Workshops & talks

Workshops & Talks

Ann Marie will be holding workshops & talks at a number of venues & locations in 2016.

Ann Marie will be running a workshop on relationships for Chrysalis in Greystones entitled Love for Keeps:
How to strengthen & protect your most important relationships

Relationships come in all forms: life partners, friends, family, teachers, work colleagues, community and with ourselves. They play an important role in our overall happiness, wellbeing and fulfillment in life. Studies show that strong and lasting relationships help to contribute to long and healthy lives. Is there a relationship in your life that you struggle with and would like to improve? Are you wanting to create a relationship in your life now or in the future? This one day workshop will empower you with knowledge, skills and understanding of relationships: what makes them work, what makes the break down, how to strengthen & protect them and allow them to grow. Through exercises, information, discussion and guided imagery, you will learn how to reduce conflict, make small changes that can strengthen the quality of your relationships, understand the essentials of building & maintaining strong relationships, learn skills for communicating difficult issues without hurting someone, and find out the key factors in what makes a relationship last or breakdown. Based on 40 years of research from Psychologist John Gottman’s Institute in Seattle, and drawing on the Human Givens approach to Psychotherapy, this workshop is suitable for beginners and experts alike, whether you are single or in a relationship, this workshop will empower you to create and maintain healthy and nurturing personal relationships.

Outline for the day:

~ Introductions, hopes & expectations

~ Information, discussion & exercises

– key behaviours underlying relationship success

– Behaviours that harm and those that heal

~ Building great foundations

~ Creating a culture of appreciation

~ Ships that pass in the night & the importance of affection

~ The water of love exercise

~ Practising skills

– Feeling heard

– Raising difficult issues successfully

~ Relaxation/Guided Imagery exercise
For full details & to book a place please visit the Chrysalis website.

Ann Marie will be giving a free talk on How to treat anxiety, panic attacks, flashbacks and PTSD: the Human Givens Approach. for Wicklow Mental Health Association on Wednesday 9th of March at The Grand Hotel in Wicklow.

How to treat anxiety, panic attacks, flashbacks and PTSD: the Human Givens Approach

There have been huge developments over the last 15 years, in neuroscience and psychology, of the understanding of the trauma reactions, fear responses and survival mechanisms that underlie most common emotional health issues. The Human Givens Approach to psychotherapy combines knowledge and breakthroughs from these fields with the most effective techniques developed over the history of psychotherapy and coaching. It was described by the journal New Scientist as “a quiet revolution”.
Human Givens Therapy offers reliable & practical help in relieving a wide range of emotional & stress-related issues. It is structured and starts from where the client is now and focuses on moving them forward, as quickly as possible, to where they want to be and how they want to live. This therapy can help people sleep well; feel calmer and be more relaxed; improve their self-esteem; Improve their relationships; reduce the amount of time spent dwelling on the past & manage stress.

More details about all talks and workshops will be posted here and on Facebook as soon as they become available.