Diversional Therapy AustraliaNational Conference 2013Workshop 1 The Humour Foundation – Laughter Boss WorkshopThis practical session looks at advanced communication techniques that willassist participants in their professional and personal lives. Exploring effectiveproven methods to ensure successful engagements with staff and clients thisworkshop is interactive.Dr Peter SpitzerMB.BS., FACRRM, Chairman, Medical Director Humour Foundation, ChurchillFellowDr Spitzer is a GP in Bowral, New South Wales. He is the Medical Directorand co-founder of The Humour Foundation, a national charity. In hospitals heoperates as Dr Fruit-Loop leaving his patients in stitches. He is also Al ElderClown. He initiated and travelled with fellow Clown Doctors to East Timor in2000. In 2002, he was awarded a Churchill Fellowship Scholarship ‘To studyoverseas-based clown doctor programs and their impact on the health caresystem’. In 2003 he developed the LaughterBoss model presented at ‘The1st National Conference on Challenging Depression in Aged Care’, Sydney.He lectures and presents workshops on ‘Humour in Practice’ to health careprofessionals. His work has also been presented overseas. Articles have beenpublished in medical journals and the media.He was a Chief Investigator in theNH&MRC-funded SMILE Study to research the impact of humour therapy indementia care.He has published many books and journal articles.He delightsin being an Australia Day Ambassador.This initial workshop is an introduction to the work of Clown Doctors, ElderClowns, Laughter Boss and how humour can be introduced into the agedcare setting. Training includes review of evidence-based medicine, positivepsychology, psychoneuroimmunology, examination of performance-relatedactivities in the aged care system, review of local and international programs,and presentation of current research in this area including the SMILE Study inwhich The Humour Foundation participated.Expect a lot of experiential play and fun, as well as examining the role of propsas communication tools. The group will also discuss other strategies suchas musical opportunities and a mobile humour cart. Trainees receive someresource material to take back to their workplaces.Training to become a Laughter Boss does not make the applicant aprofessional performer; they remain a health care professional who hasdeveloped creative skills to introduce humour and laughter into their facility.Once graduated, it is the role of the Laughter Boss to use the power ofhumour to:• create bonds through improved communication• be nourishing and help with improved coping• be supportive• give cognitive control to others• provide positive diversion• generally increase the ‘smileage factor’Workshop 1 Full day program:9:30 - 11:00 Session 111:00 - 11:15 Morning tea11:15 - 12:45 Session 212:45 - 1:30 Lunch1:30 - 3:00 Session 43:00 - 3:15 Afternoon tea3:15 – 4:30 Session 5Workshop 2 Practical Horticulture -Transform your facility and engageclients with an edible garden program!Do you want to bring a new or different activity to your recreation programthat includes fun and high participation rates?Have you ever wanted to grow your own veggies but don’t know where tostart?You can transform your facility, engage your clients and improve yourprofessional practice by including an edible gardening program. Thisworkshop will teach you how you can turn your centre’s organic wastematerial into rich nutritious soil for gardens that support healthy ediblelandscapes. Light your imagination and let your rubbish become your resourceto grow your own with Registered Horticulturist and Activity Co-ordinator,Toni Salter, The Veggie Lady. Learn how you can adapt basic gardening skillsfor people with any disability - whether it is through being frail aged, livingwith dementia, physical or cognitive impairment. Participants will have achance to get their hands dirty and take home some vegetable seedlingsfor their centre. Prizes, including gardening hamper for your facility, will bedrawn on the day.Toni SalterToni Salter has a passion to see organic gardening principles adopted byeveryone, encouraging people everywhere to grow productive gardens,whether it’s in their backyard, aged care facility, hospital rehabilitation centre,day programs for people with disabilities or mental health centre. Toni is aRegistered Horticulturist and recreation activity co-ordinator and has beenteaching privately in Sydney and beyond for over a decade. She has appearedas a talk-back radio gardening expert on local ABC 702 and she blogs aboutgardening for a variety of websites, including supermodel Miranda Kerr’s KoraOrganics. Toni now runs therapeutic gardening programs and has developedan online resource for recreation activities at www.cultivating-wellness.comWorkshop 2 Full day program:9:30 - 11:00 Session 1 - Accessible gardening & factors influencingenvironmental sustainability11:00 - 11:15 Morning tea11:15 - 12:45 Session 2 - How to grow your own veggies12:45 - 1:30 Lunch1:30 - 2:15 Session 3 - The do’s & don’ts of composting Prize Giveaway!2:15 - 3:00 Session 4 - Setting up a worm farm at your centre - demomodel to be set up.3:00 - 3:15 Afternoon tea3:15 - 3:45 Session 5 - Garden Clinic & Design workshop. Informalsession where everyone gets to ask specific garden relatedquestions or design a garden for their centre.3:45 - 4:15 Practical potting up of veggie/herb seedlings. Inc sale of gardening items (books, seeds, pot makers etc)4:15 - 4:30 Prize Giveaway & ClosePre conference workshopThursday 16th May 2013In 2012, DTA introduced a Pre-conference Workshop programme. Feedback from delegates encouraged the Conference Committee to continue developingthis programme. This year there will be two full day workshops, run concurrently, on the day before conference. The workshops will run concurrently onThursday 16th May. Registration for each workshop is strictly limited to 40 delegates only (available for registration by conference attendees only).
Diversional Therapy AustraliaNational Conference 2013Registration FormConference PackageFull registration to attend the conference includes morning tea, afternoontea and lunch both days. In addition delegates will receive an abstractbooklet, delegate satchel and access to the trade and poster exhibitionand the cocktail event. The workshop registration includes morning tea,afternoon tea and lunch. Full conference registration includes morning and afternoonteas, lunch both days, abstract booklet, delegate satchel, DTAcocktail party and trade and poster exhibitionPrices do not include accommodation or meals outside conference times.Name:Receipt required in this nameOrganisation Name:Receipt required in this namePostal Address:State: Postcode:Phone W: ( ) Phone H: ( )Mob:Email:I require (please tick): All prices inclusive of GSTEarly Bird (before 12th April 2013) DTA Member $435.00Membership #DTA Member (after 12th April 2013 $485.00Membership #DTA Student Member / Presenter $365.00Membership #Non Member $585.00Friday attendance only $295.00Saturday attendance only $295.00Pre-conference workshopWorkshop 1 – Full Day Laughter Boss Training$145 members / $185 non membersWorkshop 2 – Full Day Practical Horticulture Workshop$145 members / $185 non membersAdditional Tickets are required to bring guests to the CocktailParty (Friday 18th May) or to attend Cocktail Party on DayRate which does not include Conference Cocktail Partyticket) $55.00Number of tickets:Special requirements (dietary, medical or other)Payment TotalPayment Options (please tick):Direct deposit to: Commonwealth BankAccount name: CONFERENCEBSB: 062 281 Account number: 1031 8555Please include your FAMILY NAME followed by the INITIALSof your first names i.e. SMITH J.D in the deposit details.Direct Deposit – Transaction #Credit Card - Visa/MastercardName on Card:Card No.:Exp: /Signature:Cheque/money order attached(Payable to Diversional Therapy Australia)Please ensure all details are completed on back of cheque/money order.Please complete this Registration Form and post/email/fax with payment details to:Diversional Therapy AustraliaConvention ConvenorPO Box 83 North Ryde NSW 1670For further enquires T: (02) 9887 5035 Toll Free 1300 113 395Fax: (02) 9887 5036 Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgABN: 84 066 487 821Cocktail PartyThis event on Friday 17th May is included in any 2 day registration. Ifyou would like your guest/s to attend please purchase extra cocktailparty tickets to cover their attendance. Single day registration doesNOT include the special cocktail event.This event provides us with all the social and networking opportunitiesand a chance to unwind after Day 1 at the conference. Delegates thenhave the opportunity to take in the sights and sounds of Sydney and thechance to try some of the surrounding restaurants after the event.