We offer the following face to face and virtual restorative supervision sessions:
- One to one
- Cascade training
- Refresher training
Restorative supervision uses ‘containment’ to allow acknowledgement and processing of emotions to help restore the ability to think in the supervisee. Also, ‘reciprocity’ which focuses the professional’s attention on the quality of the interaction and relationship both between themselves, their teams and the families they care for. The third theory, of behaviour management, is used in the context of boundary setting, contracting and time management both within and out of the supervision sessions.
Restorative Supervision can provide you with...
Restorative supervision is helpful in addressing barriers to productivity and improving emotional well being at work. It has also been reported to help reduce sickness and absence and improve management and communication skills.
As Senior Clinical Supervisor and founder member with the South Warwickshire NHS Restorative Clinical Supervision team, Jill took a lead on developing the roll out and delivery of the programme to health visitors in NHS Trusts across the country.
Positive Steps UK has introduced restorative supervision across a range of service that have reported it to be very beneficial to performance and relationship within teams, for individuals and assisting in a marked reduction in staff absences.
What's the evidence?
Restorative supervision has been shown to improve mental wellbeing, increase compassion satisfaction and promote resilience to work-related, secondary exposure to traumatically stressful events (Coe & Barlow, 2015) (Delaney 2015) and is helpful in reducing the incidence of staff related sickness and develop better workplace relationships (Delaney, 2015)
Staff who work with families or within services with a range of complex issues, can move between anxiety, fear or stress about their work. If they are offered a place to process these natural feelings that they may have about their work they are more able to think clearly and focus on their own needs and for development to occur. Staff also report being able to manage their time more effectively