Emotional Resilience - 2½ hour workshop
People working in the helping professions have been found to be vulnerable to the development of burnout and research has suggested a relationship between dementia care and burnout. Self-awareness and recognising stress in others is the first step to emotional resilience.
This workshop is suitable for all helping professions and family carers working and living in the field of dementia care.
To increase participants’ ability to cope with emotional distress or stressful life events.
Overview of emotional wellbeing and how we can promote it
Look at different types of emotions
Stigma associated with some emotions
Water course analogy of distress
Emotional resilience and positive ways to cope with emotional distress or stressful life events
Stigma associated with self-harm and suicidal behaviour and how to reduce stigma and increase empathy
Sources of emotional support and strategies to enable participants to see that they can cope with difficult or stressful life events or situations
Signposting of how to access help and support should they ever become distresses and need it
Engage participants in further training to enhance their awareness and gain additional skills
At the end of the day learners will:
Know how to define emotional wellbeing and how to promote it
Enhance their emotional literacy and have an understanding of the myths associated with emotional problems and barriers to seeking help
Have an understanding of the myths associated with self-harm and suicidal thoughts and barriers to seeking help and that suicide is preventable
Have an understanding of positive ways to cope with stress or emotional distress
Know where to access further support if they ever need help in the future
All of us take in information a bit differently. Some of us like to discuss things a lot, Some of us like to reflect on things and might take a back seat in discussions and some of us want to take notes – all of these are fine.
Trainer: Julia Pitkin
Julia trained as an occupational therapist and has a post graduate Certificate in Dementia Studies. She is the UK’s first certified Validation Trainer in Dementia Care, completing her training in Pennsylvania, USA. Her decision to specialise in dementia care was influenced by her work as a quality care auditor for a private sector accreditation company and for the former National Care Standards Commission, where she identified training needs for staff caring for people living with dementia in care homes. Her specialist interest and passion is in person-centred listening and communication, having recently made a training film called ‘Conversations that Matter: breaking through dementia’.
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Dementia Pathfinders CIC
'Encouraging togetherness and learning in dementia care'
Dementia Pathfinders Community Interest Company is a social enterprise delivering education and learning for people working in the dementia care field and providing therapeutic care and support for people with dementia and their families.
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