A one-day workshop with Renée van der Vloodt

SATURDAY 20TH OCTOBER 2018 9.30AM – 4.30PM



Therapists and healthcare professionals share their energy, passion and vocational calling. Often arriving at their professions after a career switch, and after a considered choice to pursue a more meaningful path, their eagerness to reach out and support the suffering of others, fuels a therapist’s drive. Helping others draws on our deepest instincts to connect and support. The work is humbling and deeply gratifying.

Without some proper checks in place, this limitless enthusiasm can lead to caregivers’ fatigue or utter exhaustion. Unclear boundaries, administrative overload, lack of professional feedback and cases that take too much out of us, can all take us to the edge.

What you will learn on this workshop

This workshop will not teach you to lead a balanced life. You already know how to do that. Instead it draws on your greatest resource to truly help you maintain your buoyancy and replenish your emotional stores, in a sustainable and deeply transformative way.

You will learn to mobilise your natural gift of compassion towards yourself in an embodied and experiential way. 

There are now more than 1200 research papers on the sustained benefits to wellbeing –increased sense of positive states and decreased states of stress, depression, anxiety and anger – achieved when bringing compassion to oneself in a variety of ways, tapping into our different modalities.

What others say...

I wish I’d learned this years ago! It’s a wonderful workshop which offers therapists and healthcare professionals methods of supporting our own health, wellbeing and resilience by using on ourselves the same compassion, understanding and kindness that we offer our clients, patients, friends and family. Renée van der Vloodt is engaging, clear and informative and a brilliant facilitator. Most of our time was very positively spent in learning through experience a whole raft of effective techniques for being a good friend to ourselves through the human challenges that we face.

I recommend that every therapist sign up – if you’re already stressed through experience, it’ll do you a world of good. If you’re still fresh or just setting out, learn now the things that will keep you strong and ready with compassion for yourself.

Just a great big thank you for a really good day!
— Therapist
Self-soothing, innovative and unique.
— GP
Liberating to work without powerpoint. This gave space and tranquillity to meet my inner me. The experience was totally new to me and I loved it!
— Therapist

The day is entirely practical and experiential, and allows you to explore how small shifts in attitude and self-awareness, in combination with a kind and compassionate way of tending to yourself will make you feel more securely connected with yourself.


9.30am - 4.30pm, Saturday 20th October 2018, Regent’s College, London

Early Bird Price: £125.00
Standard Price: £150.00
Special Price for NCH Members: £125.00

Contact Carole Samuda if you would like to book over the phone or have questions: carole@carolesamuda.co.uk // 01420 543365


Over the last 35 years I have worked as an educator, coach, therapist and trainer. I have also brought stress management to schools and the workplace – and have trained other therapists and coaching professionals, both in the UK and abroad.

My practice is informed by the latest scientific understanding of how mind-body-emotions interact. I am a Human Givens practitioner (PSA accredited), Fellow of the HGI, and taught the Human Givens Diploma. I have trained with Dr Michael Yapko, done online CPD via the NIACBM in the US and am currently enrolled in the Mindful Self-Compassion Teacher Training course. 

My special interest is in the creative mind and hands-on learners, having started life as an art historian and working for BBC TV.

Renée gave the most observant, abstract feedback as if reading my thoughts.
Renée van der Vloodt is an excellent, engaging trainer. Renée gave us a mix of her extensive knowledge and experience in the field (always interesting), together with some really good practical break-out exercises. The exercises and the discussions that we had allowed us to discover for ourselves the transforming power of her approach. Renée has a wonderful way of drawing out useful comments and experiences from her audience. A thought-provoking, helpful and enlightening day, and I would highly recommend it.