The Use of Advanced Forms of Mindfulness in Social Work Practice
|Date:||19th February 2018|
|Time:||9:00am to 5.00pm|
|Venue:||AASW Melbourne Office, VIC|
|CPD hrs:||7 hours|
AASW Members: $150
|Organiser:||AASW Victorian Branch|
Phone: 03 9320 1012
Mindfulness meditation has proven its value by producing wonderful results in many settings. At the same time, much more is possible when it is combined with a practice called Grounding. Grounding enables practitioners to extend their use of mindfulness to many more settings and to other processes that are often currently thought to be beyond the immediate value of mindfulness. By combining the two processes such limitations dissolve and many other outcomes become possible. The workshop will involve introducing grounding and expanding established mindful processes by integrating them with it. Grounding enables practitioners to engage mindfully and effectively to promote change in people struggling with everyday issues or troubled by seriously challenging situations, events and people. The combined processes produce powerful change, encourage sustained equilibrium, and lead to natural resolutions. Since its first development in the late 1970s, thousands of people have tested it personally and professionally.
- to understand mindfulness combined with grounding, and;
- to learn the processes by which grounding produces resolution, balance and completion in many different situations.
Who should attend
Social workers with at least two years of experience helping clients with personal, physical, emotional, cognitive, and/or medical issues.
It would help to have had several months or over a year's experience with the personal practice of some form of mindfulness meditation.
About the presenter
Ken Mellor developed this material in the late 1970s and has been teaching it Australia and internationally since 1980. Many professional and lay people have received great personal and other benefits from the approach. He has also had multiple papers about grounding published in the peer reviewed International Transactional Analysis Journal, plus won a prize in the 2012 Next Generation Indie Book Awards (Spirituality Category). He will give a copy of this book to all who attend the workshop. Ken was also a lecturer in Social Work in the Social Work Department of the University of Melbourne, and has been a training/supervising member of the International Transactional Analysis Association since 1975. He is still also a member of the American Group Psychotherapy Association. He has a total of 47 years in professional private practice.
AASW Melbourne Office
Level 7, 14-20 Blackwood Street, North Melbourne
Our venue is close to Flemington Road and near the Royal Women's and Royal Melbourne Hospitals.
Please note: We recommend travelling via public transport if possible. Our office is close to the CBD and a short walk from the Haymarket Walk/Elizabeth Street tram stop (trams 19 & 59) and the Grattan Street tram stop (trams 55 & 59). Parking in the area is generally on-street, metered parking and is limited. There are limited 2 hour free street parking spaces near-by in Courtney Street or metered 4 hour parking in Blackwood Street, Howard Street and surrounds.
There is also a parking facility at the VCCC building that offers safe car parking every day of the week from 6:00am to 9:00pm. Cost is $14 for 1-2 hours or $20.
There are facilities available outside the building to lock bikes.
AASW members: $150
Please see details on the right of this page to register. 7 CPD hours.
Registrations have reached capacity. To join a waiting list should cancellations occur please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note Skilful use of mindfulness in therapeutic work with clients & individual practice workshop will be held on 26th April 2018 should this be suitable.