- Stress management as a means of reducing stress
The aim is to provide parents with the skills to more ably manage the issues that family members of children and adults with disability encounter.
Content of Workshops:
- Setting the scene: introductions, overview & purpose of the workshops; sharing family details; dealing with stress and caring for oneself.
- Reactions and feelings of parents to the diagnosis of disability; sharing of experiences; approaches to mutual support.
- What is support? Developing the skills to support others.
- Further skills to support self and others.
- Still more skills to support self and others.
- Developing the skills of assertion as a means of advocating for oneself, one’s family and others.
- Further assertion/advocacy skills. Revision and integration of the skills of the workshops.
Ray has facilitated this type of workshop on a regular basis in Auckland, New Zealand and Dublin, Ireland as well as training parents and professionals to work as partners in delivering similar workshops in Queensland for the Parent to Parent Association.
Nola is a parent and has worked in the field as an Radiographer. Nola supports the work of the Centre for Disability Studies as a member of the Board.
Fee: $50.00 (for whole programme)
Venue: St. Albans Anglican Church, Lower Hall, 3 Pembroke Street, Epping (2 minutes walk from the station)
Booking: contact Margaret
Phone: 8878 0500