The past few weeks have seen a huge shift in how we as a society function, which has of course impacted Studio 3 as an organisation.
It has long been our goal at Studio 3 to spread positive ways of thinking and methods of supporting individuals who can often be very distressed and traumatised. Due to the current health crisis and global lockdown, we all – practitioners, family members, and vulnerable individuals alike – find ourselves in a world that has become overnight a chaotic and uncertain place.
In light of this, we feel it is more important than ever to continue providing support, advice and information to help navigate these stressful and challenging times.
We have already begun doing this by hosting a series of free weekly webinars every Tuesday for anyone who wishes to join and share in live discussions and informative presentations from a range of highly skilled and experienced speakers, all from the comfort of their own home. You can also now catch up on past webinars from speakers, including Professor Andrew McDonnell, Gareth D Morewood and Peter Vermeulen! We will continue to host these free weekly webinars for as long as you, our audience, find them helpful.
The next free webinar will be delivered by Studio 3 Director and practitioner David Walker, who will be presenting on how best to support distressed children and young people, emphasising that 'The Relationship is the Therapy'. Register for free now and join us at 3pm UK Time (BST) this Tuesday 21st April for what is guaranteed to be an informative and inspiring talk.
In addition, we have adapted all of our training programmes for online delivery, as well as now providing clinical supports, counselling and assessments in a web-based format. The first delivery of the new Online LASER Programme in May is now available to book, delivered by Gareth Morewood and adapted to suit the needs of families, carers, and teachers navigating the new educational circumstances brought on by the closure of mainstream schools across the UK and abroad.
As many of you will know, we have also made the decision to post-pone our International ‘Fostering Hope and Optimism’ Conference, scheduled for May in Ireland, until October this year. However, in its place we will be running a series of Web Conferences every three weeks in an endeavour to make information, advice and support widely available to anyone in need during this period.
The first of these live, online conferences will take place in the same week in May our original conference was scheduled. Titled 'Making Sense of a VUCA World: Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous', this web-based conference will run from 10am - 3pm on Tuesday 19th May. There will be a series of talks from speakers Professor Andrew McDonnell, Peter Vermeulen and Adam Harris (AsIAm Ireland), with interactive discussions and a live question and answer session. A full programme of online events will be available on our website shortly. More information about our first Web Conference this May 19th and how to book can be found here!
We hope that this post finds you all well, and that, despite these unprecedented and frightening circumstances, we can still find ways to connect with one another, share our ideas and support our continued professional, and human, development.
The Studio III Team