San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Find Your Voice is a fun and informative workshop designed to help you become more assertive in your daily life, especially when dealing with the professionals involved with your child's care and education.
We've all walked away from a conversation and thought 'I wish I'd said...' or 'I wish I'd been...'
This workshop will equip you with some personal tools to use to that you can make your voice heard! We will focus on:
Preparation: recognising what could / does go wrong
Clarity: identifying what you want to say
Confidence: using some simple techniques
Assertiveness: speaking clearly, being prepared and asking questions
From this workshop you will get:
- A mix of therapeutic support, practical tools and the words to use to help you find your voice
- Help with the issues you are struggling with now
- The exact words and phrases to use when dealing with professionals
- Find out what's keeping you from asking for what you need - both for yourself and your child
- Learn how to use your voice constructively and effectively
- Challenge any habits, thoughts and feelings that are currently impacting on your assertiveness
Lunch is included in your ticket price. If you have any special dietary requirements, please email email@example.com.
This workshop can help you become more confident
in your communications with school professionals
|Helen Luff, OT||Dr. Hilary Dyer, Ed Psych||Jennie Darch, ASV|
Helen Luff is a qualified Occupational Therapist with a background in healthcare, working with a wide range of people. Helen enjoys exploring self-development approaches to enhance her own mental wellbeing and she is passionate about sharing her knowledge of positive psychology and psychotherapeutic methods. Helen's son has an autism diagnosis so she can fully appreciate the challenges this can bring for both mother and child. Helen strives to find ways for her son to flourish and be happy. Click here to read Helen's blog
Dr Hilary Dyer, FRSA, is a Specialist Consultant Educational Psychologist who provides independent assessments of children with special educational needs. She specialises in children and young people with Autism Spectrum Disorders including Pathological Demand Avoidance Syndrome (PDA). Hilary provides assessments and reports for SEND Appeals and appears as an Expert Witness at SEND Hearings. She is based near Worcester and travels to assess children and young people from 3 to 19 years. Hilary enjoys presenting, and has a passion for empowering parents through knowledge and information to ‘take on the SEN system’. She is also a specialist advisor for Bristol Autism Support. Click here to visit Dr Dyer's website
Jennie Darch is a public engagement specialist who delivers public speaking, comedy and presentation workshops. She uses her background as a comedian to help people find their lost voices. Jennie runs A Silenced Voice and works for UWE as a Public Engagement Co-ordinator. Click here to visit A Silenced Voice
Steam Cafe is located on the first floor above Steam Cafe Bar in the Broadmead shopping area. It is on the corner of Union Street and Silver Street, next to the old fire station and opposite the Bay Horse Pub. Bus routes stop all around the venue and the main depot is a very short distance away. You can also plan your bus journey with this website http://www.firstgroup.com/ukbus/bristol_bath/journey_planning/timetables/index.php?operator=3&page=1&redirect=no. Good parking can be found in the Galleries multi-storey car park.
Please note that this is an adults-only event and there are no childcare facilitates at the venue.
If you have any questions about the facilitators, workshop content etc. please do not hesitate to get in touch with Kate Laine-Toner on 07825 616094 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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Bristol Autism Support
We are the premier support and information provider for parents and carers of children affected by autism in and around Bristol.