Creating moments of self-care at work

Posted: 09/04/2024

overview Self-care is essential for those in helping professionals to sustain themselves emotionally, physically, and mentally—if we don’t look after ourselves, we can’t effectively support others. By implementing regular self-care strategies, we can help prevent burnout, maintain physical and mental health, set boundaries, model…

Social and emotional literacy: ideas for supporting parents and carers

Posted: 02/04/2024

Parents and carers want to give their children the best start in life. One simple way they can do this is by helping children recognise and manage their feelings, body signals and reactions. As teachers, social workers, counsellors and wellbeing staff, we can support…

Tools for building social & emotional literacy in children and young people

Posted: 03/11/2023

In this highly-engaging workshop, we explore diverse range of original resources developed especially for building social and emotional literacy in children. The resources are tools for generating change and strategies to encourage children to recognise body signals, sooth worry and anxiety, build strengths and…

Recognising and reframing anxiety

Posted: 16/06/2023

Everyone experiences anxiety at some time. Helping clients understand their experience of anxiety can often provide an alternative way of engagement, and help clear the path to enable the other work to continue.

Strengths-based supervision: reflecting on practice

Posted: 24/05/2023

Join us in this workshop designed to re-energise your approach to supervision. It creates a space to explore supervision that values collaboration, mutual respect, careful reflection and constructive challenge.

PREMIUM Strengths approach to practice – course bundle

Posted: 23/03/2023

This PREMIUM Strengths approach to practice course will help you build the skills to support others to identify, celebrate and mobilise their strengths. Why is this useful? When people are aware of their strengths and resources, they are much more likely to feel empowered to…

Strengths approach to client-centred recording

Posted: 23/03/2023

What if recording the work with clients became an empowering part of the work? This short course includes: traditional vs strengths-based records the power dynamics: what’s included in a record, the ‘story’ it tells, and who owns it tools for client-owned recording setting up…

Challenging conversations and how to handle them

Posted: 30/09/2022

This workshop explores a range of strategies and tools you can use to prepare for potentially challenging conversations, plus we share some tips for handling those tricky conversations you weren’t expecting to have!

Strengths approach to practice

Posted: 20/09/2019

Everyone has strengths. Our qualities, capacities, relationships, values, stories, experiences, skills and material resources can all be strengths. But ‘The Problem’ can easily be experienced as all-consuming, keeping clients and services alike stuck and creating barriers to change. Strengths-based practice focusses squarely on identifying, mobilising and celebrating…

Tools for building social & emotional literacy in the early years

Posted: 30/05/2019

In this highly-engaging workshop, delivered over four 90 minute sessions (or timed to suit), we explore diverse range of original resources developed especially for building social and emotional literacy in children. The resources are tools for generating change and strategies to encourage children to…

Tools for wellbeing in human services work

Posted: 14/05/2019

Every work place has its stressors, especially professions that support others such as human services and education. Whether you work directly with clients or students, or are located primarily in an office, you will be aware of the toll your work can take on…

Strengths approach to challenging conversations 

Posted: 14/05/2019

Social workers, teachers, counsellors, and other human service workers often support individuals or families who are facing very difficult circumstances—and challenging conversations can be part of the work. Have you ever had a conversation that didn’t go the way you’d hoped? Ever wished you’d…

Stepping into supervision: a strengths approach

Posted: 30/04/2019

Strengths-based supervision creates a dynamic partnership of practice reflection and learning, with benefits flowing directly to clients. In this comprehensive course you will: explore the principles, purpose and processes of strengths-based supervision review some definitions and models of supervision learn how to create supervision…