Translating political vision into therapeutic practice
20 Lonsdale Road
In this 40th anniversary of the founding of The Minster Centre (1978), we invite you to join us in an exploration of empowerment through music and movement.
Briefly remembering world changing events concerning human rights in and around 1978, we celebrate what was achieved then and focus on what is still to come to fruition. We consider how to use the transformative impact of the arts to communicate and engage with personal and political issues. This workshop makes use of iconic songs, such as 'Glad To Be Gay', 'Why Can’t We Live Together', 'Nkosi Sikelel', 'Big Yellow Taxi' and more.
The group can explore the nature of expressiveness through singing, moving and feeling our responses to these words and music. We will harness the energy, commitment and creativity of these pieces to inform our own style and practice as psychotherapists. Our focus is not on nostalgia but on developing agency and sustaining inspiration.
We will explore some ways of introducing music and movement into clinical work through
improvisation. We begin with attending to the tone, pitch and rhythm of our discourse. The emphasis is on empowerment: voicing one’s relational position is a political act.
About the facilitators:
Roz Carroll has written extensively on the body in psychotherapy. She is particularly interested in right-brain approaches to intergenerational, intersubjective, and political themes in psychotherapy. Her most recent piece is ‘The Blood-dimmed Tide: Witnessing war and working with the collective body in Authentic Movement’ in the journal Psychotherapy and Politics International.
Jon Blend is a psychotherapist, trainer and Lifemusic practitioner. He has been an active member of PCSR (Psychotherapists and Counsellors for Social Responsibility) for over twenty years. His articles include ‘I Got Rhythm!’ in the International Gestalt Journal. He has been resident musician with Playback South Theatre Company since 2001 www.gacp.co.uk
Roz and Jon have run several workshops together on refugee experience and cultural change.
Please contact reception to book a place: email@example.com
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