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Sensory Approaches To Improve Health and Wellbeing
Fri. 11 August 2017, 9:00 am – 4:30 pm AEST
Learn how sensory input can provide simple and effective ways to cope at challenging times
This workshop is suitable for anyone who works with people to support their health and wellbeing, including health professionals, community workers, teachers and carers. It may be especially useful if you support people who find talking or thinking through problems a challenge.
Sensory Approaches is a collective term for a range of interventions that focus on supporting a person to better manage emotions, attention and behaviour through regulation of bodily arousal states using a range of sensory modalities. It is widely used in mental health services as a trauma informed approach, and as a first line intervention to manage difficult emotional states. (Sensory Approaches in Mental Health Clinical Capability Framework, Queensland Health, 2016)
This workshop will introduce participants to Sensory Approaches, how these can be used to improve health and wellbeing, and the tools to assist people to self-regulate. The workshop will include experiential exercises and opportunities to practice using tools and sensory resources.
You will learn:
Definitions and aims of Sensory Approaches
Why and when you might use a Sensory Approach
The role of the senses in relation to wellbeing, stages of development, trauma, different problems / diagnoses
Evidence and recommendations for Sensory Approaches
The neuroscience behind Sensory Approaches
Introduction to the 8 senses and their roles
Key concepts and tools such as sensory lens, sensory preferences, safety tools, calming / alerting, sensory environments, and use of self.
If you'd like to know more visit: http://www.mudanca.com.au/expertise/sensory-modulation/
Please Note - This workshop is a pre-requisite for the Sensory Approaches Extension Workshop
What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?
The Innovation Lab is at The Edge, which is beside the river at South Bank between the State Library and the Queensland Art Gallery. The Edge is centrally located so there are plenty of transport options. You can drive your car and park, or catch a bus, train or ferry. The website has further details:
What should I bring to the event?
Please bring your printed ticket and a copy of the training notes - either printed or on your device. Also bring a pen and paper, and something warm in case the airconditioning is cool.
What will be provided?
The registration fee includes the full day workshop run by Michelle Taylor, all course notes and worksheets, sensory resources which you will be able to trial, and a certificate of attendance.
What about lunch and morning / afternoon tea?
If you prefer you can bring your own food and drink - your're able to take these in to the Innovation Lab or take them outside and eat overlooking the river. Or you can purchase food and coffee at The Edge Cafe, The State Library Cafe, Queensland Art Gallery Cafe and GOMA Cafe.
Registration and payment is required prior to attending the workshop. Unfortunately we are unable to refund or transfer payments once registration is completed.
How can I contact the organiser with any questions?
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