There is something very special about being part of a healthy, well functioning group whether that is a work based team, a sports team or the family group which is the core group in most of our lives. A much loved part of my work is using groups for personal and/or professional development. These groups are managed using group analytic understandings.
Group analytic understanding is based on the view that people are fundamentally social and that each person is determined by the world they live in. The individual is thought to be a nodal point in a network of social processes. Symptoms of distress are as such thought to reflect blocked connection and communication with the group.
'The experience of belonging to a group over time can in itself be healing. To be oneself and to have a sense of belonging: these are valuable achievements in a pressurised, at times alienated existence.' Morris Nitsun
Currently my events are featured on Eventbrite and workshops delivered via the ZOOM platform.
Saturday 4th November 2023
09:30 - 17:00 BST
Midlands Arts Centre
Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham, B12 9QH
Using a group analytic lens, this training is a guide to the setting up and running of reflective practice groups.
Starts Tuesday 7th November 20:00pm - 21:30 pm (BST)
This series of workshops takes a different fairytale each week from 8:00pm until 9:30pm and looks at its psychology. We will also examine some of the symbols and motifs in relevant stories and how they can help us deepen our understanding.
Fairytales to be discussed are:
Session 1) Mother Hulda. Tuesday 7th November
Session 2)The Juniper Tree. Tuesday 14th November
Session 3) Snowdrop (Snow White). Tuesday 21st November
Session 4) Hansel and Gretel. Tuesday 28th November
Session 5) The Snow Queen (Part 1). Tuesday 5th December
Session 6) The Snow Queen (Part 2). Tuesday 12th December
Monday 11th December 2023
09:30 - 15:30 BST
Using a group analytic lens, this online training is a guide to the setting up and running of reflective practice groups.
Friday 15th December 2023
09:30 - 17:00 BST
Using fairytales and stories to develop understanding of formulation in four different therapeutic modalities.
Group Reflective Space.
Bush Theatre 7 Uxbridge Road London W12 8LJ
Saturday 6th January 2024
10:00 - 12:00 BST
This workshop is part of a series of workshops which takes four stories and looks at their psychology. We will also examine some of the symbols and motifs in them and how they can help us deepen our understanding some of the stories we live.
Wednesday 7th February 2024
20:00 - 21:30 pm (BST)
Exploring group myths using different psychological lenses. Group Reflective Space.
Thursday 15th February 2023 & Friday 16th February 2024
10:00 Thursday - 16:30 Friday (BST)
Location: Chapter Arts Centre Market Road Cardiff CF5 1QE
Two workshops running over two days exploring groups: "How to Set Up and Run a Reflective Practice Group" and "Group Dynamics in Difficult Organisations."
Monday 25th March 2024
10:00 - 16:30 pm (BST)
An online workshop Exploring Group Dynamics in Reflective Practice Groups, that are functioning in Difficult Organisations.