We provide high quality Continued Professional Development training for healthcare professionals.

Our team includes a Senior Clinical Psychologist specialising in physical healthcare, a Senior BABCP accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist, Mindfulness Teacher and Post-Graduate Lecturer in CBT, as well as an Associate Senior Physiotherapist.

We are well qualified, having over three decades of experience in the NHS between us. We have also worked as part of the GP education programme delivering CPD training.

We provide our training for healthcare professionals such as GPs, Physios, OT's, other AHP's, consultants, managers and leaders.

"A fabulous course, consolidating my knowledge from the course introduction. I am feeling much more confident in using these skills with my patients. Thank you to Chris for an excellent format and offering ideas and guidance clinically. The small group format made it easy to interact with others on the course." (Rachel) Physiotherapist 

Mindfulness In Physiotherapy & Occupational Therapy 

Learn how to incorporate Mindfulness into your clinical practice with your patients. Safely deliver practical and evidence-based tools to help your patients release the benefits of Mindfulness.

This LIVE and interactive CPD training has been specifically developed for Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists.

No previous knowledge of Mindfulness is required.

100% of the participants on previous sessions said they would recommend this training to a colleague.

Aims:

  • Understand Mindfulness and its role in healthcare
  • Gain insight into the evidence-base for using Mindfulness in Physiotherapy and OT
  • Learn how to utilise principles of Mindfulness in short, simple and safe ways
  • Understand the benefits of bringing Mindfulness into your clinical work
  • Help patients to adopt evidence-based Mindfulness practices with practical applications 
  • Learn how to be a mindful therapist
  • Hear about our previous case studies of Mindfulness in Physio & OT

This training is for you if you want to learn some effective, safe, quick and practical ways to introduce Mindfulness to your patients. Helping them to release the benefits of Mindfulness, alongside the therapy that you are already doing with them.

"I would 100% recommend this course. I cannot explain what a fantastic use of my time and money this was. It's hard to find time as a student, employee and parent to dedicate to CPD but this training was without doubt worth every penny and every minute. I can already tell it is going to have a positive impact on my work and my personal experience as a healthcare professional". (Natalie)

Mindfulness can help facilitate your treatment sessions and can benefit patients across many specialties. Mindfulness has been shown to benefit many medical conditions, such as in recovery from stroke by improving the patient’s awareness, comfort levels, and facilitating rehabilitation.

Research shows that mindfulness can enhance recovery in both OT and physiotherapy.

By the end of this training you will be able to incorporate basic principles of Mindfulness into your day to day clinical practice.

Included in the cost of this training is access to a selection of Mindfulness practices which you can signpost your patients to.

Delivered by Chris Finn, experienced Mindfulness Teacher, Post-graduate Lecturer in Mindfulness and Psychotherapy, and BABCP accredited Senior Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist and Supervisor.

"It is reassuring to know that mindfulness can be adopted into clinical practice to enhance the lives of others. Chris is a great teacher". (Bilal), Physiotherapist

The training has been designed in collaboration with a Senior Physiotherapist and is regularly updated following feedback and review of the evidence base.

Delivered live via Zoom. Limited spaces available.

Various dates and times available. See below. 

If your Trust or other employer will be paying for this course, we accept purchase orders and can issue an invoice on request. Email us at: info@poolemindfulness.co.uk

You can also join our Facebook group 'Mindfulness in Healthcare'

Click here to register for future dates. (Making sure you check the box for healthcare updates)

 

2 hour CPD Certificate

Venue: Online

Cost: £29.00

Date: Wednesday 12th May 2021

Time: 17:15 - 19:15

Date: Thursday 24th June 2021

Time: 09:30 - 11:30

Date: Tuesday 17th August 2021

Time: 17:30 - 19:30

Date: Wednesday 6th October 2021

Time: 09:00 - 11:00

Contact us if you would like us to deliver something bespoke for your team.

What previous attendees have said:
Great CPD thank you. I liked the specific links to my profession. I learnt a lot in the 2 hours and it worked really well online. I would defiantly recommend my colleagues go on this training. Great introduction to Mindfulness and prospective applications to professions such as Physiotherapy”. (Aicha), Physiotherapist
"Really helpful, thank you. I liked the theory and links to OT including the use of activities of daily living. I think perfectly good for an initial 2 hour training. I had initially thought mindfulness was much more complicated to apply in practice". (Victoria), Senior OT
Watch the video below to hear a little more, and to see a video testimonial from a previous course participant:

You may also be interested in our 8 Week Mindfulness Course, specifically developed for Healthcare Professionals

Using Motivational Interviewing (MI) To Enhance Engagement In Patients With Low Mood, Depression, & Anxiety 

Suitable for Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists and other Allied Health Professionals. Specially adapted for use with patients in healthcare, this interactive course teaches you how to utilise the principles of MI to enhance engagement.

"The Motivational Interviewing training was really interesting and very relevant to my role as a Neuro-Physiotherapist. It will enable my skills of communicating with patients, carers, and colleagues. The course was very well run with an appropriate level of content. I will definitely recommend this course". (Jenny)

MI is a conversational technique used to engage with patients, and facilitate positive behaviour change. It can be hard when patients struggle to engage in the exercises and actions that you know will support their recovery. MI is a fantastic tool for you to tap into your patient's own values and motivation for change. Giving the power back to the patient, you can help them to help themselves.

Often you do not get as much time with a patient as you would hope, we will show you how to incorporate MI principles into the clinical time you have available.

Level: No prior knowledge of MI is assumed, however the course will also appeal to those with some knowledge looking for a refresher and to develop their practical skills with the model.

By the end of the workshop you will:

  • Develop/refresh your knowledge of the stages of change cycle and determine individual’s readiness.
  • Understand the nature of ambivalence and the influence of common mental health factors.
  • Develop your practical skills with different conversational techniques to work with resistance and ambivalence.

Delivered by Dr Liam Williams, a Clinical Psychologist with extensive experience supporting behavioural change in individuals with acute and long term physical health conditions, and Chris Finn, BABCP accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist and Lecturer. Designed in conjunction with a senior Physiotherapist.

"Chris and Liam were both very knowledgeable and gave lots of insight and examples of what you can do to help individuals move forward. It was great and works well for many different organisations". (Whitney)

If your Trust or other employer will be paying for this course, we accept purchase orders and can issue an invoice on request. Email us here.

3 hour CPD Certificate

Venue: Online

Cost: £42.27

Due to popularity we have 2 separate dates scheduled for 2021:

Date: Tuesday 18th May 2021

Time: 9:00 - 12:00

Date: Tuesday 10th August 2021

Time: 9:00 - 12:00

Working With Depression In Healthcare

This CPD training is suitable for Nurses, Doctors, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, other AHPs, or anyone working in face-to-face contact with patients.

This half day CPD training explores the principles behind working with clients/patients with depression or low mood. As a healthcare professional you often know what the client needs ‘to do’ to improve their physical condition. But often it is 'the getting them to do it' part, that is the most challenging.

This training explores how low motivation and poor engagement is a symptom of depression and how depression gets in the way of engagement and recovery. We then cover techniques to work with these difficulties.

We also cover:

  • Assessing depression and low mood
  • The many different types of depression
  • Understanding more clearly why patients don’t engage
  • How to engage patients in behaviour change
  • When to refer elsewhere (and when not to)
  • Evidence-based expert strategies & tools that you can quickly use in session, as part of your existing role

Drawing on the latest research and evidence-base from Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Neuroscience, Mindfulness, and Motivational Interviewing.

This interactive course is delivered online using Zoom. Opportunities for case discussion welcome.

No previous knowledge required.

Delivered by Chris Finn, BABCP accredited Senior Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist and Clinical Lecturer in CBT.

 

If your Trust or other employer will be paying for this course, we accept purchase orders and can issue an invoice on request. Email us here.


3 hour CPD Certificate

Venue: Online

Cost: £47

Date: Tuesday 14th September 2021

Time: 09:00 - 12:00

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Working With Anxiety In Healthcare

This CPD training is suitable for Nurses, Doctors, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, other AHPs, or anyone working in face-to-face contact with patients.

Anxiety affects everyone from time to time but some of our clients experience anxiety in a way that impedes the work that you are trying to do with them. This half day CPD training explores the principles behind working with clients/patients with anxiety and how to work with anxiety, reducing the barrier.

This training explores how and why anxiety leads to poor engagement, limiting progress and gets in the way of behaviour change. We then cover techniques to work with anxiety in your patients.

We also cover:

  • Assessing anxiety and how much a problem it is
  • The many different types of anxiety disorders
  • Understanding more clearly why patients don’t engage due to anxiety
  • Why reassurance doesn't work (at least in the long-term)
  • How to engage patients in behaviour change
  • When to refer elsewhere (and when not to)
  • Evidence-based expert strategies & tools that you can quickly use in session, as part of your existing role

Drawing on the latest research and evidence-base from Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Neuroscience, Mindfulness, and Motivational Interviewing.

This interactive course is delivered online using Zoom. Opportunities for case discussion welcome.

No previous knowledge required.

Delivered by Chris Finn, BABCP accredited Senior Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist and Clinical Lecturer in CBT.

 

If your Trust or other employer will be paying for this course, we accept purchase orders and can issue an invoice on request. Email us here.


3 hour CPD Certificate

Venue: Online

Cost: £47

Date: Wednesday 20th October 2021

Time: 09:00 - 12:00

Presentation Skills & Public Speaking

Do you get nervous about giving a presentation at work? Do you worry before speaking in public? Do you want to increase your confidence, skill and ability to speak in public?

This presentation skills course tackles all these things and more.

Find out why people fear public speaking so much and learn how to use the psychology of the mind to overcome this fear.

Using the latest research in the psychology, this half day training focuses on developing skills in presenting as well as building confidence. This training will leave you with skills equipping you to deliver a presentation at your best. Learn how to use your mind, your posture and imagery to help with confidence.

You will learn:

  • The latest research in what neuroscience says about how we process tasks such as public speaking
  • How to prep for public speaking and presentations
  • How to use your body and posture to feel more confident
  • How to manage nerves
  • How to engage audiences
  • How to focus on your strengths not your weaknesses
  • How to deal with difficult audiences

Delivered online using Zoom.

If your Trust or other employer will be paying for this course, we accept purchase orders and can issue an invoice on request. Email us here.


3 hour CPD Certificate

Venue: Online

Cost: £47

Date: Tuesday 16th November 2021

Time: 09:00 - 12:00

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Mindfulness In Healthcare

Learn How To Incorporate Mindfulness Into Your Clinical Practice With Your Patients

This LIVE and interactive CPD training has been specifically developed for Healthcare Professionals. Previous attendees have included Nurses, Speech and Language Therapists, OT's PT's, Doctors, Midwives, Students, and others.

"If you’re still dubious about mindfulness and using it in your profession, take this course - I guarantee your time will be well spent. Best virtual training I’ve done so far. Engaging delivery and presentation". Tom, (OT)

100% of previous participants have said that they would recommend this training to a colleague.

No previous knowledge of Mindfulness is required.

"Brilliant session, packed full of information and practical examples to use in practice. I would definitely recommend to my colleagues!" Katherine, (Nurse)

Aims:

Understand Mindfulness and its role in healthcare

Gain insight into the evidence-base for using Mindfulness in Healthcare

Learn how to utilise Mindfulness in short, simple and safe ways

Understand the benefits of bringing Mindfulness into your clinical work

Help patients adopt evidence-based Mindfulness practices with practical applications 

Learn how to be a mindful healthcare professional 

Hear about our previous case studies

 

This training is for you if you want to learn some effective, safe, quick and practical ways to introduce Mindfulness to your patients. Helping them to release the benefits of Mindfulness, alongside the work that you are already doing with them.

"I would 100% recommend this course. I cannot explain what a fantastic use of my time and money this was. It's hard to find time as a student, employee and parent to dedicate to CPD but this training was without doubt worth every penny and every minute. I can already tell it is going to have a positive impact on my work and my personal experience as a healthcare professional". Natalie, (PT)

Mindfulness can help facilitate your treatment sessions and can benefit patients across many specialties. Mindfulness has been shown to benefit many medical conditions, and research shows that mindfulness can enhance recovery in healthcare.

By the end of this training you will be able to incorporate basic principles of Mindfulness into your day to day clinical practice.

Included in the cost of this training is access to a selection of Mindfulness practices which you can signpost your patients to.

Opportunities for case discussion welcome.

Delivered by Chris Finn, experienced Mindfulness Teacher, Clinical Post-graduate Lecturer in Mindfulness and Psychotherapy, and BABCP accredited Senior Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist and Supervisor.

"It is reassuring to know that mindfulness can be adopted into clinical practice to enhance the lives of others. Chris is a great teacher". Bilal, (Physiotherapist)

Delivered live via Zoom. Limited spaces available.

2 hour CPD Certificate. £25.60

If your Trust or other employer will be paying for this course, we accept purchase orders and can issue an invoice on request. Email us at; info@poolemindfulness.co.uk 

Various dates and times available:

Date: Wednesday 15th September 2021

Time: 09:00 - 11:00

Date: Wednesday 29th September 2021

Time: 17:30 - 19:30

You may also be interested in our 8 Week Mindfulness Course, specifically developed for Healthcare Professionals

Working With Chronic Pain In Healthcare

This CPD training is suitable for Nurses, Doctors, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, other AHPs, or anyone working in face-to-face contact with patients.

This half day CPD training explores the latest neuroscience behind pain, and how we can use that understanding to work with the mind and body.

Drawing on research in neuroscience, CBT, Mindfulness and other modalities, this training brings together short, practical and powerful techniques for your patients. Following the research we will look at evidence-based techniques to implement with your clients.

Helpful for any patients with chronic pain, covering any diagnosis (or undiagnosed).

 

Learning Points:

Techniques for pain management

Mindfulness and chronic pain

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and pain

Managing pain severity

Anxiety and depression in chronic pain

This interactive course is delivered online using Zoom. Opportunities for case discussion welcome.

No previous knowledge required.

Delivered by Chris Finn, BABCP accredited Senior Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist and Clinical Lecturer.

 

If your Trust or other employer will be paying for this course, we accept purchase orders and can issue an invoice on request. Email us here.


3 hour CPD Certificate

Venue: Online

Cost: £47

Date: Wednesday 25th August 2021

Time: 09:00 - 12:00

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"Chris delivered a very engaging and informative CPD training session for us, which was professional and well arranged. Interactive and delightfully informal. Further, I learnt from the session and will be applying this to my practice. Excellent." (Dr Tom) GP

"Our session was very helpful and Chris made it very practical. We all left feeling confident in using the techniques and principles with our patients" (Liz) Senior Physiotherapist 

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