As an Accidental Counsellor you are not a qualified Counsellor and you don’t do therapy. However, regardless of title or qualification you are an Accidental Counsellor.
Accidental Counsellors are people who find they are placed in a counselling/mentoring/coaching role by accident, as a result of requests for help from friends, colleagues, clients or others.
THE ACCIDENTAL COUNSELLOR TRAINING will focus on 3 core themes:
As an Accidental Counsellor a focus on your wellbeing and self care is essential to avoid burnout.
A focus on your wellbeing and self-care allows you to connect to the stories of pain and suffering you hear from the people you support.
We connect to people’s stories of pain and suffering by listening and acknowledging and validity what their experience.
It’s with this deep connection that safety and trust increases and the person begins to calm down. Then if appropriate you can ask questions to help the person discover their “next best step”.
Using practical “Solution Focused” questions and language patterns means you are not giving advice but more facilitating and empowering the person to take their next best step.
AREAS COVERED IN THE ACCIDENTAL COUNSELLOR TRAINING INCLUDE
– Evidence based Wellbeing strategies from the field of Positive Psychology
– Connection processes including reflective listening and the Perception Process
– How to influence using Solution Focused Communication
– and much more!
The Accidental Counsellor Training live event has been conducted all over Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia to over 10,000 people!
Created by Rocky Biasi in 2008 receiving stellar reviews from all in attendance. Book your spot now to ensure you don’t miss out.
What attendees have said about the workshops:
What a fantastic training course! We have had nothing but positive feedback and I think you reached deep into the hearts and minds of many of our volunteers.
Anna Partridge – Wayside Chapel
The one-day workshop I attended and the online videos I watched prior to attending have given me so much comfort and so many strategies, rationales and frameworks that I can use in both my professional life and my personal life.
Ouranita Karadimas – Holroyd High School
Who Should Attend?
Anyone who finds themselves supporting people in emotional distress without formal counselling skills.
Full one day workshop
Registration from 8.45am, workshop runs from 9.00am – 4.00pm
Morning / afternoon tea and lunch included.
Before registering for this event please ensure you’re able to attend as there are limited places and no refunds. In case of an illness we can transfer your ticket another person or to an online event or to the corresponding event the following year when we are next in your city.
Professional Learning Hours
The Accidental Counsellor Training is endorsed by NESA, TQI and the Australian Community Service Workers Association.
Friday, Sep 22