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Dealing with Distress: Working with Self-Harm and Suicide

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Suicide is a calamity of the inner world, where feelings, memories, and beliefs may brew up hurricane winds of anguish powerful enough to blow someone away.” – John Maltsberger After suicide, there are no second chances. We can’t go back and try a different, or better way, of supporting someone to see if that works instead.  We may have just the one chance to get it right, and none of us wants to get it wrong. “No one is killing themselves on my watch!” we may vow. And yet a million people worldwide kill themselves each year. If a million people every year died as a result of terrorism, imagine the outcry, the public attention, the funding, and the need for a solution. Research reveals a fair bit about the risk factors for suicide. But does that information enable us to predict with any accuracy whether our client, or friend, or family member will attempt to kill themselves? This course will look at a variety of issues around self-harm and suicidality, specifically behaviours resulting from states of extreme distress linked to trauma. The aim of the day is to build your confidence in working with or supporting people who are severely distressed, and to equip you to work as effectively as possible to promote recovery and healing from this distress, so that self-harm and suicide are no longer seen as ‘the only way out’.

Location Crawley
Category Talking Therapies
Details of Event
Start date 09 Mar 2019
Start time 10:00am
Venue Address The Charis Centre, West Green Drive, Crawley, West Sussex, RH11 7EL
Amount £90
Organiser PODS
Speaker Carolyn Spring
CPD hours 6
Contact No. 01480 878409
Keywords Psychology, Psychotherapy, Self-Harm, Suicidial, Therapy
Regions South East