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 provide our training for Healthcare Professionals such as GPs, Physios, OT's, other AHP's, consultants, managers and leaders. We have also worked as part of the GP education programme delivering CPD training.

"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.

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

 

2 hour CPD Certificate

Venue: Online

Cost: £29.00

Dates & Times: Various available (click below)

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

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
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Watch the video below to hear a little more, and to see a video testimonial from a previous course participant:

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: £47.00

 

Date: Tuesday 1st February 2022

Time: 09:00 - 12:00

Working With Depression & Low Mood In Healthcare

This half day CPD training explores the principles behind working with 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. Low mood or depression hinders client engagement and recovery, really impeding with the work you want to do with the patient.

Suitable for all Health and Welfare Professionals, such as, Occupational Therapists, Nurses, Doctors, Physiotherapists, other AHPs, students, assistants, or anyone working in face-to-face contact with patients.

What you will learn:

  • Assessing depression and low mood
  • The many different types of depression
  • Understanding the latest science as to why we can become depressed
  • Why some people are more vulnerable to low mood and depression
  • Understanding more clearly why patients don’t engage
  • How to engage patients in behaviour change
  • When to refer elsewhere (and when not to)
  • Practical, evidence-based tools that you can quickly use in session, as part of your existing role
  • How to engage patients straight away
  • Previous case studies to show how these techniques can be used in real life patient scenarios

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

Delivered live via Zoom, this interactive CPD will help you work quickly with low mood and depression so that you can focus on doing what you do best. The added benefit of this training is that it will also increase your own resilience, as well as your patients'.

No previous knowledge required. Read more here, or book below.

Delivered by Chris Finn, BABCP accredited Senior Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist and Clinical Lecturer in CBT. Chris has worked in senior positions in the NHS and has worked with thousands of people with depression in his career. He now specialises in helping other healthcare professionals enhance their existing skillset.


3 hour CPD Certificate

Venue: Online

Cost: £47

 

Date: Tuesday 14th September 2021

Time: 09:00 - 12:00

If you can't make this date you can still register above, and then email us direct for a recording. Then complete our quiz to claim your CPD certificate. Or register here for updates for our 2022 CPD training dates.

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.

Working With Anxiety In Healthcare

Sometimes you are working with a patient and the level of their anxiety really starts to get in the way of their recovery process. Perhaps they are too anxious to stand due to a fear of falling. Or maybe they struggle to leave the house due to fear.

Anxiety can become such a problem for patients that it can really hinder the work you want to do with them. Anxiety becomes the obstacle which hinders patient engagement and their recovery. Anxiety creates an obstacle to patient's behaviour change.

Suitable for all Health and Welfare Professionals, such as, Occupational Therapists, Nurses, Doctors, Physiotherapists, other AHPs, students, assistants, or anyone working in face-to-face contact with patients.

What you will learn:

  • Assessing anxiety and how much of a problem it is
  • The many different types of anxiety disorders including, panic attacks, phobias, OCD, PTSD, & more...
  • Understanding the psychological mechanisms of anxiety
  • Understanding more clearly why patients struggle to engage due to anxiety
  • Understanding stress and the difference between stress & 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)
  • Practical evidence-based tools that you can quickly use in session, as part of your existing role
  • Quick and effective ways to reduce anxiety in patients
  • Previous case studies to show how these techniques can be used in real life patient scenarios

This CPD training equips you with various psychological tools to help you quickly work through the patient's anxiety so that you can move forward with your work. Equipping you with various psychological knowledge and new skills to offer more effective treatment and patient care. 

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

Delivered live via Zoom, this interactive CPD will help you work quickly with anxiety so that you can focus on the main work that you need to do with the patient. The added benefit of this training is that it will also increase your own resilience, as well as your patients'.

No previous knowledge required. Read a little more about this CPD workshop here.

Delivered by Chris Finn, BABCP accredited Senior Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist and Clinical Lecturer. Chris has worked in senior positions in the NHS and has worked with thousands of people with anxiety and other difficulties in his clinical career. He now specialises in helping other healthcare professionals enhance their existing skillset.


3 hour CPD Certificate

Venue: Online

Cost: £47

 

Date: Wednesday 20th October 2021

Time: 09:00 - 12:00

If you can't make this date you can still register above, and then email us direct for a recording. Then complete our quiz to claim your CPD certificate. Or register here for updates for our 2022 CPD training dates.

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.

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 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.

Delivered by Chris Finn, BABCP accredited Senior Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist, Clinical Lecturer in CBT and Mindfulness Teacher. More than these qualifications, Chris used to suffer from such bad social anxiety that he could barely go shopping without breaking out in a sweat! Now Chris has taught confidently to audiences over 300 people, has taught on stages at wellbeing festivals, and now uses the psychological skills he learnt to help other Healthcare Professionals speak at their best. 


3 hour CPD Certificate

Venue: Online

Cost: £47

 

Date: Tuesday 16th November 2021

Time: 09:00 - 12:00

If you can't make this date you can still register above, and then email us direct for a recording. Then complete our quiz to claim your CPD certificate. Or register here for updates for our 2022 CPD training dates.

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.

Mindfulness In Healthcare

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

Previous attendees have included Nurses, Doctors, OT's, Physios, Speech and Language Therapists, Midwifes, Various 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. Chris is skilled at making mindfulness practical for others to use in their profession". Tom, (OT)

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

No previous knowledge of Mindfulness is required.

What you will learn:

  • 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
  • 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.

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

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

Delivered live via Zoom. Limited spaces available. Read more here.

2 hour CPD Certificate. £29

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:

Working With Chronic Pain In Healthcare

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

Suitable for all Health and Welfare Professionals, such as, Occupational Therapists, Nurses, Doctors, Physiotherapists, other AHPs, students, assistants, or anyone working in face-to-face contact with patients.

What you will learn:

  • How the way we think affects the nervous system
  • The link between emotions like fear and stress and pain
  • Retraining the brain and nervous system
  • Managing pain severity
  • The role of neurotransmitters in the brain and their relation to pain
  • When to use distraction (and when not to)
  • The link between behaviour and pain
  • Anxiety and depression in chronic pain
  • How the language we use as clinicians affects a patient's perception of pain
  • Why there is always hope for the patient
  • Responding to resistance in patients'

Using the biopsychosocial model and drawing on the latest research in Neuroscience, CBT, Mindfulness, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and other modalities, this workshop helps you understand how to break the cycle of chronic pain with short, practical and evidence based techniques for your patients. 

Complete with various resources for you to use immediately with patients.

This interactive course is delivered online using Zoom and will be LIVE and interactive.

No previous knowledge required. Read a little more about this CPD workshop here.

Delivered by Chris Finn, BABCP accredited Senior Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist and Clinical Lecturer. Chris has worked in senior positions in the NHS and has worked with thousands of people with mental health difficulties and chronic pain. Chris has also had his own experiences with chronic back pain, being diagnosed with Ankylosing spondylitiswhich helps add another dimension to the training. He now specialises in helping other healthcare professionals enhance their existing skillset.


3 hour CPD Certificate

Venue: Online

Cost: £47

 

Date: Wednesday 25th August 2021

Time: 09:00 - 12:00

If you can't make this date you can still register above, and then email us direct for a recording. Then complete our quiz to claim your CPD certificate. Or register here for updates for our 2022 CPD training dates.

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.

Overcoming Obstacles To Mindfulness

Learn How To Increase Engagement With Mindfulness In Your Clinical Work


Mindfulness brings so many benefits and has a growing evidence-base,
but what if you can't get your patients to try it, or stick to it?

Suitable for anyone who wishes to use mindfulness in their work.  If you would like to incorporate mindfulness into your work but struggle to get patients to engage, this CPD training will address the common obstacles you come across. And it might benefit you too! 

Dealing with resistance in clients, this 2 hour CPD explores the following:

  • How to Introduce Mindfulness to any patient
  • Mindful…what? - What to call Mindfulness
  • Dealing with initial resistence in clients
  • Dealing with resistance in yourself
  • Knowledge is power - How understanding the Neurobiology of Mindfulness increases willpower and motivation
  • How Mindfulness changes the brain on a neuro-biological basis. And we can see it in brain scans
  • Starting Mindfulness, and staying with it
  • Dealing with busy patients – How to make mindfulness a habit that sticks, despite not having the time.
  • How to deal with skeptical patients
  • Motivational Interviewing – Motivating different patients in quick, simple and easy ways.
  • Brain Training - Just because it sounds simple, doesn’t mean it’s easy

Delivered live via Zoom, this interactive CPD will help you work with mindfulness in your clinical work. The added benefit of this training is that it will also increase your own resilience, as well as your patients'.

No previous knowledge required.

Delivered by Chris Finn, Mindfulness Teacher, BABCP accredited Senior Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist and Clinical Lecturer in CBT & Mindfulness. Chris has worked in senior positions in the NHS and has worked with thousands of people using Mindfulness in his career. He now specialises in helping other healthcare professionals enhance their existing skillset.

 

"Chris is an expert in making mindfulness practical". Tom, OT

2 Hour CPD Certificate

Various dates

Cost: £27

"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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