Empowering Conversations

The Workshop

ESSA Accreditation (7 CPD points) 

This 1-day Empowering Conversations Workshop will provide you with an in-depth understanding of concepts of empowerment and understanding fundamentals of client engagement.

There are 4 modules covered within the workshop, each providing invaluable empowerment strategies to utilise in for those in job roles within OHS, Workcover, Insurers, Rehabilitation and all other treating health practitioners. The modules cover theories & in practice strategies proven way to use adversity to build client confidence and engagement.

Further, best practice strategies of building client confidence and engagement from the program can be applied to complex clients. Learn far more strategies than than motivational interviewing an open minded questions.

This workshop blends educational and practical strategies so that the participant leaves armed with effective and proven strategies to improve their client practice with effective methods of empowerment. Our Empowering Conversations Workshops have been attended by allied health and medical professionals and have been delivered in numerous states and online.

Who is Anjelo Ratnachandra?

Qualifications – BSc Physiotherapy (Hons), Grad Cert Counselling, Cert CBT, Cert REBT

Anjelo’s unique approach is not only based on his knowledge and experience as a subject matter expert in chronic illnesses (pain/fatigue) having specialised in these areas for over a decade, but also his personal journey through pain and how to get your life back after trauma. Anjelo has endured second and third degree burns, and has overcome life-saving lung surgery and cancer.

His unique insights into the minds of people with chronic illness both as a clinical expert and a sufferer result in a workshop packed with techniques in building trust & engaging a client, understanding the architecture of an empowering conversation, and practicals on how to build confidence where other mainstream methods have failed.

Anjelo’s experience:

  • Specialises in treatment of chronic pain, chronic fatigue, and mental illnesses.
  • Author of the popular self-guiding book Beyond Pain.
  • Inaugural winner of Worksafe’s (Vic) Treating Health Practitioner Award.
  • Recipient of numerous awards in the Occupational Rehabilitation industry.
  • Winner of Australian Allied Health Awards’ Physiotherapist of the Year 2018
  • Contributed towards several research papers in pain & fatigue management.
  • Extensive experience in Occupational Rehabilitation, and in research-based pain & fatigue management.
  • Guest Speaker at national & international events, and, at popular speaking circuits

Workshop Information

  • Wednesday 8th November 2023, 9am-3pm
  • Zoom Video Conferencing
  • $285.00 per person

Key Course Topics

The architecture of empowerment- the fundamentals required for empowering clients
Strategies for engaging clients who ‘know it all’
The change process - a comprehensive understanding of interpersonal and intrapersonal consequences of trauma
A proven approach to help see above adversity
Complex case studies
Practical sessions and feedback

Workshop Testimonials

  • Informative, practical, evidence-based and entertaining…

    Sharon S
  • Your session was well balanced with the theory and activities which was great

    Ashley G
  • 11/10 - Most fantastic, practical, and engaging workshop I have participated in. Interested in further workshops.

    Michael C

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