Live Interactive Bespoke Online Training

Live Interactive Bespoke Online Training

The modern work environement can feel overwhelming, understanding the resources you have or can nurture to assist you to overcome the pressures of life can assist your staff in fabulous ways.

This online interactive training involves your team generating live content to discuss. Facilitated by our Training Lead this training can cover many different elements agreed in advance with the commissioner of the training. It can also be run where the participants decide live what modules they would like to cover.

The modules themselves promote knowledge and understanding however if you choose the modules well, the outcomes have an effect on individual ethos, resilience, group cohesion and an overall improvement in Psychological Flexibility.

Modules within this workshop are taken from full courses and the modules mentioned here should be considered introductory.

Each online event has constraints to the numbers of participants as we deliver this workshop using technology in a highly interactive fashion, not just listening to someone talk. The commissioner of the training should discuss with our lead trainer what your individuals needs are and which elements fit well together.

Elements such as:

  • Acceptance & Commitment Training - a taster into working with human suffering and discomfort.
  • Understanding Behavioural Language - those condusing words scientists use.
  • Collaborating with organisations to deliver Nobel prize-winning research through a system for improving team functioning.
  • Nurturing psychological safety through positive relationships in all groups involved in supporting individuals in distress.
  • Autism Awareness.
  • Dual Diagnosis - Mental Health and Learning Disabilities.

Do not be concerned if you have staff who cannot get the technology set up - discuss with us how you can assist those in your team to access this workshop.

It is by far the best thing to start with the Acceptance & Commitment Training as people get a lot out of the anonymous interactivity of seeing how others think and how closely this relates to our own thinking. Please scroll down to see the testimonials below.

The workshop has been successfully run across a number of groups. However please be aware that individuals find it very difficult to stay online learning for long periods of time.

This structure is totally flexible. We have facilitated, for example:

  • 3.5 hours facilitated on zoom covering an introduction to 2 modules (15 min break)
  • a worksheet covering supporting videos and reading for those areas

That way an educational setting can run a morning and afternoon group achieving a full day of inset training.

Please do not take our word for this. Please scroll down to see the testimonials below.

This course was invaluable and just what we needed to raise morale and self-esteem at such a difficult, critical time in 2020.

The course was deemed ‘enlightening, thought provoking and a tonic’ and reinforced a team building approach. Staff felt it was an ‘eye opener’ to witness how other staff were feeling when they were feeding back anonymously about their feelings, emotions and experiences and felt that they were not alone.

Staff took time to focus on their positive and supportive reactions to pupils and staff who were in distress or needed support and assistance and will apply these strategies to themselves. A very positive camaraderie and renewed team building approach has resulted from this course.

We have worked with Des on other sessions and projects and he never fails to enthuse, engage, challenge and support staff. Thanks so much, an excellent experience again.

Head Teacher

The course has a varied and interesting content that can be applied to a range of life situations to support yourself and others.

Teaching Assistant

I always enjoy the D8 sessions, they teach us so much. This time because of Covid-19 it was different, we had videos to watch before hand and I found that very helpful. They were mainly self-help videos on how to manage stress, I would recomend these to everyone struggling with stress. I look forward to getting back to normal and doing the practical training sessions again, the ones that change how you deal with any issue before it gets to a piont that it can't be dealt with.

Teaching Assistant

Great course content and delivery as I've come to expect from Des, very knowledgeable and expertly delivered considering the current climate (covid)

Teaching Assistant

Very emotional and informative as always..Des managed to deliver the session over zoom and kept the attention of all the staff..Well done des

Teaching Assistant

I really enjoyed the course, lots to learn and take in

Teaching Assistant

Very informative course and refreshed my understanding on the ethos

Teaching Assistant

Very informative and interesting workshop, I have learned a lot and would recommend it.

Teaching Assistant

Great to see Des again. I enjoyed all the new information and felt it was informative and relevant. Nice to have a recap on past information as well.

Teaching Assistant

A very good workshop! Not only the presentation but the links to the different videos and websites were very interesting.

Teaching Assistant

Very informative course, well presented. Enjoyed the attachments on the worksheet at the end of the course also. Thank you.

Teaching Assistant

It was very interesting and was good to catch up/recap on somethings. very useful

Teaching Assistant

Loved the course, kept waiting for you to shout , look forward to seeing you in person again.

Teaching Assistant

It was really good to get an understanding of the effect of reinforcement (positive and negative) and the impact of immediate against future.

Teaching Assistant

Interesting and beneficial as a reminder and reinforcer. I was able to relate the strategies to my work and some to home. I take from the course different ideas and a continually changing and developing mindset.

Behaviour Support Specialist
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Looking for an open annual update day?
for those whose certificate is running out.

West Wales Open Update Day

DATE: 11th December 2020

West Wales Open Workshop

DATE: 7-9 December 2020

Narberth Area

This course is FULL - Register for the waiting list

Register here to reserve your place for the next course
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