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"Ever wondered how you might stay positive, focused and optimistic in spite of the situation you find yourself in? Well, Andre Geel, a Chartred and Consultant Clinical Psychologist has some ideas that might be helpful. Over the last 10 years he has been working with carers in Brent, Harrow, Kensington and Chelsea, Islington and beyond - and has come up with a simple, yet elegant system of staying focused on the positive while being challenged by very difficult situations.
Using a combination of CBT (Cognitive Behavioural), Positive Psychology and Solution Focused Therapy techniques, he is able to help carers utilise their full potential and access their inner resources in their caring role. Through a series of small groups and workshops, carers can learn these techniques to help them face and overcome the daily challenges they face in caring for the one they love.
In this evening's talk he will give some background to how these ideas were developed, where they have been tried out and how his particular model has come to exist in it's present format. He will also look at the future of this particular approach in unlocking human potential and give some exercises.
The groups and workshops are fun, practical and challenging and teach a new way of thinking about old problems. They are engaging and supportive and mentally very stimulating. Not to be missed.
Tuesday 16th November from 19:00 - 21:00.Venue : Committee Room 2, Kensington Town Hall, Hornton Street, London W8 7NX. Nearest Tube: High Street Kensington.