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Fostering Realistic Hope

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PRACTICES YOU WILL BE INTRODUCED TO

  • 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 that we often become stuck in
  • A mindful space for reflection and realistic action

Fostering Realistic Hope

A supportive group process with a therapeutic focus for:

Carer families supporting a family member with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)

This 2-day workshop invites participants to share and respond to stories of living with BPD and the effects it has on their 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​: 20 - 21 April 2018 (Friday to Saturday)

Time: 9.30am - 5.00pm

Cost: Free

Venue: The Bouverie Centre, 8 Gardiner St, Brunswick VIC 3056

FACILITATOR

Peter McKenzie (PhD, MA ClinFamTher) is an anthropologist, clinical family therapy and academic. He is also the Carer Academic and is a family practice consultant in the mental health program at The Bouverie Centre, School of Psychology and Public Health, La Trobe University.

He has been working in the area of families with complex needs and BPD for over 15 of years, both clinically and as a trainer and advocate.

TO REGISTER

Contact The Bouverie Centre on (03) 9385 5100. 

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