Oct
5
9:00am 9:00am

The FOURTH DAY (Maintaining Professionalism) - FULLY BOOKED

  • 43 Renfrew Road London, England, SE11 4NA United Kingdom (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This course is for anyone who has completed one of the three-day courses and who would like to continue the conversations begun there. The course takes the principles from the three-day courses (responsibility, accountability, powerful action) and opens a space for reviewing and furthering the commitments made there. As the course functions as a review and update session it can be taken multiple times.

 

Excellent as ever. Creates a space in which people feel able to share safely and openly. This is enormously powerful. Doctor

  • I left feeling calm, quiet, pain free, supported, befriended, happy, content. Not so scared. G.P.
  • Fantastic learning process put in place. Doctor.
  • A fantastic template to move forward in my personal and professional life.
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Oct
9
9:00am 9:00am

Listening in Practice

  • 43 Renfrew Road London, England, SE11 4NA United Kingdom (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This course is for anyone who wants to feel free to communicate effectively with the people they work with. Excellent communication is not about talking better, but about listening. When the space is full of our opinions, reactions, beliefs, ideas, thoughts and feelings, listening is difficult. When we are truly listening we are fully present and aware, connected, present, vulnerable and open.

The conversation about being present in the consultation was really helpful. The reminder about preconceived ideas - that they are only that - and to compare them against what you really know was really very valuable.
I think the conversations were unexpectedly powerful [...].
The course was powerful and moving.
[it gave me] an awareness of what authentic communication requires [and an] appraisal of my own lack of vulnerability / engagement with patients. Remedies and pitfalls for listening.
This challenged me to open and engage with others when I would prefer not to [..].To allow space for others to talk and to actively listen [...]. To face up to challenges from my own listening practice and to improve.
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Oct
10
to Oct 12

Maintaining Professional Ethics - COURSE FULL

  • 43 Renfrew Road London, England, SE11 4NA United Kingdom (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Summary This course is a small-group based programme which aims to help people in the professions improve their awareness and responsibility around establishing and maintaining professional ethics.  The course is solely for people with identified problems about ethics related matters, such as honesty, probity, low level civil offences or general conduct matters. 

 I would once again like to thank you for what was the most useful, necessary and enlightening course I have ever been on.

Upon reflection of the course it was so beneficial to me and relevant that I can’t thank you enough.

Ethical or probity issues relevant for the course may include: dishonesty; plagiarism/misattribution; research/audit fraud; falsifying notes; breaching confidentiality; failing to maintain accurate records; unauthorised accessing of records; inaccurate CV's; misuse of prescription or non-prescription medication; causing unnecessary delays in the progression of cases; personal criminal or civil cases which affect work; emotional over-involvement with patients or non-sexualised inappropriate interactions with patients.

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Oct
16
to Oct 18

Maintaining Professional Boundaries - 2 REMAINING PLACES

  • 43 Renfrew Road London, England, SE11 4NA United Kingdom (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This course is a small-group based programme which aims to help people in the caring professions improve their awareness and responsibility around establishing and maintaining professional boundaries.  Please note that this course is exclusively for people with identified problems in relation to sexualised or inappropriate behaviour.

What people say about the 'Maintaining Professional Boundaries' course

I learned more about communicationsin three days than I did in the whole of medical school.
In 23 years since medical school (and indeed during medical school) this has been the most effective, interesting and challenging course that I have done. The impact has been immense.

The space created by the course approach and structure led to an open dialogue that was hugely useful to me. I found the personal realisations unmasked during the course to be transformative.

The facilitators calm and authoritative approach allowed him to go into very personal territory in a group setting without feeling exposed.
My main learning was in the understanding of the impact of boundary violations on patients.
The main impact has been a deep understanding of why we need boundaries and the ability to change practice in order to ensure they are maintained. Giving patients space for their issues and not mindreading etc.
The role-play had a profound impact on being able to see effects of my behaviour
The impact of the course has been monumental – as if scales have fallen from my eyes and I am able to have insight not only into my consultation skills but also with the relationships and connections with my family and friends
 Best course I have ever attended by a long mile. Lovely choice of venue, calming, atmospheric and very conducive to being open and honest and on-judgemental.
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Nov
1
to Nov 3

Maintaining Professional Boundaries

  • 43 Renfrew Road London, SE11 4NA United Kingdom (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Summary This course is a small-group based programme which aims to help people in the caring professions improve their awareness and responsibility around establishing and maintaining professional boundaries. Please note that this course is solely for people with identified problems in relation to sexualised or inappropriate behaviour. Sexual boundary issues may include: inappropriate emotional or sexualised relationships with colleagues, clients, students, patients or congregants; inappropriate use of touch; sexualised or inappropriate language; sexual harassment.

If the issues concern honesty, probity, nonsexual offences or general conduct matters then the new course 'Maintaining Professional Ethics' is suitable. If the issues are primarily about problematic ways of relating with colleagues then the course 'Maintaining Professional Relationships' is appropriate. Please note that the three courses collectively replace the previous course 'Maintaining Proper Boundaries'.

What people say about the 'Maintaining Proper Boundaries' course

I learned more about communications  in three days than I did in the whole of medical school.
In 23 years since medical school (and indeed during medical school) this has been the most effective, interesting and challenging course that I have done. The impact has been immense.
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Nov
6
to Nov 8

Maintaining Professional Ethics - FULLY BOOKED

  • 43 Renfrew Rd London, SE11 4NA United Kingdom (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Summary This course is a small-group based programme which aims to help people in the professions improve their awareness and responsibility around establishing and maintaining professional ethics.  The course is solely for people with identified problems about ethics related matters, such as honesty, probity, low level civil offences or general conduct matters.

Ethical or probity issues relevant for the course may include: dishonesty; plagiarism/misattribution; research/ audit fraud; falsifying notes; breaching confidentiality; failing to maintain accurate records; unauthorised accessing of records; inaccurate CV's; misuse of prescription or non-prescription medication; causing unnecessary delays in the progression of cases; personal criminal or civil cases which affect work; emotional over-involvement with patients.

If the issues primarily concern  sexualisedbehaviour then the course 'Maintaining Professional Boundaries' is suitable; if the concern is mainly about interpersonal behaviours then the course 'Maintaining Professional Relationships' is the appropriate one. Please note that collectively these three courses replace the previous course 'Maintaining Proper Boundaries'.

What people say about our courses

I would once again like to thank you for what was the most useful, necessary and enlightening course I have ever been on.

Upon reflection of the course it was so beneficial to me and relevant that I can’t thank you enough.

In 23 years since medical school (and indeed during medical school) this has been the most effective, interesting and challenging course that I have done. The impact has been immense.

The space created by the course approach and structure led to an open dialogue that was hugely useful to me. I found the personal realisations unmasked during the course to be transformative.

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Nov
17
9:30am 9:30am

Introduction to Professional Boundaries

  • 43 Renfrew Road London, England, SE11 4NA United Kingdom (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This course is for those new to professional boundaries or needing a refresher. The course covers the fundamentals of boundary theory and practice, introducing participants to the core knowledge from experience, from research and the literature.

An absolutely brilliant course – one which I would now highly recommend to ALL my medical colleagues as it opened my eyes to how many daily clinical encounters involve delicate handling of the boundaries without necessarily being aware of this.
The material was interesting, challenging and thought-provoking.
All issues discussed today were of paramount importance. It was helpful to gain refresher review of these issues and to share and learn new ways of resolving these issues as they come up in my therapy sessions with clients.

It is suitable for people in a range of professional settings, including medicine, therapy, nursing, ministry, social work, support work, youth work etc, including people who are in training.

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Nov
24
9:30am 9:30am

Values in Practice

  • Greencoat Place London, England, SW1P United Kingdom (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Core Values are drivers and motivators. When we are living and working in alignment with our values we are effective, productive and clear. When any of our values are compromised we feel dissatisfied, frustrated or over the longer term, stressed and anxious.

Extremely effective, thank you. Medical Practitioner

Empowering course, made me feel more whole and that I do have values and that these need to be met for me to be happy. Doctor (GP).

I would recommend this to anybody. G.P

By making us think in that paradigm, you have potentially changed us for life and we have now the tools to check with in every area of life.  Consultant Psychiatrist

This one day course is for practitioners who wish to consider their own values and how they relate to their occupation and to their working environment. An interactive learning session which will lead to each participant leaving with a clear and memorable set of personal values, a strong idea of how these connect to professional values and an action plan for aligning them.

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Dec
4
to Dec 6

Maintaining Professional Ethics

  • 43 Renfrew Road London, England, SE11 4NA United Kingdom (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Summary This course is a small-group based programme which aims to help people in the professions improve their awareness and responsibility around establishing and maintaining professional ethics.  The course is solely for people with identified problems about ethics related matters, such as honesty, probity, low level civil offences or general conduct matters. 

 I would once again like to thank you for what was the most useful, necessary and enlightening course I have ever been on.

Upon reflection of the course it was so beneficial to me and relevant that I can’t thank you enough.

Ethical or probity issues relevant for the course may include: dishonesty; plagiarism/misattribution; research/audit fraud; falsifying notes; breaching confidentiality; failing to maintain accurate records; unauthorised accessing of records; inaccurate CV's; misuse of prescription or non-prescription medication; causing unnecessary delays in the progression of cases; personal criminal or civil cases which affect work; emotional over-involvement with patients or non-sexualised inappropriate interactions with patients.

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Dec
4
to Dec 6

Maintaining Professional Boundaries

  • 43 Renfrew Road London, England, SE11 4NA United Kingdom (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This course is a small-group based programme which aims to help people in the caring professions improve their awareness and responsibility around establishing and maintaining professional boundaries.  Please note that this course is exclusively for people with identified problems in relation to sexualised or inappropriate behaviour.

I learned more about communications in three days than I did in the whole of medical school.
In 23 years since medical school (and indeed during medical school) this has been the most effective, interesting and challenging course that I have done. The impact has been immense.
The space created by the course approach and structure led to an open dialogue that was hugely useful to me. I found the personal realisations unmasked during the course to be transformative.
The impact of the course has been monumental – as if scales have fallen from my eyes and I am able to have insight not only into my consultation skills but also with the relationships and connections with my family and friends
Best course I have ever attended by a long mile. Lovely choice of venue, calming, atmospheric and very conducive to being open and honest and on-judgemental.

Sexual boundary issues may include: inappropriate emotional or sexualised relationships with colleagues, clients, students, patients or congregants; inappropriate use of touch; sexualised or inappropriate language; sexual harassment.

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Dec
7
9:00am 9:00am

The FOURTH DAY (Maintaining Professionalism)

  • 43 Renfrew Road London, England, SE11 4NA United Kingdom (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This course is for anyone who has completed one of the three-day courses and who would like to continue the conversations begun there. The course takes the principles from the three-day courses (responsibility, accountability, powerful action) and opens a space for reviewing and furthering the commitments made there. As the course functions as a review and update session it can be taken multiple times.

 

Excellent as ever. Creates a space in which people feel able to share safely and openly. This is enormously powerful. Doctor

  • I left feeling calm, quiet, pain free, supported, befriended, happy, content. Not so scared. G.P.
  • Fantastic learning process put in place. Doctor.
  • A fantastic template to move forward in my personal and professional life.
View Event →
Dec
8
9:30am 9:30am

Listening In Practice

  • 43 Renfrew Rd London, SE11 United Kingdom (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This course is for anyone who wants to feel free to communicate effectively with the people they work with. Excellent communication is not about talking better, but about listening. When the space is full of our opinions, reactions, beliefs, ideas, thoughts and feelings, listening is difficult. When we are truly listening we are fully present and aware, connected, present, vulnerable and open.

What participants said about the first course

The conversation about being present in the consultation was really helpful. The reminder about preconceived ideas - that they are only that - and to compare them against what you really know was really very valuable.
The course was powerful and moving.
[it gave me] an awareness of what authentic communication requires [and an] appraisal of my own lack of vulnerability / engagement with patients. Remedies and pitfalls for listening.
This challenged me to open and engage with others when I would prefer not to [..].To allow space for others to talk and to actively listen [...]. To face up to challenges from my own listening practice and to improve.
[I got] the importance of emptying the space. [It's] 'not about what I want to hear, but about what they have to say'.
I will implement not only in clinical practice but also outside work setting.
It's easier to remain inauthentic, to adopt a position of power, control etc - listening strips you down and releases possibilities [...] - it is an 'in the moment' transcendent experience.
It has been good to be in a place where my real concerns could be articulated, where I felt understood - listened to.
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Sep
22
9:30am 9:30am

Values in Practice

  • 43 Renfrew Road London, England, SE11 4NA United Kingdom (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Core Values are drivers and motivators. When we are living and working in alignment with our values we are effective, productive and clear. When any of our values are compromised we feel dissatisfied, frustrated or over the longer term, stressed and anxious.

Extremely effective, thank you. Medical Practitioner

Empowering course, made me feel more whole and that I do have values and that these need to be met for me to be happy. Doctor (GP).

I would recommend this to anybody. G.P

By making us think in that paradigm, you have potentially changed us for life and we have now the tools to check with in every area of life.  Consultant Psychiatrist

This one day course is for practitioners who wish to consider their own values and how they relate to their occupation and to their working environment. An interactive learning session which will lead to each participant leaving with a clear and memorable set of personal values, a strong idea of how these connect to professional values and an action plan for aligning them.

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Sep
19
to Sep 21

Maintaining Professional Boundaries - 2 REMAINING PLACES

  • 43 Renfrew Road London, England, SE11 4NA United Kingdom (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This course is a small-group based programme which aims to help people in the caring professions improve their awareness and responsibility around establishing and maintaining professional boundaries.  Please note that this course is exclusively for people with identified problems in relation to sexualised or inappropriate behaviour.

I learned more about communications in three days than I did in the whole of medical school.
In 23 years since medical school (and indeed during medical school) this has been the most effective, interesting and challenging course that I have done. The impact has been immense.
The space created by the course approach and structure led to an open dialogue that was hugely useful to me. I found the personal realisations unmasked during the course to be transformative.
The impact of the course has been monumental – as if scales have fallen from my eyes and I am able to have insight not only into my consultation skills but also with the relationships and connections with my family and friends
Best course I have ever attended by a long mile. Lovely choice of venue, calming, atmospheric and very conducive to being open and honest and on-judgemental.

Sexual boundary issues may include: inappropriate emotional or sexualised relationships with colleagues, clients, students, patients or congregants; inappropriate use of touch; sexualised or inappropriate language; sexual harassment.

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Sep
14
9:30am 9:30am

Introduction to Professional Boundaries

  • 43 Renfrew Road London, England, SE11 4NA United Kingdom (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This course is for those new to professional boundaries or needing a refresher. The course covers the fundamentals of boundary theory and practice, introducing participants to the core knowledge from experience, from research and the literature.

An absolutely brilliant course – one which I would now highly recommend to ALL my medical colleagues as it opened my eyes to how many daily clinical encounters involve delicate handling of the boundaries without necessarily being aware of this.
The material was interesting, challenging and thought-provoking.
All issues discussed today were of paramount importance. It was helpful to gain refresher review of these issues and to share and learn new ways of resolving these issues as they come up in my therapy sessions with clients.

It is suitable for people in a range of professional settings, including medicine, therapy, nursing, ministry, social work, support work, youth work etc, including people who are in training.

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Sep
4
to Sep 6

Maintaining Professional Ethics - FULLY BOOKED

This course is a small-group based programme which aims to help people in the professions improve their awareness and responsibility around establishing and maintaining professional ethics.  The course is solely for people with identified problems about ethics related matters, such as honesty, probity, low level civil offences or general conduct matters. 

I would once again like to thank you for what was the most useful, necessary and enlightening course I have ever been on.

Upon reflection of the course it was so beneficial to me and relevant that I can’t thank you enough.

The space created by the course approach and structure led to an open dialogue that was hugely useful to me. I found the personal realisations unmasked during the course to be transformative.

Ethical or probity issues relevant for the course may include: dishonesty; plagiarism/misattribution; research/audit fraud; falsifying notes; breaching confidentiality; failing to maintain accurate records; unauthorised accessing of records; inaccurate CV's; misuse of prescription or non-prescription medication; causing unnecessary delays in the progression of cases; personal criminal or civil cases which affect work; emotional over-involvement with patients or non-sexualised inappropriate interactions with patients.

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Jul
17
to Jul 19

Maintaining Professional Boundaries - COURSE FULL

  • 43 Renfrew Road London, England, SE11 4NA United Kingdom (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This course is a small-group based programme which aims to help people in the caring professions improve their awareness and responsibility around establishing and maintaining professional boundaries.  Please note that this course is exclusively for people with identified problems in relation to sexualised or inappropriate behaviour.

I learned more about communications in three days than I did in the whole of medical school.
In 23 years since medical school (and indeed during medical school) this has been the most effective, interesting and challenging course that I have done. The impact has been immense.
The space created by the course approach and structure led to an open dialogue that was hugely useful to me. I found the personal realisations unmasked during the course to be transformative.
The impact of the course has been monumental – as if scales have fallen from my eyes and I am able to have insight not only into my consultation skills but also with the relationships and connections with my family and friends
Best course I have ever attended by a long mile. Lovely choice of venue, calming, atmospheric and very conducive to being open and honest and on-judgemental.

Sexual boundary issues may include: inappropriate emotional or sexualised relationships with colleagues, clients, students, patients or congregants; inappropriate use of touch; sexualised or inappropriate language; sexual harassment.

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Jul
3
to Jul 5

Maintaining Professional Ethics - COURSE FULL

  • 43 Renfrew Rd, London, SE11 4NA, (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Summary This course is a small-group based programme which aims to help people in the professions improve their awareness and responsibility around establishing and maintaining professional ethics.  The course is solely for people with identified problems about ethics related matters, such as honesty, probity, low level civil offences or general conduct matters.

Ethical or probity issues relevant for the course may include: dishonesty; plagiarism/misattribution; research/ audit fraud; falsifying notes; breaching confidentiality; failing to maintain accurate records; unauthorised accessing of records; inaccurate CV's; misuse of prescription or non-prescription medication; causing unnecessary delays in the progression of cases; personal criminal or civil cases which affect work; emotional over-involvement with patients.

If the issues primarily concern  sexualisedbehaviour then the course 'Maintaining Professional Boundaries' is suitable; if the concern is mainly about interpersonal behaviours then the course 'Maintaining Professional Relationships' is the appropriate one. Please note that collectively these three courses replace the previous course 'Maintaining Proper Boundaries'.

What people say about our courses

I would once again like to thank you for what was the most useful, necessary and enlightening course I have ever been on.

Upon reflection of the course it was so beneficial to me and relevant that I can’t thank you enough.

In 23 years since medical school (and indeed during medical school) this has been the most effective, interesting and challenging course that I have done. The impact has been immense.

The space created by the course approach and structure led to an open dialogue that was hugely useful to me. I found the personal realisations unmasked during the course to be transformative.

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Jul
3
to Jul 5

Maintaining Professional Boundaries - COURSE FULL

  • 43 Renfrew Road, London, SE11 4NA (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Summary This course is a small-group based programme which aims to help people in the caring professions improve their awareness and responsibility around establishing and maintaining professional boundaries. Please note that this course is solely for people with identified problems in relation to sexualised or inappropriate behaviour. Sexual boundary issues may include: inappropriate emotional or sexualised relationships with colleagues, clients, students, patients or congregants; inappropriate use of touch; sexualised or inappropriate language; sexual harassment.

If the issues concern honesty, probity, nonsexual offences or general conduct matters then the new course 'Maintaining Professional Ethics' is suitable. If the issues are primarily about problematic ways of relating with colleagues then the course 'Maintaining Professional Relationships' is appropriate. Please note that the three courses collectively replace the previous course 'Maintaining Proper Boundaries'.

What people say about the 'Maintaining Proper Boundaries' course

I learned more about communicationsin three days than I did in the whole of medical school.
In 23 years since medical school (and indeed during medical school) this has been the most effective, interesting and challenging course that I have done. The impact has been immense.

The space created by the course approach and structure led to an open dialogue that was hugely useful to me. I found the personal realisations unmasked during the course to be transformative.

The facilitators calm and authoritative approach allowed him to go into very personal territory in a group setting without feeling exposed.
My main learning was in the understanding of the impact of boundary violations on patients.
The main impact has been a deep understanding of why we need boundaries and the ability to change practice in order to ensure they are maintained. Giving patients space for their issues and not mindreading etc.
The role-play had a profound impact on being able to see effects of my behaviour
The impact of the course has been monumental – as if scales have fallen from my eyes and I am able to have insight not only into my consultation skills but also with the relationships and connections with my family and friends
 Best course I have ever attended by a long mile. Lovely choice of venue, calming, atmospheric and very conducive to being open and honest and on-judgemental.
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Jun
15
9:30am 9:30am

Introduction to Professional Boundaries

This one day course is for those new to professional boundaries or needing a refresher. The course covers the fundamentals of boundary theory and practice, introducing participants to the core knowledge from experience, from research and the literature.

It is suitable for people in a range of professional settings, including medicine, therapy, nursing, ministry, social work, support work, youth work etc, including people who are in training.

What people say about the course

An absolutely brilliant course – one which I would now highly recommend to ALL my medical colleagues.

The material was interesting, challenging and thought-provoking.

This was a thoroughly enjoyable day that will last with me for a long time.

All issues discussed today were of paramount importance. It was helpful to [...] share and learn new ways of resolving these issues as they come up in my therapy sessions with clients.

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May
30
to Jun 1

Maintaining Professional Relationships

  • 43 Renfrew Road London, England, SE11 4NA United Kingdom (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This course is a small-group based programme which aims to help people in the caring professions improve their awareness and responsibility around establishing and maintaining professional relationships.  The course is solely for people who have an identified issue around interactions with colleagues.

Issues may include: complaints about rudeness, aggressive or brusque behaviour; poor anger management; impulsiveness; over-familiarity with colleagues; disruptive or obstructive behaviours; perception of arrogance or aloofness; negative attitude; poor communication skills; acting in an inappropriate or unprofessional manner towards colleagues.

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Apr
6
9:30am 9:30am

Values In Practice

  • 43 Renfrew Rd London, SE11 4NA United Kingdom (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Values are drivers and motivators. When we are living and working in alignment with our values we are effective, productive and clear. When any of our values are compromised we feel dissatisfied, frustrated or over the longer term, stressed and anxious. This course helps people to identify their own drivers, and how these relate to the working environment.

What people say about the course

The course helped me identify my core values, reflect on them and identify ways in which personal values can enhance professional values. G.P.
I would recommend this to anybody. G.P.
By making us think in that paradigm, you have potentially changed us for life and we have now the tools to check with in every area of life.  Consultant Psychiatrist

This one day course is for practitioners who wish to consider their own values and how they relate to their occupation and to their working environment. An interactive learning session which will lead to each participant leaving with a clear and memorable set of values, a strong idea of how these connect to professional values and an action plan for aligning them.

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Feb
7
to Feb 9

Maintaining Professional Relationships

  • 43 Renfrew Road London, SE11 4NA United Kingdom (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Summary This course is a small-group based programme which aims to help people in the caring professions improve their awareness and responsibility around establishing and maintaining professional relationships.  The course is solely for people who have an identified issue around interactions with colleagues.

Issues may include: complaints about rudeness, aggressive or brusque behaviour; poor anger management; impulsiveness; over-familiarity with colleagues; disruptive or obstructive behaviours; perception of arrogance or aloofness; negative attitude; poor communication skills; acting in an inappropriate or unprofessional manner towards colleagues.

If the issues concern honesty, probity, nonsexual offences or general conduct matters then the course 'Maintaining Professional Ethics' is suitable. If the issues are primarily about sexualised or inappropriate relationships  then the course 'Maintaining Professional Boundaries' is appropriate. Please note that the three courses collectively replace the previous course 'Maintaining Proper Boundaries'.

What people say about our courses

I learned more about communicationsin three days than I did in the whole of medical school.
In 23 years since medical school (and indeed during medical school) this has been the most effective, interesting and challenging course that I have done. The impact has been immense.

The space created by the course approach and structure led to an open dialogue that was hugely useful to me. I found the personal realisations unmasked during the course to be transformative.

The facilitators calm and authoritative approach allowed him to go into very personal territory in a group setting without feeling exposed.
My main learning was in the understanding of the impact of boundary violations on patients.
The main impact has been a deep understanding of why we need boundaries and the ability to change practice in order to ensure they are maintained. Giving patients space for their issues and not mindreading etc.
The role-play had a profound impact on being able to see effects of my behaviour
The impact of the course has been monumental – as if scales have fallen from my eyes and I am able to have insight not only into my consultation skills but also with the relationships and connections with my family and friends
 Best course I have ever attended by a long mile. Lovely choice of venue, calming, atmospheric and very conducive to being open and honest and on-judgemental.
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Jan
12
9:30am 9:30am

Listening in Practice

This course is for anyone who wants to feel free to communicate effectively with the people they work with. Excellent communication is not about talking better, but about listening. When the space is full of our opinions, reactions, beliefs, ideas, thoughts and feelings, listening is difficult. When we are truly listening we are fully present and aware, connected, present, vulnerable and open.

What people say about the course

The conversation about being present in the consultation was really helpful. The reminder about preconceived ideas - that they are only that - and to compare them against what you really know was really very valuable.
I think the conversations were unexpectedly powerful [...].
The course was powerful and moving.
[it gave me] an awareness of what authentic communication requires [and an] appraisal of my own lack of vulnerability / engagement with patients. Remedies and pitfalls for listening.
This challenged me to open and engage with others when I would prefer not to [..].To allow space for others to talk and to actively listen [...]. To face up to challenges from my own listening practice and to improve.
[I got] the importance of emptying the space. [It's] 'not about what I want to hear, but about what they have to say'.
I will implement not only in clinical practice but also outside work setting.
It's easier to remain inauthentic, to adopt a position of power, control etc - listening strips you down and releases possibilities [...] - it is an 'in the moment' transcendent experience.
It has been good to be in a place where my real concerns could be articulated, where I felt understood - listened to.
I also learned much from others, and could see how I became energised when others were authentic.

When people providing a service are fully present the core principles and behaviours associated with professionalism (for example see Gliatto and Stern 2009) arise as a natural consequence. In this space there is a natural connection with the other (empathy and respect); we can listen to their expressed and unexpressed needs (responsiveness); this presence creates trust (fiduciary obligation); dealing with complexity and ambiguity becomes exponentially easier when one is fully present; remaining in awareness has accountability and reflection occur as a natural arising, not as something that requires force or calculation. 

This course takes as its starting point the understanding that human beings have an innate capacity for communicating effectively with others and that this capacity is available to us at any moment. If we are trying to get something, make something happen, are full of opinions or beliefs about the other, or are just waiting for a chance to speak, then the experience is often of not being listened to.   

Communication may be seen as being about purposeless listening, that is, listening without any agenda, other than to hear what the other person is saying, and in this way to be fully present and aware. 

This course has been developed in response to requests from people who have been on our other courses. It may be taken in conjunction with other courses or can be a stand alone.

It will be run as a small group session with restricted places. The approach is a highly interactive one, which will involve a coaching approach and sharing from experience.

Booking
The cost is £190 +VAT per person. The preferred method of payment is by phone, or by bank transfer.  For more information or to book a place please  call 0203 468 4194 or email  info@professionalboundaries.org.uk . 

Terms and Conditions

All bookings are in agreement with our terms and conditions.

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Dec
7
9:30am 9:30am

The FOURTH DAY (maintaining professionalism)

This course is for anyone who has completed one of the three-day courses and who would like to continue the conversations begun there. The course takes the principles from the three-day courses (responsibility, accountability, powerful action) and opens a space for reviewing and furthering the commitments made there. As the course functions as a review and update session it can be taken multiple times.

Excellent as ever. Creates a space in which people feel able to share safely and openly. This is enormously powerful. Doctor

  • I left feeling calm, quiet, pain free, supported, befriended, happy, content. Not so scared. G.P.
  • Fantastic learning process put in place. Doctor.
  • A fantastic template to move forward in my personal and professional life.
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Nov
30
to Dec 2

Maintaining Therapeutic Boundaries

  • 43 Renfrew Road London, SE11 4NA United Kingdom (map)
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This course is for psychotherapists, counsellors, psychoanalysts, IAPT practitioners, CBT therapists and other talking therapy practitioners who have an identified issue or problem around maintaining boundaries with clients.

Participants with a therapy background who have participated in our other small-group courses have said:

Underneath my inexperience and lack of knowledge is all my personal stuff. Fear and anxiety stopped me from doing what I should have done. It has been really helpful, quite a revelation to me really.
 Some parts of the course were painful - particularly when I was faced with my own narcissism. It’s really useful to see that clearly and not be crushed by a burden of guilt.
 I am now aware of my own processes which I unknowingly was trying to resolve or satisfy [with my clients]. I did not feel judged but there was a depth of analysis of what was really going on for me, and why the problems occurred in the first place.
Being made aware of my issues and processes, in particular my anger and hostility towards my client. How all this anger and emotion was present and got in the way of my clinical work. Before now I would totally blame the client.
 Now I look with more objective eyes, and see clearly; I have really learned how these things happened – I trivialized it all, I blamed her and her problems.
 Very useful, particularly in having your story fed back to you and allowing/creating the opportunity to connect with what was actually behind your story.
 The course was professionally run, and felt invigorating rather than punitive, and the blend of taught and reflection was something that felt right.
 I’ve been really surprised at some of the things that have come out of my mouth. I liked that the facilitator didn’t allow us to get away with things; we explored the underlying stuff, which no-one has done before

Boundary issues include: over-involvement;  difficulties managing personal or time boundaries; problems with practitioner self-disclosure;  dual relationships; business relationships; misuse of the therapeutic space; managing client frustration; breach of social or sexual boundaries; emotional entanglement; breach of confidence.

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Nov
24
9:30am 9:30am

Values In Practice

  • 43 Renfrew Rd London, SE11 4NA United Kingdom (map)
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Core Values are drivers and motivators. When we are living and working in alignment with our values we are effective, productive and clear. When any of our values are compromised we feel dissatisfied, frustrated or over the longer term, stressed and anxious. This course helps people to identify their own drivers, and how these relate to the working environment.

What people say about the course

Extremely effective, thank you. Medical Practitioner

Empowering course, made me feel more whole and that I do have values and that these need to be met for me to be happy. Doctor (GP).

The course helped me identify my core values, reflect on them and identify ways in which personal values can enhance professional values. G.P.
I would recommend this to anybody. G.P.
By making us think in that paradigm, you have potentially changed us for life and we have now the tools to check with in every area of life.  Consultant Psychiatrist
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Oct
28
9:30am 9:30am

INTRODUCTION TO PROFESSIONAL BOUNDARIES - APA Members Only

  • 43 Renfrew Rd London, SE11 4NA United Kingdom (map)
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This one day course is for those new to professional boundaries or needing a refresher. The course covers the fundamentals of boundary theory and practice, introducing participants to the core knowledge from experience, from research and the literature.

What people say about the course

An absolutely brilliant course – one which I would now highly recommend to ALL my medical colleagues.
The material was interesting, challenging and thought-provoking.
This was a thoroughly enjoyable day that will last with me for a long time.
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Sep
28
to Sep 30

Maintaining Professional Ethics

  • 43 Renfrew Road London, SE11 4NA United Kingdom (map)
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Summary This course is a small-group based programme which aims to help people in the professions improve their awareness and responsibility around establishing and maintaining professional ethics.  The course is solely for people with identified problems about ethics related matters, such as honesty, probity, low level civil offences or general conduct matters.

Ethical or probity issues relevant for the course may include: dishonesty; plagiarism/misattribution; research/ audit fraud; falsifying notes; breaching confidentiality; failing to maintain accurate records; unauthorised accessing of records; inaccurate CV's; misuse of prescription or non-prescription medication; causing unnecessary delays in the progression of cases; personal criminal or civil cases which affect work; emotional over-involvement with patients.

If the issues primarily concern  sexualised  behaviour then the course 'Maintaining Professional Boundaries' is suitable; if the concern is mainly about interpersonal behaviours then the course 'Maintaining Professional Relationships' is the appropriate one. Please note that collectively these three courses replace the previous course 'Maintaining Proper Boundaries'.

What people say about our courses 

In 23 years since medical school (and indeed during medical school) this has been the most effective, interesting and challenging course that I have done. The impact has been immense.

The space created by the course approach and structure led to an open dialogue that was hugely useful to me. I found the personal realisations unmasked during the course to be transformative.

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Sep
26
9:30am 9:30am

THE FOURTH DAY - Maintaining Professionalism

This course is for anyone who wants to spend time developing their own approach to establishing and maintaining professional boundaries. It takes the principles outlined in our 'Introduction' course and provides space to apply them to practice.

What people said about the course

Facilitation was excellent
I learned about how to limit self-disclosure effectively
A very useful day
Objective of furthering understanding of boundaries was achieved
I identified ways to maintain safety measures.
Excellent content.
Helped to consolidate previous learning.

The course is most suited to people who have completed the one day course 'Introduction to Professional Boundaries'. It can also be used by graduates of the three day course 'Maintaining Proper Boundaries' as a refresher or update session.

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Sep
22
9:30am 9:30am

Introduction to Professional Boundaries

  • 43 Renfrew Road London, SE11 4NA United Kingdom (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This one day course is for those new to professional boundaries or needing a refresher. The course covers the fundamentals of boundary theory and practice, introducing participants to the core knowledge from experience, from research and the literature.

What people say about the course

An absolutely brilliant course – one which I would now highly recommend to ALL my medical colleagues.
The material was interesting, challenging and thought-provoking.
This was a thoroughly enjoyable day that will last with me for a long time.
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Sep
14
to Sep 16

Maintaining Professional Boundaries

  • 43 Renfrew Rd London, SE11 4NA United Kingdom (map)
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Summary This course is a small-group based programme which aims to help people in the caring professions improve their awareness and responsibility around establishing and maintaining professional boundaries. Please note that this course is solely for people with identified problems in relation to sexualised or inappropriate behaviour. Sexual boundary issues may include: inappropriate emotional or sexualised relationships with colleagues, clients, students, patients or congregants; inappropriate use of touch; sexualised or inappropriate language; sexual harassment.

If the issues concern honesty, probity, nonsexual offences or general conduct matters then the new course 'Maintaining Professional Ethics' is suitable. If the issues are primarily about problematic ways of relating with colleagues then the course 'Maintaining Professional Relationships' is appropriate. Please note that the three courses collectively replace the previous course 'Maintaining Proper Boundaries'.

What people say about the 'Maintaining Proper Boundaries' course

I learned more about communications  in three days than I did in the whole of medical school.
In 23 years since medical school (and indeed during medical school) this has been the most effective, interesting and challenging course that I have done. The impact has been immense.
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Sep
7
to Sep 9

Maintaining Professional Relationships

  • 43 Renfrew Rd London, SE11 4NA United Kingdom (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Summary This course is a small-group based programme which aims to help people in the caring professions improve their awareness and responsibility around establishing and maintaining professional relationships.  The course is solely for people who have an identified issue around interactions with colleagues.

If the issues concern honesty, probity, nonsexual offences or general conduct matters then the course 'Maintaining Professional Ethics' is suitable. If the issues are primarily about sexualised or inappropriate relationships  then the course 'Maintaining Professional Boundaries' is appropriate. Please note that the three courses collectively replace the previous course 'Maintaining Proper Boundaries'.

Issues may include: complaints about rudeness, aggressive or brusque behaviour; poor anger management; impulsiveness; over-familiarity with colleagues; disruptive or obstructive behaviours; perception of arrogance or aloofness; negative attitude; poor communication skills; acting in an inappropriate or unprofessional manner towards colleagues.

What people say about our courses

I learned more about communications  in three days than I did in the whole of medical school.
In 23 years since medical school (and indeed during medical school) this has been the most effective, interesting and challenging course that I have done. The impact has been immense.

The space created by the course approach and structure led to an open dialogue that was hugely useful to me. I found the personal realisations unmasked during the course to be transformative.

The facilitators calm and authoritative approach allowed him to go into very personal territory in a group setting without feeling exposed.
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Apr
19
to Apr 21

Maintaining Professional Resilience

  • 43 Renfrew Road London, SE11 4NA United Kingdom (map)
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A three-day course for anyone dealing with stress and burnout or facing regulatory hearings/complaints regarding competence issues (please note our other courses are suitable for issues relating to professional conduct).

Over the course of three days this small group (up to six people only) considers their situations in the light of the approach of total responsibility and the possibility of being powerful at work again.

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Mar
17
9:30am 9:30am

Introduction to Professional Boundaries - London

  • 43 Renfrew Rd London, SE11 4NA United Kingdom (map)
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This one day course is for those new to professional boundaries or needing a refresher. The course covers the fundamentals of boundary theory and practice, introducing participants to the core knowledge from experience, from research and the literature.

It is suitable for people in a range of professional settings, including medicine, therapy, nursing, ministry, social work, support work, youth work etc, including people who are in training.

What people say about the course

An absolutely brilliant course – one which I would now highly recommend to ALL my medical colleagues.
The material was interesting, challenging and thought-provoking.
This was a thoroughly enjoyable day that will last with me for a long time.
I felt it was run in a friendly and relaxed way and I felt the trainer was well informed and fluid in his cascade of information.

 

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Sep
4
9:00am 9:00am

Advanced Professional Boundaries

  • 43 Renfrew Rd London, SE11 4NA United Kingdom (map)
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This course is for anyone who wants to spend time developing new approaches to establishing and maintaining their own professional boundaries. It takes the principles outlined in our 'Introduction' course and provides space to apply them to practice.

What people say about the course

Fantastic learning process out in place.
A fantastic template to move forward in my personal  and professional life.
Facilitation was excellent
A very useful day
Objective of furthering understanding of boundaries was achieved
Excellent content.
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Apr
27
to Apr 29

Maintaining Proper Boundaries - open for registration

  • 43 Renfrew Rd London, SE11 4NA United Kingdom (map)
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This course is a small-group based programme which aims to help people in the caring professions improve their awareness and responsibility around establishing and maintaining professional boundaries, usually when a problem has been identified.

What people say about the course

 I learned more about communications skills in three days than I did in the whole of medical school.
Best course I have ever attended by a long mile.
Lovely choice of venue, calming, atmospheric and very conducive to being open and honest and non-judgemental.
The impact of the course has been monumental – as if scales have fallen from my eyes and I am able to have insight not only into my consultation skills but also with the relationships and connections with my family and friends
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Apr
16
9:00am 9:00am

Professional Boundaries & Self-Disclosure - New Course, Low Cost

  • 43 Renfrew Rd London, SE11 4NA United Kingdom (map)
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How much personal information is it okay for practitioners to share with the people they work with?

This course is for anyone who would like to improve their understanding of the dynamics of professional/client disclosure, their knowledge of the relevant research and their skills in relation to their own practice.

The day is suitable for anyone who wishes to consider this area of practice, whether in medicine, therapy, nursing, social work, law, ministry or other roles which involve relationships of trust.

Participants will have space on the course to come up with an approach to disclosure which works for them and their clients.

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Mar
25
to Mar 27

Maintaining Proper Boundaries - London - Open for Registration

  • 43 Renfrew Rd London, SE11 4NA United Kingdom (map)
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This course is a small-group based programme which aims to help people in the caring professions improve their awareness and responsibility around establishing and maintaining professional boundaries, usually when a problem has been identified.


I learned more about communications  in three days than I did in the whole of medical school.
Helped to work through defensiveness to accepting underlying issues and way forward.
A fantastic venue which really contributed to the course.
The impact of the course has been monumental – as if scales have fallen from my eyes and I am able to have insight not only into my consultation skills but also with the relationships and connections with my family and friends
The main impact has been a deep understanding of why we need boundaries and the ability to change practice in order to ensure they are maintained. Giving patients space for their issues and not mindreading etc.
The role-play had a profound impact on being able to see effects of my behaviour

 

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Feb
25
to Feb 27

Maintaining Proper Boundaries - London - full

  • 43 Renfrew Rd London, SE11 4NA United Kingdom (map)
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This course is a small-group based programme which aims to help people in the caring professions improve their awareness and responsibility around establishing and maintaining professional boundaries, usually when a problem has been identified.

I learned more about communications  in three days than I did in the whole of medical school.
Best and most insightful course I have attended in ten years of practice.
I found [the facilitator] empathic and felt he was really hearing what was being said. This is unusual as the world often seems like a place where only half an ear is open.

In day to day consultations I will utilise the tools presented, especially when dealing with situations that I am uncomfortable with.

[the facilitator] knew his subject inside out and was able to present new ways of thinking and looking at issues that I may have had. He was able to tailor the course to individual circumstances.

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Nov
10
to Nov 12

Maintaining Proper Boundaries - London - now Registering

  • 43 Renfrew Road London SE11 4NA (map)
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This course is a small-group based programme which aims to help people in the caring professions improve their awareness and responsibility around establishing and maintaining professional boundaries, usually when a problem has been identified.

What people say about the course

A MASSIVE impact - I have learned so much both inside and outside work.
I have never left a course feeling so empowered.
Best and most insightful course I have attended in ten years of practice.
I found [the facilitator] empathic and felt he was really hearing what was being said. This is unusual as the world often seems like a place where only half an ear is open.
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