Personal Development Group in Canterbury
Saturday Monthly Group
February 2018 – July 2018
10am – 5pm
This experiential group will meet monthly on Saturdays commencing February to July 2018 and consists of 8-12 participants all of whom will have had some experience of personal therapy / personal development work. The group is founded on a Humanistic, Integrative approach to personal development and focuses on the lived experience of the moment, drawing on the felt experience of the body, senses and emotions as well as creativity, dreams, imaginings and projections. The group is open to qualified counsellors/psychotherapists who have an interest in wanting to explore and enhance their own self-awareness and co-creation of relationship within a group setting.
Within the safety and holding of the group therapy space, the participants will have an opportunity to:
- Explore your sense of self in relationship to others, raising personal awareness and experimentation with new ways of relating intersubjective.
- Encourage and support a more open dialogic way of relating within the group and attune ourselves to our non-verbal and bodily sense of self and how this impacts on relationship.
- Focus on habitual patterns of relating and how these protect or hinder us.
- Personal development groups are a good way of rediscovering ourselves in the safety and support of others away from our habitual constraints and demands.
Cost: £70 a day: Total for all six group sessions: £420.
Non-refundable deposit of £140 payable in advance. Participants will be asked to commit individually and financially to all six groups.
Course dates: Saturday 24th February, 17th May, 28th April, 19th May, 16th June, 14th July 2018.
Christine Dukes. I am an experienced UKCP Registered Gestalt Psychotherapist, Supervisor and Trainer. I highly value the group experience and the awareness, expression and support that can be gained from participation in a group. Awareness is an ever-changing process and Gestalt therapy encourages us to pay attention to our moment to moment experiencing of ourselves and relationships in our world. Ongoing personal development is essential for our personal and professional wellbeing and vitality. I believe our combined skills as humanistic therapists, Gestalt and Integrative will provide for an exciting and lively awareness where you can explore and experiment with new ways of relating.
Michelle Bearman. I am an experienced UKCP Registered Integrative psychotherapist. I see a personal development group as an opportunity to enquire further in being true to self while being in relationship with others. If we can risk the unfolding of ourselves in the presence of others, I believe we can increase our self-awareness, express our creativity, spontaneity, passion and experience our shared humanity.