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Expressive Arts Therapy for practitioner self care and personal development

By Emma Louise - Tuesday Tues 30 April 2019 Looking at the origins and practice of Natalie Rogers' Creative Connection Theory we will explore the fundamentals of Expressive Arts Therapy, how this approach differs from talking therapy in its invitation to explore and express in what are often new and unfamiliar ways and what it can offer us as practitioners for our own self care and personal growth. As counsellors we know that the held, [...]

2019-01-14T12:29:38+00:00January 9th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Expressive Arts Therapy for practitioner self care and personal development

Approach the New Year with resolve to find the opportunities hidden in each new day.

Dear Colleagues As I sit on my sofa on New Year’s eve writing this letter, I realised that this eve brings with it great reason to celebrate. While some people don’t celebrate Christmas, everyone celebrates a new year regardless of where they may be. The start of a new year is a great time to celebrate the accomplishments we made in the previous year and to look forward to achieving more in the coming year. [...]

2019-01-14T12:18:22+00:00January 8th, 2019|Letters, News|Comments Off on Approach the New Year with resolve to find the opportunities hidden in each new day.

Letter from the Chair

“Growth is the great separator between those who succeed and those who do not. When I see a person beginning to separate themselves from the pack, it’s almost always due to personal growth.” John C. Maxwell Dear Colleagues This is my first letter as Chair, an opportunity I am very much looking forward to. We all dream of living a life filled with value and purpose, yet in today’s fast-paced society it is incredibly easy [...]

2018-09-19T09:33:02+00:00September 13th, 2018|Letters, News|Comments Off on Letter from the Chair

LETTER FROM VICE – CHAIR April 2018

Dear Colleagues This is my first letter as vice chair, an opportunity that has allowed me to take a trip down memory lane and reflect on the changes we have faced at CNW. I have been part of CNW for a few years now years and I have witnessed some wonderful changes (be it new leadership, new speakers and new venues) and some difficult ones - the loss of Pat Howard. It’s always difficult when [...]

2018-04-23T12:20:57+00:00April 23rd, 2018|Letters, News|Comments Off on LETTER FROM VICE – CHAIR April 2018

An Introduction and Practical Implications of a Pluralistic Approach Mick Cooper

Mick’s extensive knowledge and experience was shared in a warm and friendly manner. His workshop began with an introduction to the approach. He explained how pluralism looks beyond separate ‘schools of thought’ and concentrates more on the value of shared decision making with the client. He describes it as, ‘a celebration of diversity in therapy’, with an emphasis on the belief that different clients may benefit from different things, at different times. A fresh perspective [...]

2018-04-23T13:56:58+00:00February 24th, 2018|Meetings, News|Comments Off on An Introduction and Practical Implications of a Pluralistic Approach Mick Cooper

Embrace grief with self-care to heal yourself and honour your loved one

Navigating the complicated process of grief is never easy. When someone close to you dies, the loss may feel like a weight you can’t lift. Grief involves a mix of emotions that are hard to understand, and while you want to remember and honor your loved one, you also need to take care of yourself. How do you balance all of that while healing yourself through grief? Healthy ways to grieve There isn’t a right [...]

2018-02-02T12:32:14+00:00February 2nd, 2018|News|Comments Off on Embrace grief with self-care to heal yourself and honour your loved one

Attachment and Relationships Presented by Sue Hawkins

As a new member of CNW, this was my first meeting and I was impressed by the level of attendance and the quality of the presentation. Sue brought with her not only a substantial range of relevant professional experience but also an infectious enthusiasm for her subject. Having begun by giving us a description of the scope of attachment theory, Sue continued with a brief history of its development. Using the Ten Central Tenets of [...]

2018-04-23T12:26:38+00:00January 30th, 2018|Meetings, News|Comments Off on Attachment and Relationships Presented by Sue Hawkins

Some Tips to Share with Clients Experiencing Holiday Grief

Image by Pixabay Ever wonder why the holidays fall during autumn and winter? The reasons include holdovers from ancient customs and the seasonal nature of agricultural work. Putting that aside, though, there's something ironic yet oddly fitting about choosing the darkest, coldest time of year to make merry, as those who are grieving can understand. As a counselor, this time of year sees many clients who just can’t seem to find [...]

2017-12-13T18:22:46+00:00December 12th, 2017|News|Comments Off on Some Tips to Share with Clients Experiencing Holiday Grief

Pat Howard

Dear Members Many of you will probably by now have learnt of the death of our membership secretary Pat Howard. I had been aware of Pat’s health issues for many years, but the sad news still came as a tremendous shock to me. I first met Pat when I was invited to attend an AGM of Counselling NorthWest in August 2007, this was an informal invitation from the then current Chair, the exact details of [...]

2017-09-19T09:11:15+00:00September 19th, 2017|News|Comments Off on Pat Howard
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