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Fri, 26 Jul

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Pembroke

Empowering people with ADHD and their significant others with a multi-sensory therapeutic toolbox.

Training Workshop for Multi-disciplinary Practitioners. With Dr Elaine Grech (Ph.D.) Warranted Gestalt and Systemic Psychotherapist, Accredited Supervisor and Warranted Teacher

Empowering people with ADHD and their significant others with a multi-sensory therapeutic toolbox.
Empowering people with ADHD and their significant others with a multi-sensory therapeutic toolbox.

Time & Location

26 Jul 2024, 08:15 – 13:30 GMT+2

Pembroke, Pembroke, Malta

About the Event

Date: Friday, 26th July 2024

Time: 8.15 am to 1.30 pm (5 CPD hours)

Price: 100 € (includes tea breaks)

Early Bird: 90€ if you pay by the 26th May 2024

· Would you like to develop your attunement to the multi-sensory strengths and needs of people with ADHD?

· Do you want to explore multi-sensory, action-oriented tools that can support people with ADHD and their significant others?

Aimed for: Multi-disciplinary practitioners who have an interest in developing empowering and multi-sensory interventions on how to support people with ADHD and their significant others.

The workshop will focus on interventions that support emotional regulation and that, over time, were experienced as the most helpful by service users I have worked with over the past 25 years who have been diagnosed with ADHD and their significant others. They include:

· Body-based interventions (Somatic practices)

· Interoception, Proprioception and Exteroception awareness interventions

· Movement

· Neuro-affective interventions (includes touch)

· Sound and rhythm-based interventions

· Visually expressive interventions

· Smell and taste-inspired interventions

Since the workshop is experiential, it also aims to support the personal and professional growth of the practitioners.

The professionals include psychotherapists, family therapists, psychologists, psychiatrists, counsellors, guidance teachers, teachers, social workers, child and youth care workers, support workers, teachers, inclusive education professionals, managers and many others.

This workshop will provide you with an opportunity to practice and take home with you a set of embodied action-oriented therapeutic tools. You can teach these skills to your clients or significant others.

A Reflection

Back in 1999, I came across an inspiring book written by Thom Hartmann in 1993. In it, Hartmann describes people with ADHD as “hunters” who excel in their ability to move creatively, adapt, and express strong energy when they are doing what they love. The “hunters” live in a society that mostly caters to “farmers.” His positive and empowering outlook towards people with ADD inspired the position I adopt when working with people with neurodiversity and their significant others.

My special interest in the field of ADHD has been inspired by the richness of both my own life experiences and those of many children and adults over the years who reached out for help trying to make sense of and cope with behaviours, feelings or mindsets that turned out to be a manifestation of being neuro-divergent. While some of these service users came to therapy equipped with an official diagnosis of ADHD, many others were experiencing several challenges in their lives, which they and their significant others struggled to make sense of. For many people who live with ADHD, making sense of how brains can be wired differently brought some relief and possibly a sense of direction on what type of support is needed.

Many scholars and historians believe that Einstein (physicist and mathematician, Nobel Prize winner) had ADHD. As a boy, one of his teachers thought he would not amount to anything and even suggested that he quit school. In this workshop. I would like to encourage the dedicated multi-disciplinary practitioners out there who, contrary to Einstein’s teacher, are inspiring children and adults with neurodiversity to find their “superpowers”. I believe that no matter how our brain is wired, we are given skills and talents that we need to make a difference.

Many people with ADHD excel in their ability to think outside the box, adapt to emergencies, and hyperfocus when they are navigating what they are passionate about. Adopting a strength-based approach when working with people with ADHD and their significant others can set an empowering tone supporting people with ADHD to actualise themselves. Many people with ADHD have made an impact, including Jamie Oliver (chef), Michael Phelps (Olympic medal swimmer), Bill Gates (businessman and philanthropist), Emma Watson (Ivy League school graduate and actress), and Dr Gabor Mate (physician and author of another inspiring book on ADD “Scattered Minds”). 

I look forward to our own creative space in this upcoming workshop!

I wish you well, and thank you for your service to the community!

1. Book Through the Website's Upcoming Events

https://www.drelainegrechpsychotherapist.com/upcoming-events

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2. How to secure your payment:

• Payment needs to take place within 24 hours; otherwise, your registration will not be secured.

• Write your name and the workshop’s title when processing the payment so that payment can be identified.

• Email confirmation of payment to elainemarygrech@gmail.com so that I can confirm your booking: Name and Surname, Workshop Title and Date, Method of Payment chosen and email address for correspondence regarding the workshop.

3. Participants will receive a receipt of payment in the email provided and a certificate of attendance after completing the workshop.

4. Please note that it is on a first-come, first-served basis, and therefore, your booking can only be confirmed after receiving payment and registration.

5. The payment is non-refundable and non-transferable unless due to the rare eventuality of the workshop being cancelled by the facilitator if the minimum number is not reached.

6. Around a week before the workshop, you will receive an email with details on the location and some ideas on how to prepare yourself for the training.

Payment Options:

Payment on Revolut

or Mobile Banking: 00356 99447307

Paypal elainemarygrech@gmail.com

(If using PayPal, please add 5 euros to the amount to cover the PayPal Fee).

Online Bank Transfer

SWIFT Code: VALLMTMT IBAN: MT60VALL22013000000040013125068

Many blessings

Dr Elaine Grech

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