Absent father, angry father.
"The qualities of faith, hope and courage, enables an existential freedom to sore out of any darkness; this journey is richer then smooth sailing." William Fley.
Vast amounts of research and many horrific statistics tell us that boys raised without fathers are more likely to drop out of school, more likely to develop addiction problems, more likely to be incarcerated and to have altered brain structure. Much of the psycho-analytic literature implies that the quality of the attachment is linked to maladaptive patterns or disturbances.
In this workshop we will have a rare opportunity to explore the legacy of ‘absent father, angry father’ on our psyche, and ways in which a better understanding and processing can illuminate both our internal process and raise hope and awareness through the forgiveness model.
We will use this confidential space to bring a deeper understanding of our fatherless childhood; whether it through abuse, rejection, or anger.
We will explore how we embody:
- toxic shame
And how this keeps us from fully functioning and being fully integrated and intimate in our lives. Most importantly we will develop a compassionate way forward around this important issue.
Saturday, 12th (Men only)
Saturday June 9th (Men only)
Saturday July 14th
Saturday September 9th
Saturday October 13th
November 1-4 residential retreat.
About the host
William has developed, ‘Forgiveness Empowerment’ retreats, and has an MA in race, culture and ethnicity from Birkbeck College, William has also taught at the University of Brighton and the University of London.
Qualified as an integrative counsellor and psychotherapist from Roehampton University,