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Evelyn Field OAM

Evelyn Field OAM

Evelyn M Field OAM, FAPS is a practising psychologist, Fellow of the Australian Psychological Society, best-selling author and media spokesperson. She is an international expert in dealing with school and workplace bullying and social survival skills. In 2014 she was awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for her anti-school and workplace bullying initiatives.

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Evelyn's workshop was energetic and dynamic. She has a thorough knowledge of the subject and delivered practical strategies to deal with bullying in the organisation. This workshop gave me an understanding of the real life issues of bullying and how to control it. My previous effort with an online course was a waste of time and money. The day with Evelyn made me believe the organisation really is listening and working to heal the damage done by an ingrained bullying culture. A refreshingly different and realistic perspective on bullying. New, challenging, yet affirming that this endemic problem can be successfully dealt with.

Performance Improvement Seminars


I am writing to thank you for your participation in the National Safe Schools Week Launch. We were extremely pleased with the event and believe it was in large part due to your ability to connect with the audience and to relate safe schools messages in such an appealing, warm and engaging manner.

Department of Education, Science and Training


Evelyn Field's presentation 'Social and Emotional Resilience at Work' to the staff of the Academy of Mary Immaculate proved to be relevant, informative and entertaining. In a gentle and non-confrontational style Evelyn guided staff to reflect upon aspects of their life which hinder or harm their capacity to cope and to refocus on their strengths and positive strategies for change. Evelyn's presentation examined aspects of resilience from various angles including workplace bullying and associated behaviours and more importantly she provided people with manageable strategies for change. Evelyn's style generated a relaxed atmosphere which allowed for a forum to openly discuss problem areas and ways in which to improve the work environment. We would wholeheartedly recommend this PD.

Academy of Mary Immaculate


Evelyn Field OAM delivered a fantastic and insightful presentation on the signs and symptoms of, and strategies to combat, bullying and harassment in the workplace, at the 2019 AHGE National Governance and Management Congress. Over 300 attendees from the registered club industry, from all across Australia, we’re educated as to the negative impacts that both overt and covert bullying can create in the workplace. Many of the audience had an “Ah ha” moment when reflecting on their own situations, past and present, as the behaviours Evelyn identified were recognised by many, evidencing that they themselves may have been bullied, may have inadvertently bullied someone else or, at the very least, witnessed bullying and not taken action. An intense and complex topic handled professionally and providing great tips to take back to the workplace and review the situation of all those who attended.

Clubs Australia

Evelyn Field OAM Travels from VIC
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Evelyn Field OAM's Biography

Evelyn M Field OAM, FAPS is a practising psychologist, Fellow of the Australian Psychological Society, best-selling author and media spokesperson. She is an international expert in dealing with school and workplace bullying and social survival skills. In 2014 she was awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for her anti-school and workplace bullying initiatives.

Although Evelyn speaks mainly to professional audiences, following her recent success as a cruise enrichment speaker, Evelyn believes that most audiences want presentations with facts, some statistics, and lots of skills, strategies and options!

Evelyn trains participants to understand, manage or help those affected by school and workplace bullying. Her social survival skills model is a simple recipe for children and adults which improves their social and emotional resilience. Everyone can leave with simple, practical ideas that they can implement immediately!

Evelyn has developed a simple six-step social and emotional resilience model, which empowers children and adults to relate more effectively to others. These social survival skills are based upon her personal and professional experience. It has been presented to adolescents, parents, teachers, mental health professionals and organizations. Her unique presentations are regarded as entertaining, ethical and educational. She uses a variety of techniques eg cases, stories, cartoons, magic, role-plays, to engage participants and help them develop new skills.

She is one of the media spokespersons for the Australian Psychological Society and has done over 800 media interviews on a wide range of topics. She appears regularly on television, including the "Today Show", "Good Morning Australia", "A Current Affair", "Seven thirty Report", "Today Tonight Show", Channel Seven News. She was Resident Psychologist for Channel Ten's "9 AM" show with David and Kim with a focus on relationships and current affairs.

Evelyn was convener for 7 years of the Therapist Special Interest Group (SIG) of the International Association of Workplace Bullying and Harassment (IAWBH), and has been a member of numerous practitioner psychological associations. She was on the professional advisory board of the National Centre Against Bullying. She was on the board of Victims of Crime Assistance League, (Victoria) for 5 years, spent 20 years as a Board Member of the Mental Health Foundation of Victoria and 11 years as Honorary Secretary of the Australian Association for Mental Health.

Speaking Topics Include

"Social being" for kids or adults - "People who need people are the luckiest people in the world!" No wonder neuroscience is proving that we are social beings, as well as human beings. Therefore, we need to use our social brain effectively, to become socially and emotionally resilient!


Find out what your brain needs to survive and thrive, develop your social brain by empowering yourself and developing the best options to connect with all sorts of people.


"Communication strategies" - Many decades ago, when we lived in villages, we learnt how to communicate with all sorts of people. We used respect and compassion to connect and understood the power of verbal and non-verbal communication skills. The breakdown in family networks, together with the increase in digital technology, has slowly eroded these skills.


Following the loss of a child, many years ago, Evelyn developed a simple, six step communication skills recipe, it has become the core of her books and her professional work. Find out more about the 'Model of Relating' and the six secrets which can improve all your relationships.


“Balancing life’s ‘ups and downs’” - Most people have experienced some stress, trauma, depression, loss or grief in their lives. Nobody has a magic wand to eliminate painful memories or zap painful triggers.


Learn how to manage bad thoughts and feelings, to make the most of what you do have.


"Keys to a healthier lifestyle" - Remember when butter was good, then bad and then OK? Do you need a slow walk or intensive workout? Do you need an app to relax or something else? Should you socialize constantly or spend time alone?


Find out some of the truths and fads around your brain and body to understand the essentials of living a healthier life. Then you can maintain a sensible balance between your social, emotional and physical requirements.


“Crocodiles, snakes & peacocks - find better ways to manage challenging people at home or work” - Were you brought up to be nice to people? Sadly, it doesn't matter how nice you are, some people won't reciprocate, nor can they respect you while they walk all over you! In addition, workplaces aren’t simple systems, pressures and challenges come from all directions. Management style, financial and political pressures, shiftwork, individual personalities and job requirements combine to create destructive or constructive cultures.


Learn how to reduce workplace bullying, harassment and ostracism, the enemy of employment engagement, productivity and organisational profitability. Then find out more about the different types of challenging people. Learn how to manage them by using the best available options to block, tackle or disarm. Then create more effective, sustainable, collaborative work relationships.


"What kids need - a guide for parents" - There are so many new challenges for parents today. Although basic parenting principles haven't changed greatly, parents need to understand their current role in guiding their digitally connected offspring and learn how to update their parenting styles to accommodate to the needs of this generation.


This keynote will cover the key factors in becoming effective parents. These include the need for connection, boundaries, social skills and managing challenging people, (including bullies) and healthy living. It will include simple clues to implement an up-to-date parenting system.


"Bully blocking for kids" - Although schools try to reduce school bullying, the rates of school bullying have not decreased significantly over the past decade! However it’s very quick and simple to teach kids how to block bullies themselves.


Based upon our basic survival instinct, this simple, successful recipe has been taught to thousands of children over three decades. Once kids stop making their bully happy, they can find the power and skills to block them and gain respect from their peers! Then they can develop the emotional and social resilience they require to enjoy school.


"Build your mental health balance at work" - Without our survival instinct to push us to study, work and manage daily challenges, we’d all behave like sloths! However continued stress over a long period of time can become a burden, leaving us sick, stuck and paralyzed. Research shows that chronic stress is bad for our brain, body and heart, social and family life.


Learn the four practical options to manage your stresses. These will empower you to manage your personal and work life more effectively and balance those stresses and strains that interfere with your daily life!


"Reinvent retirement!" - ‘If you don't use it you’ll lose it!’

Those who retire or are forced to retire early and lead a passive lifestyle tend to age more quickly than those who lead an active one!


Learn how to plan an enjoyable, enriched, rewarding lifestyle after full-time employment ends. This means focusing on your physical and emotional health, practical arrangements, social life, part-time work and meaningful activities. It includes simple tools to make retirement planning easier.


"Treating Targets of School Bullying (attendance and pre=reading qualify for professional development training)" - Many children are bullied at school, and although most schools try to do more, most encounter major limitations. No wonder Google News constantly reports sad and tragic stories from around the world.


Evelyn M Field OAM, FAPS is known as an expert in treating bullying and has developed a simple method for empowering children to block bullies themselves. This workshop is based upon the latest research into neuropsychology, survival instinct, and building social and emotional resilience. This updated workshop has been presented on behalf of the Australian Psychological Society for over a decade.


"Treating Targets and Victims of Workplace Bullying (attendance and pre=reading qualify for professional development training)" - Understanding the diagnostic and treatment options for targets and victims of workplace bullying is a new area of research and practice. The International Association on Workplace Bullying and Harassment (IAWBH) sponsor the Therapist Special Interest Group, which has conducted full day training around the world.


This one-day workshop is based upon the full day workshops she has provided for the Australian Psychological Society for over a decade, the IAWBH conferences and published frameworks, as well as upon Evelyn M Field’s unique experience as a specialist in Workplace Bullying Trauma, (WBT).