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.
Talking about Death & Dying – A workshop
A day to explore your thoughts, fears and experiences of death and dying
You would know the secret of death, but how shall you find it unless you seek it in the heart of life?– Kahil Gibran
When: Saturday 23rd January 2021
Where: City Therapy Rooms, Furnival Street, EC4A 1JQ
Times: 10am to 4.30pm
Cost: £125 or £75 low or no income
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.
Talking about death and dying can change our experience of living; more fully, more freely, more boldly!
Our approach is non-denominational and is not based on any spiritual, philosophical or religious belief system. The workshop is open to everyone.
Dying is a wild night and a new road – Emily Dickenson
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:
To be announced
£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.
Sessions have been adjusted to comply with current Covid 19 guidelines
Location: Queen’s Wood – London N10 3JP
Day: Tuesday & Sunday
9.30- 11.30 Wednesday 2nd September
17.00- 19.30 Saturday 13th September – special forest bathing day session
Cost: £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/
Connecting More Deeply
A personal development group
This therapeutic group is a place for self-discovery, learning and growth. You’re invited to come together in community to explore themes of connection and disconnection and ways to have more satisfying contact. You’ll be supported to learn from your own deep wisdom, from each other and from nature.
This group is designed to help you:
- Connect more deeply to yourself
- Connect more deeply to others
- Connect more deeply to the world around you
Location: The group meets at the Therapy Cabin in Queen’s Wood, Highgate 6 Wednesday mornings per term 9.30-12.00
To resume once the Cabin is open (currently closed due to Covid restrictions)
The cost of the group is £300 per term £150 deposit, full payment before start.
This is an ongoing group and you’re invited to join for at least two terms to get the most from your experience.
For more details and booking, visit Connecting more deeply