Personal Process: Conditioned View & Encounter
Therapeutic exploration often focuses on personal process. In the model taught on this programme, the exploration of both the conditioning factors which lead a person to see the world in a particular way, and the attempt to transcend these through investigation and direct observation, play complementary roles, elaborating the personal story as it colours the client’s interest and attention. The natural environment is evocative, often bringing reminders of childhood adventures and holidays, but equally symbolising elements of the personal story. As such it provides a canvas on which the life story can be viewed. At the same time, investigation of ‘the other’ enriches the personal experience, and much outdoor work can involve direct encounter with plants, animals, earth and sky. These expand the consciousness and ground the person in their existential reality. This weekend workshop will bring together the elements of personal story and of fresh encounter and explore how the two aspects of experience can support one another and be used in the therapeutic context.
More details on Ten Directions Training (including costs, venue and how to apply): http://buddhistpsychology.typepad.com/buddhist_psychology/ten-directions-training-programme.html
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