Contextual Consulting support people facing major life crises in aid of ACBS Developing Nations Training Fund

We are supporting the Developing Nations Training Fund by running a webinar for health and social care professionals, community support workers and spiritual carers who support people with major life crises. The workshop, Facing the Storm, is being presented by Dr Ray Owen who is an expert working with palliative care patients and people facing chronic illness or disability.

It’s a fact of life that bad things happen, and often they are totally beyond our control.  “That doesn’t mean you have to be helpless” says Dr Ray  “no matter how bad the situation you’re about to deal with, there are things you can do to cope with life better”. The things you can control are how you can make sense of it, make the best decisions, deal with other people and cope with the emotional turmoil.

Image of Dr Ray Owen, speaker at the Facing the Storm workshop

Ray has many years’ experience of counselling people from all walks of life who are facing life -threatening illness or about to start palliative care. He will share his knowledge during the webinar and through giving away a free copy of his book, Facing the Storm. During the webinar, Ray will provide examples of proven, simple techniques drawn from CBT, ACT and Mindfulness traditions that can help those in crisis. There will be examples of how their Facing the Storm book can be used as ‘guided self-help’.  Attendees don’t need any prior knowledge of psychology and, should they miss the webinar due to a last-minute clash, there will be a recording made available to them.

Julie Stokes, OBE, Clinical Psychologist, coach and founder of Winston’s Wish recommends Ray and his book. She says “this is a brilliantly wise book on such a tough topic. A goldmine of practical ideas. Ray makes complex psychological issues totally accessible. This book has such thoughtful and timely additions as we all try and navigate such a tsunami of loss and many new beginnings. Reading it will significantly reduce the risk of complicated grief and promotes self-growth.

Dr Joe Oliver of Contextual Consulting says “we’re really delighted that Ray is giving his time for this good cause and that we’re able to support people who have the extremely difficult job of providing support to those facing really difficult times. We want to make sure that as many people as possible benefit from his wise words”.

You can view this recording of the training event FREE here

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