First time in South Wales and this group was really involved. I look forward to delivering more workshops in 2020 in the south and hopefully seeing some familiar faces!
For now, here is some of their feedback, gathered on the day. Hopefully I will get time to publish more but with 40 attendees, most of whom left feedback, this takes time!
"So impressed with speaker's ability to share. This would be useful to all NHS staff."
"Good to reflect on the issues. Personal experiences really helpful to hear about. Thank you for sharing it"
"Better understanding of trauma and triggers, and terminology used. Handouts were very useful, good speaker who is open about her past experiences"
"Greater knowledge of theory and practical support for suppporting. Spot on." [Youth Justice Service]
"Great hearing from a survivor's perspective. Thank you for sharing."
"Benefitted by gaining a greater understanding of dissociatin and how to approach and use different techniques. Invaluable to have your personal experience and to share your experience. It helped give context and reality to what can sometimes be be more dry. Thank you."
"Learnt all new stuff today. Amazing - would like to look into trauma and dissociation. Fantastic day. Great content. Presentation was brilliant. Will take this back to the team. Thank you." [Mental health wellbeing charity]
"Useful for understanding dissociation, how this can affect someone and how we can work with young people and support them/ground them/"bring them back"."
"Brilliant insight, "Survivor's story". Good knowledge."
Julie Anne is a Mental Health Speaker specialising in Trauma/PTSD. She writes and delivers CPD accredited workshops and is also a registered Nutritional and Lifestyle Therapist (Ayurveda) available to provide dietary guidance to maintain wellbeing, prevent illness and remedy various physical and mental health conditions. The blog on this topic gives free dietary and health tips and advice for treating ailments and staying healthy naturally. Here you can listen to a brief explanation,"What is Ayurveda?"