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.
* 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.
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