| CAROLINA GNAD (MNZAC)
12 Cedars St
Ph +64 (0)3 980 4589
Mob +64 (0)21 299 1716
Welcome to the Dawnings Website.
The only constant in life is change and any change brings both loss and gain
We are constantly needing to adjust to situations and relationships
being and becoming.....
Often there are choices we have made or decisions to be made
as we journey through life, and at each critical point in life
we choose or are drawn to a new path.
Sometimes the choices are ours, sometimes they are thrust upon us.
C. S. Lewis said "Every time you make a choice
you are turning the central part of you
into something a little different to what it was before."
Every significant life experience has the capacity
to turn the central part of us into something a little different.
Often we fail to recognise the significance of our experiences
until we share them with another trustworthy and caring person.
My name is Carolina and I hope you find your way around this site easily.
Reaching out for help to a stranger can be immensely hard. Finding someone you can trust and can talk to openly is not easy. You may not be sure what you are needing or may feel nervous opening out and becoming vulnerable. However, in my personal experience the benefits of receiving support through times of stress or to help work through issues can be immensely beneficial. Our wellbeing is enhanced when we can share our heart and experiences and feel heard and understood.
I offer general counselling, and specialise in grief and loss, applied to many life changes, traumas and death experiences. I have particular interest in birth trauma and pregnancy-baby loss experiences, including termination loss and trauma.
I am available for supervision for counselling students, counsellors, chaplains, pastoral workers, social workers, nurses and midwives.
Spiritual companioning is a special and privileged role and relationship which is often mutually enriching.
All my work is primarily person-centred, and I use an ecclectic mix of narrative, gestalt, CBT, DBT, TA, psychotherapy. I view the person as a whole, and in relationship and their historical context, and enjoy working in an integrated way. I work within the guidelines of the New Zealand Association of Counsellors of which I am a full member.
I am able to facilitate range of workshops on other topics and will travel to facilitate these. I have experience in training around listening skills, and presenting to tertiary counselling students around ethics and pregnancy decision making, and enjoy speaking to community groups, churches, and at counselling and allied health professional conferences on post termination issues, recovery and healing.
I have developed a counselling manual to support healing for loss and trauma associated with abortion/termination and offer a specialised three day training seminar around that. I have also prepared a resource for post abortion support groups and a participant workbook. A workbook for women and a workbook for men are currently being developed (See Training Resources or email me at email@example.com for more information)
BACKGROUND EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING
I have a background in nursing, training in counselling, formation in
spiritual direction and a variety of other courses, study and personal development brings a wide and open view to my work.
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