Conversations with trees
One of a series of three experiential workshops for counsellors, therapists, and mental health practitioners to explore and learn about their own relationship with the natural world, the essential role it plays in the lives of clients, and to deepen a field-relational approach.
Each workshop will focus on a different species of tree - today's is the Oak. Each workshop will include guided investigation, sketching, and meditation. It will take place in Highbury Park, ending inside Highbury Hall - where toilets and refreshments are available.
This will be of interest to practitioners who:
- Wish to explore a 'field-relational' approach, which includes the natural world.
- Are curious about developing a phenomenological approach, which incorporates both the inquirer and subject of inquiry.
- Appreciates the necessity of personal 'grounding' to work effectively with trauma - including the shared traumas of climate change and global upheaval.
- Are interested in the role nature plays in general well-being and maintaining good mental health.
For further details, please contact Rod London directly.
Rod London is a UKCP & BACP Accredited Gestalt Psychotherapist, Supervisor and Trainer. He has taught in schools, counselling/psychotherapy courses and works as a therapist - including outdoor therapy. He has managed counselling/mental health services in schools, NHS, and HE settings, and is co-director of Gestalt Birmingham and co-chair of GPTI.