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Self Care Workshop

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The Self Care Workshop is designed to inform, empower and protect individuals from stress, overwhelm, compassion fatigue and burnout.

This workshop will:

  • Explore what self-care actually means and how we go about doing that.
  • Identify the interdependent ways that support working from a place of regulation and sustainability.
  • The workshop will assist individuals to incorporate a neurobiological framework to help them notice and track their own nervous system to ensure they are working within a window of presence and health.
  • The workshop will support individuals to explore boundaries and ways in which to support and protect themselves from vicarious trauma and burnout.
  • Look at Somatic strategies to support “bottom up” and top down regulation processes.
  • Conceptual Framework to successfully move through the cycles of activation and into states of agency, satisfaction and integration.

Many passionate, well-intentioned and highly skilled and intelligent individuals slowly and sadly burnout.

Many have lost hope, direction and agency especially in the face of COVID - 19.

This is not a reflection of their capacity or desire - but the result of not understanding how stress affects not just our minds but also our bodies.

 

Dates: TBA

All courses are conducted
on Melb. AU Time Zone

AEDT – Australian Eastern Daylight Time – Ends 4 April, 2021

AEST – Australian Eastern Standard Time – Starts 3 Oct, 2021

Current Time – Melbourne – AU

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Learning outcomes include:

  • Understanding the importance of prioritising self-care practices
  • Practical tools for maintaining healthy boundaries
  • The ability to orientate to the resources that support health, wellbeing and sustainability in the face of living and working with crisis, stress and overwhelm

The program is underpinned by a neuroscientific map being the Polyvagal Theory and incorporates a combination of Somatic Experiencing and Gestalt Therapy interventions.

Workshop will explore :

What is self care and how do we really do that? Our health and wellbeing is inter-dependant on internal and external factors. Participants will identify resources that support, nourish and sustain them and identify the very things that deplete and constrain them.

Our safety, health and wellbeing requires a psychobiological perspective. We will look at Stephen Porges latest neuroscientific framework and learn to map our innate physiological ways of responding and dealing with stress and overwhelm.

  • The autonomic nervous system will up-regulate and down-regulate arousal levels when dealing with adversity and stress
  • Signs and symptoms of when your body is signalling for help
  • Differentiating between states of being tired as opposed to collapsed.
  • Why connection, safety and curiosity are markers of wellbeing.
  • Triune Brain and how different areas manage different part of the regulatory system.

Empathy without boundaries is a risk to self and other:

  • Differentiate between states of joining, merging and avoiding
  • Past attachment patterns can be at play
  • Questionnaire on identifying attachment style
  • Karpamans Drama Triangle
SCW P

“It was engaging and provided an open platform to speak freely from judgement. Was able to expand on my knowledge of the nervous system, window of tolerance and ways to help regulate it. Important lessons on how we connect with others in relation to boundaries“

Rick - 2020
Mental Health In Construction
Self Care Workshop
cropped restore resil4

“Our teens seem to have modified their behaviours for a more peaceful household which is a result of our new knowledge and skills.”

Bernie - May, 2019
Workshop
TINT P

“Thank you, the program was presented in such a friendly, warm, safe and educating environment. Everyone managed to keep engaged, it was awesome.”

Simon - June, 2021
Tuning into Teens
tiasbmh P

“It is really important information for counselling with a trauma focus, and noticing where people are at, whether they are flooded or flowing. A whole lot of new skills for my toolbox that increase my confidence to do the work safely. The focus on the physiology brings a fresh perspective of ‘being with’ a person. “

Salvation Army
12-08-2021
Trauma Informed Approach to Supporting Better Mental Health
CTIEES P

“I think when you have a better understanding of what is happening inside our bodies it is easier to respond to challenging behaviour. “

Jacqui - 12-08-21
Yerambooee Kindergarten
Create Trauma Informed Early Educational Settings
TINT P

“I have gained so much insight and skills from the Tuning into Teens Course. It has given me a greater understanding into how teenagers think and communicate as well as how to parent and communicate more mindfully so as to foster strong relationships where my children can feel heard and free to express and explore their own emotions. My only regret is that I did not have the opportunity to

Renee - June, 2020
Tuning into Teens
TINT P

“The more I tried the interventions, the better I got at it.”

John - June, 2021
Tuning into Teens
CTIEES P

“Great Team combination. Very engaging and worked well together.” What did you like best about this workshop? “The delivery of in-depth concepts were delivered with simplicity that in could relate to”  

Joanne - 12-08-2021
Wyndham City Council
Create Trauma Informed Early Educational Settings
restore resil4

“I liked the way Anna and Phyllis communicated with the group, it was sincere and they really listened and provided some great suggestions to those asking questions or sharing some of their story”

Jade - 2020
Education Department
Workshop
SCW P

“It was engaging and provided an open platform to speak freely from judgement. Was able to expand on my knowledge of the nervous system, window of tolerance and ways to help regulate it. Important lessons on how we connect with others in relation to boundaries“

Rick - 2020
Mental Health In Construction
Self Care Workshop
CTIEES P

“Thank you for the session. I have tried a few things, and as a result and they worked.”

Linda - Oct, 2018
Counsellor
Create Trauma Informed Early Educational Settings
TINT P

“ I went into the course thinking my parenting style was going to be addressed personally but this was not the case. The program was very inclusive and equipped me with the necessary tools to build better relationships with, not only my teenager but also, my husband. I am so pleased I was involved in the program. I learnt a lot, and have implemented a lot of ‘emotion coaching’ techniques

Barry - June, 2021
Tuning into Teens
TINT P

“Attendees were not required to contribute unless they chose to do so and it was totally up to individuals to discuss personal issues if they wished to do so.”

Sam - June, 2021
Tuning into Teens
TINT P

“I was able to de-escalate arguments with siblings, and address feelings of anger and sadness. I was more aware of my parenting style and I now spend more time discussing situations with my teens now.”

Katherine - June, 2021
Tuning into Teens
TINT P

“I recommend the course as everyone can get some benefit from it.”

Alex - June, 2021
Tuning into Teens
cropped restore resil4

“Great presenters with clear points and targeted information”

Belinda - 2020
Education Department
Workshop
cropped restore resil4

“Thank you for providing this amazing opportunity. It is one of the best things I’ve done. Cannot thank you enough.”

Tim - 2019
Boroondara Youth
Workshop
CTIEES P

I have previously attended a PD with Phyllis, and this presentation expanded from the previous PD, really cementing my previous knowledge on this topic. Phyllis and Anna both provided information that was easy to follow, and used examples of what this could look like in practice. The way the content was organised and easily understandable. The way it was shown how it can be used in practice, and the speed

Jacqueline - 13-08-2021
Wyndham City Council
Create Trauma Informed Early Educational Settings
CTIEES P

“Really enjoyed the session, excellent, engaging and captivating content. Really well presented and fun. Thank you”

Lucia - Nov, 2018
Youth Counsellor / Psychologist
Create Trauma Informed Early Educational Settings
cropped restore resil4

“Thank you for presenting this amazing course. It is one of the best things I’ve done. Can’t thank you enough. Phyllis, you are beautiful making this such a positive experience.”

Julie - Sept, 2019
Workshop
tiasbmh P

“It is really important information for counselling with a trauma focus, and noticing where people are at, whether they are flooded or flowing. A whole lot of new skills for my toolbox that increase my confidence to do the work safely. The focus on the physiology brings a fresh perspective of ‘being with’ a person.“

Salvation Army
12-08-2021
Trauma Informed Approach to Supporting Better Mental Health
tiasbmh P

“The level of knowledge and practice wisdom imparted was so invaluable and I loved how focused it was on how to incorporate theory and practice into our work.“

Salvation Army
12-08-2021
Trauma Informed Approach to Supporting Better Mental Health
tiasbmh P

“Sensory interventions very specific and immediately useful in therapy sessions. Very applicable knowledge. “

Salvation Army
July 2021
Trauma Informed Approach to Supporting Better Mental Health
TINT P

“I have recommended the program to many people, I feel everyone can get something from it.”

Tim - June, 2021
Tuning into Teens
TINT P

“I was able to deescalate arguments between siblings, and address feelings of anger and sadness. I was also more aware of my ‘parenting style’ and my husbands. I am spending more time discussing situations with my teenagers now.”

Jane - June, 2021
Tuning into Teens
TINT P

“My teens interaction with me is much better and our bond is much stronger. I feel like we are starting to slowly understand each other.”

Kim - June, 2021
Tuning into Teens
TINT P

“I took Phyllis’ course with my girls being 9 & 6 years old, and although its specific to teenagers, I have found it easy to implement with my kids from now. Phyllis was able to workshop and guide us on our personal communication styles, and it was great hearing other parent’s examples too. The course was very practical and a safe space to share, and I definitely had a couple

Vanessa - June, 2020
Tuning into Teens
tiasbmh P

“Lots of great information and knowledge, warm presenters open to questions.”

Salvation Army
12-08-2021
Trauma Informed Approach to Supporting Better Mental Health
CTIEES P

“Thank you for an amazing workshop”

Kate - Nov, 2018
Neami National PIR
Create Trauma Informed Early Educational Settings
cropped restore resil4

“Great to see that I am not the only one going through this. Great course and great handouts.”

Samantha - Nov, 2019
Workshop
tiasbmh P

“You offered a lovely combination of strength’s and respect for each other’s knowledge. I enjoyed your passion for the work.”

Salvation Army
12-08-2021
Trauma Informed Approach to Supporting Better Mental Health
TINT P

“I was pleasantly surprised with the content of the program and how impersonal yet relevant it was. Attendees were not required to contribute unless they chose to do so and it was totally up to individuals to discuss personal issues if they wished to do so. I went into the course thinking my parenting style was going to be addressed personally but this was not the case. The program was

Elly - June, 2021
Tuning into Teens
tiasbmh P

“The facilitators are fantastic, and through learning how trauma can impact our clients nervous system then we as counsellors can be better equipped to apply beneficial interventions, and help our clients regulate their defensive state.”

Salvation Army
12-08-2021
Trauma Informed Approach to Supporting Better Mental Health
TINT P

“Learnt about how teens process problems and events. How to deal with teen emotions and behavior and how to recognize this.”

Beth - June, 2021
Tuning into Teens
TINT P

“The weekly exercises were terrific to do with my teens each week. It really helped us create a connection.”

Amanda - Oct, 2018
Tuning into Teens
cropped restore resil4

“I learnt that we are not alone with the challenges and struggles of raising teens. I learnt that I have the ability to address issues with improved skills.“

Gina
Workshop
TINT P

“Dear Phyllis, there are no words to thank you. I have learnt so much, not only about myself but why behaviours occur. It has been a teary (on occasion) but very positive experience. I really love your delivery and acceptance of all of us. Thank you so very much.“

Megan - June, 2019
Tuning into Teens
CTIEES P

Thank you for a wonderful session!!! Anna, I sat in on your session at this years Wyndham Educators Matter Conference; Intergenerational Trauma and I loved listening to you and I remember when you briefly touched on Polyvagal Theory and I was instantly curious so thank you both for a great session today as you re-inspired my interest and I feel better equipped now to understand the approach and be able

Cassandra - 13-08-2021
Wyndham City Council
Create Trauma Informed Early Educational Settings
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