From the Gestalt Centre:
Presenter / Leanne O’Shea & Tony Jackson
Date / 14th November 2020
Time / 9.30am-4.00pm (6 hours)
Delivery / Online
Fee / $90
2020 has been a fraught year, and a particularly complex year for therapists and mental health practitioners to negotiate. People are suffering from changes to work and home life. Some are stressed by new demands and constantly full homes. Others are feeling isolated and lonely. Many experience work, income and housing insecurity. The ongoing nature of the problem has both caused (and revealed) many personal and interpersonal issues. It’s been a very difficult year.
Demand for support services are high, and many of us are working more than we ever have before. At the same time, the context of the pandemic also affects us. We are being asked to find more time and care for others when our familiar supports are reduced. And like everyone else, we are also trying to make sense of this changed and unfamiliar world.
During this experiential workshop participants will explore the phenomena of burnout and the related experiences of compassion fatigue and vicarious trauma. Understanding these through the lens of our lived experience, we will together map these experiences to see how they are both related and different to each other.
We will also turn our attention to the ways our core organising themes, and habitual relational patterns show up in our response to the crisis. We hope this will be a way to create compassion, support and greater personal flexibility in the ways we approach our work and our lives.
Finally, we will look at the broader cultural contexts that shape our experience of work and care giving.
The purpose of the day is to support conversations about our work with others and the ways that this can impact us. We hope to create a space for reflection and connection as self-care for carers.
Leanne is a psychotherapist, supervisor and educator. She studied the Gestalt approach in Melbourne and London. In addition to her private practice work, she holds a number of teaching positions, including the Director of Training at GTA. She is also an Associate with Relational Change in the UK. She is interested in creating greater awareness of and sensitivity to our relational responsibility and is particularly passionate about the place of sexuality and the erotic within the therapeutic relationship.
Tony is the Managing Director of the Gestalt Centre. He is a psychotherapist, facilitator and coach with nearly 20 years’ experience. He is a clinical supervisor working with teams and individuals. He completed the Grad Dip in Supervision in 2019.
Bookings for this event are essential. Please contact the office on 9489-6300 or admin to reserve your place.
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