Caring for the Carer

2nd May - Susie Donaldson

Dip in Counselling & Counselling Supervision BACP & MBACP

Healing the wounded heart

Although for many carers, caring can have positive and rewarding aspects, there are lots of reasons why caring can also leave you needing support. Caring can have an impact on many aspects of your life.

Caring can make you physically and emotionally exhausted and lead to stress, depression and other mental health issues. It can also have a huge affect on all your relationships.

This day is intended to help you recognise the early signs of burnout and equip you to resource yourself, in order that you might find balance - physically, emotionally and spiritually. It will include times of input, quiet meditation and space to enjoy the beautiful surroundings of Mulberry House.

Susie is the Director of Inspire Counselling and Training in Ipswich, and also Director of Training standards with Barnabus Counselling Training. She is also an External Verifier for The Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding body. Susie is a wife, mum and step mum.

£25.00 to include coffee on arrival, and buffet lunch with tea or coffee. 10.00am - 4.00pm

A Christian Response to Mental Health

19th July - Jonathan Clark

• Creating a Mental Health Friendly Church • What is Mental Health? • Understanding Mental Illness • A Clash of Cultures? A Christian response • Developing a Mental Health Friendly Church • Towards Wellbeing for All

Jonathan Clark is Director for the confidential helpline Premier Lifeline, part of the work of Premier Christian Communications. Jonathan is a qualified Social Worker who specialised in Mental Health and specifically with those contemplating Suicide and Self-Harm. For almost 10 years he was a Director of Mind and Soul - a Christian response to Mental Health. He is a founding member of the Christian Helplines Association and on the steering group of Christian Healing UK. Jonathan has also been a Church Minister. He is married to Miggs and they have two adult children.

£25.00 to include coffee on arrival, and buffet lunch with tea or coffee. 10.00am - 4.00pm

Listening and Praying Effectively - back by popular demand!

2nd November - Susie Donaldson

Dip in Counselling & Counselling Supervision BACP & MBACP

A one day course for those interested in, or already involved in pastoral care - equipping them with the skills to listen and pray effectively

The skills it will provide: • Biblical principals for caring/listening • An increase of self-awareness, preparing the carer/listener for the demanding but rewarding tasks of the role • Knowledge of what qualities are required to make a good carer/listener • Insight into some of the root causes of the problems people experience in their lives • Confidence in the use of prayer

Susie is the Director of Inspire Counselling and Training in Ipswich, and also Director of Training standards with Barnabus Counselling Training. She is also an External Verifier for The Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding body. Susie is a wife, mum and step mum.

£25.00 to include coffee on arrival, and buffet lunch with tea or coffee. 10.00am - 4.00pm