Alethea’s very own Norah Finn will finish the event with her ‘Self Care using Choice Theory’ workshop.
6th of October – Osprey Hotel, Naas, Co. Kildare
8.45 Registration and Coffee
9.30 Keynote Speaker: Ruth Bradbrook: ‘Working creatively and actively with young people using Choice Theory’
Ruth is a Reality Therapy and Choice Theory Instructor with the WGI-UK Faculty. Her background is teaching Choice Theory to young people, especially those who are from challenging circumstances. She is the Co-Founding Director at Developing Youth Practice whose mission is to support and develop the youth sector workforce by using Choice Theory to build aspirations and promote sustainable behaviour change. Ruth loves to be active and has a strong need for fun! Her Keynote will be interactive and fun,. Drawing on her extensive experience working with young people, she will share a range of fun and engaging activities and games to teach key concepts from Choice Theory to young people and facilitate learning from the lived experience.
10.30 Annual General Meeting
11.45 Workshop Session 1
Workshop A: Choice Theory and Teenager Wellbeing: Presenter: Brian Lennon
Workshop B: Certification Presentations: Two of our newly-certified RTCs will share the presentations they offered for certification. Anita Doyle will present on: “Lead Management”, and Tracy Fox will present on “Parenting with Choice Theory”
2.30: KEYNOTE: Padraig O’Morain: Self-Compassion and the Quality World
Self-compassion has been defined as friendship towards the person you are now, combined with an awareness of what we have in common with other people, and mindfulness. Padraig O’Morain, author of ‘Kindfulness – be a true friend to yourself with mindful self-compassion’, will look at how we can use self-compassion as a filter to help us make good choices between our quality world pictures. Padraig is certified in Choice Theory and his books include ideas – acknowledged – from Dr Glasser’s work. He writes a weekly column, That’s Men, for The Irish Times Health supplement. His website is www.padraigomorain.com
4.00 Workshop Session 2
Workshop A: Creating the Quality Primary School: Engaging children, parents and teachers. Presenter: Stacey Hearne.
Workshop B: Self Care using Choice Theory Presenter: Norah Finn from Alethea.
Cost (Includes lunch): €90 (Non-Members) €81 (Members – discount on web payment)
Members will be shown the discounted fee.
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