October 6-7 Weekend One: Listening Deeply- Caroline Brazier & Jeff Harrison
Listening is the most profound therapeutic practice. Although we all believe that we listen to others, Buddhist psychology shows us that our listening is conditioned and limited by our personal frame of reference. This is why training that involves increasing self-awareness as well as expanding our capacity to listen to others is core to therapy training. Whatever our stage of development, we can always enhance our capacity to listen deeply to others, and through a series of counselling exercises, this weekend aims to help students increase their skill levels. This weekend is the intake point for new students, so all those enrolling in the autumn of 2018 should book for at least this section of the course block. You may of course stay on for longer.
October 8-11 Four Day Group: Compassionate Listening and Authentic Encounter Caroline Brazier & Liz Igoe
On the Tariki training programme we see groupwork as important both in helping students gain more insight into their own process and in helping them observe and work with the complexities of human communication. The challenge in any group is to find a balance between expressing oneself authentically and giving space and response to others. Because, in any group, members’ world views differ and their sense of their personal needs may clash with those of other group members, the path is not always smooth. On the other hand, the learning which comes from engaging in this way directly transfers to developing skills in the therapy room. In groups, participants develop their capacity to listen at many different levels and also receive feedback both directly and indirectly. This contributes to their quality of presence and their ability to offer a depth of relating in the therapy room.
October 12 Theory Day: Core Skills of Other-Centred Working - Caroline Brazier & Elise Tate
This day seminar will offer an overview of core skills in other-centred working. An important introduction for new students, it also provides a chance to review understanding and integrate theory with practice for students who are further on in the course. The day will include theory inputs, alternating with discussion of practice examples.
October 13-14 Weekend Two: Triangularity and the Client’s World - Elise Tate & Caroline Brazier
The concept of triangularity is a distinctive aspect of other-centred working. A person’s world-view is conditioned by their past experience and their sense of self. The world of personal stories and associations which they bring to therapy is redolent with aspects of their identity. As the client describes life events and relationships, the people and places which are important to them become spatially present in the therapy room as part of the client’s imagined experience. Developing empathy involves imaginatively entering into an experience of this self-world. Thus the therapeutic relationship focuses on a shared investigation of the client’s ‘others’ as much as on the client himself, creating a triangular relationship involving therapist, client and the perceptual field. This has a number of implications and on this weekend we will explore side-by-side relating, investigation and amplification of the client’s imaginative world, and extended empathy which explores the perspectives of third parties.
Full details of all Tariki Training: http://buddhistpsychology.typepad.com/buddhist_psychology/course-calendar.html