CPD Training Programme
Below you will find details of our Spring/Summer workshops for 2017. Please fill out the Booking Form 2017 and send it to us with payment to reserve your place.
Exploring the Unknown in the Therapeutic Alliance; How working with the unconscious can enhance your practice – Suzanne Schultz
Saturday 1st April 2017, 10.00 – 4.30
The first half of the training will concentrate on transference, its aetiology and function and how these distortions impact upon the practitioner and the work. The second half will experientially examine the concept of counter transference and how to separate client and practitioner material. We will also explore the unconscious and how to work with it and alongside it. Throughout the training the emphasis will be upon personal examination and case histories, theory and practice and creating an evolving and working model personal to the practitioner.
Focusing; A taster day – Jillian Woodford
Saturday 22nd April 2017, 10.00 – 4.30 (Places limited to 16 – ONLY 4 REMAINING)
Focusing is a simple bodily process for emotional healing. It listens to the messages of your body and tunes in to an inner felt sense of knowing. Many of us rely so heavily on the mind and intellect to get through life and resolve our difficulties that we can end up cut off from our inner body’s wisdom and sensations. Focusing brings us gently back to the subtleties of the body. It helps us tune in to that felt sense of knowing, teaches us to listen deeply to our inner world, and to relate to it with curiosity and compassion. During this introductory workshop you will be introduced to focusing background and theory, but this is primarily an experiential workshop, based around partner work and group sharing. You will learn the basic steps of how to focus yourself and also how to accompany your partner.
Working with the Anxious Client – Karin Creasy
Saturday 27th May 2017, 10.00 – 4.30 (Places limited to 20 – FULLY BOOKED)
This day explores ways of working with anxiety with clients who present with long term generalised ‘free floating’ anxiety and panic attacks. We will explore practical interventions and theoretical underpinning of working with anxious clients that go beyond simply teaching techniques to ‘manage’ anxiety symptoms.
Psychological Games in the Therapeutic Encounter and how to dissolve them – John Monk-Steel
Saturday 10th June 2017, 10.00 – 5.00
In TA Psychological Games refer to certain dysfunctional patterns of thinking, feeling and behaviour. These repetitive transactions are principally intended to get recognition and relational contact with others but instead they reinforce negative feelings and self-concepts, and mask the direct expression of thoughts and emotions. In this workshop we will explore how these games may present by both party and the various ways to work with them in a constructive manner to promote healing.