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Looking After Ourselves with Tenderness & Acting with Courage – 12 hour Deep Dive Workshop

This course is delivered by: Dr Wendy McIntosh

During this two-day workshop, Dr McIntosh will use experiential learning (Psychodrama) to explore a number of themes throughout the day including Vicarious Trauma, Compassion Fatigue, Boundaries, Transference, Limbic System and Attachment.

Wendy also develops a new theme of acting with courage and finding your voice.

Have you ever felt on the edge of burnout? Understanding why and how it happens can help us reduce the risk of recurrence. Dr McIntosh will also develop further the theme of tenderness to help equip us with tools to prevent it happening in the first place.

Interactive exercises form a key part of the workshops

In this 12 hour workshop, time will allocated to exploring topics of self-care that you want to dig deeper into. Wendy will also lead an intensive examination into the importance of client-boundaries and self care strategies.

Two days also allows time for a thorough coverage of the theory underpinning the practical nature of Wendy’s training.

We encourage you to participate in the numerous practical exercises using psychodrama.

Course dates & times:

Friday 26th June 09:15-13:30 (with a break)

Saturday 27th June 09:15-13:30 (with a break)

Saturday 4th July 09:15-13:30 (with a break)


Course Cost: £240 

The following learning outcomes will be addressed but do email us to tell us what you would like to be included:

  • To explore tenderness and meaning it has for us in our professional and personal lives
  • To identify situations at work where courage is needed and how to give voice to this courage
  • To understand the importance of tenderness in professional boundary work
  • To examine the theory behind vicarious trauma, compassion fatigue and how our bodies respond to stress 
  • To identify and practice strategies for maintaining boundaries with tenderness for self and clients (thus decreasing risk of vicarious trauma, compassion fatigue)

Students from our 2019 Tenderness 2 day Workshop

Course details

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    £ 240

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    Friday 26, Saturday 27 June 2020 & Saturday 4th July (4 hours per session)

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    12 hours (3 x 4 hour sessions)

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    12+ points

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What your colleagues have said about this course:

“Life changing, people centred, honest & evocative”

“WOW! Really inspirational. I feel motivated”

“This was the most engaging and empowering workshop I’ve ever done - due to Wendy’s incredible way of organically facilitating the learning, and enable insights to naturally emerge. Very powerful, non-didactic and loving / tender.”

“It was awesome! Wendy is the most engaging, knowledgeable & humorous facilitator.”

“Highly recommended. Wendy is brilliant”

“Everyone needs a pocket Wendy! The compassion, understanding, knowledge and tenderness is exactly what I need in my practice.”