Working to Recovery
presents: Preparing for Recovery from Psychosis: A Family Approach
This is a 5-day Residential Course for families, people with lived experience and workers.
Port of Ness, Isle of Lewis, Western Isles, Scotland, UK
Sunday 21st June to Friday 26th June 2020
: Karen Taylor
£750 per person (Single Occupancy)
£550 per person (Sharing in Twin Room)
PLACES ARE LIMITED - EARLY BOOKING IS ADVISED
Costs include accommodation:
- Up to 7 nights
- All meals from Dinner Sunday 21st June to Lunch Friday 26th June included
- All course materials
- Certificate of Completion
Participants can arrive at accommodation from Saturday 20th June at 4pm, and leave at 10am on Saturday 27th June 2020, after breakfast.
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ABOUT THE WEEK
This one week course has been developed from our learning in the various recovery houses we have been privileged to be involved with over the last 20 years.
The course is both experiential and taught. It will start on Sunday 21st June at 4pm, followed by dinner at 6pm. A chance to get to know each other and start formerly on Monday 22nd June at 9.30am. Finishing Friday 26th June at 12.30pm.
DAY ONE - What is Recovery?
Karen will explore what we mean by recovery and the importance that Choice, Ownership, People and Self have in starting the journey of recovery.
DAY TWO - You are Not the Problem
The second day will focus on exploring what people often feel that somehow they are the problem and that they cannot recover. The day will also allow people to determine what the real problem is.
DAY THREE - The Illness Trap
Karen will focus on the barriers that can often get in the way of a persons' recovery exploring ways they can be overcome. Look at creative ways of working with voices and other unusual experiences, using voice dialogue and voices and family sculpting.
DAY FOUR - The Importance of Story
Day four will both explore the importance of our stories both that of the person with the problem and the family, it will also lay out a number of ways we can tell our stories.
DAY FIVE - Taking it Forward
Provides an opportunity to decide how to go forward with the learning of the week.
During the week participants
will have the opportunity to:
- Consider the underlying origins of recovery, in order to strip back to the underlying values, to 'Start Again'.
- Explore the family experience.
- Learn about the importance of writing a journal.
- Explore in depth the idea of "you are not the problem".
- Learn about the process of stories we tell ourselves and how the process of externalising language, can assist in changing the stories we/others tell about ourselves.
- Develop an understanding of the barriers that stops recovery and explore ways to overcome these.
- Develop an understanding of the 'Illness Trap' and how to negotiate through it.
- Through practical exercises learn about the importance of writing a plan.
- With discussion and conversation throughout the course, develop confidence in working with/or personally to be ready to continue the recovery process.
was a RMN with 16 year's experience within the NHS in England with both older people and adults of working age. After leaving the NHS, she worked with her husband Ron Coleman bringing the hearing vocies and recovery approach to many countries including Italy, Australia, New Zealand, France, Hong Kong, Korea, USA, Canada, Denmark, UK and Ireland. She put all her experiences into running recovery house projects, her learning on working with 'psychosis' is rooted in practice and living with a voice hearer for 21 years. Karen is experienced in working with families and believes real hearing occures when dialogue happens. In the last few years she has branched out with her 'Midwife of the Soul' work and learning around spirituality. This has led to further questioning about trauma and the realisation that many people are misdiagnosed and really have dissocation at the heart of their distress and survival.