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Looking after yourself

Developing and providing supervision and mentorship

Who should attend?
Healthcare professionals
Complementary therapists
Clinical supervisors in practice
Counselling students working in healthcare settings.

Outline Programme
1. Definition of the terms and meaning of supervision, mentoring and reflective practice.
2. Identification of different models of supervision practice
3. Examination of the role, value and circumstances of supervision and significance of its place in professional practice
4. Exploration of the concepts of how these activities can be incorporated into professional practice
5. Consideration of the value of supervision, mentorship and reflection as part of continuing professional development
How will I benefit?
You will gain comprehensive experience to explore both personally and professionally the significant role that supervision, mentoring and reflection can contribute to the development of sound clinical practice.


Tue 28th Feb 2006 Ref: SM1 Book Course

Cost: �70

Learning to use self-help approaches- relaxation, meditation and imagery
(Stand alone course and core day for Certificate)

Who Should Attend?
Healthcare professionals
Complementary therapists
Anyone involved directly with leading support groups of people experiencing cancer and its treatments

Outline Programme
1. Detailed overviews of stress adaptation model and psycho-neuro-immunology
2. Introduction to, and experiential practise of, a variety of relaxation, imagery exercises and simple approaches to meditation
3. Presentation of research-based evidence supporting the use of self-help approaches within a model of health and particularly for those people experiencing cancer and its treatments
4. Promotion of self care strategies for practitioners

How will I benefit?
An opportunity to examine not just the promotion of self-help approaches on behalf of clients and patients but also the need to recognise the use of such techniques for the practitioner too.


Wed 1st March 2006 Ref: MRV1 Book Course
Wed 14th June 2006 Ref: MRV2 Book Course
Wed 11th Oct 2006 Ref: MRV3 Book Course

Cost: �70 (�45 for those registered on the Certificate course)

Introducing complementary therapies into a healthcare organisation
(stand alone day and core day for Certificate)

Who Should Attend?
NHS professionals and managers
Hospice managers, private and voluntary sector
Complementary therapists and organisations offering complementary therapies for people with cancer
Those working within complementary therapy settings who are seeking to form an alliance and / or work collaboratively with mainstream healthcare providers
Those who are developing policies and procedures within an existing organisation or alliance

Outline Programme
1. Identification of the differences between alternative and complementary therapies
2. Examination of the usefulness of complementary therapies and the particular evidence underpinning the relevance of complementary therapies to cancer and its treatment
3. Exploration of the concepts of safe practice and employment of registered complementary therapists
4. Consideration of the ways in which complementary therapies can be safely incorporated into mainstream healthcare practices along with the development of policies and protocols that support such integration

How will I benefit?
This is an opportunity for you to identify issues that promote, and issues that create barriers to, the successful integration of complementary therapies into healthcare settings. You will be able to appraise current or develop new policies / protocols / strategies that will guarantee safe, reliable and measurable practices  - enabling confident communication between complementary therapy providers and mainstream healthcare providers.

Fri 3rd March 2006 Ref: ICT1 Book Course
Fri 16th June 2006 Ref: ICT2 Book Course
Fri 13th Oct 2006 Ref: ICT3 Book Course

Cost:  �70 (�45 for those registered on Certificate Course)

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"As a nurse also trained in massage, I have really benefited from learning how complementary and mainstream approaches can work hand-in-hand.  I am better equipped now to help all the people with cancer that I work with."

Kate McKenzie

RN, BSc (Hons), MTI