Philippi Guernsey are delighted to be hosting the biennial Philippi Trust International Conference this year on November 23rd and 24th at Les Cotils. There will be visitors coming from Namibia, South Africa, Germany and the UK, with a representative from Ireland and the USA. The International Conference has been held in South Africa, Germany, the UK and Namibia and so it is a privilege to be holding it in Guernsey. Philippi Trust Counselling and Training Service was started nearly 30 years ago in the UK by the late Rev. Malcolm Worsley and soon spread to Namibia, South Africa and Germany. Malcolm came to Guernsey in 2001 and Philippi Guernsey was launched in 2004 to ‘fill the gap’ and provide counselling for people who need help that is not provided by the statutory services and cannot afford to go privately.
The conference is for people in professional caring roles, whether community or church. The theme is ‘Working Together’ and there are 3 excellent speakers, each leading a 2 day workshop. Dr Frank Wills is talking about ‘New Perspectives on Therapeutic Work with Worries and Obsessions’. Lindsay Schofield is speaking on ‘Compassion Fatigue —what is it and how to avoid it’ and Dr Pauline Yong is teaching on the subject ‘Neuroscience — the 3Rs of Self’, (which are Relationship, Regulation and Resilience).
Sarah, the manager of the Service, says “ This is an exciting opportunity for us to benefit from these experienced speakers as they share their expertise. All these topics are relevant to the stresses of everyday living and these workshops will have a big emphasis on practical application. It is such a hard choice to only be able to attend one workshop”.
There are a few places left so if you are interested, visit our website www.philippi.org.gg or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The cost has been reduced to £95.