Responsibility, a concept basic to Reality Therapy, is here defined as the ability to fulfill one's needs, and to do so in a way that does not deprive others of the ability to fulfill their needs. [Reality Therapy, 1965]
Choice Theory psychology is a new explanation of human behaviour. It challenges many traditional views about human behaviour:
- how we live our lives
- how we relate to others
- how we interpret "mental illness"
- how we understand education
- how we view management
Reality Therapy is the counselling approach based on Choice Theory psychology.
Learning Choice Theory psychology can give a whole new perspective on life:
- learn new ways to live our lives
- find more satisfactory ways to deal with the relationships in our lives
- get a deeper and more hopeful understanding of mental distress
- discover an alternative to many of the destructive practices in education
- explore a more satisfactory and productive approach to management
Richard Pulk Seminar 2016
Saturday 21st May 2016
VENUE: Education Centre, Drumcondra, Dublin (Free parking)
TIME: 9.30 am - 4.00 pm
COST: (includes lunch and coffee):
Members: €45 (use discount code)
Richard Pulk gave his first Basic Week in Ireland in 1987. He became a regular teacher in Ireland from 1987 and WGII was greatly enriched by his work here. This annual workshop is organised in his memory each year.
9.00: Registration and Coffee
9.30: Choosing Pleasure Not Happiness: A Choice Theory approach to Addictive Behaviours: Presenter: Norah Finn
11.30: Self-Care: The Choice Theory Insight: Presenter: Norah Finn
12.30 – 2.00: Lunch (Main and tea/coffee) in Fagan’s Pub Drumcondra
2.00: Teaching Choice Theory to Adolescents: A new resource. Presenter: Alan White
2.30: The Challenges of Choice: Presenter: Brian Lennon
A Certificate of Attendance which is valid for CPD purpose will be issued.
9.30: Choosing Pleasure Not Happiness: A Choice Theory approach to Addictive Behaviours: Dr. Glasser made the distinction between people choosing behaviours that give them pleasure rather than those that give happiness. We are all open to that choice, whether it is with drugs, with shopping, with co-dependency, with other addictive behaviours. In this presentation, Norah Finn will share her wide experience of working with addiction, and how we can help ourselves to move to more need-satisfying behaviours.
11.30: Self Care: The Choice Theory Insight: In this presentation, Norah will engage her audience in an interactive engagement with ways to use Dr Glasser’s ideas to move away from stress and to move towards a positive life experience. She will look at self-care in work, and in our relationships, especially our relationship with ourselves.
Presenter: Norah Finn, MIACP; Faculty Instructor, WGII: Norah is an experienced Family Systemic Therapist and Holistic Therapist, and the founder of the Alethea Holistic and Healing Services in Dublin. She is a Faculty Instructor with WGII.
2.00: Teaching Choice Theory to Adolescents: A new resource: Alan has already brought us his “Choices” mental well-being programme for young people, and today he unveils his new project: A story designed for use with young people, either individually or in groups in schools or youth work settings.
Presenter: Alan White, RTC: Alan is a secondary school teacher in Bishopstown Community School in Cork. He is the developer of the “Choices” programme which helps young people with their mental wellbeing choices. He is on the WGII National Executive Committee.
2.30: The Challenges of Choice: Changing - the process of making new choices - is not always easy! In this presentation Brian will look at some of the complexities and difficulties involved in the act of choice. He will also outline a number of strategies that we can offer to those engaged in making difficult choices.
Presenter: Brian Lennon: Brian is a Senior Faculty Member of WGI, a founding member of WGII, Fellow of the Institute of Guidance Counsellors and has worked as both Guidance Counsellor and Psychologist before retiring. He has presented in Australia, Canada, Colombia, Croatia, England, Ireland, Slovenia, Spain and USA.
This is one man's story of courage, sacrifice and sheer determination!
William Glasser: Champion of Choice
Learn about the man and about his ideas, ideas that invite you to change the way you view your life!
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