We have two workshop sessions for 2018, Friday 11:00-12:30pm and Friday 3:00 – 4:00 pm.
Friday 11:00 – 12:30 pm
The Keys to Wholehearted Living
(based on the research of Brené Brown)
‘Wholehearted Living is about cultivating the courage, compassion and connection to wake up in the morning and think, No matter what gets done and how much is left undone, I am enough’ Dr Brené Brown.
This workshop will cover:
- Introduction to the concept of ‘Wholehearted Living’ and how it developed from Brene’s research.
- Explanation of the ‘10 Guideposts to Wholehearted Living’.
- Understanding of how these guideposts can be used us a model for good mental and emotional resilience for both professional and personal use.
- Brief explanation of how shame and vulnerability interact with this model.
- Case study presentation.
- Small group interaction throughout the workshop.
Bronwyn is a qualified counsellor, personal development educator and certified Brené Brown Daring Way Facilitator who has worked in the area of mental and emotional health for the past 10 years. As a counsellor, Bronwyn is interested in seeing people live lives they feel proud of, and learn how to better know themselves, trust themselves and be true to themselves.
To do this Bronwyn trained in the work of Dr Brené Brown on vulnerability and shame and is now honoured to be one of the first official facilitators of Brené Browns work, The Daring Way™ and Rising Strong, here in New Zealand. She offers specifically designed workshops for mental health practitioners through her practice BraverYou
Kris will give an update on ACC including:
- A summary of ACC’s progress regarding the transformation programme and any recent and future changes which may impact on counsellors engaging in work for ACC.
- An update on the Integrated Services for Sensitive Claims contract.
- Information about the ACC’s traumatic brain injury strategy and Action Plan.
- Provision of information to counsellors about the process of applying to work on ACC contracts
- Feedback from delegates about issues related to ACC work.
Kris Fernando is a clinical psychologist and neuropsychologist by training. She has worked in the areas of neuropsychology and liaison psychiatry, both with children and adults at Auckland District Health Board specialising in traumatic brain injury and oncology. She is currently a senior lecturer in neuropsychology and is working as National Manager, Psychology and Mental Health within the Clinical Services Directorate Accident Compensation Corporation in New Zealand. In this role, she manages a team of Branch Advisory Psychologists (BAPs) who are located throughout the country and provide advice to Case Owners in managing claims with a psychological component and also liaise with mental health providers. The main areas in which Kris works in are traumatic brain injury, pain management, psychological disorders following physical injury and sensitive claims.
Joseph and Cushla Hassan
Hippocratic Care with a Christ-Centered Ethos – GP based Crisis Pregnancy Support Model – Hapai Taumaha Hapūtanga
The workshop will be practical and interactive with some scenarios. They will share their vision of seeing this work in every area, where there is need in NZ. The goal is be the skin of Jesus and his heart of compassion and love. To provide a professional, non-judgemental service and to help meet unmet needs. They will share their work with vulnerable populations and how they try to be present with complex situations where it seems there is no hope. Where there is life there is always hope!
Joseph and Cushla are married and have 4 children. They set up St Luke’s Health Centre, Nelson 2001. They are Co-Founders (Medical Advisor and Clinical Nurse Manager) for Hapai Taumaha Hapūtanga/Crisis Pregnancy Support, a free service within the practice, offering support to women with unplanned pregnancies who wish to explore the option of continuing their pregnancy with support. Women suffering from post-abortion grief also come for support. www.crisispregnancysupport.org.nz
They are accredited teachers in Natural Fertility Education –Billings Ovulation Method www.billingslife.org.nz. Joseph is the Head, and both serve as Trustees, of WOOMBNZ. Joseph and Cushla serve on the Medical Advisory Board for Loving for Life NZ and are passionate about promoting these programmes on Christian Sexuality and Relationships. www.lovingforlife.org.nz
Susannah Connolly (Workshop Full)
Supervision and Spirituality for Counsellors
Supervision is a relationship between peers, cultivating and upholding the counsellee’s whole being, this person being the absent one in supervision.
How can you in your uniqueness be true to yourself, true to your client, and true to your beliefs?
How can we cultivate freedom, insight, and transformation within Supervision, for you as a counsellor?
How can we be ourselves in the counselling role more using imagination, creativity, fridge magnets, horses, drawing, movement and whatever it is that you love.
Come and explore with me, hear and offer stories, leave with a Kete full of new ideas, even more so, more freedom within you as a Counsellor to be your unique self. Then within Supervision you’ll be able to see with contemplative eyes transformation within self, your clients and supervisees.
Sorry, Susannah’s workshop is full.
Friday 3:00 – 4:00 pm
The Keys to Wholehearted Living
A 1 hour re-run of Bronwyn’s morning session.
Movement Toward Wholeness
In our lives and in our work we experience suffering. Suffering is described as a state of severe distress associated with events that threaten the intactness of the person (Cassell, 1991). It is personal, subjective, and dynamic (Boston et al., 2011).
Not all people suffer equally. While some experience severe distress, alienation, and meaninglessness, others move toward wholeness, finding healing, a sense of connection, meaning, and peace.
Three features of the healing process are:
- the significance of the present moment,
- letting go, and
- a shift ‘‘from ego to deep centre’’ (Mount 2007)
In this workshop we will explore these interconnected concepts, and the roles of compassion, kindness, and presence in our lives and work. We will consider how these might contribute to empowering us in the face of existential distress and towards working with others in a way that increases their potential for healing.
Deborah has been a counsellor with the Nurse Maude palliative care service for ten years and has recently moved into the role of spiritual care. She has a passion for dignity and a deep respect for the human spirit. Deborah finds her work as a companion to those who are suffering or in distress deeply rewarding and appreciates the contributions of compassion, hope, and mystery in her work.
Living Free from Past Trauma
Kathy is an educator and therapist. She has conducted her Lives Transformed Seminars in New Zealand, Australia, Asia, Europe, United Kingdom and USA. She is currently running a Counselling School with 21 Day and 30 Day programmes.
Kathy has a desire to facilitate healing and healthy relationships in the lives of people. She has over 40 years of combined experience in teaching, leadership, conducting seminars and counselling.
This workshop will define trauma and the effects on people’s lives. Even though trauma is a complex internal process this workshop will explore a pathway to restoration and freedom. It will explore the effects of abuse on people’s lives, key interventions to restore self-value, the process of re-orientation, ways to re-establish normality, neurological rewiring of damaged pathways and Biblical insights for healing.
Kathy is an educator and therapist. She has conducted her Lives Transformed Seminars in New Zealand, Australia, Asia, Europe, United Kingdom and USA. She is currently running a Counselling School with 21 Day and 30 Day programmes. Kathy has a desire to facilitate healing and healthy relationships in the lives of people. She has over 40 years of combined experience in teaching, leadership, conducting seminars and counselling.
Pacific Counsellors’ use of indigenous values, proverbs, metaphors, symbols and stories in their counselling practices
A practical workshop on Pacific Counsellors’ use of indigenous values, proverbs, metaphors, symbols and stories in their counselling practices. Some Pasifika counsellors verbally report that our Pasifika clients are resilient with indigenous values. However, these values are not often heard, understood nor acknowledged in the Western counselling world. Speaking into the silent space of unexplored Pasifika practices is needed (Makasiale, Patterson, Silipa, Tupou, Agee, & Culbertson, 2007). Illustrative case studies using the Fonofale model of health (Pulotu-Endemann, 2001) will enable you to raise your own personal self-awareness in working with our Pacific clients.
Fuimaono Pulotu Endemann uses the metaphor of a Samoan fale house to capture a Pasifika model of what is important. What I liked best about this model is the circular movement of environment, context and time period which is pertinent to a Pasifika person as culture is evolving and changing over time. Key concepts of this model—family, culture and spirituality, mental wellbeing or health of the mind and physical wellbeing.
Sarah’s practice approach is Christian-based, holistic and indigenous when working with Pacific clients and families. She is a Registered Counsellor at the University of Auckland, Counsellor Educator/Adjunct Lecturer at Laidlaw College and does supervision. Her journey has been to give voice to Pasifika, to add to the development of indigenous Pasifika counselling practices and contribute to further research literature and education for both Pasifika and non-Pasifika clinicians. Sarah is a NZ born Samoan with Tongan descent, is married to Steve, has two adult sons, and lives in South Auckland.
She completed her Master of Counselling (First Class Honours) at the University of Auckland in 2015 researching “Pacific Counsellors use of indigenous, values, proverbs, metaphors and symbols in their counselling practices” published in NZAC Journal of Counselling Vol 37 (2) 2017. http://www.nzac.org.nz/new_zealand_journal_of_counselling.cfm.
Sarah is a founding member of PCC (Pasifika Counsellors Collective). She has completed research for PCC, HELP and TOAHNNEST (Te Ohaakii a Hine National Network Ending Sexual Violence Together). She also co-wrote a book article with Sister Cabrini ‘Ofa Makasiale On values and spirituality in trauma counselling about sexual abuse in Samoan and Tongan families (2013).