October 5-6 Listening deeply, listening broadly: Jeff & Caroline
Listening is central to therapy. There are, however, many different modes of listening in the therapy relationship and becoming skilled in listening in different ways simultaneously is an important aspect of therapy training. Sometimes we listen for the story the client is telling, sometimes we listen for details, sometimes we listen for feelings hidden behind the story. This weekend will explore what it means to listen to another in depth and use skills exercises to develop our skills.
October 7-10 Individuality and Merger in Groups: Elise & Caroline
How far do we hold onto our individuality when we become part of a group? How much do we merge with others? Being part of a group is often a subtle balance of asserting a personal position and co-operating with the group’s norms, the latter often requiring a level of suppression of individual interests. The relationship between the individual and the group is often determined by culture with some cultures more interested in supporting the collective. Since Margaret Thatcher declared that ‘there is no such thing as society’ our own Western culture has leaned towards the individual, but has this served us well? In this four day group we will explore relations between these two extremes through our shared experience of the group process.
October 11 Relationship and connection: the core principles of Buddhist psychology: Liz & Caroline
This day seminar will provide a timely reminder of basic concepts at the start of the academic year and provide an opportunity to relate these to relationships both in the counselling room and elsewhere.
October 12-13 Guilt, Shame and the Sense of Self: Liz & Caroline
Guilt and shame can paralyse a person’s life yet often they feel irresolvable. This is often because these uncomfortable feelings are deeply linked to our sense of self. We regret what we have done because we feel we have not lived up to our ideals or because we feel ashamed in front of others. Yet guilt and shame can be important in helping us to face ourselves more honestly and to sometimes feel remorse for our behaviour. These uncomfortable feelings can be factors in achieving psychological change and this can be important in therapeutic work. This weekend workshop will explore our own relationships with these difficult emotions whilst helping to develop skills in working with others.
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