Re-framing the midlife crisis
Presented by Affordable Counselling Group www.affordablecounsellinggroup.co.uk.
Facilitated by Alistair Mayor.
This workshop will be an exploration of midlife and crisis, looking at what we mean developmentally, mentally, emotionally, physically, even spiritually.
Challenging the everyday cliché of a new big shiny car, whilst recognising the number of relationship breakdowns and suicides.
Most clients come to us in some form of crisis, midlife is a big one, often at this stage of life existence comes in to question – a health scare, separation, death of the previous generation.
The big questions; who am I, what am I doing here, who is around me, how did this happen?
So, we'll explore the existential truths – we die, we have choice, we are alone, and life without meaning.
Then see how the crisis came about and what to do about it – in life and the counselling room.
Acceptance of the midlife passage as a natural part of growing up can be an important step in our society addressing the needs of men and women to recalibrate their systems of value, finding out that it doesn't need to be this way.
We'll look at how as counsellors we are the guides through the passage, now there’s a scary thought – how did we get here?
As a tutor, I see many students working through their midlife crises, and the result is (hopefully) one of humility and potency, making change possible. So, there'll be some time for honouring the journey too.
“There is perhaps nothing worse than reaching the top of the ladder and discovering that you’re on the wrong wall.” - Joseph Campbell.
About the host
Alistair Mayor BSc. Couns. Dip. Dip. Sup. MBACP - psychotherapist/counsellor, tutor, coach, mentor alistairmayorcounselling.co.uk.
I work in Brighton and Lewes, I have a special interest in integral theory, the midlife passage, working through the body, and working with trauma.
I believe in the ability to change, and that change is possible.