of Carl Jung from the early 20th century the MBTI (Myers-Briggs Type Indicator) has since been developed to become the most widely used personality inventory in the world.

This session acts as a general introduction to understanding Type, addressing some of the misconceptions that people may have about this fascinating area.

It will also touch on the application of Type for each of us to realise and empower our unique developmental path through life.

With explanations of theory, backed up by personal examples, the goal of this session is to give you a broad framework of understanding how our Type preferences help shape individual personality and functional development on a deep level.

Presentation: The Emmett Technique for Psychological Well Being

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The Emmett Technique it is used to address pain and discomfort, improve body movement and can restore a positive emotional state.

In this presentation Andy Webb, Emmett Therapist, will present ways of using this technique to work on psychological issues and help you become more grounded.

Important

Because there are only 12 spaces available in this workshop there will be two presentations of during the afternoon.

You must book your preferred place by email andy@practicalwellbeing.co.uk. Bookings will be on a first come first served basis.

There will be no admittance to the workshop for people who have not booked in advance.

Presentation: Solution Focused Brief Therapy

Solution-focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) takes a particular interest in what’s working people’s lives, as opposed to what isn’t. This information often helps people to work out how to change the parts of their lives that aren’t running so well. The most specific definition of the approach is attributed to Steve deShazer and Insoo Kim Berg. Along with colleagues, in 1978, they established the Brief Therapy Centre in Milwaukee, US.

From the outset they committed themselves to a combination of practice, training and research. By 1984 their publications spoke of a shift away from previous approaches, emphasising a solution-building rather than problem focused approach, and a recognition that service users could often create their own strategies for change. Several tools were found to operate like “skeleton keys”, unlocking a process of problem resolution across a wide variety of difficulties.

The workshop will cover the theoretical under-pinnings of the approach, video excerpts to show how the main techniques work in practice and opportunities to try them out.

The workshop will introduce participants to the main assumptions and some of the questions used in the approach through a mixture of presentation and experiential exercises.

John Wheeler is a UKCP Registered Systemic Psychotherapist who has worked in child mental health for over 30 years. John has delivered training in the Solution

Focused approach to a wide range of practitioners in the UK and abroad since 1993 and is an external lecturer to several professional courses in the North East. John has written over twenty papers and chapters for publication and runs a regional network for practitioners using SFBT. Details of John’s qualifications, professional experience and publications are available on www.johnwheeler.co.uk.

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Presentation: Changing Limiting Memories Using Submodalities And Metaphor

This practical workshop is suitable for both experienced counsellors / therapists, those who are currently in training or considering doing so and anyone involved in “change work”.

Harry is well known as an experienced and innovative counsellor, therapist and trainer.

Presentation: Solution Focused Brief Therapy

Solution-focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) takes a particular interest in what’s working people’s lives, as opposed to what isn’t. This information often helps people to work out how to change the parts of their lives that aren’t running so well. The most specific definition of the approach is attributed to Steve deShazer and Insoo Kim Berg. Along with colleagues, in 1978, they established the Brief Therapy Centre in Milwaukee, US.

From the outset they committed themselves to a combination of practice, training and research. By 1984 their publications spoke of a shift away from previous approaches, emphasising a solution-building rather than problem focused approach, and a recognition that service users could often create their own strategies for change. Several tools were found to operate like “skeleton keys”, unlocking a process of problem resolution across a wide variety of difficulties.

The workshop will cover the theoretical under-pinnings of the approach, video excerpts to show how the main techniques work in practice and opportunities to try them out.

The workshop will introduce participants to the main assumptions and some of the questions used in the approach through a mixture of presentation and experiential exercises.

John Wheeler is a UKCP Registered Systemic Psychotherapist who has worked in child mental health for over 30 years. John has delivered training in the Solution

Focused approach to a wide range of practitioners in the UK and abroad since 1993 and is an external lecturer to several professional courses in the North East. John has written over twenty papers and chapters for publication and runs a regional network for practitioners using SFBT. Details of John’s qualifications, professional experience and publications are available on www.johnwheeler.co.uk.

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