Q&A with Alison O'Connor - Reflective Practice Training
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This free Q&A session is for any arts facilitators who are potentially interested in doing the course and would like to find out a bit more about the upcoming 2-day training course for facilitators who want to train in reflective practice.
In April 2024, we will launch our brand new 2-day training course for facilitators who want to train in reflective practice. The course will be designed and delivered by Alison O'Connor, an expert in this area. You can read the full details of the course here.
This free Q&A session is for any arts facilitators who are potentially interested in doing the course and would like to find out a bit more about it.
The Q&A will be hosted by Tracy Breathnach, Programme Manager at WAHWN.
If you would like to attend but can't make the date, please register for the event and we will send you the recording afterwards.
Reflective Practice has been proven to reduce burnout in the workplace and to increase resilience (Naismith, N. (2019), Skovholt, T.M. and Trotter-Mathison, M. (2016)). It is classed as a type of Affective Support, which organisations are increasingly offering to support their staff.
Following a pilot project in 2021/22, we know there is a growing demand for Reflective Practice across the arts and health sector in Wales. There has been a recognition by the Arts Council of including a budget for artist wellbeing in funding applications and a growing expectation across the UK arts and health commissioning landscape for artist wellbeing to be integrated into all projects.
WAHWN found that the benefits of accessing Reflective Practice for freelance artists is significant, and we now want to support organisations to find ways to embed this practice within their organisations for the wellbeing benefit of their delivery teams. This aligns with the findings from the Baring Foundation.