Sat 2nd September 2017, 10.00am – 5.00pm.
Workshop: Finding Resources As A Therapist.
Venue: The Wilbury Clinic, 64 Wilbury Road, Hove, East Sussex, BN3 3PY.
This is an experiential workshop where I aim to introduce a few exercises designed to help the therapist feel resourced in their work. In shamanism health is facilitated by being resourced through a proper connection to the world and ancestors. Psychologically speaking, as therapists, we could do well to be aware of what resources we can call on when we are in need of them. In Systemic Ritual we use four different groups of ancestors. One of those groups consists of our “spiritual ancestors” who can come from all kinds of cultures and times. They can be teachers, shamans, healers, doctors, therapists, artists – anyone who contributed to our psychological or spiritual understanding as therapists. We will be working with these resources in the morning using ritual and music. In the afternoon I will introduce exercises aimed at the elucidation of work with specific clients through ritual and constellation. Some of this work will be solitary, but we will also work in pairs and in trios and as a whole group. If you have a rattle or a drum you may wish to bring them along. I derived these exercises from my training in Systemic Ritual, which is a union of Bert Hellinger’s Family Constellations and indigenous American Indian shamanic practises