Training and CPD

Life in action offers a range of training for both organisations, therapists and health professionals. We can create tailor made programs for you and your business, including, managing performance, appraisals, dealing with difficult conversations and leadership development to name a few.

Our therapists are experienced and qualified to deliver a wide range of short courses as part of your CPD. These include using Myers Briggs type indicator( MBTI) with clients, dealing with conflict- a therapists approach, and,the introduction to transactional analysis- therapy in practice (TA) All our courses come with a certificate of attendance from Life in action, supporting your CPD requirements.

Full course details can be found below

Upcoming Training and Events:


Understanding how we manage conflict using TKI- a tool for therapists

Date: Friday 27th October 2018 Venue: Life Force Centre for Well-being East Hill Colchester Time: 10.00- 15.00 Cost: 85.00 Who is this course for: Therapists both qualified and in training as well as teachers and those working in the health profession Information The TKI (Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument) is fast and accessible, delivering insight, empowerment and resolution to anyone involved in conflict. By identifying alternative conflict styles, it helps people reframe and defuse conflict, creating more productive results. Note: this is not a physical safety course Topics covered: The TKI questionnaire identifies five distinct conflict styles and provides people with conflict-management solutions. By helping individuals understand their default approach in conflict, it encourages the exploration of alternative ways to handle different situations. This one day CPD training has been developed to support therapists and counsellors understand their own preferred method of dealing with conflict as well as helping clients how to manage and adapt to either avoid, compromise, collaborate accommodate or compete.  Understanding what your own conflict style is allows you to look at options to focus attention and energy in some of the other areas, this particularly works well when working with couples and those struggling with how to deal with anger. This event will be partly theory based with the opportunity to work in small groups and discuss and put in to practice methods that can be used in the counselling room.

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An introduction to Transactional Analysis (TA) – Applying methods to practice

Date: Hythe Community Centre Colchester Venue: Saturday 23rd February 2019 Time: 10.00- 16.00 Cost: £65.00 CPD: A certificate for 5.5 hours will be awarded on completion Who is this course for: Therapists both qualified and in training as well as teachers and those working in the health profession Information: Would you like to understand yourself, others and your relationships better? Or look at how using TA can help you develop your practice then this course is for you! Transactional Analysis is a theory of personality and offers a range of models that can be used to understand communication and relationships. This 1 day introduction course is designed to help therapists and other health professionals better understand the way TA can be used with individuals and couples in a therapeutic setting.  The learning from this course can be useful for anyone who wishes to understand more about themselves and their relationships, for those who want to explore how they can be more effective at work or for therapists or counsellors who wish to broaden their skills. Topics covered: Ego States - how come sometimes I feel like I'm a little kid again? or act like my Mum or Dad? Psychological Games - identifying a potential for upset brewing in the conversation? Life Scripts – why we may keep on repeating the same old mistakes? Transactions - what might be going on in the conversations you have Autonomy – identifying how to take control over how you feel

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A better marriage/relationship through communication- a guide for couples 

Date:  30th March 2019 Venue: Grantham (TBC) Time: 10.00- 15.00 Cost: £85.00 Who is this course for: Therapists both qualified and in training as well as teachers and those working in the health profession. Couples who have previously been in therapy or have endorsement from a BACP qualified therapist. Information The way we communicate after many years in marriage or a long term relationships changes significantly. Two people have needs that differ and we often forgot these and how important they are to each other. Compromise rarely works long term and resentment and discourse sink in. Affairs, arguments and loneliness often follow. Note: this is not a substitute for couples therapy. Topics covered: there is some open discussion about your personal experiences and we then look at the following areas: How do we use communication  the types of power and conflict  unconscious conversations  stamp collecting  intimacy  when things go wrong how to re-define the marriage to move forward  This training  will be partly theory based with the opportunity to work in small groups and discuss and put in to practice methods that can be used in practice.