A one-day, innovative seminar for frontline practitioners and managers.
Ag Eisteacht, Caidreamh and SHEP are collaborating to host a one-day, innovative seminar for frontline practitioners and managers.
The seminar marks the first step of a new initiative exploring focused ways of reconnecting with practice using a series of reflective practice models. It also creates a space for peer support and care of oneself.
Through a series of stimulating presentations and workshops, this interactive seminar will focus on enabling practitioners from all disciplines to develop and sustain a reflective practice.
In the afternoon, there will be a programme of breakout sessions/workshops, which can be booked in advance.
For those who are interested, there will also be a series of follow-up, customised opportunities to explore how we can sustain and support ourselves in practice.
Ag Eisteacht, SHEP and Caidreamh look forward to welcoming you to what will be a stimulating and inspiring exploration of what’s at the heart of frontline practice while considering the physical, psychological, emotional and relational impacts of frontline work in complex systems.
This event is open to all frontline practitioners and managers working in health, education, social care and justice sector roles in public, private or community organisations.
Dr Caroline Elton, Chartered Psychologist. Author of ‘Also Human – The Inner Lives of Doctors’, will deliver the keynote speech.
Dr Nicola O’Sullivan, Caidreamh Family and Practitioner Assessment & Therapeutic Services – ‘Telling it like it is; Emotional Experience and Reflection at the Frontline’.
Dr Colm O’Connor, Clinical Psychologist – ‘Imagination and Self-Compassion in Everyday Practice’.
There will also be addresses by Dr Maeve Hurley, founder of Ag Eisteacht and Jim Sheehan, Director of The Social & Health Education Project (SHEP).
The fee for this one-day seminar is €50 which includes light refreshments and lunch. Booking is through Eventbrite.
Refunds cannot be issued for cancellations received less than one month before the seminar. However, under exceptional circumstances, this can be reviewed by the organisers.
Contact: If you have any further questions about this event please contact Stacey by phone 021 4536556 or by email [email protected]
The Social and Health Education Project CLG (SHEP)is a not-for-profit, community-based training and development organisation established with a commitment to personal and social transformation. Our key areas of work include: a unique training programme based on experiential group work approaches; advocacy; low-cost counselling; supports for community groups and organisations, earth awareness work and international partnership.
Caidreamh; Family and Practitioner Assessment and Therapeutic Services was established in 2018 and grew out of a small but progressive service based in Southern Ireland. Caidreamh responds to requests from the family court and Tusla for family assessments and therapeutic intervention.
‘We understand how challenging frontline work can be. Our vision is to create a safe space where we can all ‘hold each other in mind’. – Dr Maeve Hurley, Ag Eisteacht
‘Being in roles where your heart has to be in your work can be hard to shoulder alone, and the interaction of your inner life with workplace situations can be painful, so it’s about acknowledging this and coming together to reflect on how we can sustain and support ourselves while supporting others.’ – Dr Nicola O Sullivan, Caidreamh
‘This is an opportunity for self-awareness, peer support and self-compassion. Attendees will have time to reflect on how it is for them and what they might need to support themselves by tuning into their own thoughts, behaviours and feelings. We will be exploring different reflective practice models and we hope that attendees will come away feeling nurtured, motivated and reconnected with their work.’ – Jim Sheehan, SHEP
‘If you are open to looking at the emotive and relational aspects of frontline practice, and how it impacts on your motivation, work satisfaction and how you value your role, then our ‘Reconnecting to the heart of frontline practice’ seminar may be of interest.’ – Liam McCarthy, SHEP
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Ag Eisteacht is a Cork based training charity.
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