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Communication Workshop

February 11, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 1:30 pm

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An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Sunday, repeating until February 18, 2018


A workshop series for Alithia Members (18+) to learn the positive psychology communication tools that form the foundation of Alithia Learning.

Uniquely tailored for Alithia parents and facilitators, this experiential, hands on workshop guides participants to understand the unintentional ramifications of our everyday way of communicating (and how misunderstandings or unexplained emotions can occur) and equips participants with tools for ensuring interactions are positive and supportive.

These techniques create a nurturing and trusting environment; people feel open and valued, they retain a willingness to develop ideas and they enjoy the process of problem-solving.

Once the psychology of interactions, reactions and unconscious behaviours are understood, participants will be able to practise relating in a conscious way, with clarity and empathy which in turn opens others to a positive experience, with the neurones in the brain firing and developing.

This workshop offers an introduction to implementing positive psychology tools drawn from an international training model developed for the workplace (by Synectics), Collaborative Innovation and Creative Arts Therapy.

The Synectics Education Initiative recognised that creativity and learning require the same environment of safety as required for innovation and creative teamwork in leading global businesses and customised these tools for teachers, parents and children to use, ensuring everyone was engaged, heard and understood. We will experience these techniques and approaches through a series of exercises practised with real current idea development and problem solving.


About the Facilitator

Ruth Nolan is a qualified Collaborative Innovation Facilitator and Trainer, teaching communication techniques in both corporate and governmentorganisations.

She is a published author contributing chapters such as ‘Embodying Creativity’ and ‘Synectics and Parenting’ to Synectics publications ‘Re-inventing Education’ and ‘Imagine That!’

Ruth is also a Creative Arts Therapist with a Masters degree from MIECAT (Melbourne Institute of Experiential Creative and Arts Therapy.) She is a counsellor and therapist in private practice and facilitates Women at the Well (Creative Arts Therapy group work) in a variety of settings at retreats and weekly programs, including for Aboriginal Elder Women (Gudhur Galban), Women’s Refuges and mothers with young children.She is also the author of ‘The Octopus’s Garden’ a program for 4-7 year olds recovering from domestic violence.

Ruth works from a ‘Trauma Informed’ Biopsychosocial perspective using understandings from the Neurosequential model attending to insults to brain development and neurogenesis. She is the author and facilitator of training for psychologists and clinical psychologists conducted for North Coast Medicare Local in Coffs Harbour and Port Macquarie.


This workshop is a three-part series at the dates below:

  • Sunday 11th Feb - 9.30am to 1.30pm
  • Sunday 18th Feb - 9.30am to 1.30pm
  • Sunday 25th Feb 10am-12pm (Alithia Meeting - here we will practice and integrate the tools we have learned.)


$600, free for Alithia Members. Become a member

Max 10 people. Bookings essential.

Register Today – Limited Places

Communication Workshop Feb 2018 Registration Form


February 11, 2018
9:30 am - 1:30 pm
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671 Valla Road
671 Valla Raod
Valla, NSW 2448 Australia
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