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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Facing death; living life

An experiential workshop based in Marsden, West Yorkshire
on 24th-25th June 2017

Facilitated by Neil Jordan
Workshop Fee £160

“…when its over I want to say I was a bride married to amazement,
I was the bridegroom taking the world into my arms…”
(From Mary Oliver ‘When Death comes’)

What is it about death, the most inevitable aspect of being alive, that so frightens us? We avoid it yet, at some level, each of us is aware of this most basic reality. In this workshop we will explore our fear of death and what keeps us from fully acknowledging our own demise. We will look at how various aspects of our culture affect how we deal with death. Yet, in accepting the transformations of ageing, and ultimately dying, we can allow ourselves to open up to the vast nature of our minds, our hearts and our emotions.

We will spend time in the outdoors so the natural world will be our guide in supporting us in moving towards a place where we can acknowledge and accept death as part of life. 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, through our cultural lens, what death and dying mean to us
Explore our personal experience of the ageing process whatever our age
Engage with our own mortality through visualisation and group process
Explore the ongoing nature of life and death in the natural world and how life can’t 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. In recent years I have been in a process of integrating both death and nature more fully into my life and my work. I am a UKCP Registered Psychotherapist and have worked as a Counsellor and Psychotherapist 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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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

EVREINOV

2) Maxwell Jones dramatherapy and psychodrama 1942-9

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