Tuesday, August 23, 2011

A Freedom to Heal: Working with Male Survivors of Abuse

Saturday 12th November 2011, 10.00am - 4.30pm
Mike Lew ‘A Freedom to Heal: Working with Male Survivors of Abuse’ One day Awareness Conference

Sunday 13th November 2011, 10.00am - 4.30pm
Mike Lew ‘Victims No Longer’ One day Workshop for Male Survivors

North Wales border – Glyndwr University Wrexham

Mike Lew has worked with thousands of men and women in their healing from the effects of childhood sexual abuse, rape, physical violence, emotional abuse and neglect. His publications include, ‘Victims No Longer’, the first book written specifically for men recovering from childhood sexual abuse, and it continues to earn praise for both its clinical expertise and compassionate tone.  The book educates survivors and professionals about the recovery process, speaking to the pain, needs, fears and hopes of the survivor.

The video above should give you a flavour of Mike and his work.
Further information about the conference from  www.ffynnonppd.co.uk.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Giffords Circus

This has got nothing to do with counselling. It's a piece of advice, so clearly nothing to do with counselling. The advice is this - if you get the chance go to see Giffords Circus. If you don't get the chance, then make it. A cross between theatre, circus and musical, it's absolutely magical. I'm tempted to say that if you don't like it I'll give you your money back myself. The link you'll need is here.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Slippery Slope

Juliet Grayson is running a workshop in Chepstow on October 21st for anyone who finds themselves acting out sexually in an inappropriate way.  The course is called ‘Slippery Slope’ and details are below.  I am sending this to you in case any of you know of clients or people who may be struggling with these areas and need some help/support.  If so please make contact or invite them to attend.   More info on http://www.sexuallyinappropriatebehaviour.org/

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

BOB's your best friend!

I've now left Newport - after some 21 years - and my old blog will be closed in a couple of days time. I've now idea how many Newport students will be follow this blog but I hope that those that do will still find something interesting. This posting is probably only of interest to them - though students at other universities may also find it worth following up -

BOB (Box of Broadcasts) is an incredibly useful resource that allows you to watch, record and archive TV and radio programmes from over fifty freeview television and radio channels.  BOB is available to all University staff, researchers and students. It is available on or off campus but is not available outside the United Kingdom. 

Searching and viewing: You can search for programmes which other users have recorded or see other peoples clips and playlists. Your search results will be displayed as a list of programmes. To view, click on the programme thumbnail and click on the on screen 'click to play' option.
 Recording: There are two ways to find a TV or radio programme to record - you can either perform a search for a keyword or programme title in the search box, or look through a 7 day programme guide to find the programme you want. Users are limited to 3 programmes requests per day.
 Creating playlists and clips: Playlists can be used to collect and manage a number of related programmes. They might be related by title (all belong to the same series), or by topic (Politics etc). Clips can be created from longer programmes for lectures or tutorials.
 MyBob: Is your user account area where you can access and manage your recordings.
How can you access this? You simply need a computer with a broadband connection and an ATHENS account, and you can find out about that here. You can find out more about BOB here. Try putting the word "counselling" into BOB's search box, or "psychotherapy", and see what you find. Clearly this is an academic resource but from looking at the most highly rated playlists that's not all people are using it for - unless an awful lot of them are doing research on The Wire, Blade and NHRA Drag Racing!

It may be that the links above will only work if you're linked in to Newport's system - I'm sorry if that's the case, but it's still worth finding out whether you can gain access to BOB - it's a brilliant system