7. CONVERSATIONS WITH PEOPLE DEALING WITH SUICIDAL THOUGHTS:
How can we respond in ways that are useful?
This workshop will:
- Consider the effects of these ideas on our work practices
- Examine what works and what does not seem to be effective
- Explore conversations that might make a difference therapeutically
- Look at antidotes to despair for those who consult us and ourselves
- Consider how to build “safety committees”
The ideas offered in this workshop will include:
- Wisdoms from co-research with people who have had the experience of suicidal thoughts
- Deconstructions of some traditional notions about suicide
- Consideration of societal and cultural influence on our responses to suicidal thoughts
- Talking about ‘suicidal thoughts’ as a possible starting point for therapeutic movement.
- The skill of double listening
- What can be available in the ‘absent but implicit’
- ‘Distress and emotional pain as a testament’ to ‘what really matters’.
- Building ‘teams’ to support safety
This workshop will offer a Narrative Perspective to our considerations of:
- What might be more or less helpful responses?
- What practices might make a therapeutic difference?
- What do we know of as antidotes to despair & distress for those who consult us and for ourselves in the work.
Cost for 2 days $400.00
To register you can use the Contact page
Practices at Paddington and Crows Nest.
Marilyn O'Neill Counsellor/Family & Couple therapist
Marilyn and Gaye have been involved in presenting Narrative Therapy
Workshops in many parts of Australia, New Zealand, the UK and the USA.
They work in private practice, and meet with individuals, couples and
families and provide group and agency supervision.
Gaye Stockell MA, MAPS (Psychologist).