Dr Jane Simms


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 crucial to our ability to do the wonderful and rewarding work that we do, we seldom pause to reflect on how our work enriches us.  This workshop will provide a space for you to take time out to reflect on your practice, how it impacts on you negatively and most importantly, positively!  It will be a new way of approaching self-care in addition to traditional methods of looking after the self.  The workshop will be a blend of education on self-care such as compassion fatigue, vicarious trauma and burnout, coping strategies and building resilience, and most of all, understanding the positive impact otherwise termed vicarious trauma growth.  It will draw upon Eastern traditions aligned to positive psychology including Mindfulness. So, together let’s explore the hidden gems of our work in a setting that is warm, welcoming and inspiring.

Early bird rate if booked before 31 January 2019: £55, thereafter, £60. Lunch included.

The day will begin at 10am and end 3.30pm. The venue is Mossley Mill, Newtownabbey.

To book, please contact Dr Jane Simms

I look forward to sharing the day with you!