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Talk on Working with Survivors of Domestic Abuse

With Sheila Wilson Wednesday 31 May 2017 Sheila works for Greater Manchester West Recovery Academy, delivering workshops in survivors of domestic abuse and substance misuse. Sheila starts by acknowledging that domestic abuse can affect men and women and that this event is for men and women. Sheila invites us to explore what domestic abuse is along with providing a definition; Domestic Abuse is any incident of pattern of incidents of controlling, coercive or threatening behaviour, [...]

2017-09-19T09:17:35+00:00September 19th, 2017|Reports|Comments Off on Talk on Working with Survivors of Domestic Abuse

Making Sense of the BACP Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions

Peter Jenkins – Tuesday 25th April 2017 Prior to taking the post of Chair of Counselling North West, Peter has been a member of both the BACP Professional Conduct Committee and the UKCP Ethics Committee and this evening session was devoted to providing attendees with an understanding of the recent changes to the BACP Ethical Framework. Peter was able to project this rather serious topic in a light and practical manner, engaging the audience throughout [...]

2017-09-19T09:15:20+00:00September 19th, 2017|Reports|Comments Off on Making Sense of the BACP Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions

INTRODUCTION TO EATING DISORDERS WORKSHOP

Held on the 17th June, 2017 at the Seedfield Development and Training Centre in Bury. By: Dr Kirsty Sturzaker – Clinical Psychologist, Outpatient Adult Eating Disorder Service And: Dr Magdalene Sampson – Clinical Psychologist & Acting Service Manager, Outpatient Adult Eating Disorder Service The aims of the workshop were: To increase knowledge of the main diagnoses of Eating Disorders To consider what it might be like to work with people with an Eating Disorder Explore [...]

2017-09-19T09:21:30+00:00July 19th, 2017|Reports|Comments Off on INTRODUCTION TO EATING DISORDERS WORKSHOP

Chronic Pain – From management to recovery Maria Hammond 28th March 2017

Maria is a Chronic Pain Recovery Coach in private practice who asks the question of whether pain is a direct result of our belief systems, our thought processes through lack of knowledge, our lifestyles, our behaviours, and our emotions. As a therapist using Cognitive Behaviour Therapy techniques I could see how this could fit directly into my work as this is a very similar theoretical approach, challenging thought processes via increasing knowledge and understanding of [...]

2017-05-10T12:25:01+00:00May 10th, 2017|Reports|Comments Off on Chronic Pain – From management to recovery Maria Hammond 28th March 2017

Introduction to Focused Mindfulness – Clare Walters 22nd February 2017

Clare offered a relaxed and yet professional evening enabling us to explore and play with the Focused Mindfulness approach and consider how this might work with the clients we work with. She has been developing the practice for over 10 years and inspired by many spiritual teachers including, Sri Ramana Maharshi, Brandon Bays, Marianne Williamson and others. Clare’s initial interest came from working in a rheumatology department of a Yorkshire hospital and working with people [...]

2017-05-10T12:18:37+00:00May 10th, 2017|Reports|Comments Off on Introduction to Focused Mindfulness – Clare Walters 22nd February 2017

CNW Speakers Meeting 26th January 2017 Dramatherapy – Emma Dawes

Those who braved this cold, dark January night were given a brief but thorough introduction to Dramatherapy by Emma Dawes. Emma provided a nice balance of theoretical overview and experiential during the 2 hours which everyone embraced. First Emma gave a theoretical overview explaining what Dramatherapy is, a brief overview of its history, some definitions, and an idea of what might be in a Dramatherapists’ toolbox. She shared the benefits of using creativity in therapeutic [...]

2017-05-10T12:12:27+00:00May 10th, 2017|Meetings, Reports|Comments Off on CNW Speakers Meeting 26th January 2017 Dramatherapy – Emma Dawes

In Search of a New Home for CNW by Jenny Edwards

I have been a member of CNW for some years now and had always appreciated what is offered at such a reasonable membership rate. When I heard that CNW wanted to find a new home for their evening meetings something inside of me said ‘I can do that’ and    before I knew it I was saying it out loud to Tony….. not one of my most thought through moments but I set off with [...]

2017-01-26T13:17:03+00:00January 26th, 2017|Reports|Comments Off on In Search of a New Home for CNW by Jenny Edwards

Suicide: The Counsellors Perspective – Barbara Rosenthal

24th November 2016 Barbara has presented discussions and workshops on this subject for CNW in previous years, but on this occasion she wanted those present to discuss and reflect on their own personal thoughts and responses to this highly emotive issue. There was clearly a varied level of experience from the comments of those present, and the comments offered were both informative and moving. Agency protocol on action to be taken if suicidal ideation [...]

2017-01-26T13:17:24+00:00January 26th, 2017|Reports|Comments Off on Suicide: The Counsellors Perspective – Barbara Rosenthal

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder – Yvonne Slater and Martin O’Doherty

Wednesday 26 October, 2016. Overview by Linda Wolfenden A packed room listened intently to the words of experience and insight from these speakers and this was simply an overview of such an in-depth topic. What is OCD? OCD is, essentially, an anxiety disorder. It is made up of both obsessive, intrusive, repetitive, and fundamentally distressing thoughts, and the compulsions/behaviours developed by the sufferer to alleviate the distress caused by these unacceptable ruminations. To allay [...]

2017-01-26T13:17:45+00:00January 26th, 2017|Reports|Comments Off on Obsessive Compulsive Disorder – Yvonne Slater and Martin O’Doherty

Working with people with substance misuse with Martin Elder

Tuesday 27th September 2016 Martin is a Substance Misuse Practitioner working within the NHS community mental health services for 10 years. He is also a trained integrative counsellor and supervisor of counsellors, previously involved I the Talking Therapies network within the Trust’s alcohol and Drugs Directorate. Whilst working as a practitioner he has developed a keen interest in the link between mental health and substance misuse. The opening of the meeting began with discussion [...]

2017-01-26T13:18:18+00:00January 26th, 2017|Reports|Comments Off on Working with people with substance misuse with Martin Elder
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