JOIN US FOR THE WGII CONFERENCE 2018!
Date: October 6th
Cost (Includes lunch): €90 (Non-Members) €81 (Members – discount on web payment if logged in)
8.45 Registration and Coffee
9.30 KEYNOTE: Ruth Bradbrook: ‘Working creatively and actively with young people using Choice Theory’
Ruth is a Reality Therapy and Choice Theory Instructor with the WGI-UK Faculty. Her background is teaching Choice Theory to young people, especially those who are from challenging circumstances. She is the Co-Founding Director at Developing Youth Practice whose mission is to support and develop the youth sector workforce by using Choice Theory to build aspirations and promote sustainable behaviour change. Ruth loves to be active and has a strong need for fun! Her Keynote will be interactive and fun,. Drawing on her extensive experience working with young people, she will share a range of fun and engaging activities and games to teach key concepts from Choice Theory to young people and facilitate learning from the lived experience.
10.30 Annual General Meeting
11.45 Workshop Session 1
Workshop A: Choice Theory and Teenager Wellbeing. Presenter: Brian Lennon.
Workshop B: Certification Presentations: Two of our newly-certified RTCs will share the presentations they offered for certification. Anita Doyle will present on: “Lead Management”, and Tracy Fox will present on “Parenting with Choice Theory”
2.30: KEYNOTE: Padraig O’Morain: Self-Compassion and the Quality World
Self-compassion has been defined as friendship towards the person you are now, combined with an awareness of what we have in common with other people, and mindfulness. Padraig O’Morain, author of ‘Kindfulness – be a true friend to yourself with mindful self-compassion’, will look at how we can use self-compassion as a filter to help us make good choices between our quality world pictures. Padraig is certified in Choice Theory and his books include ideas – acknowledged – from Dr Glasser’s work. He writes a weekly column, That’s Men, for The Irish Times Health supplement. His website is www.padraigomorain.com
4.00 Workshop Session 2
Workshop A: Creating the Quality Primary School: Engaging children, parents and teachers. Presenter: Stacey Hearne.
Workshop B: Self Care using Choice Theory. Presenter: Norah Finn.
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Back row, L to R: Olivia Faye, Catriona Roche, Debbie Byrne, Margaret Keane, Jennie Finnegan, Cliodhna Colgan, Norah Finn. Front row, L to R: Nuala Bergin, Jacqueline Walsh, Kim Owens, Siobhan Daffy, Una Ahearne, Margaret Fox.
MO Connection Newsletter August 15, 2018
Those in attendance: Ali Sahebi (Iran), Al Zamel (Kuwait), Katina Diano-Vandenbroeck (Philippines), Jean Seville Suffield (Canada), Susan Fleming (Australia), Masaki Kakitani (Japan), Denzyl Wibooi (South Africa), John Cooper (Board Chair), and Kim Olver (WGI ED).
We had another productive and positive meeting. John and Kim shared the discussions of the International Board in Bogota. The Board is excited to restructure and become more representative of our membership by all MOs having representation on the board, instead of just large geographic areas being represented. We know we want to be an umbrella organization that creates standards to protect the quality of the work being done, provides an International presence for MOs to reference, and helps connect MOs with the exciting things that are happening other countries. WGI does not want to piecemeal this, nor do we want to decide everything without MO input. We plan to get a draft package together of what we are thinking and once this is complete and agreed upon, we will send it out for your comments, questions, suggestions and feedback. Stay tuned.
Dr. Terry Lynch, author of “Beyond Prozac” has just published a new ebook called: ‘The Systematic Corruption of Global Mental Health‘
The full title of this book is ‘The Systematic Corruption of Global Mental Health: Book One – Prescribed Drug Dependence‘.
Currently the book is available only on Kindle but that means you can download it immediately and read it on a Kindle reader or a Kindle app in your smart phone, tablet or computer.
Introductory Kindle price:- £0.99 Sterling – equivalent in other currencies.