Refresh your Life: Resilience workshop – Kilkenny

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Refresh your Life: Resilience workshop – Kilkenny

October 9 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

€10 - €20

Who's Attending

7 people are attending Refresh your Life: Resilience workshop – Kilkenny

  • Nuala McKenna
  • Marie Fitzgerald
  • Ciara O'Reilly
  • Helena Doody
  • Rose Doolan
  • Laura Behan
  • Paige Parker


Out of stock!Non-member20.00This ticket option is available to non-member Health and Social Care professionals
Out of stock!Social Care Ireland Member10.00This reduced booking fee is available to members if Social Care Ireland

Social Care Ireland have secured seven places for Social Care Workers on this inter professional CPD event which explores how professional’s can enhance their Resilience in both their professional and personal lives.  Places are limited and early booking is advisable.

The workshop aims to equip participants with the tools to deal with the inevitable stresses and strains of everyday life, both in the workplace and outside. You will have an opportunity to reflect on your life and learn what science has uncovered about becoming healthier, happier and more resilient.

Psychologist Shane Martin will focus on simple yet powerful practices that can be incorporated into your life to help break the cycle of anxiety, stress, unhappiness and exhaustion.

Workshop content:

SESSION 1. MINDING OURSELVES – Managing the very real stresses within the workplace.

Everyone experiences stress. In fact, we all need a certain degree of stress in our lives. It helps us achieve our goals. However, research indicates that poorly managed stress is bad for our health. In particular, we need to learn how to manage unhealthy stress. This type of stress can interfere with the quality of our work and impair relationships with our fellow colleagues and patients. Indeed, it can affect the quality of our life in general.

Often faulty thinking mechanisms and unhelpful belief systems make us more stressed than we need to be. We all can learn to become more rational and compassionate. By being more neutral, objective and fair-minded in our approach to life we find that we are less impacted by stress and enjoy life better. This seminar will focus on strategies that protect and help us manage stress better.

2. THE PSYCHOLOGY OF BOUNCIBILITY – How to build resilience within ourselves.

Life is an imperfect journey and crisis is guaranteed. Resilience is the ability to adapt to the challenges of work and life. It’s about bouncing back rather than falling apart. It’s about staying standing during the storms of life. If you are strong in resilience you have this ‘bouncibility’ and can harness your inner strengths and coping mechanisms. Through ongoing cutbacks and changes the intensity of ever increasing challenges is very real. More challenges may lie ahead. Science has uncovered specific traits/factors that can be utilised at work and in our lives in general. This seminar will explore the science of resilience and highlight evidence-based strategies linked to better outcomes during changes and challenges.

SESSION 3: HEALTH AND HAPPINESS: How to ‘refresh’ your life

In recent decades research teams have started to examine positive emotion. This research has focused on what makes people happier, what gives them more meaning and purpose in life and what measures that they can take to lead them healthier. It will outline ten evidence-based strategies linked to embracing a better quality of life. The hope is that it will uplift and inspire change in the lives of those who attend but even more importantly inspire participants to incorporate it into their homes, workplaces and communities.

THE FACILITATOR: Shane Martin C.Psychol., Ps.S.I.

Shane Martin is a psychologist dedicated to teaching the very best self-help psychology to empower people to enhance the quality of their lives. His ‘Moodwatchers’ self-help psychology course has been delivered at community venues throughout Ireland. He has been a keynote speaker at national and international conferences on a range of topics around empowerment, recovery and happiness.

Shane is a leading psychologist within the area of education. He lectures part-time in DCU and has provided training to many businesses and health professionals throughout Ireland. Shane is a published poet of two collections – The Dark Room and Stilling the Dance of Time. He is currently working on his third collection entitled Thin Lines. His first self-help psychology book entitled ‘Your Precious Life – How to Live it Well’ was published recently. More information available on


October 9
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
€10 - €20
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Charlotte Burke


Ormonde Hotel
Ormonde Street
Kilkenny, Ireland
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