Caring for Self While Caring for Others - 20 OCTOBER 2017

1 day | cost $125 | 20 Oct
Fabic Centre, Gold Coast

Workshop attendance also available online via webinar and delayed telecast. Please contact Fabic for further information or book in now.

Our number one job is to take care of ourselves.

Only when we do our number one job can we truly support other people.


Self-care is good for our soul.

Introducing self-care to our every movement supports another on all levels, including physically, socially and psychologically while offering the opportunity to meet their full potential.

When we live our full potential we can truly 
support others to meet their potential.

It is a common belief that caring for yourself first is selfish; yet, when done in truth, caring for self is one of the most selfless acts that one can do.

This workshop will support participants to:

  • Develop an understanding of what self-care is and how to apply that in one’s life
  • Support self while being able to support others; reducing or even eliminating negative impacts on the physical and emotional body


This course offers participants an opportunity to learn practical and instantly useable means of supporting themselves and thus others. We will discuss:

  1. What does caring for self look like? 
  2. Quality care vs functional care 
  3. Myths and truths about caring for self 
  4. Sympathy vs understanding 
  5. Body Life Skills program leading to lasting behaviour change 
  6. Independence and responsibility 
  7. Supporting others through how we live 
  8. How we move our body and the effects this has (positive and negative) 
  9. Learning to observe life and other people without absorbing and taking on what does not belong to us
  10. The roles we play in life and how they impact on us 
  11. Self-harm and self-abuse vs self-care, self-love and self-nurturing 

Who for?

Anyone who cares for others/another … nurses, doctors, support workers, carers, parents, teachers, bosses, relatives, employers. Suitable for teenagers and adults. 

About the Presenter

Tanya Curtis - Senior Behaviour Specialist

Tanya Curtis is a highly renowned Behaviour Specialist and Counsellor who has a wealth of experience working with children, teenagers and adults facing challenges related to understanding and changing unwanted behaviour. She brings a practical, simple and very effective approach to behaviour change based on supporting people to develop concrete, successful skills to respond to the day-to-day challenges of life, while simultaneously valuing each person for the awesome, amazing and lovable being they naturally are.

Tanya has come to realise that many carers, both personal and professional, are living in a way that is not supportive of themselves and therefore not supportive of those they are caring for. Tanya now works with carers locally, nationally and internationally supporting them to care for themselves while caring for others. 

Tanya is founder and managing director of Fabic, a multi-disciplinary behaviour specialist centre based on the Gold Coast, Australia; she presents workshops locally, nationally and internationally as well as being a published author, DVD presenter, app and product developer and student supervisor. 

Tanya has been working in this field since 2002 and draws on her lived and professional experience which is backed by a Master of Behaviour Management, Master of Counselling, Bachelor of Health Sciences (Behaviour Management) and an Associate Diploma of Education.

Tanya offers behaviour specialist and counselling sessions to individuals, families and workplaces from the Fabic offices on the Gold Coast, the UniMed Brisbane clinic in Fairfield, her office in Lismore Heights, over the phone and via web-based platforms


Date of Event: 
Friday, 20 October 2017
9pm - 3:00pm
Registration Time: 
from 8.30am
$125 per person inc. GST.
What to Bring: 

This is a self catered workshop so please provide your own means of hydration and refreshments.