MENTAL HEALTH CLINICIANS WORKSHOP
Shirley Hicks (co- founder of TSYA) will continue to offer training in an expanded workshop offering that builds on what was offered under the umbrella of TSYA.
THERAPEUTIC RESILIENCE & TRAUMA SENSITIVE YOGA - SHIRLEY HICKS
A 3 day face to face workshop that provides mental health clinicians with skills and strategies to foster and develop a therapeutic resilience when working with clients who are experiencing trauma and mental illness. This workshop explores how yoga, breath and other somatic interventions support Phase 1 Safety and Stabilisation work for mental health and trauma. The role of developing mindfulness in self and clients is also explored. This workshop is designed to develop a greater clinical awareness of embodied therapeutic presence and how to maintain this in long term work. Participants are encouraged to use these 3 days as an immersion experience where they can take time out from clinic pressures if that is their preference. This training includes the following principles of clinical work :
- Aspects of Trauma Informed therapeutic work – Working S.A.F.E.L.Y. – ( Safety, Action, Flight, Fight & Freeze & Fawn , Enactment, Language, Yoga Informed Interventions)
- Clinician P.R.E.S.E.N.C.E. – Developing the qualities of Patience, Regulation of Nervous System, Effort (Joyous) , Self Compassion, Embodiment, Nowness, Curiosity, Emerging New Experience
- Clinician Self Care – Fostering K.I.N.D.N.E.S.S. ( Knowledge, Inspiration, Nurturing, Discipline, Nutrition, Exercise ,Supports , Supervision)
- Understanding the practical application of Dan Siegal’s Window of Tolerance Model and Stephen Porge’s Polyvagal Theory
- Exploring Practical Strategies for Nervous System Regulation –
- Strategies for Toning the Ventral Vagal Nerve
- Movement and Breath as a Nervous System Regulator
- Emergency Nervous System Regulation- when in Hyper or Hypo Arousal
- Strategies for working with dissociation
Participants reflections on this workshop:
The space you chose for us, the food that nourished us with and the time that you gave us was beyond words- thank you so much I loved every moment and this feels that it is not just a training with a "tool kit". This felt that it was for me and that type of training in our world is so sadly missing. Thank you for providing what I think has been my best training ever"
"Shirley's knowledge and experience in trauma informed care is a powerful reminder of how important reconnecting with ourselves can not only change the lives of ourselves but our clients"
"This training has given me so much new valuable material to with with- not just with clients but also in myself in my professional and private life"
"This workshop needs to be an annual practice of self care for community sector workers. It was so useful to think about PRESENCE for our clients and ourselves and the components of that. Shirley has so much knowledge and experience... everything felt very grounded in practice"
Venue : Kirra Hill Community Centre- 1 Garrick Street, COOLANGATTA QLD- this venue overlooks Kirra Beach and is a 5 minute walk from Coolangatta village.
2023 Workshops Now Fully Booked
2024 Workshop Date Now Open for Bookings - February 20-22, 2024 or July 23-25, 2024 or November 19-21, 2024
Parking: There are 2 free public car parks at the venue
Investment: Includes Program Manual, Morning & Afternoon Teas and Lunch for both days $990 (Includes GST). Early Bird Price $880 (Includes GST). You might want to consider the Group Booking Discount ( multiples of 2) which is $1485 (includes GST) which offers considerable per person ticket savings. When Booking you have the option of using PayPal and making 4 payment instalments. If your organisation is sponsoring you in this training, please email me and I can provide a Tax Invoice for Payment.
Interstate Participants - the venue is 10 mins by Uber from the Gold Coast Domestic Airport. Coolangatta is at the Southern end of the Gold Coast and offers a range of accomodation options suited to every budget. If you are flying in for the workshop you might consider flying in the evening before and organising your return trip on the Friday - this way you get a chance to also enjoy the great atmosphere of Coolangatta. You might even choose to stay for the weekend so that you’re refreshed and ready for the work week.
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Shirley Hicks is a practising somatic psychotherapist , educator and yoga teacher, with a private clinic based in the Gold Coast at Varsity Lakes. Shirley has a real interest in how the body carries unresolved life events and how through “talk therapies” the body is often missed. With close to 30 years clinical experience she has refined the way in which she supports clients to involve their body in the healing process, drawing on the work of Judith Herman, Babette Rothschild, Peter Levine and Bessel van der Kolk . Her work is also influenced by Ron Kurtz and Hakomi. As co-founder of Trauma Sensitive Yoga Australia she has facilitated skills enhancement workshops for clinicians working with trauma and mental health. She is also an active facilitator with the BlueKnot Foundation- an organisation committed to advocating for survivors of child abuse and raising the awareness of Complex Trauma in the therapeutic field.