The beauty of this entire workshop was not only that I got to learn a plethora of eye opening things, but the space given to me by my trainers to explore myself better and most importantly ask every “silly question” I had without making me feel any less of myself.
Finding one mentor who believes in you and gives you opportunities is rare. But at Heart It Out, all the mentors believe in you and give you opportunities, help you build skills if only you show them you are willing to be a better psychologist/person.
The Practica Program workshops has made me a better psychologist by helping me gain more confidence in what I already know, and also helping me identify and learn new skills and be a more empathetic person.
[I learnt that] each technique can be used for each client or a problem, that figuring what works best for your client is a process in itself and this process is actually fun and you learn a lot about yourself as well.
I’ve gained more than just knowledge and experience here, I’m taking back some great peers that I know will do great things in life, I’m taking back so much anger for the political systems currently in place and I’m taking back so much love and empathy and kindness from all the mentors present that taught us.