Therapist Burnout & Self-Doubt
A new online course with Jim Lucas bringing together therapists and other mental health professionals to tackle the effects of emotional exhaustion and imposter syndrome.
Over six weeks, we examine some key questions, including:
- Why do we suffer burnout?
- What is psychological flexibility, and how do you build it?
- How do I handle work-based fear, shame and anger?
- How do you deal with self-doubt and imposter syndrome?
- What can you do to tackle problems with organisational systems and cultures?
Attendees will have access to an online private community so that you can discuss topics, share experiences and offer support to other course members.
The course is as much about the members as it is about the content. While the program gives you a plan designed to build the necessary knowledge and skills, the community offers you the vital support to put it in to practice.
How will it work?
Live Training sessions with Jim Lucas each week for six weeks (90 mins)
- Slides and Deliberate Practice Exercises.
- Private Online Community with Daily Polls and Questions.
- ‘Give and Ask’ Course Member Profile Stories
What do I do to take the course?
Once you’ve signed up, you’ll get access to our private online community, which I host on the Might Networks platform. As well as attending the weekly live training sessions, you’ll have on-going access to the course materials and community. You can watch replays of the live training at any time, ask questions of your peers and course tutor and share your experiences of putting the skills work into practice.
The course is available on the web through PC or laptop as well on your mobile phone through the Mighty Networks app.
What will it cost?
Course Fee: £190.
You can pick up a 30% discount until Tuesday 1st September (4 pm), £130.
When does it start?
The first live training session takes place on Monday 21st September 2020 from 4.30 pm to 6 pm.
Live sessions will run every Monday at the same time for six weeks*
*Times and dates subject to alteration if required.
At the end of the course, you will have on-going access to the course materials, recorded replays and private community forums.
HOW DO I REGISTER & COMPLETE PAYMENT?
Full payment is required on registration. Please note prices appear in US dollars.
Can I get a refund if I change my mind?
A near-full refund is available on request up to 14 days before the start of the course (We deduct a small administrative and processing fee from your payment).
We do not issue refunds for requests received less than 14 days before the start of course. If you wish to defer your entry to a future date, then that may be possible if the course is available.
If after completing the course, you are not 100% satisfied, then I will give you a full refund!
I am optimistic that you will find it meets if not exceeds your expectations.
How have other people found your training?
In July 2020, Jim ran a 2-hour webinar for BABCP called How to improve the wellbeing of therapists? Over 900 people signed up in one day, although it was limited to 500 attendees.
Here is some feedback from those practitioners who came along:
“I liked Jim’s willingness to share, demonstrate and make clear how to put psychological flexibility into practice.”
“Jim was refreshingly open, and although using video conferencing, he connected with the participants.”
“I liked the four-quad diagram, which looked at pain and purpose. All of it was useful.”
“Jim was plain speaking and informative.”
“The personal reflections were beneficial and powerful, although I would have liked more time on them.”
“I loved the style of Jim’s delivery. He was very relaxed, but also relational with the use of his personal experiences.”
“I enjoyed the links, and the relevance to ACT made me stop and think about how I could model in my workplace.”
“Jim was very calm and considered in his approach. The training was easy to follow and informative.”
Would you like to join us?
Snap up the 30% discount when you register before 1st September 4 pm.
Are you interested, but worried you won’t have the time?
I get it, you’re very busy with work and home life. The course sounds great, but you want to be honest about whether you’ll have time to do the practices.
It will require some of your time and effort, so if you are over-stretched, then maybe it’s not the right time to commit.
On the flip-side, I’ve structured the course in a way that makes it easier for busy people. In the course, you will learn exercises that you’ll need to practice during your working day and as well as outside of work. However, I promise that every activity will take no longer than 5 minutes of your time!
That’s right, just five minutes. Building psychological flexibility and self-compassion takes time and practice. The best way to do that is in small steps that you can do every day. In my experience, little and often works much better than twenty or forty-minute exercises; it’s just too hard for most of us.
Can five minutes have a significant impact?
Sure, longer practices help as well, and they aren’t always necessary. Improvements come from targeting the correct processes, so if you are precise enough, then that is all you need.
I am not sure I can make Mondays at 4.30 pm. Is it still worth me signing-up for the course?
I think that you will get more out of the course if you can attend the live training. We record the sessions, and they’ll be available to watch on replay so that you won’t miss out on the content. However, I suspect that you will feel more distant from your fellow students than if you’d attended in-person.
The truth is that I don’t know just how much it will reduce the quality of your experience. Even if you miss the live training, you can still talk to others in the community at any time.
I’d like to know more about the trainer. What can you tell me?
Jim Lucas runs a five-star rating psychology enterprise in Birmingham city centre called Openforwards. He leads a team of psychologists who pride themselves on getting to the root of people’s problems quickly, and they ensure that when you work with them, you’ll build the necessary skills to work, love, play and feel better.
Having won awards for the best Cognitive Behavioural Therapy service in the West Midlands and the most innovative business in psychological healthcare, their founder is on a mission to help people transform their lives.
Jim lives and works in Birmingham, UK. He specialises in showing CBT Practitioners how to integrate Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT) into their work. Having used traditional CBT to help people struggling with anxiety and depression since 2003, and by adding ACT into his toolkit in 2008, Jim has learned how to integrate these two approaches effectively.
As well as being an experienced Practitioner, Jim has been a Teaching Fellow at the University of Birmingham since 2014. He trains and supervises practitioners on the CBT PG programme within the School of Psychology.
Jim is an ACBS peer-reviewed ACT Trainer, a process whereby your training is assessed and evaluated by the ACBS trainer’s community. He is interested in how to enhance practitioners’ skills and wellbeing through supervision and self-practice/self-reflection, and he continues to research, write and teach on this subject to inject fierce compassion into our cultures and workplaces.
OK. I’ve heard enough. I’m ready to book
Great. Sign-up now and I look forward to seeing you in the first live training event on 21st September.
I am very excited to offer this training course about therapists for therapists.
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