PSYCHOTHERAPY AND EMBODIMENT OF THE CREATIVE PROCESS: WEAVING NEW STORIES TOGETHER

PSYCHOTHERAPY AND EMBODIMENT OF THE CREATIVE PROCESS:

WEAVING NEW STORIES TOGETHER

 ROBERT ROMANYSHYN AND MARY SMAIL WITH CHRIS ROBERTSON

 

Saturday 8 July 2017 at the St Albans Centre London EC1N 7AB

10.00 to 5.30

For psychotherapists, counsellors, arts & drama therapists and therapy students and anyone working creatively with other people

£130 including lunch

We are webbed in stories – personal, social, cultural-historical and even archetypal – the depth story that appears imaginatively through dreaming, reverie and enactment.   These stories can entangle us – they come from the edge and so often go unrecognised, arriving from the margins of our awareness and in a language that is sensed rather than comprehended.  They display themselves in our sufferings and dreams.  They manifest through our losses and longings.

The art of psychotherapy with soul in mind has several phases:

  • Receptive listening to what is exiled or left out when a story is told – the walled off felt-sense content.
  • Drawing out and attending the One who speaks the unsaid in the language of image enactment and movement.
  • Revisioning the old narrative into new story

The day offers the chance for psychotherapists, counsellors, arts therapist and therapy students to consider the language of Soul-making in practice.Embodying psyche is the crucial path towards a radical ethics that closes the gap between psychological insight and becoming what we wish to know.   We will work experientially therefore through embodied enactment, reflection and discussion.  The day will complete with a round table looking at how embodying psyche is the crucial path towards a radical ethics that closes the gap between psychological insight and becoming what we wish to know.

Robert D. Romanyshyn is an Emeritus Professor of Clinical Psychology at Pacifica Graduate Institute and an Affiliate Member of the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts. The author of seven books and articles in psychology, philosophy, education and poetry journals, he has given lectures and workshops at universities and professional societies in the U.S., Europe, Australia, South Africa, Canada and New Zealand. He has recently finished a new book, The Frankenstein Prophecies; The Untold Tale in Mary Shelley’s Story.

Mary Smail is a psychotherapist and senior Dramatherapy trainer in the Jungian based Sesame Approach. She was Director of the Sesame Institute until 2015. Mary presently runs the training Psyche and SomaSoul through the Sesame Approach and is a trainer at Re-Vision. She is co-author of Myth and Fairy-tale in Dramatherapy – The Golden Stories of Sesame. She contributed the chapterOpen Sesame and the Soul Cave to the Routledge International Handbook of Dramatherapy.

Chris Robertson has been a psychotherapist and trainer since 1978 and is a co-founder of Re•Vision. He contributed the chapter ‘Dangerous Margins’ to the Eco psychology anthology Vital Signs (Karnac, 2012); is co-author of Emotions and Needs (OUP, 2002); and author of several articles including ‘The Numinous Psyche’ IJP (Vol. 18, 2012) and ‘Hungry Ghosts’ Self & Society (Vol41, 2014). He is on the executive of the Climate Psychology Alliance and is particularly interested in the integration of ecopsychology in psychotherapy.

 

 At the St Albans Centre, Leigh Place, Baldwins Gardens, London EC1N 7AB*

£130—includes a simple sandwich lunch

For psychotherapists, counsellors, arts and drama therapists and therapy students

To book, please call the office 0208 357 8881 or email info@re-vision.org.uk with the following details:

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Payment in full of £130 will secure your place

(Current students in stages 2, 3 & 4 and graduate members are entitled to a 20% discount)

Cheques payable to

‘Revision Ltd’

or bank transfer via: Co-operative Bank, 08-92-99

Account name: Revision Ltd;

a/c no: 65301472;

Reference: Romanyshyn/your name.

*Nearest stations: Chancery Lane, Farringdon, Holborn

Cancellations Policy: Up to 1 month prior to event: 75% refund; within 1 month: 50% refund; within a week: no re-fund. In the event of this course being cancelled, we will give a full refund.