Category: Event

Thursday 20th May – Raising Our Voices

We were delighted that the Health Minister recently announced £10 million for a Mental Health Support Fund, which should increase access to counselling and talking therapies.

June 2021 – Virtual Trauma Recovery Summit

We are fast approaching the Virtual Trauma Recovery Summit returning this June and for the first time we will running over three days, hosted live from Titanic Belfast from 21-23 June 2021.

SDS’ Free Thursday

Free live sessions on ZOOM led by the world-experts in psychology and psychotherapy fields.

24 August 2020 – Positive Mental Health Webinar

Positive Mental Health – The Power of Activism and Mutual Aid This webinar will explore innovative approaches to alternative, community based, holistic models of mental health care that recognise and respond to the context of people’s lives. Speakers include: Taiwo Afuape – Clinical Psychologist and Systemic PsychotherapistMichael Patrick MacDonald – Author and Grassroots Organiser with…
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Thursday 23rd July 2020 – Changing the Context – Understanding Mental Health

Changing the Context – Understanding Mental Health Thursday 23 July 2.30 pm – 4.30 pm Dominant discourses around mental health present the ‘problem’ of mental health as being located within the individual, disconnected from their wider social, economic, political and environmental contexts. The solution that follows is to focus on the individual, to ‘fix the disorder’.…
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Online Events CPD

*** NEW WORKSHOP *** Introduction to Imago Relationship Therapy PART 1 – Dr. Kalanit Ben-Ari Fri, 10 July 2020 10:00am – 12:00pm BST Imago Relationship Therapy is a research-supported, systematic theory of relationship therapy developed by Harville Hendrix, Ph.D., author of Getting the Love you Want: a Guide for Couples, and Helen LaKelly Hunt, Ph.D.…
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Friday 3rd July 2020 – Drop The Disorder Poetry Evening

Drop The Disorder Poetry Evening An evening of spoken word featuring poems that challenge the culture of diagnosis and disorder and the pathologising of emotional distress.   About this Event This online gathering is brought to you by A Disorder 4 Everyone and supported by Onlinevents. Poetry and spoken word have played a major part…
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NEW WEBINAR SERIES ‘WORKING WITH TRAUMA’ BY CAROLYN SPRING

NEW WEBINAR SERIES ‘WORKING WITH TRAUMA’ BY CAROLYN SPRING We’re pleased to bring you our new series of monthly presentations which will each build on each other. We will look at how we work with trauma, mainly in therapeutic settings, but also in broader contexts – based on principles rather than particulars – to really…
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Saturday 30th May 2020 – Healing Collective Trauma – a check in…

Healing Collective Trauma – a check in… Facilitated by Rosie Burrows, Director, Relational Resilience CIC, Saturday 30th May 2020 – 4 to 6pm BST This workshop will offer a way of compassionately observing where we are on the grief-creative cycle, any survival patterns / traumas – emotions, sensations, beliefs, images, identifications, etc that get triggered…
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Saturday 16th May 2020 – Forum Event – The Landscape of Bereavement, Loss and Grief

THE NORTHEN IRELAND COUNSELLING FORUM PRESENT The Landscape of Bereavement, Loss and Grief This workshop explores the journey of grief and loss for individuals who have experienced, or are anticipating, bereavement.  It will illustrate ways that can enhance coping for the bereaved individual and help with processing loss. We will look at normal reactions to…
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28th March 2020 – Men’s Advisory Project Conference

Men’s Advisory Project One in Three Victims of Domestic Abuse Crime in Northern Ireland are male The conference aims to raise awareness of the experiences male victims and their children endure. Key speakers on the day will demonstrate to those in attendance the barriers men face as victims and the impact they and their children…
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April 18th 2020 – Inner Outings – Reflective Practice Retreat

Inner Outings offers Space to Pause This one day retreat will offer you a place to reflect on your work and practice – a space to re-focus and recharge. Space to take care of yourself, so you can continue to care for others. This event is open to anyone who is interested in having a space to…
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Saturday 4th April 2020 – Forum Event – Gestalt Therapy Today

THE NORTHEN IRELAND COUNSELLING FORUM PRESENT Gestalt Therapy today Would you like to experience Gestalt as an approach, without having to occupy the ‘hot seat’ or speak to an empty chair? Would you like to consider how patterns – or ‘Gestalten’ – emerge in our lives to support our engagement with others? Would you like…
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August 2019 – Trauma CPD Training with Patricia Bourke D’Sousa

Trauma CPD Training with Patricia Bourke D’Sousa   Date: Friday 30th August 7.30 – 9.30pm (Registration 7pm) Saturday 31st August 10am – 4.30pm (Registration at 9.30am) Venue: Belfast Bible College, Glenburn House, Glenburn Rd S, Dunmurry, Belfast BT17 9JP Seminars: Friday: Rainbows- The Importance of Resourcing. (2 hours CPD) Saturday: Prevention of Vicarious Trauma, Compassion…
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13th to 15th September 2019 – Reclaiming Our Selves

RECLAIMING OUR SELVES 13th to 15th September 2019 Annual Psychodrama Residential “Remember, the entrance door to the sanctuary is inside you.” Rumi We lose power when part of us splits off and leaves us. This may be the result of traumatic events but may also occur simply because we learn to hide away part of…
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Saturday 18th May 2019 – Poetry Therapy & Creative Writing

Poetry Therapy & Creative Writing Poetry Therapy is one of the Expressive Arts Therapies, less known here than the other therapies, such as Art Therapy, Music Therapy and Drama Therapy. As one of only a handful of people in Ireland qualified in Poetry Therapy (with the International Academy for Poetry Therapy, USA), I would like…
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Saturday 6th April 2019 – Forum Event – Working with the Body

THE NORTHEN IRELAND COUNSELLING FORUM PRESENT Working with the Body Gareth Toner David Berceli’s Tension and Trauma Releasing Exercises TRE® are an amazing tool for helping the body let go of deep, chronic patterns supporting calmness and resiliency in the body. ‘TRE®, Tension and Trauma Releasing Exercises, are a simple set of exercises that trigger…
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Saturday 11th May 2019 – Forum Event – Weight Stigma and the Psychological Cost Of Toxic Shame

THE NORTHEN IRELAND COUNSELLING FORUM PRESENT Weight Stigma and the Psychological Cost of Toxic Shame Bridin McKenna Topic: Weight Stigma is the fourth most common form of social discrimination amongst adults – after age, gender and race.  It is the only form of discrimination still widely deemed to be socially acceptable. The results of this stigma can…
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15th + 16th March 2019 – Movement in Therapy

You are invited to a 1 1⁄2 day training workshop exploring the use of Movement in Therapy Facilitated by Meabh Ivers Friday 15th March 2019 3.30pm-7pm Saturday 16th March 2019 9.30am-4.30pm Maitri Studio, The Mount, Belfast, BT5 4NA This training workshop is primarily tailored for therapists who have some interest and experience in using creative…
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Saturday 30th March 2019 – Transformative Practice for Counsellors

TRANSFORMATIVE PRACTICE FOR COUNSELLORS Dr Jane Simms SATURDAY 30THMARCH 2019 According to Irvin Yalom, the stories we hear and the secrets we keep can burn and scorch our soul but they also provide us with an opportunity to strengthen us and enhance our appreciation and gratitude for self, others and life generally.  Whilst self-care is…
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The Balint Society – Balint Groups

The Balint Society “Understanding the emotional content of the doctor-patient relationship” What is a Balint group? Do you work as a Health Professional? Would you welcome an opportunity to reflect with others on your work with patients and get support for the emotional demands of working with people in distress? Balint Groups were initially developed…
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Nexus CPCAB Level 5 Diploma in Counselling Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse and Sexual Violence

Nexus CPCAB Level 5 Diploma in Counselling Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse and Sexual Violence  Drawing from its over 30 years of expertise in the field, Nexus has developed an accredited course to enhance the theoretical understanding and skills of counsellors working with survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse (CSA) and sexual violence. This qualification is…
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2016 Forum Conference and Workshop Day

We were delighted with our Forum Conference and Workshop Day that took place on Saturday 28th May at Dunsilly Hotel in Antrim. Thank you to all our speakers and attendees for making it such a success. Here are some pictures from the day.