Chronic illness and cancer counselling skills - Online Workshop
Time & Location
About The Event
This workshop is for all therapists & counsellors, and not just those who want to specialise in chronic illness or cancer counselling.
Why should you consider attending this workshop?
Cancer and chronic illness affect our mental health.
Supporting people with life-changing and life-shortening illnesses is rarely part of a counselling or therapy training curriculum. Yet the such illnesses are on the increase – rapidly:
- According to Cancer Research UK the incidence of cancer alone is increasing, with the likelihood of any one of us being diagnosed in our lifetime standing at 1 in 2.
- ME Research UK reports that 17 million people in the world have ME.
- The World Health Organisation states that the number of people with diabetes has risen from 108 million in 1980 to 422 million in 2014.
These are just some chronic and life-changing illness. And there are many more like IBS, stroke … you name it.
What does that mean for you as counsellor or therapist?
The likelihood of any of us developing chronic illnesses has increased and the likelihood of meeting a client that has been affected by chronic illness (including family, friends) is also high.
The emotional impact of such an illness on people affected by it (incl relatives and friends) is both wide-ranging, specific and complex.
Offering meaningful therapeutic / counselling support requires awareness of practical and emotional needs, which come with life-changing illnesses.
As the diagnosis, treatment and life with chronic illnesses can be traumatic, practitioner self-care is particularly important.
What will you learn from this workshop?
This chronic illness and cancer counselling workshop is designed to provide you with information and a safe space to explore working with clients affected by such illnesses.
We will look specifically at
The emotional impact of chronic illnesses and cancer through different phases (diagnosis, treatment, remission, return, advanced, terminal)
The emotional impact on those close to people diagnosed with chronic illness (family, friends)
Important in / sensitive vocabulary
Appropriate therapeutic / counselling support (what to expect, suitability of interventions, practical considerations)
Self care for practitioners
Fee: £55 payable via PayPal (see below). I will issue you with a receipt and attendance certificate.
Location: Online via Zoom. I will provide you with a secure link. It is simple and requires you to download the App. You need to have a webcam or build-in camera on your device. Read more information about using Zoom here.
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