Continuing Professional Development for Counsellors…
Golden Leaf hosts a morning training session every 3-4 months in Norwich on a Friday, 10.00 – 1.30 pm, at Anteros Arts, Fye Bridge Street, Norwich NR3 1LJ. Coffee, Cake and Certificate for £30.00. https://www.anterosfoundation.com
Our last training session, on 31.01.20 was on the topic of : Bandura, Attachment and Family Dynamics, looking at Bandura’s Social Learning Theory, the attachment process, and the impact on the family.
Fathering, Male Offending and Mental Health was our previous session, and this is a comment by an attendee: “I particularly enjoy the collaborative and interactive style of presentation…I always leave the workshops with more questions than answers which encourages me to investigate further.”
The next workshop was to be on Friday 17th April 2020 on the topic of The Dissociative Mind and DID, looking at normal and problematic dissociation.
NB Covid-19 Update: 24.03.20 This session has been postponed till June 2020
Advice if you are anxious about Covid-19 virus:
Over the last few weeks the media has been full of updates about the Coronavirus – from daily bulletins on the TV to minute by minute stories in your social media feeds – it is hard to avoid. But what if you are living with a mental illness that could be exacerbated by this non-stop rolling news? Peer from our Digital team looks at the simple steps you can take to look after your wellbeing.
Turn off news notifications on your phone.
These days we all have mobile phones next to us 24/7 and the temptation to grab the phone at every notification can be overwhelming. Instead, check your settings and turn off notifications for your news apps. Better still, check to see what apps are sending updates and uninstall them. If you want to stay informed, set some time aside each morning and evening to log onto the internet.
Mute people sharing updates or misinformation.
Both Facebook and Twitter have the ability to mute users. If someone you follow is sharing updates that make you feel uneasy or sharing misinformation then mute them. Muting someone doesn’t mean you have to unfollow them but it does mean you don’t see their posts for a while – and they won’t be notified that you have done this.
Equip yourself with information from trusted sources.
If you want to equip yourself with the latest information about the Coronavirus then make sure you turn to a source of information that you can trust. While the temptation is to turn to social media for the latest breaking news, getting information from a reliable source is important. Both the World Health Organisation (WHO), The UK Government and the NHS have pages set up to report the latest stats and guidance.