If you would like further information on the workshop, or you have any questions regarding the workshop please complete the form on the "Contact Us" page.  

Further information

Lionel Davis, a Psychologist with over 30 years’ experience, will lead this workshop. Lionel worked in the community for the first 10 years of his career with families and young people. He is a trained Family and Couples counsellor, a psychotherapist and consultant to many government and non-government organisations. Lionel was also the founder and Executive Director of the Australian College of Applied Psychology from 1989 to 2006.

Dhurva Davis is a Psychotherapist and Counsellor with over twenty years’ experience. She is an exceptional group facilitator and trainer and has worked in a number of agencies and in private practise. As a therapist and teacher, she has developed a unique ability to deeply relate to clients in a way that facilitates their change and learning.

Workshop format and fees

The workshop is delivered over a weekend - 2 days 9.00am to 5.00pm.  It can also be delivered as a 5 week program for one evening each week for 3 hours - 6.30pm to 9.30pm. 

The cost of the workshop is $395 per person or $750 per couple. You may reserve your place by payment of a $250 deposit. This deposit is non-refundable.  Mail your cheque to MindPsych PO Box 246 Potts Point NSW 1335. You can pay the balance at the first session. On receipt of your payment you will be sent further details of the venue, directions and parking arrangements.

Workshop facilitators

People who are planning to retire soon or have already done so will benefit from this workshop. Couples may want to attend to enhance their experience of retirement and develop aspects of their relationship further.

There will be no more than 20 participants in the workshop. This ensures that the group operates at its optimum and that individual concerns can be addressed.

When retirement looms we can be disturbed by the prospect of losing our purpose in life, especially if our work or career has been a most significant factor in giving our life meaning and direction. Questions arise about how we will use our time; how we will conduct our relationship with our partner or spouse; how we will gain fulfilment as productive contributors to society; and how we can gain satisfaction from our pastimes, which may have just been hobbies but now play a central role in maintaining a healthy sense of self.

In this workshop we address key issues for retirees and develop a number of strategies for managing this important
life transition: 

. Life stages and changes 
. The prospect of retirement and its impact
. Ageing in context
. Planning for retirement
. Emotional reactions to retirement (the “letdown” response and its consequences)
. Coping with retirement stress/anxiety
. Relaxation and the need for stimulation
. The male and female experiences and how they differ
. Relationship challenges
. Moving on with life
. Managing the future – health and well-being
. Setting goals and measuring achievements/satisfaction
. Giving back to family and the community 
. Definitions of happiness and contentment 


Creative retirement - the art of living your retirement well