The following is a list of some of the educational and experiential workshops which are available. Workshops can also be designed specific to the needs of your group or organization. Workshops usually involve an aspect of experiential learning and are interactive. Group sizes vary depending on the content and style of the workshop, which can range from a few hours to a few days.
For more information on the specific topic areas please click on that topic or contact Denise Perron
Stress Management - Women and Health - Coping with Emotions
Skills for working with Anxiety Depression - Making Mindful Life Transitions
Skill Development - Occupational & Life Transitions
Women and Relationships - Integrative Counselling Approaches
Cultivating the Healthy Workplace
EMRIA Approved EMDR Consultation for Certification
EMDRIA Approved EMDR Consultation Groups
Vicarious Trauma In The Workplace:
TRANSFORMING TRAUMA INTO INSPIRATION
Vicarious Traumatization is a phenomenon which occurs for helpers as a result of exposure to the traumatic life experiences of the people they work with. This exposure changes the way helpers think, feel and relate with life, both inside and outside of their professional role. It affects all helping professionals and occurs at all levels of service from front line workers, to managers, policy developers, support staff and organizational operations.Addressing vicarious trauma involves transforming difficult helping experiences into situations that inspire and motivate personal growth, and expand world views. Decreasing the impact of vicarious trauma supports and strengthens the professional as well as the organization.
Cultivating the Helping Workplace
Denise Perron M.S.W., R.S.W.
Helping professionals are often exposed to life events and trauma, which they may not have been prepared for, or have never themselves experienced. This exposure can change the way helpers think, feel and relate with life both within and outside of their professional role.
Commonly referred to as Compassion Fatigue or Vicarious Trauma, this phenomenon affects all helping professionals and occurs at all levels of service from front line workers to managers and support staff. It affects every helping profession from Police Officers to Mental Health Workers, Teachers, Nurses, Military Personnel, Massage Therapists and Emergency Service Personnel.
Self Care involves transforming difficult helping situations into experiences that inspire and motivate growth. In doing this hope and health are cultivated, both for the helper and within the workplace.