When John Faisandier worked as the psychodrama therapist at the drug and alcohol rehabilitation center, Queen Mary Hospital, Hanmer Springs, N.Z. he encountered many angry people. When patients became upset, they often shouted, punched the walls and stormed out of the room.
After a time, John worked out that by staying calm himself and fully acknowledging the patient’s distress they would settle down and be able to continue the therapy work they had begun. This one significant action of acknowledging the person’s feelings has become the key to what is taught in the TUF program.
Since its inception, the TUF program has been taught to people around the globe with stunning results. It has helped countless women and men, from all walks of life, better deal with difficult people in their work and personal lives.
When things get tough, give TUF a go. It will be a game-changer and life-changer.
2008 NZATD Education Trust Award for Facilitation
2010 NZATD Education Trust Award for Innovation
New Zealand Association for Training and Development (NZATD)
John grew up in a working class family of nine, before venturing abroad and taking up his first teaching opportunity as a volunteer in Tonga, at the budding age of 18.
He later went on to join the Catholic priesthood where he lived a celibate, religious life of ministry and chaplaincy for almost two decades, completing degrees in anthropology, theology and adult education along the way.
After 19 years in the priesthood, experiential psychodrama training ignited John’s journey to wholeness, healing and intimacy and saw him step out into the world in search of real connection and deeper love. He soon met his future wife and 30 years later is now settled in Wellington, New Zealand, and is the proud father of a grown son.
John began his work as a psychodramatist in a drug and alcohol treatment hospital, and later went on to develop an effective program for managing emotions, difficult people and situations that has helped thousands since.
Author of the acclaimed book, Thrive Under Fire – John’s teachings are shared in workshops and e-learning across the globe.
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Understanding and managing emotions – yours and others
Transitioning – The journey to intimacy and personal development through psychodrama
Customer service, building effective business relationships
How entrepreneurs can use simple EQ techniques to build a successful business
Using psychodrama, John Faisandier has taught thousands of people how to turn difficult moments into positive experiences and to Thrive Under Fire.
What the heck is Psychodrama?
The term comes from: Psyche = the mind; Drama = to act.
Group members take on roles as your story unfolds, you see your world from a whole new perspective. John brings these therapeutic techniques into corporate and relationship training to help people manage the heat of emotional outbursts
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