I am passionate about group work – developing and facilitating workshops and group counselling. I call group work because it provides an opportunity to educate but also because people can learn from each other and also support and encourage others. Everyone benefits from “the wisdom of the group”.
I have extensive experience developing and facilitating workshops in range of topics -with diverse groups. I specialize in working with individuals searching for ways to thrive, as they live with anxiety. Recently I have been focussing on anxiety and many other feelings due to covid-19, a rapidly changing, and sometimes threatening economy and climate change and emergency.
In 2020, I have developed and facilitated a series of workshops entitled “Mental Health in Dangerous Times”. for TEAM Work Cooperative, Nova Scotia Works https://teamworkcooperative.ca/our-current-workshops
One of these workshops was made of three parts:
- Life in times of Covid-19 / 2. Knowing Your Feelings / 3. The Four Pillars: Mental, Physical, Meditative/Spiritual, Relationship with the Earth.
My most recent workshop (a series of three) for TEAM Work Cooperative was entitled “W.I.S.E. Women in Changing Times” – a workshop to look at what makes us W.I.S.E. in these times.
I have led similar workshops at the Canadian Council for Rehabilitation and Work (CCRW) https://www.ccrw.org
I design my workshops so that I have time to education, train, learn and practice techniques. I also build in lots of time for discussion and sharing. I will work with you to design a workshop that fit your needs. I build in evaluation at the end of each workshop. Often I ask participants how they are experiencing the workshop and sometimes make adjustments to the agenda during the workshops. Staff are invited to attend the entire workshop and/or from in as they can.
Updated November 2020