Facilitator(s) Nick Totton & Allison Priestman
Date: 23/09/2022 - 24/03/2023
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
About this event
An ecosystem is a spontaneously self-regulating network of interdependent beings, all of which form the environment for each member of the network. When we meet as therapist and client, each of us comes as part of many literal and metaphorical ecosystems; we can see the situation as a disturbance somewhere in the client’s networks which leads them to seek interaction with the therapist’s networks, including but not only their professional ones. Many different beings are effectively present at the meeting – human and other-than-human, alive and dead, physical and non-physical; all potentially have a role to play.
Experiencing therapy from this larger perspective is enriching, but it’s not immediately clear how to translate this vision into a new form of practice. We will be exploring some possible ways of working ecosystemically, through presentations, discussion, group processing and exercises in pairs and small groups. To an even greater extent than usual, who the participants are and what they bring will shape the course.
If you haven’t worked with either of us before, or if you’d like to know more about the course please be in touch to arrange a time to speak to Nick or Allison.
Dates: 12 fortnightly Friday mornings, 10am-1pm.
2022: September 23, October 7, October 21, November 4, November 25, December 9.
2023: January 13, January 27, February 10, February 24, March 10, March 24.
Group size: 12-15 participants
Contact Details Contact Person: Allison Priestman Email: firstname.lastname@example.org More contact details: Annie Leathes: email@example.com Website: https://www.allisonpriestman.org/workingintheweb
Cost £700 (maximum concession £450), Deposit £160, balance payable in six monthly instalments, or in full before the start of the course.