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Creating Resilience In Children Workshop

  • The Revitalise Centre The Glen Iris Australia (map)


An evening exploring how adults can help build resilience in children. The workshop will focus on how to discuss difficult issues, in particular grief and loss. Facilitated by author of Ollie and the Starchaser, Tanya Southey and Psychologist Debra Meese.

Date: 23rd of May 2019

Time: 7:30pm - 8:30pm

Cost: $20

Venue: The Revitalise Centre

7-9 Bardolph St,

Glen Iris 3146

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Tanya Southey is an expert in helping people and organisations realise their potential; she has a deep understanding about how people and organisations behave. Her corporate career as a Human Resources professional has spanned over 25 years, the last 14 of which she has been on both global and local international executive teams.

During her sabbabtical, Tanya has written and published an adventure story “Ollie and the Starchaser” for 8 to 12 year-olds. The book is a subtle exploration of grief and loss, told through an adventure two boys take to find their missing grandmother.

Debra Meese is a clinical psychologist, originally trained in South Africa, and now based in Melbourne for the past 15 years. Her psychoanalytic psychotherapy training was in Object Relations, and included work with individuals and couples. Debra also trained in existential group therapy, family systems therapy, neuropsychology and psychometric assessments, specifically Rorschach testing.

She has worked in hospitals, clinics, corporations, multi-disciplinary teams as well as in private practice. Debra also supervises practising psychologists.