Category: In Person

In-person professional development opportunities

ICSESP Board Face to Face Meetings at the ESSA Conference in May

1-4 May

Sydney, Australia

The ICSESP Board will be coming together for a range of face to face meetings aligning with the Exercise & Sports Science Australia Research to Practice 2024 Conference 2-4 May, Sydney, Australia. Come along and join any of the open sessions to hear of the work of the confederation and ask any questions that you may have. The ICSESP Board members will be more than happy to chat at any time throughout the conference so come and introduce yourself.

Sessions include:

Wednesday 1 May

Morning – ICSESP Working Group Meeting (Closed)

Afternoon- ICSESP Board Strategic Planning Session A with invited Guests (Closed)

Evening – ICSESP Board social gathering with ESSA Board and Conference Invited Speakers

Thursday 2 May

Morning – ICSESP Board attending the conference sessions

Afternoon – ICSESP Board attending the conference sessions

Evening – ICSESP Board attending the Conference Welcome Reception

Friday 3 May

Early Morning- ICSESP Board Strategic Planning Session B with stakeholder engagement (Open online to Americas)

Morning – ICSESP Board attending the conference sessions

Lunchtime – ICSESP Board Strategic Planning Session C with stakeholder engagement (Open face to face)

Afternoon – ICSESP Board attending the conference sessions

Evening – ICSESP Board Strategic Planning Session D with stakeholder engagement (Open online to Asia, Africa and Europe)

Saturday 4 May

Morning – Conference Session ‘International Perspectives on the Discipline of Exercise Physiology’

Afternoon – ICSESP Board Strategic Planning Session D (Closed) and Board Meeting

For more information on the ESSA Research to Practice 2024 Conference click below

Guided imagery and visualisation for therapeutic change

13 May, 1 July, 23 Sept, 11 Nov

Leeds, London, Bristol, London

Strong emotions focus and lock attention – keeping people trapped in problem behaviours. Therapeutic change cannot happen until the emotional arousal is reduced. This is why all health and welfare professionals need to know how to induce the relaxation response in their clients. Guided imagery and visualisation not only reduce emotional arousal quickly but can be used to reframe life circumstances through metaphor and to rehearse in the imagination any required changed behaviours and/or feelings, which dramatically increases the likelihood of those changes taking place in ‘real life’.

If you want to be able to help people effectively, this is a key course to attend – guided imagery is an essential skill required for removing phobias, curing PTSD, lifting depression and overcoming addictions or self-harm, and is also useful for raising self-confidence and increasing motivation. When you become confident in using these skills, you can begin to bring patients out of the emotionally-driven trance states of a wide range of conditions such as anxiety disorders, addiction, anger, stress overload, trauma, depression, chronic pain and much more.

That is why guided imagery is one of the most powerful psychotherapeutic tools available to us – and one you need in your ‘toolkit’.