Alchemy today with Christine Driver: Online workshop

02073 782 050 02073 782 050 / 02073 782 008 02073 782 008
8th October 2022, 9.30am - 1.00pm
Counsellors and trainees
Qualified Practitioners £60;Counselling/Psychotherapy Trainees £50;WPF Therapy Trainees/Staff£45
Online

This workshop will be delivered via Zoom.

What is alchemy?

Historically alchemy was a deeply spiritual and philosophical process in which the aim was to find the essence of being, the quintessence, and not just to turn base metal into gold.  

Are these ideas still relevant today? The principles of alchemy and the alchemical process are, in fact, still pertinent today in terms of the ongoing search to find meaning and understanding about life and about ourselves.  These ideas can help us understand the dynamics of relationships as well as the impact and challenges society faces today.  

Workshop aims 

By the end of this workshop you will have: 

  • Input about the philosophy and ideas behind the art of alchemy.
    Exploration about alchemy and its links to personal and inter-personal issues.
  • An understanding of how alchemy helps us understand the dynamics of relationships and social interaction and society today.   

Outline  

During this workshop, we will examine alchemical processes and explore how we can use the language of alchemy to develop a deeper understanding of ourselves and relationships.  We will also consider alchemy as a metaphor that can help us consider the social, digital and relational challenges of the twenty-first century and how they impact us.    

Workshop leader

Dr. Christine Driver is a Jungian Analyst and Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist and a member of the Society of Analytical Psychology (SAP) and Fellow of the Foundation for Counselling and Psychotherapy (FPC).  She was Director of Training at WPF Therapy, teaches, supervises and works in private practice.  She has recently published The Self and the Quintessence: A Jungian Perspective (2020, Routledge) and co-written and co-edited Being and Relating in Psychotherapy (2013, Palgrave), Supervision and the Analytic Attitude (2005, Whurr) and Supervising Psychotherapy (2002, Sage).  

Target audience

People involved in the counselling/psychotherapy and helping professions. 

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WPF Therapy is a well established and respected therapy training organisation. Throughout the year we provide CPD workshops and lectures to augment the clinical and theoretical learning offered by training organisations. This also offers the opportunity to focus on topics pertinent to the clinical work provided by new and established practitioners.

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