Personal Development

In my workshops and groups I bringing together my experience from working in Corporates, Yoga, Mindfulness and Psychology.

Currently all workhshops are taking place online via video conferencing.

Facing the unknown, embracing uncertainty

Friday 24/04/2020, 9am-1pm, online (live video conference)

A workshop that aims to support mental health professionals by equipping them with food for thought, experiential knowledge, and practical skills for how to recognise, meet and deal with what we don’t know. Acknowledging the power dynamics in the role of the helper and the helped, we will explore the challenges and opportunities that stepping into the unknown in therapy and life brings about.

  • Theoretical discussions
  • Case presentation
  • Experiential work
  • Literature list

Designed for newly qualified and seasoned private practitioners and counsellors. 
CPD certificate (4 hrs) provided. 

Costs: free; £5 donation for admin appreciated

To enquire & book: veronikakloucek@gmail.com

Introduction to time-limited counselling theory & skills

Friday 22/05/2020, 9am-1pm, online (live video conference)

Tailored for counsellors and psychotherapists, this introductory workshop aims to provide an overview of time-limited therapeutic work. Recognising the tensions arising from the demands on counsellors and psychotherapists both in IAPT services and in private practice, we will explore contemporary psychodynamic and integrative theoretical approaches and models for short-term work between 6 and 16 sessions and discuss effectiveness and suitability for different client groups. Using case studies, we will identify and discuss key elements in treatment geared at benefiting patients and supporting clinicians as well as contributing to increasing recovery rates in IAPT services.

  • Theoretical discussions
  • Case presentation
  • Experiential work
  • Literature list

Designed for newly qualified and seasoned private practitioners and counsellors. 
CPD certificate (4 hrs) provided. 

Costs: £60

To enquire & book: veronikakloucek@gmail.com

Mindfulness skills for therapists

No upcoming dates, online (live video conference)

Tailored for mental health professionals, this workshop aims to equip you with mindfulness skills.

Underpinned by decades of neuro-scientific research into contemplative and compassion practices, mindfulness training facilitates the exploration of the interplay between our body and brain. It enables us to maximise our inner resources for coping, healing and growth. Through systematic training of attention, awareness and compassion, we learn to notice thoughts, feelings and physical sensations as they arise in the here and now and to meet our experience in a non-judgmental way. Step-by-step we grow our skill of interrupting habitual and unhelpful thinking patterns (i.e. rumination, overthinking) and explore alternative, less stressful ways of relating to ourselves, others and the world. 

In this workshop we will explore the principles of mindfulness in both from a theoretical and experiential perspective to identify appropriate skills in treatment. Using case examples we will discuss the application of mindfulness skills in therapeutic work considering indications and contra-indications for different presentations.

  • Theoretical discussions
  • Case presentation
  • Experiential work
  • Literature list

Designed for newly qualified and seasoned private practitioners and counsellors.

Limited to 8 participants.

CPD certificate (4 hrs) provided.

Costs: £60

To enquire & book: veronikakloucek@gmail.com

Mindfulness for Anxiety and Depression

This courses usually runs over 8 weeks and helps people set up their individual, regular mindfulness practice. Through systematic training of attention, awareness and compassion, we learn to notice thoughts, feelings and physical sensations as they arise in the here and now and to meet our experience in a non-judgmental way. Step-by-step we grow our skill of interrupting habitual and unhelpful thinking patterns (i.e. rumination, overthinking) and explore alternative, less stressful ways of relating to ourselves, others and the world.

Currently no courses running. For more information see www.lucid-living.org

I had expected the Mindfulness training to feel like a chore as I have always found it difficult to be ‘still’ but to my surprise this wasn’t the case at all! With the guidance and support I discovered that I was able to make some big real-life changes. 

Caroline, Management, (10/2016) Mindfulness course participant

I was intrigued by the timely title of the workshop [Facing the unknown, embracing uncertainty]. I didn’t quite know what to expect and found that the structure and exercises that Veronika did with us really useful in that it enabled us to immerse into the experience of the unknown in an online workshop. 

Kate C., psychotherapist (10/2018) Workshop participant

I had expected the Mindfulness training to feel like a chore as I have always found it difficult to be ‘still’ but to my surprise this wasn’t the case at all! With the guidance and support I discovered that I was able to make some big real-life changes. 

Caroline, Management, (10/2016) Mindfulness course participant

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Approved healthcare provider for insurances: AllianzAviva, AXA PPP, Cigna, Healix Health Services, Pruhealth / Vitality Health Insurance.