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Fri, 18 Oct


Reading, RG6

Developing Yourself and Your Clients Using Creative Techniques - Influences

Explore what has influenced you, where your beliefs and values came from and how your experiences have helped shape you. Uncover what is still serving you well and what is getting in your way.

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Developing Yourself and Your Clients Using Creative Techniques  - Influences
Developing Yourself and Your Clients Using Creative Techniques  - Influences

Time & Location

18 Oct 2019, 10:00 – 16:00

Reading, RG6, Earley, Reading RG6 1PQ, UK

About The Event

Training from Chrysalis Awakening

Workshop 2 – Influences (this workshop can be attended as a group of three or as a stand alone training)

Exploring imagery, metaphor, story-telling and kinaesthetic approaches that provide an extra opportunity for you to develop yourself and help clients make new associations, gain fresh perspectives and delve deeper into the heart of the matter.

What we'll be doing:

This workshop centres on exploring what has influenced us over our lives to date. Where have our beliefs and values come from and are they still serving us well? What are we still carrying around with us that we are no longer conscious of, but may be causing a feeling of burden or ‘weight’?

We explore gender and where our sense of being a ‘girl’ or a ‘boy’ came from and what expectations that put upon us. How has this affected our behaviour over the years, what might we have moved away from and what might we still be clinging to that is no longer helpful. 

Our favourite story as a child, or the books or films we were drawn to tell us something about ourselves, but we rarely explore what that is. Here, we have time to think about the messages we were attracted to and briefly capture them in your own 100-word story, and we build upon this new insight to creatively explore how it’s showing up in our lives today. 

Our life-experiences also influence who we are today and using a wonderfully simple and creative technique we capture, in one place, all our greatest experiences be they happy or not so happy. This hugely cathartic expression of all that has gone before helps us see our resilience, our ability to overcome, recognises our strengths and acknowledges our happiest moments. And it opens up an opportunity to look at what, if anything, still needs to heal, what we are still carrying around with us, and what we can now let go of.

In each workshop, in support of the main theme, we introduce a range of tactile and creative techniques that provide prompts or metaphors to help you explore the topic and provide the mental stimulus to find new associations and insights that develop new pathways of thinking.  

Every workshop also includes an activity that takes us outside to get some fresh air and feel the power of nature and the perspective it gives us. We use nature and creative ideas as another medium to experience how movement aids the thinking process and how changing our environment aids our ability to reflect. 

These workshops are suitable for:

  • Individuals wanting to know more about themselves - what makes you tick,  what your beliefs and values are, where they came from and explore if they are still serving you well. 
  • Coaches, Counsellors or Therapists undergoing their training or fully qualified, who are wishing to explore how creative techniques unlock a deeper conversation with their clients.
  • Mindfulness, Yoga, Pilates and teachers in other affiliated fields who are engaged with developing the whole person.

​For those of us in the coaching, counselling and therapy profession, they are a welcome addition to our tool-kit and one that Dr Pat Williams, co-founder of the ICF Core Competencies, calls an advanced skill, because, as he says  "it helps clients to get to the unconscious part without words getting in the way." 

For further details and for booking head to Chrysalis Awakening

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