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TRAINING & WORKSHOPS

Support Groups

MOTIVATIONAL INTERVIEWING TRAINING

Are you passionate about helping others reach their full potential? Do you want to make a real difference in the lives of those you serve? Then our Motivational Interviewing workshops are for you!

Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a person-centred, goal-oriented approach to helping people change through exploring and resolving ambivalence. Motivational Interviewing was developed in the 1980’s by Drs William Miller and Stephen Rollnick to help clinicians working in addiction treatment to have a skill that would lead to better retention and engagement in changing problematic behaviours. Since then, MI has a been disseminated across a broad spectrum of behaviours in a wide range of clinical, educational, corrections, and sporting settings, as well as, in the area of organisational change. MI has fast become a cornerstone skill for anyone performing in a helping role, no matter the discipline or industry.

The trainer, Mikel Gellatly, has a background in social work, and psychotherapy. Mikel is also a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT), delivering MI training across a variety of social and health support domains in both Australia and Singapore.

 

Our foundational skills workshop for beginners will introduce you to the fundamentals of motivational interviewing and equip you with the skills you need to make a meaningful impact. You'll learn how to create a supportive, non-judgmental environment and how to use language and questioning techniques to help your clients tap into their own motivation to achieve valued goals.

 

For those ready to take their skills to the next level, our intermediate and advanced workshops build on the foundational skills and challenge you to explore new techniques and strategies. You'll have the opportunity to deepen your understanding of motivational interviewing and discover how to apply it in real-world situations.

Join us and experience the joy of seeing your clients flourish, overcome their challenges and reach their full potential. 

We offer tailored MI training that is customisable to fit your requirements, offering sessions from 1-to-4 hours, or 1- to 2-day workshops. We cater to both foundational skills and building skills, which are available for beginners, intermediate, and advanced practitioners.

Our workshops cover various essential aspects of MI, such as:

  • Agenda setting and review with the group.

  • Overview of MI, which includes exploring change and motivation.

  • Introduction to MI, covering what it is and what it is not, how it was developed, and the research supporting it.

  • MI spirit, core skills, and core strategies.

  • Importance, values and meaning in MI.

  • The significance of understanding and interacting with in-session language, which includes discrepancy, ambivalence, sustain talk, change talk and discord.

  • Deepening reflective listening skills.

  • Working effectively with change talk and sustain talk.

  • Weaving it all together for your work setting.

  • And developing your ongoing skills building plan.

In conclusion, our tailored MI training workshops aim to equip you with a comprehensive understanding of MI and its various applications to improve your skills and strategies to work effectively in your professional setting. Reach out and book your MI training now. 

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ADDICTION TREATMENT WORKSHOPS

Substance use is a significant problem that affects both individuals and society at large, with its consequences far reaching. Although substance use treatment is a complex field with many drivers and outcomes, it is not comprehensively understood, and therefore is not covered thoroughly in the education of health and welfare professionals. Our addiction treatment workshops do not aim to reiterate general principles of compare different theories, but rather provide an integrated framework that synthesises all accepted theories. This framework can help clinicians and workers to expand their understanding of their clients’ presentations and offer a more extensive range of support and treatment options for optimal care.

 

Our addiction treatment workshops are led by a highly experience and respected trainer, Mikel Gellatly, with over 13 years clinical and leadership experience in addiction treatment settings. Mikel has a background in social work, and psychotherapy. Mikel is also a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT), delivering training across a variety of social and health support domains in both Australia and Singapore.

 

Mikel has an in-depth knowledge of the complexities and challenges involved in treating individuals with substance use disorders, as well as the various theories and models that can be employed to support their recovery. In addition to his professional experience, Mikel also brings a personal perspective to the workshops, having gone through his own journey of addiction and recovery. This lived experience has provided Mikel with a unique insight into the emotional and psychological aspects of addiction, and how to best support clients through the recovery process. Participants in our addiction treatment workshops can therefore be assured that they are learning from someone with both a substantial theoretical underpinning and practical experience in the field.

 

Take action now and book our addiction treatment workshops to expand your understanding of substance use disorders and offer the best care possible for your clients. Don’t miss out on your opportunity to enhance your skills and make a real difference in the lives of those affected by substance use. Contact us now!

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POSITIVE MENTAL HEALTH & WELLBEING WORKSHOPS FOR SCHOOLS

Empower your students with the tools to thrive! Our workshops are designed to boost wellbeing and combat the rising mental health issues facing our young people. Fun, engaging, and based on the evidence-based principles of positive psychology, students and teachers will learn how to cultivate a positive outlook, build resilience, and develop health coping mechanisms.

The alarming rise in mental health issues among young people is a growing concern in today’s world. The literature indicates a concerning increase in mental health issues among school-age students, such as anxiety, depression, and stress. This trend may be due to various factors, including academic pressure, social media, family dynamics, and societal changes. As educators, we have a responsibility to equip our students with the tools they need to flourish and thrive.

To address these challenges, positive psychology interventions have demonstrated effectiveness in improving students' mental health outcomes. In addition, cognitive-behavioral therapy and group therapy are also promising interventions.

It is essential for schools to provide effective interventions to support student mental health, as schools play a significant role in promoting student well-being. Creating a supportive school climate, offering mental health education and support, and providing school-based mental health services are some strategies that schools can use to address this issue.

Our fun and engaging workshops are for both teachers and students in both primary and secondary schools, are based on the principles of positive psychology, and help schools address this growing challenge. By incorporating the skills and tools taught in these workshops, teachers and students can better promote well-being and positive mental health outcomes in their school community.

Overall, addressing the increasing mental health concerns among school-age students requires a comprehensive approach that involves schools, families, and the wider community. By prioritising student mental health and well-being, we can set students up for success in all areas of their lives. Don’t miss the opportunity to give your students the gift of positive mental health. Book your workshops today!

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