Welcome to Tariki News and Happy New Year to you all. Tariki Trust is five years old! It is amazing how time flies, but also how much has happened in this eventful time. Our course programmes (which go back over considerably longer) continue to thrive and our events continue to bring together fascinating people from a variety of backgrounds. Last year marked something of a watershed for us as Jeff and Bob brought out ‘The Wisdom of Not Knowing’ (Chisholm, B and Harrison, J, published by Triarchy Press) which included contributions by a number of people who are connected to Tariki in a variety of ways.
Looking forward to 2017, as the world holds its breath wondering what is in store, we continue to try to create space for dialogue and exploration through our events and courses. Our psychotherapy and ecotherapy trainings are already recruiting students for our 2017/18 intakes and we have a great line-up of speakers for our spring therapist forums. Our groups and retreats in the house are attracting a regular group of attenders and this August my own book ‘Ecotherapy in Practice: A Buddhist Model’ will come out with Routledge. We are busy! This newsletter will give you a bit more detail of some of these events and also provides an opportunity to say thank you to all of you who have supported our activities, whether by coming along and getting involved, or by connecting on line. Please do keep in touch and let us know about your interests – and hopefully visit us in person.
Tariki Trust continues to offer psychotherapy training based on other-centred approach, a Buddhist therapeutic model. Our courses, which are offered in three blocks per year, accept students at all levels, with the Foundation Certificate accepting complete beginners whilst the Diploma in Psychotherapy or the Post-Qualifying Certificate are both suitable for qualified counsellors who want to develop an understanding of the Tariki approach. We offer online units as part of the Diploma levels of the programme which can also be taken by others interesting in understanding the model better. Training at Tariki is quite different from many of the other courses on offer today. We operate a learning community model, involving students at all level in experiential learning together. Intakes are generally in February and October. For more details of our training, please check our web site for more information and course dates or email us if you have specific questions.
The next course block is in February.
The Ten Directions programme offers a year-long training in ecotherapy, based on a model which is grounded in other-centred principles. This programme consists of five units, each addressing two fields of the model. We start in September by looking at how the therapeutic container is created and held by the therapist and the environment and then, after looking at core theory in November we look at the way that the human relationship to the environment is coloured at three levels: the personal story, the cultural environment and the global situation in January, March and May respectively. Units consist of a twenty one day on-line course which offers daily experiential exercises plus a weekend on the relevant topic. The course concludes with a five day intensive wild camping in Wales.
BUDDHIST THERAPISTS’ FORUMS
Forums are held every couple of months at The Buddhist House. These consist of a gathering on a Saturday, usually with a speaker on a topic which will be of interest to those involved in Buddhism and therapy. These are the spring forums:
January 21, 2017: A Pregnant Pause: exploring childlessness with Kamalamani
MARCH 11 2017 Peer Supported Open Dialogue with Satyin Taylor and Yasmin Kapadia
MAY 13 2017 Bodies of Energy - ways of integrating energy techniques with psych... with Judith Anderson
Forums are suitable for professionals as CPD and letters confirming attendance are provided. The cost is £25 including lunch (Tariki students £15). Booking: contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Retreat days are generally held on the Sundays after forums. This spring we will hold retreats on January 22nd, March 12th and May 14th. The retreats, which sometimes reflect the themes of the forums, are suitable for beginners and usually involve silent meditation (sometimes guided), sharing and meditative exercises. In addition to these events, the Meditation groups continues to meet on Tuesday evenings at 7.30pm.
ECOTHERAPY IN PRACTICE BOOK
Caroline’s forthcoming book, Ecotherapy in Practice: A Buddhist Model, will be coming out in August. This book covers the Ten Directions model and offers a thorough explanation of the approach taught on the Tariki ecotherapy training. It will be of interest to anyone involved in working outdoors in therapeutic ways, whether they are trained counsellors, come from a different background, or want to explore environmental work for their own interest. We will be organising an introductory workshop (provisionally planned for July 1st) and other events connected to the launch. If you wish to receive information about these please let us know.
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