BELOW IS A LIST OF OUR UPCOMING WORKSHOPS FOR OCTOBER
BOOKINGS STILL AVAILABLE ON https://iahip.org/workshops-2
Saturday, October 6, 2018:
Facilitator: Carol Duffy
Shame is an intensely painful interpersonal emotion, that when exposed, the pain is often unbearable. To avoid the pain of exposure, shame ingeniously conceals itself, through a number of defenses and compensations, often to the point that it is obscured from the person experiencing shame themselves.
This workshop will explore the early roots of shame, introducing participants to an understanding of shame from a neurobiological perspective, including right brain-right brain interaction and early attachment relationships. We will take a look at recognising the various manifestations of shame, including its somatic cues, beliefs, defenses, and compensatory strategies.
To place shame on our therapeutic radar, we will focus on shame in the therapeutic relationship, including the evoking of therapist shame, and transference and countertransference responses to shame. We will look at orientating our curiosity towards shame, by exploring the essential therapeutic qualities, and ways of being, that will help us as practitioners, to begin contributing to the interpersonal healing of shame. This workshop will combine theory, collaborative interaction and experiential learning
Saturday, October 13th & Sunday, October 14th, 2018:
Facilitator: Karen Shorten
This weekend workshop will introduce you to Gestalt, focusing on exploring the concept of Gestalt through experiential orientated learning.
We will start both mornings with meditation, then move into exploring theory through experiential exercises, looking at the concept of process, awareness, contact, interruptions to contact and what being in the now means.
Saturday, October 20th, 2018
Facilitator: Jim Fitzgibbon
Gordon Wheeler’s says: “A generation of men has grown up and reached midlife in a “world without fathers.” Meanwhile, they have become fathers themselves, either to their own children or as mentors, teachers, supervisors, and helping professionals. This workshop will explore the strengths, blocks, joys and pains in the roles of “fathers”, with particular emphasis on the male-male nurturing relationship. Using exercises and group process, we will focus on issues of intimacy, shame, dependency, and the unexamined pain as having to serve as our own models.”
Using these lenses, this workshop is intended to be a safe, experiential, place to re-orient, where you can explore together the meaning of “being a human” instead of “being a man”. Wheeler says that to “be not do”, to not “try to fix it” are the hardest thing for guys. Together we can explore being there with rather than being there for“.
This workshop is open to all caring professionals – psychotherapists, counsellors, social workers, nurses, teachers etc.