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

Dhurva Davis is a Psychotherapist and Counsellor with over twenty years’ experience, will lead this workshop. 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.   

Lionel Davis is a Psychologist with over 30 years’ experience. 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.

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. You may reserve your place by payment of a $150 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 facilitator

Those who need help in coming to terms with a traumatic event in their lives.

There will be no more than 16 in the workshop. This ensures that the group operates at its optimum and that individual concerns can be addressed.

Trauma comes in many forms. Human beings are subject to an enormous range of potential traumas in the course of a lifetime. How we manage our responses to these traumas can determine the quality of our lives and our ability to achieve our life goals in many different areas. When traumas are not dealt with, they can undermine our efforts and negatively affect our self-esteem and confidence. Even our ability to form meaningful relationships can be derailed by the underlying distress of hidden traumas.

This workshop is designed to help those who may have experienced a significant trauma at some time in their lives. This could have been directly a result of abuse, either physical or emotional, or as a result of being the victim of a crime. Trauma can also occur through a change in life circumstances such as a when a person has to migrate to a new country, when our business is forced to close due to bankruptcy or when we experience a significant loss.

In the workshop we will cover:
. Acknowledging the full impact of our trauma
. Processing the trauma while in a safe and secure environment
. How our trauma story can keep us from moving on
. Letting go of the ‘charge’ on the trauma and how fear slows change
. Dealing with flashbacks, disturbing dreams or unwanted thoughts
. Recognising opportunities as opposed to threats as we recover from trauma
. Developing and practising new behaviours
. Creating safe and fulfilling relationships
. Staying positive in the face of recurring challenges


From victim to victory - overcoming abuse and trauma