Learn amazing new skills and techniques on how to work more
creatively and effectively with your clients

Upskill - Training for Therapist
Upskill - Training for Therapist

Who are we?

Your trainers Tamika Dwight-Scott and Penny Brenton have developed a new system using advanced techniques for client therapy. This training program will assist and support experienced therapists to upgrade their skills and become more proficient, or will support new and in-experienced therapists to develop new skills and increase their confidence..

Both Tamika and Penny are successful and passionate Gestalt Psychotherapists, Clinical Hypnotherapists, Counsellors and Resource Therapists, who are excited to be able to share these new techniques with you.

At Upskill we offer weekend training intensives for therapists interested in further developing their skill sets.

Dates commencing February 2019 are:

  • February 9th and 10th 2019
  • April 13th and 14th 2019
  • June 29th and 30th 2019
  • July 27th and 28th 2019
  • September 21st and 22nd 2019
  • November 9th and 10th 2019

What is Upskill?

At Upskill we offer weekend training intensives for therapists interested in further developing their skill sets.  Upskill will be offering six training weekends for therapists during 2019 beginning in February.(CPD points apply and will be allocated to participants)

The course content and prices for each of the weekend topics are outlined below

This experiential learning program is designed to help you as a practitioner to add to and improve your practice skills. Being able to work eclectically by having different creative tools in your tool box, will allow you to have more positive outcomes with your clients.

Upskill offers a small group setting where we integrate theory with practice with practical exercises.

This professional development training provides you with:

  • The introduction to innovative techniques to work with your clients
  • The opportunity to overcome self-doubt.
  • The ability to gain more self-confidence.
  • Connection with other therapists
  • Ongoing learning
  • Mastery allowing you to become a more competent therapist.  
  • 84 hours of professional development points attained by completing this training
  • CPD points apply and will be allocated to participants

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“Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought for with ardor and diligence.”

Understanding Addiction - Upskill

Understanding and working effectively with addictions

What is an addiction?
The difference between a habit and an addiction
What creates an addiction?
Therapeutic approaches to unravelling the addiction story
How the use of metaphor is helpful in stopping addiction
Techniques to work with an addicted client

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Helping clients overcome fear, depression or anxiety

What causes fear, depression and anxiety?
How to approach fearful, depressed and anxious clients therapeutically
Engaging your client in their own healing process
Neuroplasticity of the brain and how you can work with your client to rewire the brain
Techniques and useful tools for working with fearful, depressed or anxious clients

*Also some techniques and useful tools for working with children who suffer with anxiety and depression. 

Helping Children - Upskill
Understanding Trauma - Upskill

PTSD and Trauma

What is the difference between PTSD and Trauma?
Understanding the neurobiology of PTSD and Trauma
Uncovering the root cause of the client's symptoms without further trauma
Abreaction and the traumatised client
Techniques for managing the symptoms of PTSD and trauma
Technique for eliminating the continuing response to the initial sensitising event
The process of change and growth through adversity (Post Traumatic Growth)

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Working creatively with Gestalt Techniques

Empty chair work with your client
Working with polarities
The use of props and objects with constellation work
Using felt squares to give insight and raise awareness
Working creatively with the use of art therapy, imagery and imagination
Working energetically or from a field perspective

Gestalt - Upskill
Understanding Addiction - Upskill

Motivating Change and Overcoming Self Limiting Beliefs

What constitutes a belief and are all beliefs true?
The origin and programming of self-limiting beliefs and the connection to confidence
Do you have and nurture your own internal saboteur?
Identifying that saboteur and changing self-limiting beliefs
Fear, doubt and the miss-use of imagination
Methods for unravelling self-limiting beliefs to motivate positive change
Using fear as a motivator to pursue your passion
Negative beliefs v’s positive beliefs and the impact on your future
Relearning, reaffirming and redesigning your beliefs and creating a positive future

Self Care

What is self-care?
How to prevent burnout
Ways to gain support
Identifying what stops you from making you a priority in your own life
Meditation and Mindfulness
Daily yoga and stretches

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Gestalt - Upskill
Resource Therapy with Tamika Dwight-Scott

Resource Therapy Training - Foundation and Clinical Training

Congratulations to the recent group of Clinical Resource Therapists who graduated in August 2018. I am excited to be offering this Powerful and Effective training again in the 2nd half of 2019 (dates to be advised). 

"Tamika’s compassionate, engaging and authenticity brings the program materials to life. Her outstanding real life experience brings Gravitas to the entire program". Brenda, Hunter Valley 

Matcham, Central Coast NSW

$250 a day (total cost for 2 day Foundation certificate - $500)

Tamika Dwight-Scott 
Mobile: 0404 884 257
Email: innapeace@iinet.net.au

Next 2 day Foundation Certificate in Resource therapy:

Date to be advised Please contact Tamika for more information .

Limited to 10 spaces, early registration advised.  $100.00 deposit required to hold your place

Certificate in Foundation Resource therapy provided.

Resource Therapy will offer you cutting edge techniques to help support clients with Anxiety and Depression; Addictions; Fears and Phobias; Grief and Loss; Anger Issues; Trauma/PTSD and Eating Disorders.

Stand Out From Other Therapists By Adding This Powerful and Effective Therapy To Your Tool Box
Foundation Training - Contact Tamika for more information

Click here to register your interest or Click here to pre-purchase your tickets

Prerequisites for attending the training


Applications are invited from Psychotherapists, Psychologists, Counsellors, Social Workers, Life Coaches, Art Therapists, Resource Therapists and Hypnotherapists. 

Due to the nature of the hands-on learning program, each participant is required to demonstrate a willingness to participate in group exercises and processes. Therefore, to attend this training you need to be able to self-support and be resilient, as well as show some of the following qualities; 

  • To be able to give and receive constructive feedback
  • To hold the ability to self-reflect and to be self-aware
  • To be able to relate to others in the group with respect 
  • To take personal responsibility for your own physical and emotional well-

"The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step"

How to apply

Fill out the application form Link here plus send us a copy of your resume with the name of 2 references. Once we receive your application we will contact you to arrange an interview.

The cost of this training has been kept affordable and offers you the opportunity to celebrate at a weekend retreat (venue and place to be announced) on the final weekend in November.

Payment plan available upon request - $500 deposit and monthly direct debit


Dates and Information


Commencing July 2019 (dates to be announced) 

VENUE:   Long Jetty 

COST:      $3,500 - (early bird $3,000 if paid in full before the end of December 2018)

FACILITATORS: Tamika Dwight-Scott and Penny Brenton    

CONTACT:  Tamika 0404884257 or Penny 0412435065  -  info@passionforlivingretreats.com

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We are delighted to announce that this weekend will be spent practicing what we preach!

You will have the opportunity on our final Upskill training weekend of 2019 to luxuriate in self-care at a beautiful property at Matcham on the Central Coast.

Enjoy this weekend with Penny, Tamika and your group taking time to refresh, replenish, rejuvenate and have some fun.

This non residential Self-Care weekend will focus on your emotional, physical and mental well-being. You will have the opportunity for relaxation, fun, laughter and connection, all in a beautiful environment.

Experience making yourself a priority whilst you are indulging in luxurious surroundings, enjoying a swim, a spa, having a massage and connecting with other likeminded therapist.

Over this weekend we will spend some time not only covering the above topics, their benefits and how detrimental ignoring self-care can be, but we will experience self care.