Reconnecting with the Heart of Frontline Practice Seminar
On Thursday 26th November 2020, Ag Eisteacht, Dr Nicola O’ Sullivan and The Social and Health Education Project (SHEP) will hold a one-day online seminar and virtual workshops to support frontline workers’ health and wellbeing.
The ‘Reconnecting with the heart of frontline practice’ seminar is open to all frontline practitioners and managers working in health, education, social care and justice sector roles in public, private or community organisations.
This is the second in a series of collaborative initiatives by the group to raise awareness of the perception and realities of frontline practice. Through a series of stimulating presentations and interactive virtual workshops, the event will focus on enabling practitioners from all disciplines to develop and sustain reflective practice.
It aims to create a safe space and time for them to gather as a community to reflect on the values and sense of mission and purpose that drew them to their work in the first place, and how they can reconnect with this and keep motivated and well.
Dr Caroline Elton, Chartered Psychologist and author of the best-selling book, ‘Also Human – The Inner Lives of Doctors,’ will deliver the keynote speech: ‘Also human – the inner lives of frontline practitioners.’
She said: “If the Covid crisis has taught has anything, it's the centrality of care in all of our lives. What society hasn't yet learnt is that carers can't care for others if no one cares for them. That's why this seminar is so vital.”
Dr Nicola O’Sullivan will explore 'Telling it like it is; emotional experience and reflection at the frontline’.
Dr Colm O’Connor, Clinical Psychologist, will talk about ‘Imagination and self-compassion in practice’.
We also have a choice of interactive virtual workshops in the afternoon, details of which are listed below.
Workshop 1: Identifying Core Values: an essential part of deriving satisfaction from your work
Facilitator: Dr Caroline Elton
Workshop 2: Critical Reflection as a Method for Professional Learning & Development
Facilitator: Mr. Jim Sheehan and Beatrice Barry Murphy
Workshop 3: Journey into Mindfulness/Meditation
Facilitator: Sr Stan, Founder of Focus Ireland and the Sanctuary
Workshop 4: Embodied Meditation and Art Making
Facilitator: Marianne Adams (Senior Art Therapist)
Workshop 5: Peer Support in Practice using the ABLE Brief Intervention Model
Facilitator: Dr Maeve Hurley & Leon Ledwidge. Ag Eisteacht
The cost of this one-day event is €50, with 4 CPD points available and certificates for all attendees. This event has been approved for CPD by the ICGP and by Social Care Ireland.
Places are limited and booking is via Eventbrite.
This is the second in a series of collaborative initiatives by Ag Eisteacht, Dr Nicola O’ Sullivan and The Social and Health Education Project (SHEP) to raise awareness of the perception and realities of frontline practice. Our focus is on enabling practitioners from all disciplines to develop and sustain reflective practice.
We look forward to welcoming you into this nourishing and inspiring on-line space. If you have any queries, please don’t hesitate to contact us directly: email@example.com