On Saturday 20th January Leicester Vaughan College ‘opened its doors’ to its first students. They took part in a counselling workshop on ‘Secondary Trauma’ with tutor Tina Holt. The day school was held at Leicester Adult Education College, Belvoir Street.

This course is specially designed for people with caring roles and those who have to respond to distressing situations. ‘Secondary Trauma’ (or ‘Compassion Fatigue’ as it is sometimes known) can induce stress and anxiety. Participants learned how to maintain a sense of well-being when under pressure.

The feedback from our first students demonstrated that the workshop offered a useful and positive experience. It was described as ‘well presented’ and ‘interactive’. One student felt that it was ‘a very in-depth course, plenty of exercises to discuss themes’ while another that is was ‘a very beneficial workshop for me, both personally and professionally’. Importantly for the ethos of LVC one participant noted they ‘felt ‘listened to’.  Tina Holt commented on the positive engagement of the students and felt that the day ‘couldn’t have gone better’.  The workshop will be offered again on 14 July 2018 . Email study@vaughan.coop if you would be interested in joining this next group.

Dr Miriam Gill, a founder member of LVC said: ‘This was a historic day for our new College and an exciting start to what we anticipate will be an exciting year.’

We would like to thank our first students for making our the workshop such a positive occasion and the LASALS staff for being so helpful and welcoming.

Our first students

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