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Shame on me!” By Matilde Tomat Tuesday 30 – Oct – 18

A presentation by eclectic therapist and writer Matilde Tomat introducing Shame from the perspective of Erikson’s 8 stages of Psychosocial Development. The starting point of the presentation was on the concept of Trust. In the womb the child experiences soothing sounds, colours, feels safe and is warm. At birth s/he sees light, experiences noise and needs to be fed, and to breathe. This is a shock for the new-born. A child will feel fear if [...]

2019-01-14T12:26:15+00:00January 14th, 2019|Reports|Comments Off on Shame on me!” By Matilde Tomat Tuesday 30 – Oct – 18

Aim to get the best out of supervision – Steve Leach – Thursday 29 – Nov – 18

Steve is an experienced Supervisor and trainer, he gave a clear and concise introduction to best practice in order to get the best from supervision. He suggested a relaxed and common - sense approach to the supervisory relationship based around ongoing professional development. Clarity of purpose, good communication skills, appropriate planning, resolving conflict, inspiring oneself as a supervisee. On a practical level to have an agenda, to appreciate honesty, to discuss risk taking, from the [...]

2019-01-14T12:29:25+00:00January 8th, 2019|Reports|Comments Off on Aim to get the best out of supervision – Steve Leach – Thursday 29 – Nov – 18

An Introduction to Peri-natal Counselling Presented by Julia Reissmann

This was such an interesting talk which went ahead despite a number of competing factors which we were unable to foresee – you may still remember that the weather was amazingly sunny & hot in June; there were 3 major road traffic accidents; and, perhaps, England we’re playing Belgium in the World Cup (I have to admit I wouldn’t have gone if there was anyone else to cover the door). Perinatal Mental Health is a [...]

2018-09-19T14:28:00+00:00September 19th, 2018|Reports|Comments Off on An Introduction to Peri-natal Counselling Presented by Julia Reissmann

Written in the Scars With Jane Fenton and Steve Street

A presentation by the facilitators of SHARE (self-harm and recovery for everyone) on self-harm and the support available, together with a personal account of living with the addiction and the road to recovery The self-help group that Jane facilitates meets each Tuesday evening between 6 – 8pm at the Zion Centre in Hulme. No referrals are necessary (although due to the increased awareness of the group, some clients are told about it). It is a [...]

2018-09-19T14:26:26+00:00September 19th, 2018|Reports|Comments Off on Written in the Scars With Jane Fenton and Steve Street

The Naked Counsellor – Caring for the Carers With Pauline Summers

The group initially learnt about the interchangeable terms and symptoms of compassion fatigue, secondary trauma, vicarious trauma and burn out; and particularly how they affect counsellors. The speaker said that she wanted the session to be a discussion and to raise awareness as this doesn’t get talked about enough. It can all happen to us all at any time after all. Compassion Fatigue refers to the emotional and physical exhaustion of a caregiver over time. [...]

2018-09-19T14:19:05+00:00September 19th, 2018|Reports|Comments Off on The Naked Counsellor – Caring for the Carers With Pauline Summers

Interpersonal Psychological Trauma and Attachment

Presented by Zoe Lodrick Zoe’s enthusiastic presentation style enabled her to provided a depth of knowledge on the impact of interpersonal psychological trauma. This knowledge initially related to the effect on the young person’s brain development and how this may, in later life, impact negatively on their current and future relationships (including social and work relationships) and life chances. Zoe’s presentation was liberally peppered with examples of the negative experiences in the individual’s life which [...]

2018-01-11T20:32:28+00:00January 11th, 2018|Reports|Comments Off on Interpersonal Psychological Trauma and Attachment

Gestalt – An Introduction with Speaker Danny Porte

Danny began by giving us a brief history and description of the Gestalt Centre in Manchester. Gestalt has had a number of contributors and developments during most of the 20th century, the main co-founders were Fritz Perls, his wife Laura and Paul Goodman, although others had significant input. He explained that there is no clear interpretation of the German word Gestalt, it means a whole or a complete pattern, form or configuration. A gestalt or [...]

2018-01-11T20:29:57+00:00January 11th, 2018|Reports|Comments Off on Gestalt – An Introduction with Speaker Danny Porte

Journaling as a Therapeutic Tool to resolve health problems

Maria Hammond - 11th October 2017 Maria has a lovely informal style and shared with us her background in pain management with a holistic view that recognises trapped emotional pain. This stems from her own experience of pain and, in particular, how much journaling helped her long - standing unexplained pain. Maria explained the benefits of journaling and went through various styles and options that could be used and the importance of how it’s ended [...]

2018-01-11T20:19:31+00:00January 11th, 2018|Reports|Comments Off on Journaling as a Therapeutic Tool to resolve health problems

Talk on Body Dismorphic Disorder 19th September 2017

Carolyn Sayers Carolyn has been a CBT therapist for over 20 years, and has a background in Nursing. Carolyn’s last post was with the CBT Training Clinical Centre where she was a tutor and supervisor. Carolyn is now semi – retired since July this year. Currently working in private practice, working with Yorkshire water and GMW Training recovery academy. Carolyn talks about the aims of today’s session, followed by a true or false questionnaire, and [...]

2018-01-11T20:16:36+00:00January 11th, 2018|Reports|Comments Off on Talk on Body Dismorphic Disorder 19th September 2017

Peter Jenkins report on: A therapeutic perspective on hoarding behaviours: 26th June 2017

This was an interesting session, which was quite challenging and provocative for those (like myself,) who have strong tendencies to 'collect' and 'hang on' to 'stuff'. Jon Grieves spoke very openly about some of his personal challenges in this respect, with supporting contributions from Eddie Fenn, an Occupational Therapist. Jon was very open to answering what were often very personal questions from members of the audience. The input and discussion raised many questions about the [...]

2017-09-19T09:22:42+00:00September 19th, 2017|Reports|Comments Off on Peter Jenkins report on: A therapeutic perspective on hoarding behaviours: 26th June 2017