Character Care
Professional Development

Professional Development

Looking to gain professional development relevant to your industry?

Character Group caters to mental health professional development for a variety industries. Our extensive experience in the education field has allowed us to provide numerous professional topics which are commonly requiring attention in the field.

Our facilitators deliver a variety of workshops focusing on their specialised field. If you wish to find out more information for our upcoming Professional Development workshops, take a look at our upcoming events detailed below or call us at our Character Hub.

Upcoming Professional Development Events

Incorporating the Tools of Yoga & Mindfulness into Counselling Conversations

19th March 2020 – $225.00 Early Bird 200$

Are you drawn to the practices of Yoga and Mindfulness? Are you working with people who live with overwhelming emotion and thought patterns that get in the way of their preferred way of being? Are you wanting to more naturally and seamlessly incorporate practices of Yoga and Mindfulness into your therapeutic conversations with clients?

This one-day workshop will guide practitioners in how to incorporate and invite the practices of Mindfulness and techniques of Yoga into their counselling conversations with clients experiencing overwhelming and challenging emotions and thoughts. This workshop is suitable for Counsellors, Psychologists, Yoga Therapists, Social Workers, Occupational Therapists and any other allied health practitioner who supports people living with experiences that affect their emotional and mental well-being.

Objectives of the course:

  1. Define the principles and practice models underlying Mindfulness and Yoga Therapy
  2. Explore different practices that can be incorporated into the Counselling setting
  3. Explore principles of tailoring different tools and techniques to the individual
  4. Explore how tools and techniques can assist and enhance positioning, approach, self-awareness and well-being of the Counselor

You will walk away with:

  • A deeper understanding and appreciation of the principles underlying the practices of Mindfulness, Yoga and Yoga Therapy
  • Practical and tangible strategies to incorporate into your practice
  • An opportunity to meet and share ideas with like-minded therapists and colleagues in your professional sector

Workshop outline:

  • 9:30 start
  • Morning tea
  • 12:30 lunch
  • Afternoon tea
  • 4:30 finish

**This is a full day workshop but half day attendance is optional, contact us to find out more

*Please contact Character Care for more dates

Blending Mindfulness with Narrative Therapy

24th October 2019 – $200.00

Are you drawn to the practice of Mindfulness? Are you drawn to Narrative Therapy and post-structural ways of having conversations with clients? Are you interested in how to naturally incorporate and blend these two frameworks of practice into therapeutic conversations?

This one-day workshop will guide practitioners in how to clearly use the tools of Mindfulness while holding onto the principles and practice of Narrative Therapy. This workshop is suitable for Counsellors, Psychologists, Yoga Therapists, Social Workers, Occupational Therapists and any other allied health practitioner who supports people living with experiences that affect their emotional and mental well-being.

Objectives of the course:

  1. Define the principles and practice models underlying Mindfulness and Narrative Therapy
  2. Explore Counsellor process and conversational ‘maps’ using the two approaches
  3. Exploring use of tangible tools of Mindfulness and Narrative Therapy in the counselling setting
  4. Explore how tools and techniques can assist and enhance positioning, approach, self-awareness and well-being of the Counsellor

You will walk away with:

  • A deeper understanding of the principles underlying both Mindfulness and Narrative Therapy
  • Practical and tangible strategies and tools to incorporate into your therapeutic practice
  • An opportunity to meet and share ideas with like-minded therapists and colleagues in your professional sector

Workshop outline:

  • 9:00 start
  • Morning tea
  • 12:30 lunch
  • Afternoon tea
  • 4:00 finish

*This course can be done as a workshop package with “Incorporating Tools of Yoga and Mindfulness into Counselling Conversations”

*Please contact Character Care for more dates