03 8395 7294

0404 026 425

nick@healingphase.com.au

1a Dixon Street, Pascoe Vale, VIC 3044

© Healing Phase Pty. Ltd. 2014 - Nick Valentine
ABN - 25 630 098 958

Past Workshops - Presented by Nick Valentine

Past Workshops - Presented by Nick Valentine

Workshops aim to provide people with a safe and supportive environment to learn about and connect on topics of relevance and interest. People have the opportunity in a workshop space to learn from and support each other in understanding particular issues / topics.

Best practice adult learning principles, and my experience of developing and delivering a range of workshops and programs over several years, informs Healing Phase’s training methodology. My training approach recognises that adult learners bring their own life experience and knowledge to the group process, are self-directed and self-motivated, want to be actively involved in the learning process, and want to know how the material being provided is relevant to their own goals and priorities. 

 

I am a registered Clinical Counsellor and program facilitator with a wealth of practical and applied experience across a range of settings including government, not-for-profit, and private organisations. 

I am a qualified workshop facilitator and have facilitated many face-to-face and online workshops, in sectors including correctional services (in custody and in the community), family services, and emergency services.

 

Topics of previous workshops have included:

Trauma and the Body, Mental Health and Resilience, Legislation and Leadership, Equal Opportunity, Burnout, Vicarious Trauma & Compassion Fatigue, Having Difficult Conversations, Sensorimotor Resourcing, Mindfulness, Violence Awareness, Anger Management, Addictions, Recovery from Sexual Abuse, Family Violence, Anger Management for Men, and Parenting After Separation.

 

I offer a broad range of workshops, which cater for a variety of needs.

 

You can contact me directly to discuss potential future workshops, or complete an online 'Expression of Interest' (links attached to each workshop description below). 

Mental Health and Leadership

Training purpose - For leaders: 

 

  • To enhance understanding of duty of care responsibilities in relation to the mental health of staff (including legal obligations)

  • To enhance understanding of mental health and mental illness (including Depression and Anxiety)

  • To enhance understanding of chronic / excessive stress and trauma (including triggers and impact)

  • To enhance confidence and capacity for identifying early warning signs of deteriorating mental health and mental illness (in self and other)

  • To enhance confidence, knowledge, skills and resilience for responding appropriately and effectively to staff with deteriorating mental health and mental illness

  • To reduce stigma associated with mental illness

  • To enhance capacity for supporting staff with deteriorating mental health and mental illness

  • To enhance capacity for self-awareness and self-management

  • To explore personal, general and organisational resources

  • To enhance healthy functioning in the workplace

The workshop will include a mix of psychoeducation (with the aid of power-point presentations), whole and smaller group conversations, and exercises.

Please visit the following link to complete an 'Expression of Interest' form

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Mental-Health-and-Leadership

 

People Focused Leadership

Training purpose - For leaders: 

 

  • To enhance knowledge and skills of 'people focused leadership' and engagement - therefore maximising motivation and performance of staff and teams

  • To explore and develop skills in building a collegial team environment

  • To explore the culture, knowledge and skills that support good mental health at work

  • To consider practical plans for supporting staff

  • To enhance healthy functioning in the workplace

The workshop will include a mix of psychoeducation (with the aid of power-point presentations), whole and smaller group conversations, and exercises.

Please visit the following link to complete an 'Expression of Interest' form

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/People-Focused-Leadership

 

Mental Health, Wellbeing and Resilience

Training purpose - for staff: 

  • To enhance understanding of mental health and mental illness (including Depression and Anxiety)

  • To enhance understanding of chronic / excessive stress and trauma (including triggers and impact)

  • To enhance confidence and capacity for identifying early warning signs of deteriorating mental health and mental illness (in self and other)

  • To enhance confidence, knowledge, skills and resilience for responding appropriately and effectively to staff with deteriorating mental health and mental illness

  • To reduce stigma associated with mental illness

  • To enhance capacity for responding to and supporting staff with deteriorating mental health and mental illness

  • To enhance capacity for self-awareness and self-management

  • To explore personal, general and organisational resources

  • To enhance wellbeing through a practical understanding of resilience

  • To increase capacity for self-awareness and self-management

  • To explore personal and organisational resources

  • To enhance healthy functioning in the workplace

The workshop will include a mix of psychoeducation (with the aid of power-point presentations), whole and smaller group conversations, and exercises.

Please visit the following link to complete an 'Expression of Interest' form

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Mental-Health-Wellbeing-and-Resilience

 

The Body After Trauma 

Sensorimotor Psychotherapy

This workshop aims to assist professionals working in the wider human services sector, who want to enhance their capacity to understand and heal the destructive and enduring impact of trauma on the body and the brain.

 

This workshop draws upon the work of Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, which stems from the work of Ron Kurtz and was founded by Pat Ogden (PhD). Sensorimotor Psychotherapy is informed by the latest research on trauma, attachment, neurobiology, and disassociation, and is an internationally recognised discipline for the treatment of trauma.

 

The material to be presented is from the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute in Colorado, and will include exploration of:

 

  • The discipline of Sensorimotor Psychotherapy

  • The impact of unintegrated trauma on the body and the brain

  • The manifestation of enduring survival defenses

  • The vital role that the body plays in regulating physiological arousal

  • The role of mindful attention to automatic and unconscious patterns of physiological arousal as an access route to integrated healing

  • The intention and means to accessing the body’s wisdom as a source of resourcing, processing and healing.

  • Basic body based experiments and resources

 

The workshop will include a mix of psychoeducation (with the aid of power-point presentations), whole and smaller group conversations, and exercises.

Please email me at nick@healingphase.com.au to express your interest in this workshop.

 

Burn-out, Compassion Fatigue and Vicarious Trauma

 

Training purpose:

 

  • To enhance understanding of Burnout, Compassion Fatigue and Vicarious Trauma (i.e., causes, signs and symptoms), including an exploration of relevant science 

  • To enhance understanding of how to recognise vicarious trauma, burnout and/or compassion fatigue in self and others

  • To explore common reactions and responses to vicarious trauma, burnout and compassion fatigue

  • To explore support strategies for those experiencing vicarious trauma, burnout and compassion fatigue

  • To explore healthy coping strategies and support options

The workshop will include a mix of psychoeducation (with the aid of power-point presentations), whole and smaller group conversations, and exercises.

Please visit the following link to complete an 'Expression of Interest' form

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Burnout-Compassion-Fatigue-and-Vicarious-Trauma

 

Self Care and Healthy Functioning in a Stressful Work Environment (Face-to-Face)

This workshop aims to assist professionals who want to expand their tool-kit of self-care skills that can be used in real-time to increase healthy functioning in the stressful workplace.

 

This workshop will explore the science of the body and the brain in relation to stress, sub/optimal functioning and ‘survival mode’ – and the risks and implications for professionals working in highly stressful environments.

 

This workshop will particularly focus on exploration of a range of body-based skills and mindfulness skills that professionals can use in real time, with the intention of increasing self-awareness, distress tolerance, regulation capacity, and the overall sense of self-control and optimal functioning while working in highly stressful contexts.

 

Body based resources and strategies that will be explored include centring, containment, vertical alignment, grounding, locomotion, sensation tracking and conscious reorienting.

 

This workshop draws upon the latest research and methodology in relation to mental health, including in the workplace. It will also draw upon the work of Sensorimotor Psychotherapy.

Please visit the following link to complete an 'Expression of Interest' form:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HealingPhase-SelfCareWorkshop-Professionals

 

Self Care and Healthy Functioning in a Stressful Work Environment (Online)

This online workshop is a condensed version of the 6.5 hour face-to-face workshop. The online workshop aims to assist professionals who want to expand their tool-kit of self-care skills that can be used in real-time to increase healthy functioning in the stressful workplace.

 

This workshop will explore the science of the body and the brain in relation to stress, sub/optimal functioning and ‘survival mode’ – and the risks and implications for professionals working in highly stressful environments.

 

This workshop will particularly focus on exploration of a range of body-based skills and mindfulness skills that professionals can use in real time, with the intention of increasing self-awareness, distress tolerance, regulation capacity, and the overall sense of self-control and optimal functioning while working in highly stressful contexts.

 

Body based resources and strategies that will be explored include centring, containment, vertical alignment, grounding, locomotion, sensation tracking and conscious reorienting.

 

This workshop draws upon the latest research and methodology in relation to mental health, including in the workplace. It will also draw upon the work of Sensorimotor Psychotherapy.

 

This workshop will be facilitated using the Zoom platform.

Please visit the following link to complete an 'Expression of Interest' form:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HealingPhase-SelfCareWorkshop-Professionals

 

Protection and Support Against Psychological Injury, Moral Injury, Burnout and Vicarious Trauma

Training Purpose - for staff:

  • Enhance the understanding of employees regarding:

    • Psychological injury, moral injury, burnout, and vicarious trauma.

    • Effective mindfulness techniques and strategies. 

    • The science of the body and the brain in relation to social engagement, compassionate relating, and survival mode – and the risks and implications.. 

    • The early somatic, cognitive, emotional and behavioural warning signs that might suggest emerging psychological injury, moral injury, burnout, and / orvicarious trauma.

    • Effective techniques (including proactive) in identifying and managing signs of psychological injury, moral injury, burnout,andvicarious trauma– including interventions to regulate arousal and aid recovery. 

    • General self-care strategies to increase their overall confidence and resilience. 

    • Practical skills in being able to identify warning signs in their peers and provide appropriate support to them.

    • Enhance the capacity for connection, collegiality, morale and perceived organisational support. 

 

The workshop will include a mix of psychoeducation (with the aid of power-point presentations), whole and smaller group conversations, and exercises.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Healing-Phase-PI-MI-BO-VT

 

Understanding Anger - for Men

This program aims to help participants:

  • Understand anger, in the context of central nervous system arousal

  • Explore personal triggers and causes of unhealthy anger

  • Identify early warning signs of anger (including thoughts, feelings, and body sensations)

  • Learn effective, empowering and embodied anger management strategies

  • Improve communication skills and healthy self-expression

 

This program draws upon principles of Sensorimotor Psychotherapy and modules of the Men’s Behaviour Change Program (MBCP).

This is a voluntary program, requiring self-referral.

 

Please complete an ‘Expression of Interest’ form online, via the following link: 

 

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Understanding-Anger-for-Men

 

Relationship Skills

This webinar series aims to help participants:

  • Identify negative patterns of interaction

  • Understand the common causes of negative patterns and distress in intimate relationships

  • Explore the influence of adult attachment processes on relationship functioning

  • Learn strategies to modify interactions that have maintained distress

  • Understand the impact of trauma on relationship functioning

  • Improve communication skills and healthy self-expression

  • Learn strategies to improve emotional bonding, capacity for repair, and therefore overall connection and closeness

 

This webinar series is designed as a psychoeducational program for the wider community, and is applicable to men and women from young to older adults (including people in intimate relationships or currently single). 

The program is also relevant for professionals working with couples. 

The program will draw upon attachment theory and trauma research, as well as Gottman Therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy, and Sensorimotor Psychotherapy techniques.

 

Please complete an ‘Expression of Interest’ form online, via the following link: 

 

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Relationship-Skills