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Fundamentals of Dyslexia Aware Therapeutic Mentoring

October 18, 2017 - October 19, 2017


Organised by GroOops Dyslexia Aware Counselling:

The Training
What is this training?
This stimulating 2 day intensive workshop offers understanding of and practical applications to address the emotional repercussions of dyslexia. It is appropriate for all those who support dyslexic people such as counsellors, trainers, supervisors, social workers, youth workers, tutors, teachers, teaching assistants, managers etc.

The workshop has been designed as a foundation for professionals, who already have a basic understanding and practice of working with dyslexia, who wish to enhance their work within a basic counselling/coaching framework with a therapeutic element.

If you are looking to further develop your skills and confidence in working with dyslexic clients using the GroOops approach, or add some new techniques to your tool box, this is the course for you.

Experiential 2 day workshop
You will join like minded individuals for a two day creative and therapeutic-coach based workshop addressing the Emotional Repercussions of Dyslexia based in a tranquil, harmonious setting that nurtures personal and professional wellbeing and self-care.

We will be focusing specifically on sharing our learning from ten years of our GroOops Dyslexia Aware Counselling experience, helping you to develop your personal practice further and offering ways to pass it on to your client base in creative ways.

What you’ll be getting?
The Benefits
You will leave this workshop with improved clarity and understanding of;

  • How dyslexia can impact on the emotions.
  • When and why dyslexia impacts on emotions. Life stages and experiences specific to dyslexia that can create an environment for emotional disharmony and confusion.
  • Full appreciation of the strengths and weaknesses of dyslexia.
  • Creative and psycho-educational strategies to support the development of self-knowledge, resilience, self-confidence and self advocacy.
  • Confidence to incorporate new understanding and skills into your client work.
  • Community support and professional development with like-minded others.
  • Ongoing access to further dyslexia aware training opportunities.

GroOops Dyslexia Aware Counselling
Why is it different?
There are any number of assistive technology and skills based strategies specifically designed to support the dyslexic learner. However, at GroOops we believe that someone in emotional distress because of their dyslexia is not in the right frame of mind to absorb still more information.

Many clients are overwhelmed when they find they are dyslexic and are trying to make sense of who they thought they were, who they are, and who they can be.

Others have no idea that dyslexia is anything more than something to do with reading and writing and are confused and disorientated by their seeming inability to cope with life generally and their emotional reactions specifically.

Dyslexia is so much more than a difficulty with reading and writing, both through its inherent constitutional weaknesses but also in its potential, and often disregarded, outstanding strengths.

At GroOops we believe that dyslexia can impact on the emotions in very profound and insidious ways. Our ten years of experience have shown that, if unaddressed or misunderstood, dyslexia can impact in subtle and distressing ways on every aspect of a person’s life from their personal relationships through to their ability to contend with their environment.

When these challenges are addressed therapeutically our clients have the opportunity to develop an integrated sense of dyslexic identity, build resilience and self-worth, learn to become their own self-advocate and develop a sense of purpose and meaning in life.

The training programme
The reason our training programme is so successful is because we know and understand what therapeutic skills need to be developed and what strategies you require as a professional to bring about the potential for change and help dyslexic clients live more self-compassionate and meaningful lives.

Day 1:
A familiarisation of how dyslexia can present itself; strengths and weaknesses; life course experiences; the raft of emotional repercussions that can occur and why.

Day 2:
Focuses specifically on practice. This training is highly experiential, making use of personal experiences, case studies, videos, small groups, creative experiential exercises and live supervision demonstrations.

Integrated are aspects of psycho-educational approaches, mindfulness, neuroscience, counselling skills and positive psychology.

Course details
Fundamentals of Dyslexia Aware Therapeutic Mentoring addressing the Emotional Repercussions of Dyslexia.

A 2 day Intensive Experiential Workshop for professionals.

London, Wednesday 18th and Thursday 19th October 2017.

Time: 10am – 4pm
Venue: Finchley N3 3DR
Cost: Day 1 & 2: £150

What previous participants say:-

“Pennie Aston’s untold knowledge requires greater recognition in the field of Dyslexia – Congratulations GroOops!”
“Amazing experience….I have felt safe with everyone.”

“One of the best courses I have been on. To be with like minded people helped free me from the critic within.”

“Really enjoyed the workshop in all its dimensions…i.e. environment, teaching, learning from other people’s experiences.”

“I would recommend it, not just for counsellors, but for learning mentors and career guidance practitioners.”

“Would really recommend this course and have done so.”

“Good, positive and thought provoking. Felt safe and it was very inclusive.”

“I’m writing to thank you very much for the workshop, the content and manner of delivery was top notch. I learned a great deal, and it was set in such a relaxed atmosphere, and lovely surroundings too!..what more can one ask for.”

“Thanks again for such inspirational training….As the result of the training days I am now far more creative both when working with clients and in my own way of thinking.”

“Following my immensely enjoyable and empowering training session on Therapeutic Mentoring, I bought a card to ‘Thank you’ for such an inspiring CPD with like minded colleagues and new friends. However, it is still awaiting my time to really express my gratitude to you, for providing such positive, yet frightening exposure to the repercussions of dyslexia, which have been SO evident within myself and family-let alone students-throughout the years. The opportunity to develop new friendships, was an amazing and unexpected opportunity. It has also enabled me to progress in my own thoughts regarding the best way forward for my professional, freelance, career. Thank you SO much for being such an inspirational model.”


October 18, 2017
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