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  • Holistic Self-Care For The Therapist, June 2021

    A 2-day winter retreat incorporating schema and compassion-based approaches Essentially, we all know how to take care of ourselves.  The question is, what gets in the way?  What gets in the way of you acting in your own best interests, taking good care of your mind and body and actually making it a priority? Are […]

    • Holistic Self-Care For The Therapist, June 2021

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      Holistic Self-Care For The Therapist, June 2021

      Jun 25, 2021 @ 10:00 am - Jun 26, 2021 @ 4:00 pm

      $829 – $879

      A 2-day winter retreat incorporating schema and compassion-based approaches

      Essentially, we all know how to take care of ourselves.  The question is, what gets in the way?  What gets in the way of you acting in your own best interests, taking good care of your mind and body and actually making it a priority? Are you suppressing your own authenticity because you keep subjugating your own needs out of fear, guilt or some other unhelpful life-script? Let’s explore all these facets over these 2 days.

      Friday 25th June – Saturday 26th June, 2021

      Venue: Quest for Life Centre, Bundanoon, NSW

      Price: Early Bird (By May 10th 2021) $829 including GST. Regular Price $879 including GST

      Description of the Winter Retreat

      This retreat has been run in 2018 and 2019. Both of these previous retreats sold out quickly.

      This retreat, run over 2-days in a peaceful setting in Bundanoon, provides participants with an opportunity to go a little deeper into what it really means to take care of yourself. We’ll focus upon personal and professional self-reflection and engage in activities & practices designed to facilitate healing and restoration.

      The retreat will provide a great opportunity to connect with like-minded colleagues, access peer support, relax and reflect upon your own level of professional burnout and emotional exhaustion, self-care practices and any practical or psychological barriers to self-care.

      Research suggests that some of the biggest predictors of negative emotional outcomes like burnout and ’empathy fatigue’ are actually factors internal to the therapist (such as schemas and other beliefs that directly affect the way we practice as therapists).

       

      Topics and areas of focus over the 2 days include:

      • A review of burnout, empathic distress & a reflection upon your own personal risk factors
      • Therapist schemas, schema-related work-stress
      • “Other-related” schemas and why these keep us stuck
      • Therapist inner critics or parent modes (‘Guilt-inducing parent’ as particularly influential for therapists)
      • Schema healing, personal re-parenting (Vulnerable child work)
      • Generating “metta” for self; self-compassion practices & compassionate responding in clinical practice
      • ‘In-session’ and ‘out-of-session’ self-care practices, including at look at somatic distress and why we hold it!
      • There will also be various meditation and body restorative practices interwoven amongst the retreat learning material and the experiential exercises (i.e., mindfulness & metta meditations; and a light & gentle yoga session with an experienced yoga).

      This retreat is limited to a maximum of 20 participants so that we have a comfortable group feel and group members can get to know each other better, in a relaxed quiet space.

      If you are interested in attending this retreat but have any specific issues or queries, feel free to contact Gemma on 0422 929 466.

      What’s Included?

      Prices are inclusive of

      • GST
      • retreat materials
      • a self-care welcome gift pack
      • overnight accommodation;
      • and full catering with wholesome and nutritious food

      Arrive: 10.00 am Friday 25th June

      Finish: 4.00 pm Saturday 26th June

      NOTE:

      • Total of 12 CPD points.
      • We accept payment by Credit Card or PayPal.
      • A complimentary 15 min head/neck/shoulder massage is also included during your stay.

      Details

      Start:
      Jun 25, 2021 @ 10:00 am
      End:
      Jun 26, 2021 @ 4:00 pm
      Cost:
      $829 – $879

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    • Holistic Self-Care For The Therapist, June 2021

      A 2-day winter retreat incorporating schema and compassion-based approaches Essentially, we all know how to take care of ourselves.  The question is, what gets in the way?  What gets in the way of you acting in your own best interests, taking good care of your mind and body and actually making it a priority? Are […]

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