Training & Events

We appreciate the effort and time it takes for you to take a day or two out from your schedule to attend professional development events. With that in mind, we endeavour to make all our workshops pleasant events for you. We choose quality venues and offer full-day catering with a sit-down lunch (usually a hot and cold buffet is on offer). We know it’s nice to have something special when you make the time to come to an event. We want to give you that little bit of extra care and attention. Book early to avoid disappointment as most of or workshop cater for a maximum of 20-25 people to allow for smaller, more comfortable group discussions and more individual attention. The retreat however, will take 15 people only.

Upcoming Events



  • Self-Care for the Therapist: Special End of Year Workshop: Nov 2019

    Review the year in style this November at the Vibe Hotel Rushcutters Bay, Sydney. Reflect upon your role as a mental health professional, your level of professional satisfaction and ‘need fulfillment’ and any areas for moderation or change. Workshop Description: As therapists who work in the arena of people’s emotions and personal suffering, we need […]



  • Experiential Interventions in Grief Therapy : August 2019

    Workshop Description: Grief is an inescapable experience inherent in the human condition. The majority of clients presenting for mental health concerns or interpersonal problem are also carrying some degree of unprocessed loss, whether in the form of specific bereavements or as integral components of other difficult life experiences (eg, early abandonments / trauma). It is […]



  • Therapist Self-Care Winter Retreat : July 2019

    THE RETREAT (ONSITE ACCOMMODATION) IS NOW FULLY BOOKED.  HOWEVER THERE IS AN OPTION FOR ATTENDING THE RETREAT BUT BOOKING YOUR OWN ACCOMMODATION IN BUNDANOON. PLEASE CONTACT ME BY EMAIL TO CHECK AVAILABILITY.   This retreat, run over 2-days in a peaceful setting in Bundanoon, provides participants with an opportunity to go a little deeper into […]

    • Therapist Self-Care Winter Retreat : July 2019

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      Therapist Self-Care Winter Retreat : July 2019

      July 26 @ 9:30 am - July 27 @ 4:00 pm

      $720

      THE RETREAT (ONSITE ACCOMMODATION) IS NOW FULLY BOOKED.  HOWEVER THERE IS AN OPTION FOR ATTENDING THE RETREAT BUT BOOKING YOUR OWN ACCOMMODATION IN BUNDANOON. PLEASE CONTACT ME BY EMAIL TO CHECK AVAILABILITY.

       

      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 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 provides a great opportunity to connect with like-minded colleagues, access peer support, relax and reflect upon your own level of professional ‘burnout’, self-care practices and any emotional/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 drive the way we practice).

       

       

      Topics and areas of focus over the 2 days include:

      • a review of burnout, empathic distress & a reflection upon your own personal risk
      • therapist schemas, schema-related work-stress and work-life decisions
      • 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

       

      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; light & gentle yoga sessions with an experienced yoga teacher on both days).

       

      This retreat is limited to 15-18 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 me (Gemma) on 0422 929 466.

      Early Bird Registration

      Our regular price for this event is $770 (+GST). If you register before 19 May 2019, you will get the Early Bird registration of $720 (+GST)

       

      Fully catered with wholesome and nutritious whole food.

      Meal and accommodation inclusions:-

      Arrive 9:30 am Friday

      Day 1. Arrival morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea, afternoon Yoga & relaxation (easy yoga), dinner, hot-chocolate and marshmallows around the out-door fire-pit, cosy over-night accommodation in single rooms with own ensuite bathroom.

      Day 2. Morning Yoga & stretch (a light & easy yoga class), breakfast, morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea. 

      Finish 4.00 pm Saturday.

       

      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.

      FULLY BOOKED 

      Details

      Start:
      July 26 @ 9:30 am
      End:
      July 27 @ 4:00 pm
      Cost:
      $720

      Venue

      NSW
      Petrea King’s Quest for Life Centre, 13 Ellsmore Rd
      Bundanoon, NSW Australia
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      Organizer

      Dr Gemma Gladstone

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      Upcoming Events

    • Self-Care for the Therapist: Special End of Year Workshop: Nov 2019

      Review the year in style this November at the Vibe Hotel Rushcutters Bay, Sydney. Reflect upon your role as a mental health professional, your level of professional satisfaction and ‘need fulfillment’ and any areas for moderation or change. Workshop Description: As therapists who work in the arena of people’s emotions and personal suffering, we need […]

    • Experiential Interventions in Grief Therapy : August 2019

      Workshop Description: Grief is an inescapable experience inherent in the human condition. The majority of clients presenting for mental health concerns or interpersonal problem are also carrying some degree of unprocessed loss, whether in the form of specific bereavements or as integral components of other difficult life experiences (eg, early abandonments / trauma). It is […]

    • Therapist Self-Care Winter Retreat : July 2019

      THE RETREAT (ONSITE ACCOMMODATION) IS NOW FULLY BOOKED.  HOWEVER THERE IS AN OPTION FOR ATTENDING THE RETREAT BUT BOOKING YOUR OWN ACCOMMODATION IN BUNDANOON. PLEASE CONTACT ME BY EMAIL TO CHECK AVAILABILITY.   This retreat, run over 2-days in a peaceful setting in Bundanoon, provides participants with an opportunity to go a little deeper into […]

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