London group: should I stay or should I go? Life after the Brexit vote.
How have you been affected by the Brexit vote?
In June 2016, the UK voted to leave the European Union. Since then, many people living in the UK have questioned their future here.
Should I go?
Some of us are of European origins, most directly affected by the Brexit decision. Some are immigrants from other parts of the world who question their own place in a country which seems to have turned against 'foreigners'. And others are long-standing UK nationals who wonder if this is a country they recognise or want to live in.
Should I stay?
All of those mentioned have homes, careers, family and friends in the UK, and have chosen to make it their home. Starting over again somewhere else can feel daunting.
Some of the feelings and issues evoked can be:
- anger, grief, loss
- powerlessness, loneliness
- culture clash, community
Life after Brexit
This group is for people who have the choice of staying or leaving the UK, and whose lives have been affected by the Brexit vote.
Two accredited psychotherapists will run a small monthly experiential group for discussion and personal development. This provides a forum to connect and to share anxieties, fears, hopes, opportunities and choices, and to explore some of these feelings and issues in a safe place.
Each session focusses on a different aspect or theme arising from Brexit, with space for creative exploration, discussion and sharing of experience.
For further information contact:
Natsu Hattori: email@example.com
Alessio Rizzo: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dates and Times:
Sessions are on Saturdays from 13:00-14:30 on the following dates:
- 17th March: What brought us here?/ Where is home?
- 21st April: Before and after the referendum
- 19th May: Reasons to stay and reasons to leave
- 23rd June: Multiple futures?/ Where do I go from here?
Fee: £80 for all 4 sessions
About the host
Alessio Rizzo (MA, UKCP and MBACP) is Italian and moved to the UK almost ten years ago.
Natsu Hattori (D.Phil., MA, UKCP and MBACP) grew up in Japan and Canada and has lived in the UK for over twenty years.