SINT MAARTEN (CAY HILL) - On March 11th– March 13th, the Mental Health Foundation organized the Positive Supervision, Intervention & Conflict Management Workshop given by Drs. Fredrike Bannink and sponsored by Samenwerkende Fondsen at the Holland House hotel conference room.
During three days, Drs. Bannink attendees were trained and given insight that in complex situations (such as how best to avoid conflict situations), it is more effective to focus on the positive happening in one’s life, workplace etc. and build on that, instead of concentrating your energy on the negative. This mind set is based on the positive psychology movement and solution-oriented working which is increasingly applied all over the world.
Before the workshop, a lot of interest was shown from multiple organizations and individuals on the island which led to all the spots been taken within three days. The 54 people who were able to claim a seat consisted of staff from the Mental Health Foundation, White & Yellow Cross Foundation, VSA, Safe Haven, Turning Point & the Bureau Ombudsman of Sint Maarten.
Overall the workshop was found to be very constructive and inspiring, as many people bought the books and asked for a follow-up session. Empowered with new insights, the Mental Health Foundation will continue to provide the best care possible for the people on Sint Maarten and would like to thank all attendees, sponsors and of course Drs. Bannink for these successful three days said MHF executive assistant Cyrille Brooks.