Being Oneself With Others 2019
Temenos & ACP France Annual Autumn Encounter Group
Theme for the group: Being Oneself With Others
Given sufficient willingness to connect, we believe we can:
- explore the diversity and difference represented in our group
- deepen our level of relationship with each other and our own selves
- foster a quality of acceptance based on knowing who we really are
- offer an opportunity to learn and grow not easily available in other contexts
Only when encountering fully the fact of our fundamental difference and uniqueness does a deeply accepting community become possible.
We wish to offer an opportunity for colleagues in counselling/psychotherapy, and allied professions, to come together to learn experientially about being oneself with others through the group work process.
The community will thus serve as a learning laboratory where we might share our concerns, consider aspects of our interactions, our own use of power and control, and any other elements which may arise from the unpredictable turn of events of group process rather than from any imposed agenda.
It is our intention, following this group, to create a learning programme where colleagues can come together for the sole intention of reflecting on and developing their facilitation skills. This programme will begin in 2018 and more details will be available soon.
It will be a collaboration between Temenos Education Ltd & ACP France and will be facilitated by experienced colleagues from both organisations.
We are expecting to have participants and facilitators who have French & English as their first language and so we will have a translator present who is experienced in working with large groups in both languages.
The cost of attending the group is £285.00 GBP. This will include 3 days attendance in the group, three meals and a light lunch. The group is not residential and participants will need to arrange and pay for their own accommodation.
Thursday 17th October.
Registration: From midday
The workshop will commence at 2pm
Session One: 2.00 pm-5.00 pm. Followed by evening meal
Session Two. 7.00 pm-9.00 pm.
Friday 18th October.
Session Three: 9.30 am-12.30 pm. Followed by lunch
Session Four: 2.00 pm- 6.00 pm. Followed by evening meal and a ceilidh
Saturday 19th October.
Session Five: 10.00 am-1.00 pm. Followed by lunch
Session Six: 2.30 pm-5.00 pm
All five colleagues are very enthusiastic about the potential of group work as a location for personal, interpersonal and community learning. They are each trained within the Person-centred Approach and have had extensive experience in small and large groups.
Colin Lago, D. Litt, was Director of the Counselling Service at the University of Sheffield, U.K., from 1987 – 2003. He now works as an independent counsellor, trainer, supervisor and consultant. Trained initially as an engineer, Colin went on to become a full time youth worker in London and a teacher in Jamaica before becoming a counselling practitioner. He is a Fellow of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, an accredited counsellor/psychotherapist and registered practitioner. Deeply committed to transcultural concerns within psychotherapy, he has published articles, videos and books on the subject. With Mhairi MacMillan he co-edited ‘Experiences in Relatedness: Group Work and the Person-Centred Approach’.
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Dot Clark writes: I am interested in exploring what it means to trust whatever process is unfolding in every moment between us in human relationships, and between my experiencing and existence itself. I believe the mystical and contemplative traditions can support the person-centred practice of paying a particular quality of attention to whatever is happening in relationship, whether that relationship is with oneself, with another or with being itself. I am in my early sixties, am based in Fife in Scotland and have been learning about the person-centred approach for over twenty years as a person who is sometimes a counsellor, supervisor, facilitator, trainer, client, supervisee, group member and (always a) student.
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Fabienne Chazeaux has been facilitating in Person-centred Psychotherapy training programs in France and in the UK for more than 10 years. Fabienne is currently working on the Temenos Counselling & Psychotherapy Programme and the ACP France European Certificate in Psychotherapy Programme. She has a private practice in Paris and online where she offers Psychotherapy for children and adults and supervision to individual Psychotherapy practitioners. Fabienne is currently offering group supervision for psychologists who specialize in working with children and young people who have been orphaned and psychologists and support workers who specialize in working in an educational setting with children and young people who are living with Autism. Fabienne is also an experienced business coach and works with senior leaders and leadership teams within global corporations, she also offers individual and group supervision to coaches. Fabienne is an accomplished artist and has a special interest in how the creative arts can support therapeutic process. Fabienne has developed creative therapeutic tools which she uses with students, supervisees, psychotherapy and coaching clients. These tools have been developed to be particularly powerful in supporting therapeutic movement where there are no words available, which is often the case for clients who have experienced body and relational trauma or who find themselves paralysed within seemingly intractable organizational settings.
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Xavier Haudiquet-Lamarque is Director of ACP-France. Psychotherapist for more than twenty years, holder of the European Certificate of Psychotherapy (CEP). After living for two decades in Mexico, he returned to settle recently in France in Herault. He graduated in law and political science and started his professional life as a parliamentary attaché. He was then a journalist and worked in communication and as a trainer for disadvantaged populations and jobseekers. Later, he was trained in the Person-Centered Approach at PCAII (1993) and then pursued a university course in Human Relations at the University of Tours. In Mexico, he pursued his personal research by training in Gestalt Therapy and the psycho-corporal approach and by making several incursions into Jungian psychology and transpersonal approaches. He is the founder of Instituto Mareotis, a training institute for humanist psychotherapy in Mexico. He has taught the Person-Centered Approach, Humanistic Psychology and Gestalt-Therapy in many institutes in Mexico and France. Founding member of ACP-France and former president from 2013 to 2017.
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John Wilson has been facilitating in Counselling & Psychotherapy programmes in the UK for more than 10 years. John is the current director at Temenos Education which he has been part of since 2010 when he joined to stabilize the business following the emigration and exit of the organization’s founders. John has a passion for integrating ethical business models into the Psychotherapy world, his compassion and capacity for clear business thinking and decision making has steered Temenos through stormy transitions and into it’s next chapter of contemporary Counselling & Psychotherapy training provision with a blended learning model. John has a private practice where he offers online Psychotherapy and Supervision using video and chat communication platforms along with virtual environments. He is also the co-founder of onlinevents.tv which has grown to the world’s largest library of online video and audio content with instant certification and a learning log. John is also past chair of the Association for Counselling & Therapy Online (ACTO) and has served for 6 years on the board of the World Association for Person Centered & Experiential Psychotherapy & Counselling. John’s passion to bring online learning into the field of Counselling & Psychotherapy has also led to the development of online experiential learning within the Temenos programme, facilitating the exposure of temenos students to external tutors who are located in different parts of the world. Along with the inclusion of experiential learning of online Counselling & Psychotherapy for Temenos students so that they qualify with knowledge and practice in online communication and relationship.
Location: St. Mary’s Conference Centre, Bramall Lane, Sheffield.
St. Mary’s Conference Centre is situated very close to Sheffield United football ground and within a ten minute taxi ride from the railway station.
Dates: 17-19th October, 2019.
Cost of workshop. (This includes coffee, tea, 1 lunch and 3 meals): £285.00
**N.B. Please note that the workshop is non-residential. However, the workshop location is sited within a ten minute walk of the centre of Sheffield and is thus in close proximity to a wide range of hotels and ‘bed and breakfasts’.
Google ‘Sheffield City Centre Hotels’ for an extensive guide to locations/hotels etc. The conference centre is on the corner of Bramall Lane and the inner ring road at St. Mary’s Gate. We suggest checking hotels out on trip advisor too. Local hotels include:
Premier Inn Sheffield City Centre St Marys Gate
The Copthorne Hotel, Bramall Lane– within 200 yards of the conference centre.
The Kenwood (Marriott) Hotel is in Nether Edge and is set in peaceful grounds in a leafy area 1 mile from St Marys with a health club and swimming pool for use by guests.
The Ibis in Sheffield city centre.
Sheffield Central Tavelodge. It’s a 5 min walk from Sheffield rail station and 2 mins walk to the bus station.
***N.B. Please note this is not an exhaustive list and many more hotels are listed.
You can reserve your place in the group with a deposit of £75.00.
The full registration fee for the group is due by 11th September 2018.
We will take new registrations in the 4 weeks prior to the group. However, payment in full will be required to secure a place and payments will be non-refundable.
Any refund requests prior to 11th September 2019 will be subject to a £25.00 fee. No refunds will be issued after 11th September 2019. You may transfer your registration to another person at no cost. Please contact aJohn Wilson at firstname.lastname@example.org for any cancellation and transfer requests.