Resilience and Approaches To Self-Care

Resilience and Approaches To Self-Care
Type: Workshop
Location: Adelaide, SA
Presenter: Alison Kirk
Level: Introductory
Audience: Nurses, funeral and cemetery workers, social workers, psychologists, counsellors

Workshop Overview: Resilience and Approaches to Self-Care

This workshop will introduce participants to the importance of our ‘self’ as an important part of ‘being with’ the bereaved. Together we will explore how the work can affect us at all levels of our lives and how it can impact on our work with clients.

Using discussion, example and practice, the workshop will cover the personal challenges of providing grief and bereavement support, along with an exploration of compassion fatigue, vicarious trauma and how to recognise and minimise their effects in the workplace and our personal lives. A range of mindfulness approaches to self-care will be offered to participants as a pathway to ensuring healthy work practices.

Learning Outcomes: At the conclusion of the workshop, participants will be able to:

Recognise how supporting those who are grieving can impact on their own wellbeing
Understanding what resilience is and what practical applications can make you more resilient
Understand mindfulness concepts and how they can be applied in practice
Use a practical understanding of a range of personal and professional self-care strategies to identify and develop a tailored self-care plan

Presenter Bio: Alison Kirk

Alison Kirk is a counsellor, teacher and educator based in Adelaide.

Following a nursing pathway and many years working in the health and accounting related industries Alison gained her qualifications and training in counselling. Alison has a tertiary degree in Applied Social Science, specialising in Counselling and a grad diploma in Rehabilitation studies.

Alison is a Carers SA Counsellor and has a developing private practice in the Adelaide Hills. She also does voluntary bereavement counsellor for Central Adelaide Palliative Care Services.  Client issues are mixed and varied ranging from complex grief, loss, depression, anxiety, stress, relationship issues, trauma, life threatening health issues, client support in building resilience, strategies, and self-care and coping mechanisms to life issues and challengers.

Teaching roles have included tutoring students in Interpersonal and Interprofessional Communication, College of Nursing and Health Sciences at Flinders University, Australian College of Applied Psychology in counselling courses and Certificate 1V of Business Studies at Navitas Professional for the Professional Year Program for post master international students.  Alison presents workshops for private organisations relating to counselling and self-care approaches.

Alison is an accredited member of the Psychotherapy and Counselling Association of Australia. She is on the PACFA SA Leadership Group committee, who are responsible for organising speakers and running professional development (CPD) event for South Australia members. Alison has a professional and passionate interest for qualified counsellors being recognised and included into working parties within government agencies, health providers and the general community.

Workshop Details

Venue: International Visualisation Centre (IVC)
19 Young Street

Date: Thursday 14th November, 2019

Times: 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Prices - Early Bird Pricing Announced 

ACGB is pleased to announce that we now have an early bird price point available for our remaining workshops in 2019. We have decided to introduce early bird pricing to make our workshops more accessible for those in the industry. 

Early Bird Pricing: 

  • $295.00 for ACGB Members 
  • $340.00 for non members

*These prices will end two weeks before the date of the workshop. After this date the regular pricing will be applied. 
For further information, please email or call 03 9265 2100. 

Standard Pricing: 
ACGB member: $340.00
Non-member price: $395.00

Cancellation and Refund Policy

The Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement reserves the right to cancel education programs that do not achieve minimum participation, in which case all fees will be refunded.
Registration cancellations will not be accepted unless made in writing to the centre. Cancellations made more than thirty (30) days prior to the event date will be refunded less 25% of the registration fee to cover administration costs. 
No registration refunds will be made after this date. Please note: The full invoiced amount will still be payable in the event of non-attendance on the day.
International Visualisation Centre (IVC) 19 Young Street Adelaide SA 5000
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