“Ageing and Ageism in the Therapy Room”
Webinar recorded on 30/05/2020 h16.00-18.30
Several research studies evidenced the powerful influence of ageing stereotypes on the holistic health of older people (e.g. Dionigi, 2015; Levy, 2003). Ageing stereotypes can be internalised during childhood, can become part of one’s belief system and play an influence that is outside of awareness. In terms of relational dynamics, this influence may occur through the way one perceives the other, the attitude towards them, then becoming part of the co-created relationship.
Beyond one’s passion for working with older people and years of experience, this process may still subtly influence the relationship with an older patient.
This webinar offers a space to explore the stereotypes and myths of ageing, understanding how ageing stereotypes become part of our belief system and affect our relationships.
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