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Karen Taylor

Karen worked in NHS in England with both older people and adults of working age as an RMN. She has personal experience of designing, implementing and managing innovative community care services. After leaving worked with Ron Coleman bringing the hearing voices and recovery approach to many Countries . She put all her experiences into running recovery house projects, her learning on working with psychosis is rooted in practice and living with a voice hearer for 21 years. Recovery from psychosis is possible for everyone, people can learn to understand their experience and move on. Karen has experience in working with families and believes real healing occurs when dialogue happens. Karen has co-authored the workbook, ‘Working to Recovery’ Based in Scotland, Karen is Director of ‘Working to Recovery Ltd'. She also has a Diploma in Practical Spirituality and Wellness and is a trained spiritual companion. This has led to her setting up Midwife of the Soul.

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About this course

In PART ONE of this, you will be thinking about what self-injury means to you, the challenges that are faced and how people can support those that self-injure.  

You will be personally thinking about your own experiences, reading a discussion paper and undertaking an exercise on how we can develop a supportive relationship, between the supporter and person who self-injure.  This will act as a foundation, to build on, throughout the rest of the course.  In Lesson One, there is quite a lot of sharing, not only is it important to share so that students can learn from each other, but maybe more importantly, it will begin the process of learning to share potential uncomfortable things with others, which will be looked at in more detail in PART TWO.  If you self-injure yourself, your sharing will also be really useful, for others to learn from the lived experience of people who self-injure. 

In Lesson Two students will explore the idea of values and how this can help form effective and meaningful relationships between the supporter and person who self-injures.  Students will look at their own personal values and be introduced to the idea and importance of values. The lesson will then progress on taking this learning forward, to look at values around self-injury and how values are a key to developing effective and meaningful relationships.  Students will undertake exercises, reading, watch a video and share with others.

If you want to undertake the full course (THREE PARTS), you can find this within our course catalogue.  If you enrol to the full course, we will give you a 25% discount.  However, if you prefer you can just do PART ONE at the full price.

Certificate of Module Completion

For all PARTs of this course, we offer a Certificate of Attendance, for your portfolios and satisfaction.