The Power of Apology 2018 Workshops

This 2-day workshop is a meaningful and personally enriching one for counsellors, facilitators, teachers, health workers, team leaders or anyone working with people.



Thurs & Fri                    10-11 May                 Wollongong

Thurs & Fri,                   20-21 September     Wollongong

Thurs & Fri,                   25-26 October          Blacktown



$484.00 – Early bird discount (ie: 2 months prior to workshop start date). Inclusive of lunches, morning and afternoon teas.


$592.00 – after the early bird.

In these workshops you will pick up the tools

you can use to:

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Unlocking the Power of Apology

Understand why “sorry” certainly DOES seem to be the hardest word and why “sorry” often inflames rather than resolves the issue.
Understand some theoretical underpinnings and research from leaders in this field (eg. Gary Chapman and John Gottman’s work).
• Utilise powerful healing exercises for yourself and the people you live/work with, regarding soul wounds and emotional allergies.
• Identify and utilise the 5 key Languages of Apology (Expressing Regret, Accepting Responsibility, Making Restitution, Genuine repentance and Requesting forgiveness).
• Increase awareness and develop strategies for enabling people to be constructive with themselves and each other when their core attitudes collide.
• Develop a plan and process of forgiveness that enables growth and healing within oneself and within close relationships.


Photo of the face of Heather McAlpine Facilitator and Trainer for the Power of Apology Workshops

Heather McAlpine, Facilitator and Trainer for the Power of Apology Workshops workshops

Facilitator: Heather McAlpine

Heather is a Trainer and Supervisor of Relationship Educators and Counsellors, and a Couples and Family Therapist in private practice, Kiama.
She is also a Consultant in Team Building, Conflict and Stress Management and Personality Style for Government, NGO’s and private organisations.

Heather was Clinical Coordinator for Relationships Australia, Illawarra for 8 years, where she led the Counselling and Relationship Education teams and was involved with training, supervision, group work, creative seminars, and the media. Heather was awarded a Winston Churchill Fellowship to study Marriage and Family Education in the UK and US. She is a public speaker and popular presenter on topics such as ‘Hot Monogamy’, ‘Do you wanna make up?’ and ‘Leaping Relationship Hurdles’.

Together with her husband, John, she has been leading ‘Marriage Getaways’ in Australia, Uganda, South Africa and India for over 30 years. They are Chair Couple and Trainer Couple for ‘Better Marriages Australia’.

In her ‘spare’ time Heather enjoys long distance cycling, sustained by dark chocolate!