Mindfulness for Practitioners
This one day workshop will offer therapists a space to explore mindfulness in both clinical practice and personal life. Grounded
This one day workshop will offer therapists a space to explore mindfulness in both clinical practice and personal life.
Grounded in Gestalt psychotherapy and Theravadan Buddhist Meditation practice, Declan and Martina will facilitate an experiential workshop offering participants guided meditations, group process, and two distinct and specific practices emanating from Compassionate Focused Therapy and Insight Dialogue, respectively.
With the overwhelming evidence we currently have from research on mindfulness and its positive neurobiological effects, this workshop will benefit mental health clinicinas who want to increase self-care and self-regulation and decrease the tendency toward stress, vicarious trauma and burn out.
Drawing from Compassionate Focused Therapy, this workshop will articulate a model for applying compassion to both self and other, for personal and clinical use, sharing some practices and clinical interventions.
Participants will be invited into an interactive experience of mindful dialogue through group work, designed to support the observation of self and other. Guidelines will be shared which will be applicable to both the self of the therapist in clinical practice and the self of the therapist in his/her personal relationships.
Martina is a mental health clinician with qualifications in counselling, Gestalt psychotherapy and Bowen Family Systems Theory & Practice. She is a clinical member of the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA).
Martina has been practicing as a psychotherapist for eleven years, and works with individuals, couples and families. She co-owns Affinity Psychotherapy, a private practice in the Eastern Suburbs, as well as practicing from the Family Systems Practice in Sydney’s Neutral Bay.
She has extensive experience in drug & alcohol dependence & recovery and is versed in 12 step programs. Martina has also worked in organisations such as ACON (AIDS Council of New South Wales) and has experience working with LGBTI people.
She has been a faculty member of two Sydney based psychotherapy institutes and has experience in facilitating therapy groups and mindfulness based groups.
Martina has been engaged in contemplative practices for over 25 years, with experience in Yoga teaching, a Diploma in Zen Shiatsu and a long term commitment to meditation in the Theradavan Buddhist tradition.
Declan is a psychotherapist in private practice in Bondi Junction. Initially qualified in Gestalt psychotherapy, Declan is specialising in working with trauma using a range of approaches, but particularly Gestalt, Compassionate Focused Therapy and somatic approaches such as Somatic Experiencing. Declan has also been a core faculty member and visiting trainer in several psychotherapy training institutes as well as working part-time in several rehabilitation centers as a psychotherapist helping clients recover from addictions and trauma.
Declan splits his time between working in private psychotherapy practice and working as an organisational transformation consultant where he helps leaders build sustainable teams and cultures they can be proud of and which are better at navigating the increasingly complex business environments.
Practicing mindfulness meditation for many years, Declan is a registered senior mindfulness trainer with the Potential Project, the worlds leading provider of corporate based mindfulness training whose aim is to enhance performance and well-being in a work setting.
Having two children with his partner Martina, Declan also understands the responsibilities, challenges and joys of being a parent.
Early bird rate ( Before June 30th) $150 + GST
Full Fee $175 + GST
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