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Staying Connected When Emotions Run High

Image14 - 06 - 2017 Image9:00am - 3:30pm

Dr Annemaree Bickerton (Child, Adolescent and Family Psychiatrist) and Toni Garretty (Clinical Coordinator) Family and Carer Mental Health Program,
Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District presents:

“Staying Connected When Emotions Run High” - a workshop designed to introduce professionals to the “Staying Connected When Emotions Run High” frameworks.

The aim is to develop strategies that will become a resource to someone who has changeable and overwhelming emotions; who displays impulsive and destructive behaviour or is diagnosed with marked emotion dysregulation (including personality disorder). This is based on the highly successful intervention for families and carers.

Learning outcomes include:
Increased understanding of emotion dysregulation
Identify the ‘four carer dances’ and their role in emotion dysregulation
Knowledge of the ‘five key relationship strategies’ in order to become a helpful resource to someone in distress
Introducing the concept of Safety Planning “Like a Fire Drill” to promote safety when distress or risk escalates

It will be held at the Jacaranda Room at the Shoalhaven Ex-Servicemen’s Sports Club 131, Greenwell Point Rd, Worrigee 2541.

On June 14 with registration from 9:00 and program running from 9:30-3:30pm.

This workshop will be suitable to families, carers and friends who support someone (over 12yrs – 100yrs) and is designed to assist families and friends who support someone who experiences:
 relationship difficulties
 demonstrates changing emotions and strong overwhelming feelings that can make communication difficult
 sometimes behaves in a way that makes them a danger to themselves or others

The “fictional” mother and daughter characters in the film demonstrate the “Four Carer Dances” inviting families to identify their role in the relationship process. The Five Key Relationship Strategies are introduced to assist family members in being A “Good Enough” Carer. The “Good Enough” Carer then demonstrates putting safety first in scenarios when distress and risk escalate. This initiative empowers families with relationship skills, knowledge and hope.
Please note diagnosis is not important as the key relationship strategies should be helpful for all attendees.
The workshop is FREE and places are limited. Please register attendance with Aftercare FACES support worker Rachelle, via email: rachelle.paton@aftercare.com.au or PHONE: 4422 1547


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