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19th August @ 09:30 - 16:00 BSTGBP192
How to reduce and prevent self-harming behaviours
With the right help and support most people who self-harm can, and do, fully recover over time – this inspiring course shows you how…
Why take this course
Emily Gajewski has decades of hands-on experience helping children and adults successfully overcome or significantly reduce their self-harming behaviour. Her insightful training day demystifies the self-harming cycle, clarifies its causes and shows why we should not give up on anyone, even in the most apparently hopeless situations.
You will gain a wealth of new information, proven techniques and useful tips which combined will ensure you give sufferers the best chance of recovering their mental health and moving on in their lives – you will also hear from people who have been able to completely stop self-harming (or dramatically reduced it) and are now living fulfilled lives as a result of this approach.
If you would like to make sense of all the fragments of information you have about self-harming and pull them all together into a cohesive and effective treatment strategy, this workshop is for you.
What will you learn
A greater understanding of self-injury and why it occurs
Warning signs that indicate someone may be self-harming
What to do when someone discloses their self-harming behaviour to you
The essential Dos and Don’ts for teams and individuals working with people who self-harm
The latest guidelines around working with self-harm, including positive risk management and harm minimisation
The importance of differentiating between self-harming and a suicide attempt – and how to treat them both
The self-harm continuum – what tips us into self-harming behaviours
What to do if someone is threatening to self-harm
The common myths and stereotypes surrounding self-injury
Powerful techniques that will transform your effectiveness and a ‘tried-and-tested’ framework for improving wellbeing, drawn from profound knowledge about what people need to avoid mental and emotional distress and increase wellbeing
How chemical changes in the brain from self-harming behaviours can bring temporary relief from difficult emotions
Why there is often an addictive element to self-injury (insights from neuroscience)
How to approach the subject of self-injury with someone
A cohesive and effective treatment strategy for treating self-injury and breaking the destructive cycle of behaviour
Important skills needed for working with people who self-harm – and the opportunity to practise some of the them
Enlightening filmed interviews and case histories which show how it is possible to help people, even in a very desperate situation, to live fulfilling lives again
The chance to work with and ask questions of a highly experienced tutor who has extensive hands-on experience of helping people successfully overcome self-harming
Ways to help people build resilience to future stressful circumstances
Tips on finding the most helpful coping strategies
How to help people create an alternative ‘safe place’ for themselves
Practical ways to reduce your own anxiety when working in this area
How to create an effective self-management plan and increase the individual’s engagement with it
Important new information that will help you prevent self-harm
New confidence when making interventions with people who once seemed unreachable