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Lionel Davis, a Psychologist with over 30 years’ experience, will co-lead this workshop. Lionel was a community worker for the first 10 years of his career and has trained and worked with many health and welfare groups and volunteers as well as young people, older people and families. He is a trained Family and Couples counsellor, a psychotherapist and consultant. 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
This workshop is conducted 2½ hours per week over three weeks It is offered during the the day (10.00am to 12.30pm) or evening (6.00pm to 8.30pm).
The cost of the workshop is $195. You may reserve your place by payment of a $75 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.
Any person with a chronic or serious long term illness or a person caring for someone with such an illness will benefit from this workshop. Couples are most welcome and will find they are able to develop collaborative approaches to managing their health issues.
There will be no more than 20 in the workshop. This ensures that the group operates at its optimum and that individual concerns can be addressed.
Living with a chronic or serious illness can be difficult for both the person with the health issue as well those who care for them on a regular basis. Approaching these challenges in a positive frame of mind and with the confidence of having a number of tried and true strategies at your fingertips, can really help.
This workshop will enable participants to better understand their own physical, mental, emotional and spiritual needs and to set realistic goals for living with a health challenge.
If you want to:
. Understand your own emotional process following diagnosis of a chronic or serious illness
. Fully appreciate the perceptions of loss and opportunities for personal growth inherent in the experience
. Accept your own needs and wants as part of being a person with special health requirements
. Come to terms with feelings of dependence and learn how to be compassionate with oneself
. Get the best out of your relationship with your doctor and other allied health practitioners
. Appreciate the needs of your carer(s) and how to better communicate with them
. Know how to deal with feelings of despondency and helplessness
. Put in place realistic strategies for dealing with a health crisis
. Understand the importance of planning in the context of living a full and satisfying life