Resourcing The Helping Professional
Working with people, particularly in challenging environments, can have a significant impact on our own systems. To ensure we can sustain offering out, without burning out, it’s imperative we can effectively restore and nourish ourselves.
This workshop invites enquiry into self-care, reflection on what enhances our capacity to self-nurture and what hinders it, at the same time as offering a space to connect to nature, slow the pace, and support self-regulation.
Joining together in an ancient woodland in the heart of Derbyshire, we offer you the opportunity to turn your attention towards yourself for a day. There will be space to reflect in nature, work creatively with and within nature, in your own space, in pairs and within the group. There will be a fire-pit to gather round, nourishing refreshments and friendly faces.
Times: Fridays, 10am – 5pm
Location: Ambergate, Derbyshire
Dates for 2020: 27th March, 12th June, 16th October
Facilitated by Natasha Sephton / assisted by Kirsty Weedon.
Refreshments included. Please bring your own lunch. CPD certificates available on completion
For more information and to book, please email Natasha via the Contacts page here.
Natasha Sephton has been delivering Dramatherapy, Nature-based therapy, Lifespan Integration and Supervision to individuals and groups from her private practice in Derbyshire for 15 years.
Prior to becoming a therapist, she worked for 12 years as a senior youth worker, development trainer and outdoor pursuits instructor. In addition to her private practice, Natasha offers outdoor groups and workshops for therapists, counsellors and other helping professionals integrating nature-based experiences and creative processes.
Kirsty Weedon is senior trainee in Psychodrama Psychotherapy, with a Post-Graduate Certificate in Emotional Education. She runs weekly Psychodrama Psychotherapy groups for women, and for adults in recovery from alcohol and substance misuse. She also works 1:1 with clients from her private practice in Nottingham.
Kirsty delivers Outdoor Psychodrama workshops for professionals. She has over 15 years’ experience working with people outdoors, and is a qualified Mountain Leader, Forest School Practitioner, and outdoor first aider.
What has been said… ‘As someone who offers support to bereaved families, it can be easy to prioritise others over myself. Stepping out into nature, alongside other caring professionals has really enriched me, both as a human being and in my professional life. Finding balance, and taking time for myself is what I found I the woods! Valuing myself, and my own experiences, reflecting on taking care of my own heart, so I can better offer care to others. I'm really thankful for this day, Natasha and Kirsty, and feel humbled to have shared it with the others there too.’ Carly
Connecting to self and other creatively, through nature, in nature, with nature