At the end of this interactive 2 day training program, you will be able to:
- identify your client’s smoking behaviour, including their dependency on nicotine and their readiness to change
- put into practice the ’5As’, an evidence- based framework for helping smokers to quit in as little as 3 – 5 minutes
- explore and resolve a client’s ambivalence through motivational interviewing
- recognise the challenges of quitting (including managing relapse), so you are able to support your clients appropriately, including clients who have a mental health condition
- identify the various quitting medications available and how to recommend their correct use
- understand the use of electronic cigarettes
- focus on a client’s commitment to act through mindfulness
- identify the range of support services available
Who Should Attend
- health and community professionals who would like to engage in the smoking cessation conversation, and support smokers to quit
- supervisors/managers who would like to support their staff
- professionals previously trained in smoking cessation (as a refresher)
- smokers and non-smokers who want to learn more about smoking cessation
About Your Facilitators
Stavroula Zandes, Director
Stavroula has a background in psychology and counselling, and worked with the Cancer Council Victoria (Quit Victoria) for 20 years in tobacco control. Her roles initially included Quitline telephone counsellor, and as a Quit Educator running seminars for smokers in the workplace and community setting.
During her time at the Cancer Council, she also managed and delivered Quit’s training programs to a range of health and community professionals across Australia. As a result, Stav has trained thousands of professionals from various sectors… Her relationships with these organisations and Educators, inspired her to establish ‘Health & Wellbeing Training Consultants’ to continue to provide education and training in an area that she is deeply passionate about – people’s health and wellbeing.
In 2013, she attended the University of Sydney’s ‘Nicotine Addiction and Smoking Cessation’ course.
Stav and her team provide a professional service and create a safe haven for learning – we are the perfect solution for your training and professional development needs and look forward to working with you to help improve your confidence, knowledge and skills in smoking cessation.
Read Stav’s full bio here.
Genevieve Muir-Smith, Trainer
Genevieve Muir-Smith has a teaching background, and over 20 years in science education. During this time, she established strong community links, as well as kept up to date with the latest developments in learning technologies and professional development.
From 2001 – 2012, Gen worked with Quit Victoria as an Educator and Trainer. She conducted smoking cessation seminars and ran group courses in workplaces. She also delivered training to the pharmacy sector and presented sessions at Quit’s Educator Training. She has extensive experience training a range of health and community professionals, including the allied health sector.
Gen has a strong understanding of behaviour change and health promotion principles, and has a deep passion for and commitment to people’s health and wellbeing. As a result in 2013, she joined Health & Wellbeing Training Consultants as one of their lead trainers.
Read Gen’s full bio here.
What do previous participants have to say?
“Holistic, integrative and passionate.”
“I’m so grateful for the training. I often felt at a loss about how to approach clients about their smoking. I now feel a lot more confident about starting the conversation around smoking and supporting the work that other workers are doing around this.”
“All staff should do it!! Should be made mandatory!! Excited to bring back to the workplace. Some of the best training I’ve completed!”
“Great presenter and very engaging! Gave me a better understanding of the issues smokers go through when trying to quit. Awesome training!”
“Behaviour change, client focused, for outcomes and beneficial on personal and reflective level. Thank you for a great 2 days – a great learning experience and challenged to learn more.”
“Very informative and interactive. Stav is very knowledgeable and gave a lot of information that can be put in place.”
“Now have more confidence and tools to help clients to attempt to quit smoking. Very informative and interactive and engaging! It was all fabulous! Thank you very much – thoroughly enjoyed.”
“It was the best course I have done; gave me so many tools. I thought the course was very empowering in terms of the support we can offer patients.”
“Your passion and informative knowledge and ability to present the information in a manner that was easy to understand.”
“Comprehensive and great strategies for implementation. I feel inspired to ask more often and now I know more ways to advise.”
(Liked) “The practical hands on techniques and tools to utilise when coaching my clients. Excellent training enhanced by your passion and commitment Stav. Thank you for sharing.”
“Evidence based, credible and the presenter was obviously experienced 10/10.”
“Stav is the best trainer I’ve ever had. So knowledgeable, passionate and relatable. I think we should hire her!”
One participant also mentioned how very rare it is to leave training feeling excited and inspired to make a contribution/difference to their clients’ lives.
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