Training opportunities and handouts

Workshops:
NATURE’S SUPPORT FOR THERAPISTS

An on-going closed experiential group based in Marsden, West Yorkshire
starting on Saturday 15th July 2017 and meeting bi-monthly

Facilitated by Neil Jordan
Fee £75 per day

“I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in.” ~John Muir

As therapists we are often stretched to our capacity, and sometimes beyond, by the work we do. Managing challenging client issues including bereavement, stress, anxiety and trauma as well as long client days can challenge our capacity to be fully present for our clients. So, how do we look after our own needs and ensure that we are well resourced both to continue the work and to enjoy life outside work.

We will explore how we can resource ourselves by spending quality time in nature. After all, as Henry David Thoreau said “Shall I not have intelligence with the earth? Am I not partly leaves and vegetable mould myself.” We will spend time in a beautiful rural setting and allow nature to begin to feed us. Fitness is not a prerequisite – we will be spending time slowing down in, and connecting with, nature rather than moving through it.
We will spend time learning and being together as a whole group and there will be opportunities for quiet reflection as well as experiential exercises to:
Explore our current connection with nature and how we might help that grow
Find our own inner wisdom and follow that through to its natural expression
Re-connect with our natural flow by connecting with nature’s flow
Explore our tendencies to disregard our own needs

Neil Jordan – Having been brought up on a farm I have always been closely connected with nature and with death as part of the natural cycle. In recent years I have been in a process of integrating both nature into my life and my work. I am a UKCP Registered Psychotherapist and have worked as a Psychotherapist and Counsellor for the past 20 years in a variety of settings.

For Further information: email neiljordan123@aol.com, call 07970829391 or go to www.natureconnect.org.uk

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It’s an matter of life and death

An experiential workshop based in Marsden, West Yorkshire
on 30th September-1st October 2017
Facilitated by Neil Jordan; Workshop fee £150

“…when its over I don’t want to wonder if I have made of my life something particular, and real…I don’t want to end up simply having visited this world”
(From Mary Oliver ‘When Death comes’)

What would you like you epitaph to be? Do you want to have just visited this world or do you want to have made something real of your life?
In this workshop we will explore the circularity of death and life, how one can’t possibly exist without the other. By fully letting in the temporary nature of life, the fact that everything will come to an end, including our own lives, we can develop our capacity to savour the preciousness of each moment and hence the sheer pleasure of being.
We will spend time in the outdoors at this time of year when nature is dying off so the natural world will be our guide in supporting us in moving towards a place of accepting the circular nature of life and death. Even though we will be in the outdoors fitness is not a prerequisite – we will be spending time slowing down in, and connecting with, nature rather than moving through it.

In this workshop we will explore:
How we can engage more fully with the evolutionary cycle of birth, growth, death, decay and re-birth
our personal experience of the ageing process whatever our age
the impact of culture on our attitude to death
the ongoing nature of life and death in the natural world and how life cannot exist without death and vice-versa

Neil Jordan – Having been brought up on a farm I have always been closely connected with nature and with death as part of the natural cycle. Over the last number of years I have more fully integrated nature into my client work. I am a UKCP Registered Psychotherapist and have worked as a Psychotherapist and Counsellor for the past 20 years in a variety of settings including working in a hospice with terminally ill patients.
For Further information: email neiljordan123@aol.com or call 07970829391 or go to www.natureconnect.org.uk

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John Casson hase written many papers and training handouts. He is now making these available on this site. Here is the first on guidelines for auxiliary role playing:

Auxiliaryrole

Next is a theoretical paper on Act Hunger:

ACTHUNGER

Moreno invented new ways of seeing how individuals interconnected and survived in social, role and cultural atoms.

S.R.C.ATOMS

Theory and Practice concerning closure in Psychodrama:

CLOSURE

Working with Dreams in psychodrama and dramatherapy:

DREAMS

Papers on the history of dramatherapy and psychodrama:

1) Evreinoff and Moreno: Monodrama and Psychodrama

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2) Maxwell Jones dramatherapy and psychodrama 1942-9

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