Counselling WorkshopsThe future is completely open and we are writing it moment to moment - Pema Chödrön
9th - 10th February 2019
Hold Me Tight Workshop
The principles of Emotionally Focussed Therapy are experientially discovered in the Hold Me Tight Workshop. Emotionally Focussed Therapy is successful primarily because of its focus on a relationship as an attachment bond. The key to this approach is for partners to realise how dependent they are on each other for emotional support (in the same way as a child is dependent on a parent for comfort and nurturance) and to learn how to create and maintain a secure and loving bond with each other. Couples work privately, either alone or with their partner, depending on the task.
Getting the Love You Want Workshop
The workshop, “Getting the Love You Want,” (personally developed over a 16-year period), is based on the bestseller book by Dr Harville Hendrix PhD. Practitioners using this approach receive specialised training in powerful processes that have helped thousands of couples worldwide. It is available on 5 continents in over 20 countries. By the end of the workshop, most couples have a deep understanding of their relationship and each other and are inspired to continue using the skills they have learnt. Couples work privately, either alone or with their partner, depending on the task.
Hold Me Tight Let Me Go
This Parent-Teen program is based on the idea that securely attached families are possible, even during the stormy period of adolescence. EFFT is based on the theory of attachment parenting and is an experiential and systematic approach developed by Dr Sue Johnson that aims at building strong and cohesive families. The goal of this program is to help families repair, enhance and continually develop secure bonds within the family so teens can grow and go successfully and launch into the world connected to their family roots.
Mindfulness is the practice of bringing one’s attention to the present moment, purposefully and without judgement. The combination of the practice and the psychology behind mindfulness has benefitted hundreds of people, helping them better understand the workings of the mind and applying the insights into practice to create a more balanced life. Research has consistently shown that mindfulness is an important predictor of well-being and has been associated with higher levels of life satisfaction, more positive affect, less negative affect, and a greater sense of autonomy and competence.
Connected Parents, Thriving Kids
This programme is based on the best-seller “Giving the Love that Heals”, by Harville Hendrix, PhD and Helen LaKelly Hunt, PhD. It is a blend of Imago Relationship Theory, and the latest research in neuroscience and child development. It is structured to run over 8 weeks, or condensed into a weekend workshop, and is for any adult (parent, caregiver, teacher or professional) involved with children of all ages.