to Sep 23

Heart Lessons of the Journey: A Workshop Retreat for Therapists and Counsellors in Bristol, UK

Life as a therapist is interesting, challenging and deeply rewarding. We listen to narratives, we attune to emotions and offer support and guidance. Our own deep feelings and storyline remain firmly in the background. Yet, life is evolving for us too.

Who is listening to our story? How did our early family life impact our choice to be here? How might encountering personal struggles impact our professional journey? Have we taken enough time to tune into our own heart lessons??

Join other therapists in this quiet, peaceful setting near Bristol to explore these important questions. Relax and enjoy this opportunity for sharing, reflection, journaling, walking, napping and laughter*. We’ve found that rediscovering our story often reveals inner strengths, and appreciating our sorrows and triumphs becomes a roadmap to unexpected healing.

You will leave restored, with a deeper understanding of your journey and a closer connection to the real sources of your unique wisdom.

(*plus exercises to take back to your clients)

The Penny Brohn Centre is a tranquil place set in 4 acres of beautiful gardens. It offers delicious, nutritious food, catering for all diets, and there are comfortable en-suite bedrooms for those who wish to stay. The Centre is easy to get to by car, bike, plane or train, and the building is wheelchair accessible.

Workshop flyer here

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to May 20

Compassion for Addictive Process in Duneland Beach, Indiana

From Craving to Caretaking: An IFS Lens on Compulsion        

Alcoholic, Workaholic, Newsaholic, Chocaholic....does everyone have an ‘addiction?’ In this experiential workshop we examine the polarities that are central to addictive processes, how they appear in addicts and non-addicts and offer clear treatment approaches for a range of compulsive behaviors.  Day two will focus on identifying the differences between compassion and over-caring and why that matters to the treatment. Interventions that help both therapists and partners avoid the hidden traps of perfectionism, rescuing and judgment/controlling will also be covered.

The workshop focus

  • Identifying the addictive cycle  
  • Safe interventions with destructive parts   
  • Trauma history and compulsive protectors
  • Impact of family legacy and the therapist’s story  
  • Shifting from codependent reactivity to effective compassion  
  • Mindful Movement to facilitate resourcing, grounding, and nurturing

Saturday May 19, 2018
9:30 Registration: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Sunday May 20, 2018
9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 

COST: $325 (Includes 12 Professional CEU’S + 12 IFS CE’s) 
(includes lunch, coffee, tea, & snacks)

 An intimate gathering for 10 to 12 participants 

The retreat is open to all therapists with IFS exposure. . .   

Training site: 

Duneland Beach, IN 46360 

(65 miles from Chicago; walking distance to the beach)

To learn how to register and to receive more information:

Email or Contact Francine Passias, Organizer 847.332.1766

Workshop flyer here

CE Agenda here


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