Self-Care for Mental Health professionals & ARTS PRACTITIONERS

ABOUT SECONDARY TRAUMA

Secondary trauma within a therapeutic relationship often occurs as a result of unconscious transmission of traumatic experience via body-to-body resonance between therapist or arts practitioner and client. More recent research indicates that empathy is not only a psychological phenomenon but a highly integrated process involving both cognitive and somatic processes.

Charlie has offered experiential seminars on body-based strategies to lower the risk of secondary trauma at Confer, Reading University, Clean Break, Family Futures, Theodora Children's Charity, Grief Encounter, Metro Charity and the Centre For Counselling & Psychotherapy Education.

What participants say about our seminars:

‘The seminar was fascinating and rejuvenating. The theoretical part lead well in to the experiential exercises and provided an excellent framework for working with the effects of secondary trauma.’

 

‘Triumph! I came away buzzing with ideas of how this could be used not only in my practice but wider context.’

self-care opportunities
 
 
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supervision for mental health and arts practitioners
(online and face to face)

Online: Via Zoom

Face to face: The Artworks London Bridge, 60A Weston St, SE1 3QP

Cost: Individual consultation - £75 for a 60 min session / Regular individual supervision - £70 for a 60 min session

Reflective practice specialising in trauma-informed, embodied and creative approaches for mental health professionals and art practitioners.

 

As people working in mental health and care settings, we know that supervision is important. A reflective practice helps to ensure that client service is of the highest quality. It’s also an essential part of self-care, and helps prevent burnout. 

Right now there are more pressures than ever, and mental health professionals and their clients need support. Covid-19 is adding extra pressures, and Moving Pieces is offering additional individual consultations and supervision in response to the crisis. 

Charlie Blowers is a UKCP registered psychotherapist, clinical supervisor, yoga therapist, and Feldenkrais practitioner with 30 years of clinical experience with children, adolescents and adults. She works with mental health professionals and arts practitioners working with vulnerable individuals and groups. 

She specialises in embodied and creative approaches to managing trauma and regularly delivers the popular training ‘Body Based Strategies to Lower the Risk of Secondary Trauma’ to groups of psychotherapists, arts practitioners and mental health organisations.

Individual consultations and supervision sessions are opportunities to:

  • Explore strategies that may be particularly helpful in responding to the current crisis;

  • Consider embodied and creative practice in order to deepen understanding of the therapeutic process;

  • Learn effective self-care strategies particularly when working with high levels of emotional distress;

  • Explore linking a range of theory with practice.

How to book: Email charlieblowers@movingpieces.co.uk

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SEMINAR - Body based strategies to support self-regulation and resourcing for mental health and arts practitioners - Level 1 (online and face-to-face)

Date: Saturday 20th November 
Time: 10am - 5pm
Online: Via Zoom
Face to face: The Artworks London Bridge, 60A Weston St, SE1 3QP
Cost: £70, with concessions available

This is an offer to mental health professionals and arts practitioners continuing to offer support to vulnerable people and organisations at this time. It will be an opportunity to think through and prioritise effective strategies in terms of supporting others, learn specific body based skills to support self-regulation, resourcing and strategies to lower the risk of secondary trauma.

This seminar helps you reduce the risk of secondary trauma, the symptoms of which are often similar to 'burnout'. The day will be part theoretical with an emphasis on experiential learning, providing practical techniques you can use to enhance your practice.


It is aimed at mental health professionals, therapists, performers, artists working in mental healthcare settings, and people interested in personal development.
 

The theoretical aspect includes the sharing of the psycho education of mechanisms that are involved in secondary trauma, based on insights from recent neuroscience.
 

Experiential learning combines simple body-based strategies with mindfulness and breathing techniques, which support regulation specifically of the autonomic nervous system. You will receive a toolkit of body-based strategies as part of the workshop.

How to book: Email charlieblowers@movingpieces.co.uk for further info and to book a place

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Seminar - Body Based Strategies to Lower the Risk of Secondary Trauma for Mental Health and Arts Practitioners - Level 2

Dates TBC

If you have attended the first Secondary Trauma seminar, this if your opportunity to build on those skills, deepen your knowledge of ill-health prevention strategies, and progress to the next level. 


Specifically for mental health professionals and those who work in the sector, learning how to properly protect your wellbeing is an essential self-care strategy and will ensure good sustainable working practices.

Each participant will receive a toolkit of body-based strategies to support an ongoing practice to protect wellbeing and boost resilience.

How to book: Email charlieblowers@movingpieces.co.uk for further info and to book a place