How did this one go for a second "in-person" workshop since 2020? Well, nice friendly and engaged group along with helpful, friendly venue staff made it a nice positive day overall.
It was also good to see a familiar face from an earlier online CPD workshop - so good to actually meet someone in person!
Feedback was positive from the 12 attendees and here it is.
" Increased understanding and appreciation for the complexity of the subject, and cause and effect. Toolkit and signposting very useful. Superbly presented, good balance of direct personal experience and overview of research. First hand perspective - invaluable. Very insightful. Thank you." (Homelessness service)
"Spotting and understanding dissociation a lot better and will apply this to my day to day work" (Housing Association)
"New techniques. Appreciation of trauma and dissociation, Consider how questions in assessments may trigger individuals. Very informative and opened my mind on ways to ask questions. Also highlighted key indicators to look for if clients may have dissociation/trauma affecting them." (Domestic Abuse service)
"Different behaviours of dissociation, not just fading out." (Domestic abuse service)
""Gave me a greater insight into dissociation and signs and triggers. Mindfulness techniques." (Housing Association)
"I feel I have a better understanding of someone 's triggers and emotions. Also understanding how to bring a person back into the conversation. Course was well explained and easy to understand."
"Have recently completed trauma informed diploma. This was a great follow-on. Thank you!" (Youth Service)
"Better understanding" (Housing Association)
"Understanding symptoms of dissociation. Thank you!"(MHMW)
"The training has given me an informed overview of how someone who has experienced trauma may present & to have that awareness behind what's presenting itself - to look at behaviour, symptoms and being open to asking the question, "what if". Also having much more awareness of how to respond to someone who may be experiencing a dissociative episode. Thank you for a really useful and informative day!"
The first venue based workshop since March 2020 and how amazing it was to be out and about and meeting people face-to-face for these events again! A lovely buffet lunch was provided by Pippa's Pantry and thoroughly enjoyed by all. A nice, bright clean centre too.
Here is the feedback from the 10 attendees to whom I am grateful for their effort to attend, input and engagement throughout the day.
"Very informative with some excellent tips." (Charity accommodation coordinator)
" Lots of information/ideas to use in my client practice and for my own experiences." (Mental Health, NHS)
"Increased self-awareness in response to others. Importance of grounding and communication." (Mental Health, NHS)
"Having that survivor's perspective gives a more personal view of lived experience - clear explanations and all information is of benefit. I have really enjoyed this session - it has sparked my curiosity to explore this area in further depth. Very immersive presentation - absolutely fabulous". (NHS nurse)
"The workshop went into detail about dissociatiob which is an area we're not taught when doing nurse training. Interactive course. Friendly facilitator." (NHS)
"Very informative and interesting. Useful tips provided and will inform my practice with service users." (Leicestershire County Council)
"Really interesting and thought provoking, Really good in terms of moving forward working with trauma and children,. adults and teenagers. All absolutely relevant to my role." (Leicestershire County Council)
"Interesting to relate to clients we have and coping strategies." (The Askefield Project)
"Looking at communication and understanding behaviours"
"Understanding signs of trauma. Very useful tips on grounding and communication. Excellent overview of dissociation." (NHS)
Julie Anne is a Mental Health Speaker specialising in Trauma/PTSD. She writes and delivers CPD accredited workshops and is also a registered Nutritional and Lifestyle Therapist (Ayurveda) available to provide dietary guidance to maintain wellbeing, prevent illness and remedy various physical and mental health conditions. The blog on this topic gives free dietary and health tips and advice for treating ailments and staying healthy naturally. Here you can listen to a brief explanation,"What is Ayurveda?"