Professional Development Short Courses Working Effectively with Overwhelm and High Levels of Stress Helping clients with the immediate shift of their overwhelm and high level of stress. Many clients present to therapy in a state of overwhelm, highly stressed, or being distant from their experience. In both ways, they are stuck in a reactive state and unable to process what they are experiencing and make adaptive choices in their life situations. This workshop provides experiential learning of the process called “Clearing a Space” that has been developed in the context of Focusing-Oriented Therapy. It can be utilised as a stand-alone process with many applications. Various research studies have confirmed the effectiveness of Clearing a Space process in: Immediate reduction of a high level of stress Efficient dealing with a state of overwhelm, overstimulation and numbing Facilitating a sense of self that is separate from the problems, which enables an instantaneous shift of the whole experience of problems Providing incremental release of the bodily tension Dealing with sleeping problems Promoting a sense of wellbeing in people recovering from cancer and other challenging, chronic health issues Supporting students’ learning in all educational settings As a tool for a mental hygiene for all health professionals Upon completion of the workshop, participants would be able to apply the Clearing a Space process in their personal life and professional settings. Our Trainers Ms Biliana Dearly is a psychotherapist, supervisor and educator who has experience in working with people of all walks of life presenting with a wide range of problems, including working with individuals, couples, and health professionals. She has a particular interest in experiential, process-oriented therapy and working with the ‘whole person’. Biliana is a senior lecturer at the Cairnmillar Institute and a Certifying Coordinator for The International Focusing Institute, USA. Course Schedule Time: 9.30am - 3.30pm Upcoming Course Dates: Thursday 15th July 2021 2022 course dates will be released soon. To be notified when dates have been confirmed, please email [email protected]. Please note, this course is subject to receiving a minimum number of enrolments and conditional to Government restrictions implemented at the time of the course. In the case we are unable to deliver the course face-to-face, a free course transfer will be available to an alternative course date, or a full refund of the course minus any platform ticketing fees. Fees Standard Enrolment: $180External Students or Cairnmillar Alumni: $90Cairnmillar Student: $40 Our programs attract a 10% concession for health care card holders, pensioners, and people receiving benefits. Those applying for concessions must provide a copy (photo evidence is accepted) of their student card, social security card, or health care card together with their application, via email to [email protected]. Enrol To enrol, please click here. Alternatively, please visit our Events page. Further Information Cairnmillar can offer this or other tailored courses for your organisation’s needs. If you have a group of 10 or more participants, we can come to you. For further information, email the Professional Development Team at [email protected].