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Paris

Williams, PhD

Psychologist

Registered Clinical Psychologist, #90-05403

I'm currently not taking any new therapy clients

Workshops / Events

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*  Your place in a workshop or event will not be secured until full payment

   has been received  (if you haven't already done so, first contact Paris to ensure a space is  

   available)

 

*  You may request a full refund until 2 weeks prior to the event; after that, there will be a late  

   cancellation fee of 25% of the full amount (unless otherwise stated for a particular event)

 

*  For donation/koha-based events, contributions made in advance are welcome but

   not necessary

 

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  (please reference your name and the particular event):

       

         Account Name:     CNCL

         Account Number:  38-9017-0225338-00

   

   (If you are unable to make a bank deposit, please contact Paris to arrange an alternative

   payment method)

Upcoming Workshops and Events

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Mindful Somatic Approaches to Working with Trauma

(A 2-day workshop for counellors, therapists, psychologists and psychology students)

 

 

 

 

 

 

In recent decades, a number of therapy methods have developed that have shown to be highly effective in resolving acute trauma, developmental trauma, PTSD, and other emotionally overwhelming conditions by working directly with the body (via internal sensations, posture, impulses, etc.) in a state of open curiosity (i.e., mindfulness).

 

We will explore the basic theory and practice of several of the most established therapy methods that incorporate a mindful somatic approach to working with acute and developmental trauma, including Hakomi, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Somatic Experiencing and EMDR. And you will be supervised in developing a number of therapeutic tools that you will be able to begin using right away with your clients.

 

*Due to the highly experiential nature of this workshop, it is recommended that participants have some counselling/psychotherapy experience, though it is not required that you have training in any particular method.

 

*These workshops will be capped at 24 participants, so they may fill up.

 

 

In Christchurch

 

Venue:

South Brighton Community Centre

74 Beatty St, South New Brighton, Christchurch

 

Date and time:

Friday, 22nd February: 9:30am-5:00pm

Saturday, 23rd February 9:30am-5:00pm

 

Cost:

Full cost: $395 (we consider fee reductions in special situations; contact us to discuss)

Early bird: only $350 (if paid by 22nd January)

 

*Morning and afternoon tea/snacks will be provided on both days.

*A wholesome vegan/gluten-free lunch will also be provided on both days (for no extra cost).

 

To register:  First contact me on my contact form or at pariswilliamsphd@gmail.com to ensure space is available; and if so, scroll to the bottom of this page for payment details.

 

 

 

In Wellington

 

Venue:

The Life Centre

21 Hania St, Mount Victoria, Wellington

 

Date and time:

Friday, 1st March: 9:30am-5:00pm

Saturday, 2nd March: 9:30am-5:00pm

 

Cost:

Full cost: $395 (we consider fee reductions in special situations; contact us to discuss)

Early bird: only $350 (if paid by 1st February)

 

*Morning and afternoon tea/snacks will be provided on both days.

*A wholesome vegan/gluten-free lunch will also be provided on both days (for no extra cost).

 

To register:  First contact me on my contact form or at pariswilliamsphd@gmail.com to ensure space is available; and if so, scroll to the bottom of this page for payment details.

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Mindful and Nonviolent Communication (NVC): An Introduction

(A FREE evening workshops immediately preceding the trauma workshops listed above)

 

 

We are offering this workshop as an optional but very helpful prelude to the 2-day trauma intensive workshops listed above.

 

It is also available to anyone who feels they may benefit from this method, either in their personal or professional lives.

 

 

 

 

 

 

For those of us working in the helping/healing professions, Nonviolent Communication, especially when integrated with the use of mindfulness, offers a particularly powerful yet simple method for quickly establishing a safe and strong therapeutic alliance.

 

This is an essential prerequisite for working with anyone therapeutically, and particularly so when working with more vulnerable clients who have experienced trauma and other overwhelming stressors.

 

 

 

 

In Christchurch

 

Venue:

South Brighton Community Centre

74 Beatty St, South New Brighton, Christchurch

 

Date and time:

Thursday, 21st February:  6:30-9:00pm

 

Cost:  Koha/donations welcome ($20 suggested but nobody turned away)

 

No registration required

 

 

 

In Wellington

 

Venue:

The Life Centre

21 Hania St, Mount Victoria, Wellington

 

Date and time:

Thursday, 28th February:  6:30pm-9:00m

 

Cost:  Koha/donations welcome ($20 suggested but nobody turned away)

 

No registration required

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