Undertaking regular CPD helps you keep your skills and knowledge up to date and contributes to client safety. That’s why TIC+ is pleased to offer a range of training events for professionals covering many different aspects of counselling and psychotherapy, often with a focus on counselling children and young people.

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Jan 25 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm
WORKING WITH ANXIETY - BRIONY MARTIN @ Hartpury College | Hartpury | England | United Kingdom
About the course Seminar goal: To learn about and practice new techniques and coping strategies for working with anxiety in this client group. Summary: In the morning we will share knowledge about anxiety in this client group, and learn about the compassionate approach to anxiety which views it as ‘an ally to be listened to’ rather than ‘an enemy to be fixed’. In the afternoon we will identify and practice new techniques and coping strategies for working with anxious clients, including compassionate self-talk, mindfulness, and body-focused tools. The day will begin and end with compassionate attention to our own anxiety. Proposed schedule: 10.00 Welcome and house-keeping; Introductions; Contracting and confidentiality 10.15 Mindfulness exercise: identifying with own anxiety and sharing with self 10.30 Small group discussion: Why am I doing this session? Large group feedback: identifying and sharing learning goals 10.45 Session one: Mapping the terrain – what does anxiety look like in your client group? [Kids 9-10, Young People 11-17, Young Adults 18-25, Parents/Carers] 11.30 Coffee 11.45 Session two: Introducing the compassionate approach (anxiety as ally not enemy). Understanding and validating why teens are anxious 12.45 Plenary 1.00 Lunch 1.45 Session three – techniques and strategies to add to your tool kit To include: compassionate self-talk, mindfulness and body-focused methods Skills practice 3.15 Tea 3.30 Plenary – checking in with our learning goals, plus a word about medication 4.15 Mindfulness exercise: The Inner Smile 4.30 End About the facilitator Briony is a counsellor, but also offers training and supervision. She has trained counsellors at Willows Counselling Service in Swindon where she remains a consultant trainer, and at the University of East London. Professional Accreditations Registered & Accredited Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP) Post-graduate Diploma in Counselling (Integrative) – University of Manchester Advanced Specialist Diploma in Relational Supervision – Severn Talking Therapy, Bristol COST: TIC+ Staff £50 and Non TIC+ £70 You can also pay by online bank transfer to Teens in Crisis, sort code: 309414, account number: 02285763, reference: Anxiety Course.  Please email training@ticplus.org.uk to let us know you have paid so we have your contact details in event of cancellation, change of venue or other circumstances.