In association with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons Glasgow (RCPSG), this half-day, CPD-accredited practical workshop will focus on building and strengthening your own wellbeing and resilience, both personally and professionally.
Certain life and work pressures can test your emotional resilience, and can often compromise your general wellbeing. Taking steps to build on your own personal skills and practises of self care can really help, and approaches such as cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and mindfulness/compassion are ideally suited to this.
During this course you will:
- Build on your understanding of why we feel the way we do and how outside life events impact on our feelings and wellbeing
- Learn cognitive behaviour and mindful/compassion approaches for your own self help
- Learn how to build and promote these approaches within your personal and working life
Participation in this workshop aims to be interactive, engaging and fun, providing insights, tools and techniques that can help make a difference to how you respond to everyday life and work experiences.
Having graduated as a Mental Health Nurse in 1997 and gained a BA Health from University of Strathclyde 2001, Ann has worked in adult hospital inpatients and later as a CPN team manager working in community. Ann completed the South of Scotland CBT course at Queen Margaret University Edinburgh 2006 and is an accredited CBT Practitioner with BABCP - the lead body for CBT in the UK, and supervises trainees as well.
After leaving the NHS, Ann set up her own company delivering CBT counselling and worked at a private hospital in the eating disorders and alcohol teams, as well as a lecturer within further education.
Ann also helped develop, train and assess on the successful NHS Glasgow SPIRIT (Structured Psychosocial InteRventions in Teams) project.
After being based with SPIRIT and also a Course Leader/Teacher on the PSI Psychosis University course in Glasgow, Ann took up the post as Head of Health and Wellbeing UK and International for a Glasgow based medical and wellbeing company.
Ann has trained multiple teams across the UK, as well as in the EU, Canada, USA and Dubai. These include a variety of health and social care teams, charities as well as EAP and other companies.
Ann has a personal interest in mindfulness, meditation, yoga and compassionate mind/acceptance commitment therapies and is bringing these skills into all aspects of work.
Her specialist skills make her ideally placed to provide consultancy and training support to individuals and organisations via her own offering, Benefits In Mind.