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Difference and Discomfort: here and now with Suzanne Worrica - Online Workshop

WPF Therapy
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Apprenticeship training for companies
5 hours
80 GBP
Full time
Online courses
Difference and Discomfort: here and now with Suzanne Worrica - Online Workshop

Course description

This workshop will be delivered via Zoom.

Identity and difference between client and practitioner in the therapy room are sometimes partially worked with or left in the background. The ongoing dis-ease in the social and political field outside the therapy room that our clients bring into the therapy room calls for practitioners to attend to their own thoughts, feelings and the background they bring into the space between client and practitioner. Gestalt therapy theory, with its focus on present awareness, will give participants the opportunity to explore intersections of identities, differences and discomforts in relation to each other.

After recent social movements all of us are being asked to consider our own social location, the socio-political fields and systems we inhabit. This also includes the microcosm of the therapy room. This workshop will give participants an opportunity to explore where they stand and will support exploration with clients.

This workshop aims to facilitate discussion and embodied dialogue between participants, leading to greater awareness of their own identities in relation to others and the wider social and political field. Among the main points that will be introduced are intersecting identities and unconscious bias.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

By attending thisworkshop you will:

  1. Be able to explore identities and difference in an experiential way and by paying attention to their embodied experience.
  2. Notice how discomforting feelings can be useful to facilitate further dialogue.
  3. Have greater awareness of transgenerational messages that are brought into the therapy room and how that might affect the space between client and practitioner.
  4. Have an embodied experience of the session and learn/practice at least one method of self-regulation practice.
  5. Explore their own, often surprising, identities and differences including what they have learned from family introjects.

Expenses

  • Qualified Practitioners: £80
  • Counselling/Psychotherapy Trainees: £70
  • WPF Therapy Trainees/Staff: £55

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WPF Therapy

WPF Therapy provides therapy services for more than 400 clients every week at our modern premises near London Bridge. We also provide training and professional courses in counselling and psychotherapy for over 1,000 people every year. We are a charity...


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SE1 2EN London


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