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26
Aug
2017

26/08/2017 10:00 am -2:00 pm
Centre for Ecotherapy, Stanmer Park, Brighton
Centre for Ecotherapy, Stanmer Park, Brighton
Centre for Ecotherapy, Stanmer Park
£30.00

More and more, counsellors are looking to develop their practice, experimenting with different tools, theories and interventions. In this workshop we will look at how counsellors can use the natural world to enhance, and assist in, the therapeutic experience. Understanding and strengthening a personal relationship with Nature through discussion and experiential activities will give a solid starting point from which to move forward.

The term ‘ecotherapy’ is used to describe the practice of working with clients outside of the conventional setting of a room or office. Taking a client outside can throw up concerns about confidentiality and boundaries. This workshop will give an introduction to the history and development of this new way of working, providing answers for those complex questions.

Held in the beautiful nature-rich setting of the Centre for Ecotherapy, Stanmer Park, Brighton, this inspiring outdoor experience will stimulate your perception of the healing effects of the natural world and help develop an understanding of the benefits of ecotherapy in practice.

No previous experience needed, just an open and enquiring mind, acceptance of the English climate and

a sense of fun! 

£30.00
09
Sep
2017

09/09/2017 9:45 am -1:00 pm
Holiday Inn Brighton
Holiday Inn Brighton
137 King's Rd, Brighton BN1 2JF, UK
£30.00

‘How do we look after our own well-being?

Jan will be offering a thought-provoking, interactive seminar to help you to maintain your self-care, warmth, vivacity and delight in life as a therapeutic practitioner.


She will offer you strategies for professional self-care and personal self-care including nurturing the body, mind and soul.’

Tutor:

Jan Irwin

£30.00
21
Oct
2017

21/10/2017 9:45 am -1:00 pm
Holiday Inn Brighton
Holiday Inn Brighton
137 King's Rd, Brighton BN1 2JF, UK
£30.00

Using sand trays and small world objects has been an approach that has been integrated for nearly a century in

various counselling and therapeutic approaches. Using small objects as symbolic tools within the container of a sand tray are proven

to help the counsellor to facilitate the client’s pre-verbal or unconscious material into consciousness, therefore bring

healing and change.

Carol has used sand trays with adults and clients for over ten years as part of her expressive arts

approach, working towards a process of resolving inner conflicts and developing coping strategies to life’s adversities.

 

Come and find out more about this creative and expressive approach and also experience the power of working symbolically with sand tray stories.

Tutor:

Carol Lloyd

 

£30.00
25
Nov
2017

25/11/2017 9:45 am -1:00 pm
Holiday Inn Brighton
Holiday Inn Brighton
137 King's Rd, Brighton BN1 2JF, UK
£30.00

The workshop will look at what it means to be a person-centred practitioner, inside and outside of the

counselling room, and whether or not we can integrate different approaches to a person-centred way of working

without doing a disservice to the approach.

There are currently a large percentage of practitioners assigning themselves as person-centred alongside other

approaches and working in what may be described as an integrative way of working.

In his article in Therapy today,

Chris calls in to question this approach to working and highlight what seems to be a

growing misunderstanding and misrepresentation of the person-centred approach.

He also argues for a re-examination of why we practice the approaches that we do and how we can often use our belief

in human nature to shape our practice but also highlight possible mismatches in our ways of working.

Chris would love to just be able to discuss this issue to help learning and understanding for both himself and others

He is open to have his ideas turned on their head!

Tutor:

Chris Molyneux

£30.00
20
Jan
2018

20/01/2018 9:45 am -1:00 pm
Holiday Inn Brighton
Holiday Inn Brighton
137 King's Rd, Brighton BN1 2JF, UK
£30.00

This seminar will be an informal presentation, discussion and experiential exercise based on Jay's recent PhD research.

This involved interviewing 12 therapists of various orientations about how they ‘made sense of’ pluralistic approaches to therapy. Cooper & McLeod’s (2007/2012) articulation of a pluralistic ‘framework’ or approach for therapy suggested that different clients need different approaches at different times. This pluralistic approach might manifest within a therapist’s practice or more broadly might manifest, as a perspective, within service providers (e.g. the NHS) so that clients  are offered choice of therapists and approaches and are actively encouraged to collaborate in decision-making around these issues.

These ideas are controversial because they raise problems around (1) the strong correlation between therapist identity and approach,(2) flexible practice and (3) differences of opinion around the assertion that all you need is ‘the relationship’.

Is collaboration with clients, accepting uncertainty, and identifying ‘common factors’ that ‘work’ the way forward?

Is there the prospect of peace in our time or just new arguments to add on top of the old ones?

And of course, the elephant in the room for many counsellors and psychotherapists, CBT, will also be discussed in relation to pluralistic approaches to therapy.

Tutor:

Jay Beichman

 

£30.00
24
Feb
2018

24/02/2018 9:45 am -1:00 pm
Holiday Inn Brighton
Holiday Inn Brighton
137 King's Rd, Brighton BN1 2JF, UK
£30.00

'The whole is greater than the sum of the parts.' You may or not know about all about Gestalt theory but you will know all about how it feels to experience Fritz Pearls approaches and his theoretical idea of the different ways he offers of working with clients. Unlike Carl Rogers client centred non directive approach, Pearls is directive.

So this seminar will give you the opportunity to experience guided fantasies with symbolic feedback.

Phrases like 'A holistic approach is important';' reversal technique.;' 'Focus on language, both the verbal and the non-verbal output and any Incongruence's;' may be used, however alongside the theory you can treat yourself to some selfish confidential personal growth.

Oh and by the way it will be fun !

Tutor:

Jeanie Civil

£30.00
24
Mar
2018

24/03/2018 9:45 am -1:00 pm
Holiday Inn Brighton
Holiday Inn Brighton
137 King's Rd, Brighton BN1 2JF, UK
£30.00

Myths and their characters have informed and guided us for millennia and still evoke feelings in us today. They contain words and images which we can draw on in our work as therapists.

In this interactive workshop we will explore myths and archetypes for our own personal journey and for working with clients.

We will use expressive art and movement to engage our imagination to experience the characters and bring the themes to life.

Tutor:

Isabella Florschutz

£30.00