Working with shame - Robert Downes (part 2)
Following a really successful and informative day with Robert Downes in April, Robert will join us for a second day on Oct 21st, working more experientially. This will also be open to therapists who did not attend the first workshop - you will receive notes and references from the first day.
Please go to www.itdlondon.com for tickets.
'Shame can be such an inhibitor to learning, being in the world, relating and the therapeutic project itself. Our clients often feel shamed by us, we shame our clients, we feel shamed and are shamed by them. So what do we do with the shame matrix when it arises? How do we navigate our way through it to gather the riches that are revealed when we meet shame more optimally?'
Some topics and themes we will continue to explore through a more experiential process:
- Exploring definitions, descriptions and experiences of shame.
- Some of the clever stuff we need - useful theory.
- The purpose of shame – as a manifestation of the self care system.
- Building shame resilience – how we go about this.
- What lies beyond shame and how might we get there?
- Therapeutic skills for working with shame.
- Shame in relation to identity, discrimination and oppression.
- On being human.
About Danielle Simmonds
Insight Therapeutic Development (ITD) is small organisation running CPD for like minded psychotherapists and counsellors looking for comprehensive workshops in a small and intimate setting. A delicious lunch will be provided together with refreshments.