They vary in style and content to suit the group. Most are for specific groups, but I occasionally lead an 'open' workshop*, which will be publicised on this website - see 'Forthcoming events' for more information. Feel free to contact me if you would like to explore what I might offer to your group or organisation. Some benefits of a group workshop can include:
Psychological awareness and practical skills: practical teaching and support to help groups/teams to find more creative ways to handle various Emotions, including Stress, Anxiety, Change, Relational difficulties, Loss, etc.
Personal development and self-awareness: Many groups and organisations become healthier when individuals are more self-aware. These creative events can be fun as well as enlightening, and foster better relationships and communication.
Becoming more creative: An experiential opportunity to begin unblocking your creative potential. Good for a team away-day, or a group activity. It doesn't have to be about 'Art'. Creativity is far broader than that, and can release energy and purpose in a group that has become stale. I led this at the Greenbelt Festival last year and it was well received.
I just want to say a big Thank You for the excellent training session on Thursday. I think you managed a difficult task with exceptional skill, inspiration and intelligence and the theme of the session will hopefully ‘reap’ benefits for a long time to come across the teams.'
Samantha Tarren, Head of Counselling, University of Warwick
'The Creative Art of Therapy' – an experiential workshop aimed at Counsellors and Psychotherapists, to stimulate imagination and explore different creative approaches.
'The Creativity of Change' – an interactive workshop exploring the ways we handle the different stages of change.
'Who do you think you are?' - a creative workshop exploring the nature of personal calling and vocation.
'The Healing power of Play' - an experiential workshop to help re-discover a childlike capacity for wonder and awareness of the present moment.
I have also led many workshops on other themes, eg learning how to become a better listener, etc. Some workshops are set within a Christian framework, others are broader and suitable for those of any faith or none. Contact me to explore options.
'I found yesterday's workshop incredibly satisfying and just what I needed. You are so good at leading those days, and have been instrumental in encouraging my creativity. I am incredibly grateful.'
(comments from a workshop participant)
'Imagination is more important than knowledge.
Knowledge is limited.
Imagination encircles the world.”
* Regarding 'open' workshops: I should add the proviso that if you are currently having psychotherapy with me it is generally not appropriate to attend one of my workshops or retreats - it can blur the boundaries of our work together. Talk to me first if this is something you are considering.