Who will benefit:
This workshop is for psychotherapists, counsellors and trainees and explores the way in which our own Spiritual Intelligence (SQ) informs our work with clients as they progress towards a greater sense of self awareness. Although Chaplains are welcome, the workshop will be less about how to work with religious dimension to our lives and more about recognising how we expose ourselves to the non-rational. For example, the religious are not necessarily spiritual and vice versa.
The workshop is about personal development, recognising in ourselves the deeper, personal and unique human quality of spiritual awareness and bringing these awareness into our practice as counsellors. Your own experience of what has helped or hindered your own growth in this area will be of value to all the other members of the group. And as wounded healers we will seek to explore how we can use our own and shared insights to help our clients to engage creatively and appropriately with their past experiences. And, finally, to enable us to provide and use supervision effectively.
The workshop aims to:
- explore the nature and application of spirituality both personally and in our work as counsellors
- review recent developments (e.g. in fundamental Physics and discoveries about neurological organisation within the brain) that aid our understanding of spirituality
- review a model of spiritual intelligence (SQ) that is consistent with itself
- use an instrument that helps us to apply the model to everyday life as well as in the counselling room
- share experiences of how the spiritual dimension helps the therapist and the client to widen the menu of opportunities to achieve a more aware and purposeful life
- reflect on our practice as counsellors and how we use the insights as a supervisor or supervisee's.
We will work in small and large groups as the need arises. Participants will be expected to bring examples of their work that is relevant to the discussion: some clinical experience with clients is essential. Your willingness to engage fully with the process to see where it leads will ensure that the outcome achieves the above aims.
Outcomes: The seminar will provide an opportunity to explore our understanding of spirituality, how this quality informs our work, enhancing our responses to the needs of our clients.
About the trainer: Chris Bocutt B.Sc.(Hons), Dip. In Counselling lives near Ashford and works in private practice and in New Romney Counselling Service as a counsellor. He is a registered member of BACP and a member of Institute of Personnel and Development since 1991.
About the seminar: Each day will start at 9.30am and end at 4.30pm and the completed course will count as 12 hours CPD. Certificates will be provided by the trainer. The Burrswood charge per delegate is advantageous when compared to Chris's usual rates. The fee for the two-day course is a specially discounted £149. An application form is attached and, as there is a limited number of places, completed forms will be taken on a first come, first served basis.
This course will only go ahead if a minimum number of delegates are signed up by Friday 31st March 2017. If there is insufficient demand the course will not proceed. Once confirmed, payments are non-refundable and will be used to support Burrswood Health and Wellbeing and its charitable activities.
About Burrswood Facilities:
Lunch is not included but you are welcome to bring your own and enjoy the peace and tranquillity of Burrswood's beautiful surroundings. Alternatively do book into our Tea Room on 01892 865991 for delicious home made snacks, lunches and tea. Burrswood welcomes people of all faiths and none. Burrswood also offers very comfortable Guest Rooms
for those wishing to attend and needing overnight accommodation.
To book please complete the attached form or call Reservations on 01892 865988.