Working in an ongoing therapy group provides us with the opportunity to learn about how we relate to ourselves and others. Witnessing others work in a trusting environment can permit us to share more of ourselves and get feedback on how others see and respond to us. We can develop new ways of communicating and connecting with others.
Pesso Boyden Therapy Groups North London
Pesso Boyden therapy (“PSBP”) is a powerful therapeutic method that works in a group context with the use of objects and role players to provide participants with a healing experience to overcome past traumas, wounds and losses.
If you would like to be put on the mailing list for the monthly group, the one day introductory days or for the residential groups please contact Kate McGeever using the Pesso Boyden Course enquiry form…
New Writers’ Studio: A Coaching Group for Authors with Kathy Gale
Writers’ Studio provides small, focussed coaching groups for authors with the potential to become published as well as published authors who want to go to the next level.
Writers’ Studio enables authors to develop their work, improve their chances of publication and excel in their writing career. The groups are limited to six people and provide a mutually supportive and collaborative environment. They are run by leading publishing professional, Kathy Gale.
New ‘Writers’ Studio: Coaching Group for Authors’ Course starting in the autumn.
Click on the link for further information and how to join Writers’ Studio with Kathy Gale
Lokadhi Lloyd runs an ongoing weekly mindfulness group for therapists, counsellors and health professionals committed to bringing mindfulness into their work. It offers an experiential context in which to practice mindfulness and explore its clinical application.
The Seasonal Self:
The natural world around us changes significantly throughout the year, adapting and adjusting to the seasons. Yet, many of us continue our routines with a level of consistency which seems at odds with nature’s rhythms and often our own.
This group offers a chance to pause and to consider ourselves, how we are at this point in the year. Discussions, meditations and rituals will help to explore our personal pleasures and challenges of the current season and how we might best respond to ourselves. We will share stories with each other and also look to nature for teachings.
These sessions take place every season at:
The Therapy Cabin
Wednesday 16th October 9.30am-12.00
£35 per session
Places are limited, advance booking advised.
For more details and booking, visit natureasnurture.com/seaonal-self/
Forest Bathing / Shinrin Yoku / Nature Connection sessions
These relaxing and restorative sessions combine meditation, mindful awareness and nature-therapy practices and take place in easily accessible slices of nature. There’s no water, immersed instead in the sights, sounds and atmosphere of the surrounding nature.
Queen’s Wood – London N10 3JP
Day: Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday
August 11th (Sunday): 18:00 – 20:00
August 14th (Wednesday): 09:30 – 11:30
September 7th (Saturday): 17:00 – 19:30
September 18th (Wednesday): 09:30 – 11:30
October 2nd (Wednesday): 09:30 – 11:30
October 6th (Sunday): 16:00 – 18:00
November 6th (Wednesday): 09:30 – 11:30
December 4th (Wednesday): 09:30 – 11:30
£25 per session
Places are limited, advance booking advised.
Individual forest bathing sessions and bespoke group/ family sessions can be arranged.
Group sessions run regularly
For more details and booking, visit natureasnurture.com/forest-bathing/
Meditation in Nature
Pause and find peace in nature
Small-group sessions in beautiful and peaceful pieces of nature across our bustling city.
These sessions include simple meditation techniques using breath, body awareness and connection to nature. They are suitable for experienced meditators, complete beginners and anyone in between.
Morning sessions are the perfect way to set the tone of the day, lunchtime sessions can re-energise and inspire and evening sessions are wonderful for drawing a line under the day so you can enjoy your evening and then a good night’s sleep.
To be announced
Cost £12.50 per session or £30 for 3, when booked together.
For more details and booking, visit natureasnurture.com/meditation-in-nature/
Talking About Death and Dying
A workshop to explore your thoughts, fears and experiences of death and dying
It’s not always easy to know how to talk about death. Most of us avoid it. Awkwardness, fear and sadness means we tend to shy away from asking ourselves important questions. How do we feel about dying? What are our fears and fantasies about death? How do we want to die? What happens after we die? What is it like to be with someone who is dying? What do you say? If you have been with someone who has died, how do you deal with the memory? How do you experience grief and loss? Talking and listening, sharing our fears, about how we imagine death will be, about what we have seen and experienced, can be empowering, enlightening and reassuring.
Our approach is non denominational and is not based on any spiritual, philosophical or religious belief system. The workshop is open to everyone.
Sophie Boss and Ben Gold are experienced group leaders who hold a confidential, therapeutic space and guide the conversations and exercises with skill, kindness and respect. They have been running groups for almost twenty years.
Date: 21st September 2019
Location & Venue:
City Therapy Rooms
33 Furnival Street
London EC4A 1JQ
For more details and booking, visit talkingaboutdeath.co.uk
Advanced Integrative Therapy (AIT) Basics Seminar
Three day energy psychotherapy training to transform your psychotherapeutic work on trauma
- Do you work with clients affected by trauma and abuse?
- Have you experienced the feeling of being ‘stuck’, de-skilled and uncertain with such clients?
AIT integrates Psychodynamic, Cognitive Behavioural, Jungian, Transpersonal and Energy Psychotherapy.
It identifies and clears whole patterns of trauma affecting the mind, body and spirit, in a safe and gentle way with deep and lasting effect. This training is open to mental health professionals with postgraduate level qualifications.
This seminar is a prerequisite for other advanced AIT seminars such as Attachment, PTSD & Multi-causal Illness.
Date: 12 – 14 September 2019, 9:30am – 5:30pm
Venue: 11 Bedford Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1B 3RE
Fees: Full-price £365/Early registration till 12 August £340/ Half price for retake or Converging Streams
Trainers: Ruth Pimenta (Psychosynthesis Psychotherapist, BACP reg.) and Asuka Yamashina (Chartered Counselling Psychologist, HCPC, BPS and BACP reg.)
Further information and registration: www.ait-uk-europe.com