ANNUAL CONVENTION 2018

JOIN US FOR THE WGII CONFERENCE 2018! Date: October 6th Venue: Osprey Hotel, Naas, Co. Kildare. Cost (Includes lunch): €90 (Non-Members) €81 (Members – discount on web payment if logged in)   CONFERENCE PROGRAMME 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 11.15 Coffee 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” 1.15 LUNCH 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   3.30 Coffee 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. 5.30 Closure We will send you details of the Workshops closer to the Conference PAY ONLINE HERE! Members will be shown the discounted fee if logged in. If you are not a member, why not join now here.    

Summer Courses 2018

August 13th 2018: A huge congratulations to this group of people who completed their Basic Intensive Weeks Training in Choice Theory at the William Glasser Institute Ireland, with faculty instructor Norah Finn. We created a very special week together, filled with support, fun and learning. Thank you to the group for allowing me to experience YOU, and a big huge welcome to the WGII, we look forward to our continued journey together. Strong QW pictures formed. Back row L-R: Sarah Roche, Sharon Brady, Valerie Ní Raighne, Declan Maloney, Sandra Healy, Deborah Murphy, Norah Finn, Front row L-R: Daniel Wheatley, Ken Morrissey, Catherine Noonan, Siobhan Tormey, Fiona Keely, Yvonne Wheatley, Niamh Traynor. June 22nd 2018: On behalf of the William Glasser Institute Ireland, we want to congratulate these students, who have just completed their Basic Intensive Weeks Training in Choice Theory/Reality Therapy, with Faculty Instructor Jimmie Woods, at Newcross College, in Finglas Dublin. We extend our congratulations to you all. Well, well done, and welcome to the WGII. We look forward to our continued journey together. 10th June 2018: On behalf of the William Glasser Institute Ireland, we want to congratulate these 12 students, who have just completed their Basic Intensive Weeks Training with Faculty Instructor Norah Finn, at Alethea Holistic and Healing Services in D 12.  We extend our congratulations to you. We don’t call it an “Intensive” by chance! Well, well done, and welcome to the WGII. We look forward to our continued journey together. 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. 21st July 2018: A little introduction to some of our WGI faculty team at our planning meeting today here at WGII. Quality work done! L – R : Arthur Dunne, Anne Mannion, Marcella Finnerty, Brian Lennon, Ann Martin, Basil Gaffney, Norah Finn, Stacy McAuley

New eBook by Dr. Terry Lynch!

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.   Click Here to buy the book!    

Certification 2018

On Sunday 15th July 2018, a group of six candidates completed the CT/RT Certification Programme in Scoil Aoife, City West, Dublin. St. Claire Sweeney (Faculty), Devindra Mc Cowen, Mary Keating, Ivana Kofic, Stacey Hearne (Faculty), Tracey Fox, Anita Doyle, Kathleen Swayne, Eileen Hearne (Faculty) and Brian Lennon (Faculty).   The instructor for this Certification Week was Stacey Hearne.  Our heartiest congratulations to the six newly certified individuals.  We look forward to seeing you all at future WGII events.