May
22
3:00 PM15:00

Vicarious Trauma: Resourcing the Body - Afternoon Workshop BREATHE




Join us in May for this month's ' Vicarious Trauma: Resourcing the body' workshop where we will focus on breath in relation to our work and contact with trauma. We will have the chance to explore a range of different ways of using our breath and how each practice might be useful for us individually.  Working with trauma takes its toll on our bodies. Sometimes the effects are immediate and obvious – feeling sick, suffering from headaches and other symptoms of anxiety. Other effects might be more subtle and gradual – muscle pain, poor immunity, lethargy and extended or frequent absence from work.  This is one of series of workshops for you or your staff if you are coming across trauma in your work or in an upaid role. You might be a counsellor, psychotherapist, support worker, nurse, social worker, lawyer, manager, researcher or in another role such as a carer.  You will leave the session with a range of tools relating to the breath to take away that you can use during the working day, or on your own at home, in order to help restore balance in the body following contact with trauma.   This workshop is suitable both for newcomers and for attendees of previous 'Vicarious Trauma: Resourcing the body' workshops. While there are similarities across each workshop - this is one of a series where we will focus our attention on a different aspect of resourcing the body each time.  Attending these workshops regularly can be a way to help resource and maintain balance in the body when working with trauma on an ongoing basis.  Heres what a participant on a previous workshop shared about their experience  'Thank you for a wonderful session .. great to have such an inclusive space. Really appreciated the range of body / mind approaches, so helpful  It was really supportive to re-engage with one’s body without feeling overly conscious or inhibited by the expectation that we ‘should’ be a certain way ..  The session was a gift, thank you'  By the end of this workshop participants will be able to;  - name the ways in which our health might be physically impacted by coming into contact with traumatic narratives and working with people who are affected by trauma and explore the impact and role of breath  - describe a number of breathing practices which you can use for yourself in times of need  -consider how you may apply what you have learnt in the workshop in your life and work, either on a first aid basis or part of a longer term strategy for wellbeing  the session will be mainly focussed on individual body work, with some time built in for personal reflection on the practices we are exploring. We will also include some time for tea and an opportunity to connect with each other.  You do not need any experience of yoga, to be flexible or even to own lycra! We will be including some simple yoga movements to try out with the aim of connecting with the body and increasing relaxation rather than promoting flexibility and strength.  Please wear comfortable clothing as we will be moving in the session – if possible avoid wearing jeans as they usually restrict movement. Tracksuit, leggings or looser trousers are fine. If you have a yoga mat, you can bring it, if not, there will be plenty of yoga mats available to borrow. Bring paper and pen/pencil .  Numbers are limited and this will be a small group  Certificates of attendance will be available   Please note, this session is a focus on supporting the worker and does not provide a qualification on teaching breath or bodywork.  About Your Facilitator:  Elise Marshall is a person-centred counsellor, supervisor & trainer and a registered, accredited member of BACP. She is also qualified to level 3 as an EMDR practitioner. Soon after graduating as a counsellor in 2005 Elise went on to qualitfy as a massage therapist with the Scottish School of Herbal Medicine and a few years later completed her yoga teacher training with Prana Yoga College.  Elise has over 14 years working with survivors of trauma including with those who have experienced childhood sexual abuse, sexual violence, domestic abuse and torture. For ten years she worked as a psychological therapist with survivors of torture for a national charity where she also designed and delivered training for those working with trauma in a wide range of roles and settings. Elise is an honorary lecturer at Glasgow University School of Medicine, Dentistry and Nursing and is on the teaching faculty at Temenos Education. Elise also has a small private practice as a counsellor, supervisor, yoga teacher and massage therapist as well as providing long term counselling for a small charity working with male adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse. She is a co-founder and director of Mandala Consultants.  Elise has a particular interest in Vicarious Traumatisation and is currently priorisiting time for reflecting and writing about this area. She has commenced training as a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner with SOSI.

Join us in May for this month's ' Vicarious Trauma: Resourcing the body' workshop where we will focus on breath in relation to our work and contact with trauma. We will have the chance to explore a range of different ways of using our breath and how each practice might be useful for us individually.

Working with trauma takes its toll on our bodies. Sometimes the effects are immediate and obvious – feeling sick, suffering from headaches and other symptoms of anxiety. Other effects might be more subtle and gradual – muscle pain, poor immunity, lethargy and extended or frequent absence from work.

This is one of series of workshops for you or your staff if you are coming across trauma in your work or in an upaid role. You might be a counsellor, psychotherapist, support worker, nurse, social worker, lawyer, manager, researcher or in another role such as a carer.

You will leave the session with a range of tools relating to the breath to take away that you can use during the working day, or on your own at home, in order to help restore balance in the body following contact with trauma.

This workshop is suitable both for newcomers and for attendees of previous 'Vicarious Trauma: Resourcing the body' workshops. While there are similarities across each workshop - this is one of a series where we will focus our attention on a different aspect of resourcing the body each time.

Attending these workshops regularly can be a way to help resource and maintain balance in the body when working with trauma on an ongoing basis.

Heres what a participant on a previous workshop shared about their experience

'Thank you for a wonderful session .. great to have such an inclusive space. Really appreciated the range of body / mind approaches, so helpful

It was really supportive to re-engage with one’s body without feeling overly conscious or inhibited by the expectation that we ‘should’ be a certain way ..

The session was a gift, thank you'

By the end of this workshop participants will be able to;

- name the ways in which our health might be physically impacted by coming into contact with traumatic narratives and working with people who are affected by trauma and explore the impact and role of breath

- describe a number of breathing practices which you can use for yourself in times of need

-consider how you may apply what you have learnt in the workshop in your life and work, either on a first aid basis or part of a longer term strategy for wellbeing

the session will be mainly focussed on individual body work, with some time built in for personal reflection on the practices we are exploring. We will also include some time for tea and an opportunity to connect with each other.

You do not need any experience of yoga, to be flexible or even to own lycra! We will be including some simple yoga movements to try out with the aim of connecting with the body and increasing relaxation rather than promoting flexibility and strength.

Please wear comfortable clothing as we will be moving in the session – if possible avoid wearing jeans as they usually restrict movement. Tracksuit, leggings or looser trousers are fine. If you have a yoga mat, you can bring it, if not, there will be plenty of yoga mats available to borrow. Bring paper and pen/pencil .

Numbers are limited and this will be a small group

Certificates of attendance will be available

Please note, this session is a focus on supporting the worker and does not provide a qualification on teaching breath or bodywork.

About Your Facilitator:

Elise Marshall is a person-centred counsellor, supervisor & trainer and a registered, accredited member of BACP. She is also qualified to level 3 as an EMDR practitioner. Soon after graduating as a counsellor in 2005 Elise went on to qualitfy as a massage therapist with the Scottish School of Herbal Medicine and a few years later completed her yoga teacher training with Prana Yoga College.

Elise has over 14 years working with survivors of trauma including with those who have experienced childhood sexual abuse, sexual violence, domestic abuse and torture. For ten years she worked as a psychological therapist with survivors of torture for a national charity where she also designed and delivered training for those working with trauma in a wide range of roles and settings. Elise is an honorary lecturer at Glasgow University School of Medicine, Dentistry and Nursing and is on the teaching faculty at Temenos Education. Elise also has a small private practice as a counsellor, supervisor, yoga teacher and massage therapist as well as providing long term counselling for a small charity working with male adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse. She is a co-founder and director of Mandala Consultants.

Elise has a particular interest in Vicarious Traumatisation and is currently priorisiting time for reflecting and writing about this area. She has commenced training as a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner with SOSI.

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Apr
29
9:30 AM09:30

Vicarious Trauma & Resilience: Building Fortitude When Working With Trauma

Description

“By developing the deep sense of awareness needed to care for ourselves while caring for others and the world around us, we can greatly enhance our potential to work for change, ethically and with integrity” (van Dernoot Lipsky 2009)

If you are involved in activity that includes listening to, witnessing or reading about traumatic events experienced in the lives of others, you participate in encounters that can be profoundly difficult. Understanding, preventing and relieving trauma is a challenge for individuals, groups and organisations.

This is a training day for practitioners and activists to explore the impact of working with trauma and develop strategies to increase resilience and wellbeing. Acknowledging and addressing the reality of our work with trauma and our responses to it can be difficult and it is important that we take care of ourselves in this process, sharing our wisdom and gifts whilst exploring our struggles.

Working from a human rights perspective, this experiential training will draw on a number of psychosocial tools to explore vicarious trauma and resilience. The day's structure is influenced by the work of Judith Herman. We will use her three-stage model of trauma recovery; establishing safety, remembrance and mourning and reconnection as a guide for exploring our collective and individual narratives towards developing our resilience and fortitude when working with trauma.

By the end of the day participants will be able to:

  • Define Trauma and Vicarious Trauma

  • Explore basic concepts of the Neuroscience of trauma

  • Recognise signs of struggle in response to trauma

  • Reflect on their personal power in relation to their wellbeing and explore the structural factors which impact on their choices

  • Describe boundaries, roles and responsibilities when working with trauma

  • Develop strategies for growing their personal fortitude and resilience in response to working with trauma


Some feedback from previous participants of this training:

'It was participatory, engaging, theoretically informed and professionally delivered'

'Thank you for today, I feel strengthened by hearing others experience of VT and working with trauma, helping me to break the silence of feeling pain from being close to others' pain'

'The best part of the training - the flow of the day, it never felt forced or prescriptive'

We will provide a certificate of attendance for participants

Cost
£105

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Apr
2
10:00 AM10:00

Vicarious Trauma & Resilience: Building Fortitude When Working With Trauma

Description

“By developing the deep sense of awareness needed to care for ourselves while caring for others and the world around us, we can greatly enhance our potential to work for change, ethically and with integrity” (van Dernoot Lipsky 2009)

If you are involved in activity that includes listening to, witnessing or reading about traumatic events experienced in the lives of others, you participate in encounters that can be profoundly difficult. Understanding, preventing and relieving trauma is a challenge for individuals, groups and organisations.

This is a training day for practitioners and activists to explore the impact of working with trauma and develop strategies to increase resilience and wellbeing. Acknowledging and addressing the reality of our work with trauma and our responses to it can be difficult and it is important that we take care of ourselves in this process, sharing our wisdom and gifts whilst exploring our struggles.

Working from a human rights perspective, this experiential training will draw on a number of psychosocial tools to explore vicarious trauma and resilience. The day's structure is influenced by the work of Judith Herman. We will use her three-stage model of trauma recovery; establishing safety, remembrance and mourning and reconnection as a guide for exploring our collective and individual narratives towards developing our resilience and fortitude when working with trauma.


Learning Objectives

By the end of the day participants will be able to:

  • Define Trauma and Vicarious Trauma

  • Explore basic concepts of the Neuroscience of trauma

  • Recognise signs of struggle in response to trauma

  • Reflect on their personal power in relation to their wellbeing and explore the structural factors which impact on their choices

  • Describe boundaries, roles and responsibilities when working with trauma

  • Develop strategies for growing their personal fortitude and resilience in response to working with trauma


Some feedback from previous participants of this training:

'It was participatory, engaging, theoretically informed and professionally delivered'

'Thank you for today, I feel strengthened by hearing others experience of VT and working with trauma, helping me to break the silence of feeling pain from being close to others' pain'

'The best part of the training - the flow of the day, it never felt forced or prescriptive'


We will provide a certificate of attendance for participants

About the Venue

The Salisbury centre is a lovely venue in Edinburgh - We will be using the Studio for the training day. Please be aware that the Salisbury centre requests that we remove our shoes to go into this room. We will also have access to a kitchen, library room and large garden. We are told that the garden shall be in bloom with daffodils in April.

Have a look on their website if you'd like more information.

www.salisburycentre.org


About Mandala Consultants Facilitators:

Norma McKinnon Fathi is a UKCP Registered Counsellor and Psychotherapist and a qualified Community Worker. Norma has 20 years’ experience working with vulnerable people who have experienced trauma including survivors of childhood sexual abuse, childhood neglect, violence, conflict and torture. For the past 11 years her clinical work has been with survivors of torture and she previously managed psychological services at a national charity. Norma works in private practice and is a co-founder at Mandala Consultants.

Elise Marshall is a person-centred counsellor, supervisor and trainer and a registered, accredited member of BACP. Elise is also a professional massage therapist and qualified yoga teacher. She has over 14 years working with survivors of trauma including with those who have experienced childhood sexual abuse, sexual violence, domestic abuse and torture. For ten years she worked as a psychological therapist with survivors of torture for a national charity where she also designed and delivered training. Elise is an honorary lecturer at Glasgow University School of Medicine, Dentistry and Nursing. Elise also has a small private practice as a counsellor, supervisor, yoga teacher and massage therapist as well as providing long term counselling for a small charity working with male adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse. She is a co-founder of Mandala Consultants.

Cost: £105

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Mar
26
9:30 AM09:30

Working with trauma - Supporting recovery through our relationships

Description

“The interlocking of integrity and trust in caretaking relationships completes the cycle of generations and regenerates the sense of human community which trauma destroys” Judith Herman

Traumatic events are often deeply profound and hard to forget. Working with people who have experienced trauma can be both rewarding and challenging. Every connection a trauma survivor makes can impact upon their ability to recover. To fully honour their experiences and be effective in our responses we need to develop an awareness of how trauma unconsciously emerges in people’s day to day lives, relationships and connections and in the way they seek support.

This day is for people whose work involves bearing witness to the suffering and trauma of others. The day will explore psychological trauma and its impact and increase awareness of trauma informed practice. You may be a psycholocical therapist or work in a support role.

This will be a reflective and experiential day, using a range of tools including presentations, group work and experiential exercises to explore psychological trauma, its impact and how to support trauma informed practice.

Objectives

Describe trauma theory and how this may impact on individuals and groups

Introduce the neuroscience of trauma

Explore how distress may show up in your work with people

Demonstrate skills in responding to trauma supportively

Practice managing difficult disclosures, behaviours and conversations

Consider the potential for retraumatization

Consider the role of boundaries when providing a service to people affected by trauma

Consider the relationship that we each have with trauma, how our own experiences of trauma impact on how we work and how the trauma we come across in work impacts on us individually.

Refreshments

Please note lunch is not provided, however there are a range of shops and cafes within short walking distance of the venue.

Cost
£105

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Feb
21
3:00 PM15:00

Vicarious Trauma: Resourcing the Body - Afternoon Workshop

Due to high demand, additional date released for Friday 29th March 2019*

This event on 21st Feb is now fully booked

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/vicarious-trauma-resourcing-the-body-afternoon-workshop-additional-date-tickets-55538434954

Working with trauma takes its toll on our bodies. Sometimes the effects are immediate and obvious – feeling sick, suffering from headaches and other symptoms of anxiety. Other effects might be more subtle and gradual – muscle pain, poor immunity, lethargy and extended or frequent absence from work.

This is a workshop for you or your staff if you are coming across trauma in your work. You might be a counsellor, psychotherapist, support worker, nurse, social worker, lawyer, manager, researcher or in another role.

You will leave the session with a range of tools to take away that you can use during the working day, or on your own at home, in order to help restore balance in the body following contact with trauma. 


By the end of this workshop participants will be able to;

name the ways in which our health might be physically impacted by coming into contact with traumatic narratives and working with people who are affected by trauma.

- describe tried and tested theory and concepts from trauma sensitive yoga, somatic experiencing and a range of other practices such as mindful movement, breathing techniques and self massage.

-explore ‘first aid’ techniques – tools you can use for yourself while you are with clients or immediately after, in order to rebalance and restore equilibrium and safety in the body

-utilise longer terms strategies for resourcing ourselves physically to sustain our resilience when facing the cumulative effects of contact with trauma

the session will be mainly focussed on individual body work, but we will include some time for tea and an opportunity to connect with each other.

You do not need any experience of yoga, to be flexible or even to own lycra! We will be including some simple yoga movements to try out with the aim of connecting with the body and increasing relaxation rather than promoting flexibility and strength.

Please wear comfortable clothing as we will be moving in the session – if possible avoid wearing jeans as they usually restrict movement. Tracksuit, leggings or looser trousers are fine.  If you have a yoga mat, you can bring it, if not, there will be plenty of yoga mats available to borrow. Bring paper and pen/pencil.

Numbers are limited and this will be a small group

Certificates of attendance will be available 

 About Your Facilitator:

Elise Marshall is a person-centred counsellor, supervisor & trainer and a registered, accredited member of BACP. She is also qualified to level 3 as an EMDR practitioner. Soon after graduating as a counsellor in 2005 Elise went on to qualitfy as a massage therapist with the Scottish School of Herbal Medicine and a few years later completed her yoga teacher training with Prana Yoga College.

Elise has over 14 years working with survivors of trauma including with those who have experienced childhood sexual abuse, sexual violence, domestic abuse and torture. For ten years she worked as a psychological therapist with survivors of torture for a national charity where she also designed and delivered training for those working with trauma in a wide range of roles and settings. Elise is an honorary lecturer at Glasgow University School of Medicine, Dentistry and Nursing and is on the teaching faculty at Temenos Education. Elise also has a small private practice as a counsellor, supervisor, yoga teacher and massage therapist as well as providing long term counselling for a small charity working with male adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse. She is a co-founder and director of Mandala Consultants.

Elise has a particular interest in Vicarious Traumatisation and is currently prioritising time for reflecting and writing about this area.  She has commenced training as a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner with SOSI. 

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Dec
4
9:30 AM09:30

Vicarious Trauma & Resilience: Building Fortitude When Working With Trauma

Description

“By developing the deep sense of awareness needed to care for ourselves while caring for others and the world around us, we can greatly enhance our potential to work for change, ethically and with integrity” (van Dernoot Lipsky 2009)

If you are involved in activity that includes listening to, witnessing or reading about traumatic events experienced in the lives of others, you participate in encounters that can be profoundly difficult. Understanding, preventing and relieving trauma is a challenge for individuals, groups and organisations.

This is a training day for practitioners and activists to explore the impact of working with trauma and develop strategies to increase resilience and wellbeing. Acknowledging and addressing the reality of our work with trauma and our responses to it can be difficult and it is important that we take care of ourselves in this process, sharing our wisdom and gifts whilst exploring our struggles.

Working from a human rights perspective, this experiential training will draw on a number of psychosocial tools to explore vicarious trauma and resilience. The day's structure is influenced by the work of Judith Herman. We will use her three-stage model of trauma recovery; establishing safety, remembrance and mourning and reconnection as a guide for exploring our collective and individual narratives towards developing our resilience and fortitude when working with trauma.

By the end of the day participants will be able to:

  • Define Trauma and Vicarious Trauma

  • Explore basic concepts of the Neuroscience of trauma

  • Recognise signs of struggle in response to trauma

  • Reflect on their personal power in relation to their wellbeing and explore the structural factors which impact on their choices

  • Describe boundaries, roles and responsibilities when working with trauma

  • Develop strategies for growing their personal fortitude and resilience in response to working with trauma

Some feedback from previous participants of this training:

'It was participatory, engaging, theoretically informed and professionally delivered'

'Thank you for today, I feel strengthened by hearing others experience of VT and working with trauma, helping me to break the silence of feeling pain from being close to others' pain'

'The best part of the training - the flow of the day, it never felt forced or prescriptive'

We will provide a certificate of attendance for participants

About Mandala Consultants Facilitators:

Norma McKinnon Fathi is a UKCP Registered Counsellor and Psychotherapist and a qualified Community Worker. Norma has 20 years’ experience working with vulnerable people who have experienced trauma including survivors of childhood sexual abuse, childhood neglect, violence, conflict and torture. For the past 11 years her clinical work has been with survivors of torture and she previously managed psychological services at a national charity. Norma works in private practice and is a co-founder at Mandala Consultants.

Elise Marshall is a person-centred counsellor, supervisor and trainer and a registered, accredited member of BACP. Elise is also a professional massage therapist and qualified yoga teacher. She has over 14 years working with survivors of trauma including with those who have experienced childhood sexual abuse, sexual violence, domestic abuse and torture. For ten years she worked as a psychological therapist with survivors of torture for a national charity where she also designed and delivered training. Elise is an honorary lecturer at Glasgow University School of Medicine, Dentistry and Nursing. Elise also has a small private practice as a counsellor, supervisor, yoga teacher and massage therapist as well as providing long term counselling for a small charity working with male adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse. She is a co-founder of Mandala Consultants.

Cost: £105

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Nov
14
9:30 AM09:30

Working with trauma - Supporting recovery through our relationships

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Description

“The interlocking of integrity and trust in caretaking relationships completes the cycle of generations and regenerates the sense of human community which trauma destroys” Judith Herman

Traumatic events are often deeply profound and hard to forget. Working with people who have experienced trauma can be both rewarding and challenging. Every connection a trauma survivor makes can impact upon their ability to recover. To fully honour their experiences and be effective in our responses we need to develop an awareness of how trauma unconsciously emerges in people’s day to day lives, relationships and connections and in the way they seek support.

This day is for people whose work involves bearing witness to the suffering and trauma of others. The day will explore psychological trauma and its impact and increase awareness of trauma informed practice. You may be a psycholocical therapist or work in a support role.

This will be a reflective and experiential day, using a range of tools including presentations, group work and experiential exercises to explore psychological trauma, its impact and how to support trauma informed practice.

Objectives

Describe trauma theory and how this may impact on individuals and groups

Introduce the neuroscience of trauma

Explore how distress may show up in your work with people

Demonstrate skills in responding to trauma supportively

Practice managing difficult disclosures, behaviours and conversations

Consider the potential for retraumatization

Consider the role of boundaries when providing a service to people affected by trauma

Consider the relationship that we each have with trauma, how our own experiences of trauma impact on how we work and how the trauma we come across in work impacts on us individually.

Facilitators

Norma McKinnon Fathi is a UKCP Registered Counsellor and Psychotherapist and a qualified Community Worker. Norma has 20 years’ experience working with vulnerable people who have experienced trauma including survivors of childhood sexual abuse, childhood neglect, violence, conflict and torture. For the past 11 years her clinical work has been with survivors of torture and she previously managed psychological services at a national charity. Norma works in private practice and is a co-founder at Mandala Consultants.

Elise Marshall is a person-centred counsellor, supervisor and trainer and a registered, accredited member of BACP. Elise is also a professional massage therapist and qualified yoga teacher. She has over 14 years working with survivors of trauma including with those who have experienced childhood sexual abuse, sexual violence, domestic abuse and torture. For ten years she worked as a psychological therapist with survivors of torture for a national charity where she also designed and delivered training. Elise is an honorary lecturer at Glasgow University School of Medicine, Dentistry and Nursing. Elise also has a small private practice as a counsellor, supervisor, yoga teacher and massage therapist as well as providing long term counselling for a small charity working with male adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse. She is a co-founder of Mandala Consultants.

Refreshments

Please note lunch is not provided, however there is a cafe available onsite and shops and cafes within walking distance of the centre.

Cost: £105

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Nov
6
9:30 AM09:30

Working with Interpreters : Breaking down the barriers

Description

‘Without translation, I would be limited to the borders of my own country, the translator is my most important ally. He introduces me to the world’. Italo Calvino, Italian journalist and writer

Are you working therapeutically or in a support role with people who need community language Interpreters? Are you a psychological therapist, counsellor, mental health worker, social worker, support worker, advocacy worker or work in a related role? Would you like to explore how to work effectively across language in a mental health setting?

Working effectively with Interpreters requires understanding and skill, flexibility and creativity. This experiential and exploratory day is a space to bring our experience of working with Interpreters – both it’s dilemmas and rewards- to explore how we can make our practice more effective while supporting our clients, our interpreters and ourselves.

This day will be facilitated by Norma and Elise from Mandala Consultants and we will be joined the aftternoon by Nana Katempa professional community language Interpreter. See below for our bio's.

AIM

Increase skills, knowledge and confidence of working effectively in partnership with Interpreters in a therapeutic or support setting.

Objectives

Explore good practice principles when communicating through an Interpreter in a therapeutic setting

Experience all roles in the Worker, interpreter, client triad and explore how to strengthen the three way relationship

Develop skills in effective communication through an Interpreter

Consider dilemmas, grey areas and challenges when working across languages and explore options to respond positively and effectively

Develop insight into the Interpreters experience

Facilitators

Norma McKinnon Fathi is a UKCP Registered Counsellor and Psychotherapist and a qualified Community Worker. Norma has 20 years’ experience working with vulnerable people who have experienced trauma including survivors of childhood sexual abuse, childhood neglect, violence, conflict and torture. For the past 11 years her clinical work has been with survivors of torture and she previously managed psychological services at a national charity. Norma works in private practice and is a co-founder at Mandala Consultants.

Elise Marshall is a person-centred counsellor, supervisor and trainer and a registered, accredited member of BACP. Elise is also a professional massage therapist and qualified yoga teacher. She has over 14 years working with survivors of trauma including with those who have experienced childhood sexual abuse, sexual violence, domestic abuse and torture. For ten years she worked as a psychological therapist with survivors of torture for a national charity where she also designed and delivered training. Elise is an honorary lecturer at Glasgow University School of Medicine, Dentistry and Nursing. Elise also has a small private practice as a counsellor, supervisor, yoga teacher and massage therapist as well as providing long term counselling for a small charity working with male adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse. She is a co-founder of Mandala Consultants.

Nana Katempa is a professional freelance Interpreter who has been working in mental health, support and therapy settings in Glasgow for over 15 years. Nana has worked with chidlren, adults, families and groups in a wide range of situations which also include court, social work, legal and health appointments. Nana is able to Interpret between 5 languages; English, Swahili, Lingala, French and Bemba. Nana has previous experience of training delivery to a range of groups on the subject of working with Interpreters.

Refreshments

Tea, Coffee and biscuits will be provided throughout the day

Lunch is not provided on this day- there are shops and cafes within a short walk of the venue where lunch can be purchsed

Cost: £105

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