Recognising and Managing Challenging Personalities:

Their impact on your mental and physical health and how to maximise your potential to achieve personal and career growth
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14-15 May 2025 | Gold Coast | 12 CPD Hrs

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Phone: 07 4151 3884

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 07 4151 3884
Email: [email protected]

seminar Synopsis

This Seminar has been developed to allow Nurses and other Health Professionals to improve their quality of life and enhance their social, emotional, and practical skills, creating a more satisfying work and personal life.

Expanding on our previous seminars and workshops on workplace bullying, this unique seminar will explore interpersonal relationships from a different perspective. Its content will build on existing strategies for managing difficult personalities in the workplace and at home.

The Seminar will explore how an individual’s negative beliefs about themselves lead to poor self-worth and self-esteem, which hinder development and create unhappiness. This realisation adversely impacts the mental and physical health of all Health Professionals.

Personal development applies to skills that assist with recognising our emotions and thought processes and the development of powerful assertiveness skills for difficult situations. These learned skills help us take the steps we need to reach our goals, improve our lives, and reduce stress. The two Seminar Facilitators will assist you in identifying and changing any negative self-beliefs and instead creating a more realistic and healthier self-perception.

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This seminar is designed to allow a group to step back from their day-to-day demands and activities for a period of concentrated discussion and exploration of specific issues.

In the past, Nurses have not been offered conference seminars or provided with the support that other professions have received. Although nurses make up the largest healthcare professional group, their unique needs have been overlooked.

The need for this nursing seminar is based on the counselling work of Anne Evans-Murray, as she works with many nursing clients who have experienced bullying or who wish to develop their own personal assertiveness skills.

So, join us in this unique experience as we step back from our day-to-day demands and stressors and take advantage of the supportive environment that this seminar offers.

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Learning Outcomes

At this Seminar, you will:

  • Learn about challenging personalities
  • Gain skills to manage challenging situations in your professional and personal life
  • Reflect on your own self beliefs that could be adding to your current situation
  • Enhance your communication and assertiveness skills.
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You will also learn:

  • The higher incidence of chronic illnesses in Nurses
  • How low self-esteem and self-respect adversely affect the mental health and well-being of Nurses, as well as the ability to set limits with others
  • How to recognise destructive psychological games people play and how to avoid being caught up in conflict
  • Clusters of personality disorders with a focus on borderline personality disorder (BPD), and others
  • How many people with BPD and NPD are undiagnosed and affect the culture of the organisation
  • The effects of repeated or extreme exposure to traumatic events as well as the adverse effect of long hours and shift work on the health of a Nurse
  • How to recognise destructive or irrational thinking that harms
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy and how to apply it in our lives
  • A variety of strategies you can apply to assist with the enhancement of self-development, such as gratitude thinking, mindfulness, meditation and others
  • Watch the fun, interactive role-play between the two experienced facilitators. Please note that you are not expected to take part in role-play—just sit back, enjoy, and learn from the process

Ready to Book this event?

Registrations close 07/05/2025

Our Presenters:

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Anne Evans-Murray

R.N., BHlthSc, MACCCN, Grad.Dip Ed, MEd, Dip Counselling, GradCertCritCare, CertIV Training and Assessment, CertIV in Mediation

Anne has a passion for teaching which she does in an unpretentious way that ensures you will not only understand and retain what she presents but will enjoy this learning experience. She has extensive experience of over 26 years lecturing for Gold Coast Health District and Griffith University.

Anne is a frequent presenter at workshops, conferences & seminars throughout Australia & New Zealand on subjects such as high dependency nursing, cardiac arrhythmias & ECG interpretation, chest x-rays interpretation, clinical assessment of the deteriorating patient, assertion training and leadership.

She conducts accredited advanced life support training for nurses, doctors, and paramedics. Anne is passionate about empowering all clinical staff through increased awareness and knowledge of the critically ill patient’s condition so that timely intervention is implemented, which will benefit patient outcomes.

She is the author of three books: “ECGs Simply”, “Interpretation of Chest X-rays Simply” and ‘Uncomplicating Life, Simply’. Her ECG book is a textbook sold in many universities in Australia.

Sue Walker

RN, BN, BN (ADMIN), MPHC, MACN, Specialist Nurse Educator

Sue is the director and co-founder of the Nurses for Nurses Network. Sue is a key contributor to the online education platform Nursing CPD – a Continuing Professional Development platform to assist Nurses in meeting their annual CPD requirements.

As a Registered Nurse, Sue holds Degrees in both Nursing and Health Administration, a Master’s Degree in Public Health, as well as a number of certificate courses in Psychiatry of Ageing, Gerontology, Chemotherapy Administration, and Training and Assessment. She is also an Accredited Mental Health First Aid Trainer, Mindfulness Practitioner, and Clinical Supervisor.

Sue has extensive experience as a clinician, educator, and senior manager. She has presented at local and international conferences on many topics including, key issues in healthcare, such as the psychological impact of the work that Nurses do and how the work requirements to deliver healthcare impact the health of the clinician. Other topics presented comprise of Nursing Leadership, Emergency Management, Mental health, Aged Care, Advanced Life Support, Assertiveness, Grief and Loss, and Workplace Bullying.

Sue is passionate about making a difference in how the community and Nurses experience the healthcare system.

Nurses are the backbone of the healthcare system and work in difficult environments that can take advantage of their commitment to ensuring the best possible care is delivered. To continue to meet professional and community expectations Nurses and Midwives need to acknowledge their unique contribution to health care delivery and assert their collective strength to safeguard the community and ensure their ongoing professional needs are recognised and met.

Healthcare should be delivered by competent, knowledgeable individuals to ensure the best possible experience for the recipient of that care. Nursing is a fabulous profession. The knowledge and skill of the individual Nurse will have the greatest influence on the happiness and health outcomes of each and every client”.




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Day one:

Topics covered today will include:

  • The Things Nurses and Other Health Professionals Do: How they adversely affect their Health, Leading to Chronic Illnesses
  • TA Egogram Model
  • Borderline Personality Disorder and other Interesting Conditions
  • The Effects of Inadequate Boundaries and Patterns of Being a People Pleaser
  • Irrational Thinking, Recognition of Psychological Games People Play and the Effect on Happiness and Success in Life
  • Meditation Practice
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Day Two:

Topics covered today will include:

  • Let’s Explore Meditation and Mindfulness
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy: Strategies to Overcome Destructive or Irrational Thinking
  • Inequality, Power Hierarchy and Socialisation of Nurses
  • The Effects of Repeated or Extreme Exposure to Traumatic Events as well as the Adverse Effect of Long Hours and Shift Work on the Health of a Nurse
  • Strategy Workshop
  • Developing a Gratitude Exercise and Conference Conclusion

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The Venue:

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Kurrawa Surf Club

"Beachside" Old Burleigh Rd, Broadbeach

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07 5527 5660

Things to do During your Gold Coast Visit

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Something to do for everyone

The attractions of the Gold Coast bring smiles to people of all ages and stages. With exhilarating rides, exotic animals and endless waterslides to help you cool off on hot summer days, your Gold Coast holiday offers a full spectrum of interactive entertainment - from dazzling big budget Gold Coast theme parks to small, hilariously kitsch museums.

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Amusements and Theme Parks

The Coast’s kid cred is already world-renowned – theme parks rise from the sand and sea. Jump into cute, cuddly and roaring wildlife encounters; worlds built entirely for those that bounce; and ice-creameries serving up sugar highs from just about every corner.

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Need some retail therapy?

The Gold Coast shopping scene is vast - from discount factory outlets to high-end designer boutiques and everything in between.

Who doesn't love a good dose of retail therapy?

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Enjoy some fabulous food

The Coast is a place where night bites, hatted restaurants, street-eats and breweries are all served with a side of alfresco. A place where five-star feasting means dusting the sand from your feet; where surfers swap their boards for a latte at sun-up and little ones break from beachside frolics to feast on epic spreads of fish and chips.

Ready to Book this event?

Registrations close 07/05/2025

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Happy attendees

I would say how experienced the presenters were with their presentations and the great examples they used from their experience. I would also say that every single nurse should attend this retreat within their nursing career for their resilience and wellbeing.


Personal and Professional Challenges Nursing Retreat | Queenstown, NZ | May 2023

Go you wont regret it ! I learnt a lot about people’s behaviors and how to deal with them . I’ve been shown how to manage stressful situations and calming myself


Maximise Your Potential & Achieve Personal & Career Growth Retreat | April 20024 | The Gold Coast Hinterland

I can not truly express what this retreat has meant to me and the dedication that Anne and Sue show to the improvement of positive psychological outcomes for nurses. Thank you to both of you


Exploring Psychological Workplace Violence and Personal Resilience | Gold Coast Hinterland | May 2023

What’s Included

  • An extensive seminar program based on current best practice
  • Presenters who are excited to be able to share their skill, knowledge, and passion with Attendees
  • A seminar pack that includes a notepad, pen, and additional information to support a fantastic seminar experience
  • Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea as outlined in the program
  • A Seminar Transcript that identifies each session including the session synopsis and session presenters
  • A Certificate of Completion identifying the CPD hours attached to the Seminar Program for you to include in your CPD Evidence Portfolio
Disclaimer: The opinions and statements of facts expressed in the Papers in these proceedings are those of the Authors and do not necessarily represent those of the Nurses for Nurses Network (NfNN), the editors, the organising committee or the supporters of this conference. No responsibility can be accepted by the organisers for errors or omissions in the individual papers. Sessions are correct at time of publication. Sessions are subject to change without notice due to circumstances beyond the control of the organisers. NfNN reserves the right to alter charges, cancel, postpone, change or withdraw the product or service at any time.

Registration Cost

$850.00 inc GST

NB: Price does not include accommodation or travel costs.
The Nurses for Nurses Network strongly recommends customers take out travel insurance at the time of registration for an event, to cover any unforeseen circumstances that may prevent them attending and thus incur any financial loss.
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