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Fostering Realistic Hope

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PRACTICES YOU WILL BE INTRODUCED TO

  • Mindfulness
  • Relational Mindfulness
  • Outsider Witnessing
  • Restarting Reflection/Re-Storying the Conversation
  • Acknowledgment Validation
  • Relational Limit Setting

WHAT WE HOPE YOU WILL TAKE AWAY

  • A better understanding of the effects of BPD on families’ lives through the sharing of experiences and knowledge
  • The capacity to identify and resource coping initiatives that make a difference for you and your family
  • The ability to mindfully notice habitual and unhelpful relational-interactional patterns in which we become stuck
  • A mindful space for reflection and realistic action

Fostering Realistic Hope

A supportive group process with a therapeutic focus for:

Carer families living or supporting someone with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)

This workshop series invites participants to share and respond to stories of living with BPD and the effects it has on lives and relationships. Participants are also encouraged to explore and evaluate knowledge and practices that foster realistic ways to promote, inform and support relationships and initiatives that work with the effects of BPD on families.

WORKSHOP DETAILS

  • Dates: Friday 21 - Saturday 22 April, 2017
  • Cost: Free
  • Venue: The Bouverie Centre, 8 Gardiner St, Brunswick

The group is facilitated by Peter McKenzie (PhD, MA ClinFamTher). Peter is the Carer Academic and a Family Therapist at The Bouverie Centre. He has been working in the area of families and BPD for a number of years, both clinically and as a trainer and advocate.

TO REGISTER

Contact Peter McKenzie on (03) 9385 5100

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