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Nurturing the Adults of Tomorrow: Exploring challenges from Childhood to Ad...

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How young people view themselves strongly influences how they are in this world. Parents and teachers act as the mirror for young people and their response to them will determine the image young people form of themselves.

Each young person needs to be affirmed for their individuality, uniqueness, vast potential and giftedness by the significant adults in their lives.

All parenting and caring starts with self. Without self-confidence and love of themselves, parents and teachers will be unable to help teenagers feel lovable, capable, unique or special. Each young person’s genius (and not just their academic ability or other talents) must be recognised if they are to feel good about themselves. It is now well documented that a parent or teacher can only bring a young person to the same level of maturity they themselves have reached.

Understanding young people’s behaviour is essential for effective helping. Teenagers present with many challenging behaviours that arise from conflicts in the home, classroom and peer pressure. Examples are rebelliousness, anorexia, bulimia, alcohol consumption, drug taking, lack of motivation, unhealthy sexual behaviour etc. To under-stand means to get beneath the ‘stand’ (the vulnerable behaviour) and discover its hidden purpose. Generally speaking, the aim of troubling responses is to protect some hidden part of self the young person dare not reveal. The creation of emotional safety is fundamental to the young person revealing what lies hidden.

In this seminar Dr. Humphreys will explore what is necessary for the well-being of parents, children and teenagers and how to effectively respond to children’s and teenagers’ troubling behaviours and outline where are the likely blocks to emotional wellbeing.

About the Guest Speaker

Dr. Tony Humphreys

Dr. Tony Humphreys is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Author and National and International Speaker.

He began his career as a Clinical Psychologist in State Psychiatric and Psychological Services in England and Ireland and since 1990 has been working in private practice in Ireland.

He works with individuals, couples, families, schools, local communities and the business community. He is the Director of two National University of Ireland courses which are run in University College Cork and in an outreach centre in Dublin.

He is Co-Founder of The Irish Association of Relationship Mentors and a Member of Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI), IARM.

Programme

  • 9.30am - Registration and Tea and coffee on arrival
  • 10.00am - Welcome and introduction
  • 10.15am – 12pm Dr Tony Humphreys - Seminar 1: Exploring Childhood
  • 12noon – 1.00pm - Lunch: Buffet lunch provided in Lamont Gym
  • 1.00pm - 1.15pm - Amy Gregg, Northern RC, presents overview of Mindfulness research project currently being undertaken with Connected NI
  • 1.15pm – 3pm - Dr Tony Humphreys – Seminar 2: Exploring Adolescence
  • 3.00pm - 3.30pm - Q&A Close of Conference


Fee: £50 (includes buffet lunch).

EARLY BOOKING IS REQUIRED. Places will be allocated on a first come first serve basis. Book your place online by 12 noon on Friday 28 April.

For all enquiries please contact Dr Karen McCambridge on 07554 118572 or E: karen.mccambridge@nrc.ac.uk

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