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Tuesday the 3rd of December 2019

Govinda Valley Yoga Retreat Centre


Created and run by health professionals for all professionals


Do you feel run down, exhausted, burnt out?


Being a professional leading a busy life can be a difficult job as we are often required to interact with emotional, vulnerable and distressed people. It is important to have reliable self-care tools to avoid burnout, as the biggest demand in the modern world is ongoing stress.


This intensive workshop is designed to support any professionals and community members in dealing with vicarious trauma/ burnout through expressive arts for ongoing self-care in both their professional and personal development.


The workshop activities are aimed at teaching participants to understand the importance of self-care, to strengthen the connection with their sense of inner regulation and embodiment, and to release any current stress through artistic catharsis.


The objective of this 1 day workshop is to interactively assist participants in discovering and experiencing effective tools for self-care using expressive art therapy approach – connecting, grounding and revitalising you from within.

It is important to recognise the signs of burnout:

• Loss of motivation and energy
• Feeling helpless or hopeless, as if your work is pointless
• Chronic fatigue
• Becoming overly cynical
• Becoming “closed off” to any input
• Irritability or quickness to anger
• Depression or anxiety


Causes of burnout can be various:
• Clients loads are too high
• Feeling of a lack of control over your work
• Too little reward for the work being done
• A breakdown in support from colleagues
• Clashes between your values as a therapist and your workplace demands
• Vicarious trauma
• Compassion fatigue


This intensive experiential workshop will help you to deal with:

• Vicarious trauma
• Compassion fatigue
• Professional burnout


The workshop incorporates a combination of Expressive Art therapies, Somatic Experiencing and Mindfulness approaches. The workshop content is interactive, offering experiential exercises, self-inquiry, painting/drawing, creative journaling and the opportunity for self-reflection.

 We will provide you with:

- All equipment and resources for your art session

- Lunch and afternoon tea

- Your artwork is yours to keep

Workshop date and location:

Tuesday the 3rd of December 2019, 10am to 5pm

Govinda Valley Retreat Centre, 51 Lady Carrington Rd, Otford NSW 2508 


Please click here for the link to Google maps: https://goo.gl/maps/xYsTAez6WB5GwWts6 


Venue information:

Govinda Valley Retreat Centre is located within the pristine Otford valley, one hour south of Sydney, nestled between mountains, boarded by a beautiful creek and national parks. The Centre offers personal retreat getaways where you can come to escape, relax, unwind and rejuvenate while joining in on our self-care program. Take time out to nurture and nourish your mind, body, soul and bring yourself back to balance as you re-align with the soothing, calming and revitalising effects of the enveloping forest, while immersing in the Govinda Valley Experience.


Registration information: 

once you purchase the workshop, please send us an email to ghada@treeoflifenaturopathy.com.au with:

1 - your full name

2 - your association membership

3 - credit card details with expiry date and CVV (3 digit at the back of your card), for visa and MasterCard, and the CVV (4 digits at the front of the card of AMEX)

Introductory rate: $279 


Approved by Australian Counselling Association (ACA) for 5 OPD hours


To register, please click here: https://www.treeoflifenaturopathy.com.au/product/catharsis-release-through-expressive-art-one-day-workshop


For more information please email: ghada@treeoflifenaturopathy.com.au or call 02 95405009

We hope to see you there!