A stranger in a strange land
20 Lonsdale Road
What are we doing when we make ourselves ‘foreigners’, be it voluntarily or through necessity, and what is it like to live away from one’s country of origin? What are the implications for questions of ‘identity’, and what becomes of the concept of ‘home’? These are some of the areas we will look at during this two day experiential workshop, with
particular emphasis on the emotional and psychological processes that come into play. We will call upon our own experiences – both first hand and of others – as well as considering relevant literature.
Those with an interest in inter-cultural counselling will find this in-depth exploration of the meaning of being a foreigner, both literal and metaphorical, of particular value to their work. It will also appeal to individuals wanting to explore their own experience of being ‘strangers in a strange land’. More than 20 years after its inception, A Stranger in a Strange Land remains a very powerful and special opportunity to engage with the psychological and emotional processes involved in being a foreigner – an immigrant or a refugee – as well as the less overt sense many people have of being an ‘outsider’, ‘other’, ‘different’, ‘not at home’.
This workshop provides a safe space to unpack and share some of the deeply felt experiences of ‘foreigness’ in all its guises, and an opportunity to gain greater understanding of what is entailed in becoming a foreigner.
Please contact reception to book a place: firstname.lastname@example.org
CPD certificates will be provided.
About the host
Gavin Sharpe is an alumnus of The Minster Centre, a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT) and a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP).
He practises part-time in the U.K. with The Hudson Centre and has a private practice in