Fear, Love & Learning – Marianne Fry Lecture Day with Dr Belinda Harris

Saturday 17th September 2016,
10.30am to 4.30pm, Armada House, Bristol

In this year’s lecture Belinda will identify how personal experiences of fear, love and learning have informed her understanding of how they are intertwined, and how they are mediated by power relations. Drawing on her experience as a secondary school teacher, psychotherapist, supervisor, trainer and academic, she will argue that awareness and understanding of power dynamics is essential for educators, just as much as for psychotherapists. She will examine the human cost of focussing on outcomes and results without sufficient attention to intrapersonal, interpersonal and group processes and how systemic fear and the exercise of ‘power over’ directly affect the embodied experience of teaching and learning. Belinda will explore how ‘relational alchemy’ is necessary and how human growth is based on the exercise of ‘power-with’ and ‘power-for’.

Belinda will argue that counsellors and psychotherapists can have a significant role in helping to develop robust, relationally attuned learning communities. They can support educators and others to gain deeper awareness and understanding of power relations.

After lunch Belinda will facilitate a multi-sensory experiential session to support participants’ own growth and learning in relation to fear, power and love.

Belinda is an educator and academic, UKCP Registered Gestalt Psychotherapist and ICF Registered Gestalt coach, Associate Professor in the School of Education at Nottingham University, and Professional Associate of the Gestalt International Center on Cape Cod in Massachusetts. She received the Lord Dearing Award for Teaching Excellence in 2000.

Cost: £78 full; £66 earlybird by 30th June; £50 students and concessions
Bookings will open soon. For full details and to book a place, go to the website at mariannefrylectures.co.uk

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