Events and Courses

Gary Smiths’ Weekly Therapy Group

Date: September 4, 2017

Time: 18.00-20.00

Location: Wellspring

Life Journeys

Date: September 9, 2017

Time: 10.30-16.30

Location: Wellspring

 

‘Life Journeys’ – A creative exploration of your personal story
9th September 2017- Saturday 10.30am – 4.30pm

 

In this one day-workshop participants will have the opportunity to explore the question: ‘Where do I come from? Where am I going?’

Drawing on psychodrama, image making, journaling and guided visualization, this workshop will support you to explore your past and imagine a positive future. We will acknowledge your strengths explore what has influenced you, what has fed your passion and what has held you back.

Workshop Leader – Gary Smith, UKCP Reg. Psychodrama Psychotherapist, MBACP (accredited).

 

Cost – £60 Early Bird £45 – if paid by 9th August
Maximum group size 12 participants.

Understanding You, Me and Us

Start date: September 30, 2017

End date: October 1, 2017

Time: 09.30-17.00

Location: Wellspring

The Official TA 101 introduction to Transactional Analysis
Understanding You, Me and Us

30th September & 1st October 9.30am – 5.00pm

Transactional Analysis (TA) brings together theories of human development, personality and communication in a powerful system of psychological models.

It offers an easily accessible framework for understanding our experiences, for identifying where problems in communication are taking place and for enabling personal change.

It is used in education, in organisations and in counselling and psychotherapy.

On completion of the two day TA 101 workshop you will:

1) Understand the core TA theories of personality, human development and communication.
2) Understand how to apply these models to your own development and to the personal and work relationships you have in your life.
3) Receive the official TA 101 certificate issued by the institute of Transactional Analysis and recognised in the worldwide TA community.
4) Have completed the pre-requisite training and gained the understanding of the models, needed to consider further training as a TA professional.

The TA 101 can be considered to be for both personal development and professional development.
There is always something new to learn about ourselves and others. It is an exciting journey and I invite anyone who is interested to join me on this introductory weekend on Transactional Analysis. Whether your interest is in personal development or you have thoughts of pursuing further training you will learn a lot about yourself in a safe but exciting environment.

I hope to see you there
Paul Redpath PTSTA

The cost of the weekend is £140
Early Bird to be booked by 30th August 2017 – £120

Living Our Dreams

Start date: October 6, 2017

End date: October 7, 2017

Time: 10.00-16.00

Location: Wellspring

Living our Dreams

A workshop at Wellspring with Kim Ward and Maggie Mackechnie

6th and 7th October 2017

7-9pm on Friday 6th and 10.00am – 4.00pm on Saturday 7th October

 

Since time memorial, there have been many theories and methods for considering and working with dreams and dream-like material, as a way of tapping into other realms of consciousness, which carry messages for our lives and the lives of our communities – if only we can read their symbolic language.

The things we marginalise or neglect in our everyday lives often appear in our night time dreams and experiences as disturbances or dream figures, strange feelings and moods and stories which may even reach new and often mysterious resolutions. Concepts of the Dreambody (Arny Mindell) and Embodied dreams (Core Process) give us tools to reconnect with our night time dreams through bringing more awareness to our body experiences, the subtle sensations and perceptions we tend to marginalise in our everyday lives. Through connecting deeply to our body sensations and how we sense the world around us, gives us a better chance to comprehend our dreams, and gently wake up to their messages.

We will contemplate these more subtle experiences that manifest in our visual, auditory, kinesthetic and proprioceptive channels of awareness. And discover attitudes or meta-skills which can ease our access to the dreaming realms.

In this workshop lead by Kim and Maggie, we will create a space to share our dreams with other dreamers and learn to move between everyday reality and Dreaming. With the idea that reality has its roots in Dreaming, then surely reconnecting with our dreams can inform us or help us find a sense of direction in our broader lives, by making more conscious, the subtle connections between dreams, our relationships and the world around us.

Workshop Leaders:

Kim Ward works as a therapist and trainer of Process Work. For many years now she has looked to her dreams as guides for her life and helped others connect more deeply with different dimensions to add greater meaning and compassion to their daily living experiences.

Maggie MacKechnie is an experienced dream therapist and counsellor. She began in a therapeutic dream group with Dr Winifred Rushforth in 1977 and completed a dream work training in 1991.
Maggie has led small groups at Wellspring and in community settings as well as larger group events in residential conferences which have incorporated expressive arts, ceremony and performance.
Maggie trained as a Buddhist psychotherapist at Karuna Institute.
She has found that Tibetan Buddhism has given deeper meaning in work with her clients in that the function of symbols seems to integrate psyche, imagination and the sacred, and she would like to share this.

Fee: £60 or £45 Early Bird if paid by 6th August 2017

Maximum participants: 12

Reflective Awareness & the Mindfulness of Feeling

Date: October 28, 2017

Time: 09.30-18.00

Location: Wellspring

Reflective Awareness & the Mindfulness of Feeling

A Wellspring Workshop on Relational Mindfulness and Early Relational Wounding

Edinburgh: October 28th, 2017 9.30-5pm

This one-day workshop will introduce participants to therapeutic skills and approaches for decoding the distress of early trauma and moving towards establishing a therapeutic holding which can expand from the client/therapist relationship to the inner world of the client. Within therapy sessions clients are frequently communicating subtle invitations for therapists to meet them in their distress and difficulties in ways which can promote transformational reflective awareness and a more empowered identity. Corrective re-experience is a life long task of the self, requiring higher developmental awareness, patient endurance and a depth of self-compassion.

Over the day we will learn how to become more able to detect these cues and respond to these invitations for longed for meaningful contact.

Aspects of Eastern and Western psychology will be drawn upon to enrich the power of sensitive relationship, use of self and therapeutic attunement.

Cost: £60 Early Bird pay by 28th October £50

Tutor: John MacFadyen, Therapist at Wellspring, a Core Process Psychotherapist and member of the teaching team at Karuna Institute, Devon

For further information please contact: John MacFadyen on 07788976022 or email – johnmacf@morham.org

The Seven Factors of The Enlightenment Process

Date: October 29, 2017

Time: 09.30-18.00

Location: Wellspring

    A Wellspring Workshop:

The Seven Factors of The Enlightenment Process

Mindfulness in Relationship

Edinburgh Oct 29th, 2017 9.30 – 5.00pm

Mindfulness has the potential to transform how we experience ourselves, others and the world. Grounded in the belief that awareness is inherently healing, the workshop explores how cultivating awareness, compassion, presence and spaciousness can help us to move beyond wounded perceptions and emotional habits, and deepen our capacity for relationship. This 1-day workshop offers a ‘taste’ of Core Process Psychotherapy, which is rooted in a Buddhist understanding of mind and embodied sensitivity integrated with the relational understanding of early life developmental psychology. The workshop will include talks, experiential exercises and enquiry into the seven factors of the Enlightenment Process:

  • Mindfulness (sati) i.e. to recognize the dhammas (phenomena or reality)
  • Investigation (dhamma vicaya) of dhammas.
  • Energy (viriya) also determination
  • Joy or rapture (pīti)
  • Relaxation or tranquility (passaddhi) of both body and mind
  • Concentration, clear awareness (samādhi) a calm, one-pointed state of concentration of mind,[1] or clear awareness
  • Equanimity (upekkha), to be fully aware of all phenomena without being lustful or averse towards them.

The workshop is open to anyone who wants to deepen their understanding of how mindfulness in relationship can be drawn upon as a profound basis for enquiry within personal relationships, and how it can be applied in counselling, psychotherapy and other helping roles within the workplace or community life. It may also be useful for anyone considering applying for one of Karuna Institute’s professional pieces of training.

No affiliation to Buddhism is required.

Tutor: John MacFadyen, Core Process Psychotherapist and member of the teaching team at Karuna Institute, Devon

Cost: £60 Early Bird pay by 29th October £50

Enquires contact John MacFadyen: johnmacf@morham.org or 07788976022

The Listening Well Workshop

Date: November 2, 2017

Time: 09.30-16.30

Location: Wellspring

 

The Listening Well. Telling our story
November 2nd 2017 9.30-4.30pm

“I am listening to your marks- and lines-to your paint, your pastels, your clay….”
with Eileen Wilson – BACP,GTC and LCGI accredited; Pauline Colles – BATT& HCPC accredited and Eilidh Gilbertson – BAAT & HCPC accredited.

A workshop suitable for Therapists/Counsellors and those interested in exploring therapeutic work with children and young people in a psychodynamic way.

We will look at our theoretical framework: facilitative ingredients for therapeutic play, case studies and illustrative examples and the role of supervision.

Our purpose is to enable the telling of children and young people’s stories.

We are considerate to their journey, dynamics and environment and the need to tailor interventions, objects and materials to connect with children and young people and facilitate therapeutic change.

9.30am – 10.00am Coffee and registration
An opportunity to view the small exhibition of Children and Young People’s art work

10.00am – 11.00am – Pauline Colles and Eilidh Gilbertson

Theoretical frameworks that participants work to:
A case study
Response Images using an I-pad
Shared story of supervision – Supervisee and Supervisor

11.00-12.00pm
‘Being listened to’ through art

12.00-1.00pm Lunch

1.00-2.30pm – Eileen Wilson

Psychodynamic Approaches with Children and Young People
. Key Theorists in Psychodynamic Thinking
. Main theoretical Ideas in Psychodynamic Thinking
. The Psychodynamic ‘Toolbox’

The Facilitative Ingredients of Therapeutic Play –
. Introduction to Facilitative Ingredients for Exploration and Healing:
. Enabling Children to tell their story through the use of creativity –
illustrated with case studies
. Assessment
. Outcomes

2.30 – 3.00pm Coffee

3.00-4.00pm Art – experiential to process day (in three groups)
Make our own exhibition at the end of the day, together, to join the
Children and Young People’s work.
.

4.00 – 4.30pm
Plenary and discussion and end – (CPD certificates).

Cost:£80 £70 Early bird (if paid by 2nd October 2017)
Maximum number of participants – 16

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workshop

Date: November 26, 2017

Time: 10.00-16.00

Location: Wellspring

MINDFULNESS-BASED STRESS REDUCTION WORKSHOP

Sunday 26th November 2017 10.00-4.00pm

Come along to a day of Mindfulness practices and learn about finding ease in your busy life. We will look at how much of our lives are lived on automatic pilot, thinking about the future, regretting the past and how rare it is to just be right here and now in this moment, the only one we really have.

You will have the opportunity to explore ways of slowing down, of being present. We will use meditation practices, experiential exercises poetry and gentle movement to help you observe how you might manage stress in your life in ways that encourage your growth and your freedom.

Workshop Leader: Hephzibah Kolban who is a counsellor at Wellspring and has been teaching Mindfulness – Based Stress Reduction Courses here since 2009.

Cost for the day is £60

Because of space the number of participants is limited to 12

All Wellspring Workshops: September-December 2017

Start date: September 1, 2017

End date: December 31, 2017

Time: 09.30-18.00

Location: Wellspring

WELLSPRING’S PROGRAMME OF WORKSHOPS

September-December 2017

To book a space please contact:

mail@wellspring-scotland.co.uk
Tel: 0131 553 6660

 

‘Life Journeys’ – A creative exploration of your personal story
9th September 2017- Saturday 10.30am – 4.30pm

In this one day-workshop participants will have the opportunity to explore the question: ‘Where do I come from? Where am I going?’

Drawing on psychodrama, image making, journaling and guided visualization, this workshop will support you to explore your past and imagine a positive future. We will acknowledge your strengths explore what has influenced you, what has fed your passion and what has held you back.

Workshop Leader – Gary Smith, UKCP Reg. Psychodrama Psychotherapist, MBACP (accredited).
Cost – £60 Early Bird £45 – if paid by 9th August
Maximum group size 12 participants.

 

 

The Official 101 introduction to Transactional Analysis -Understanding You, Me and Us
30th September and 1st October 2017 9.30am – 5.00pm

Transactional Analysis (TA) brings together theories of human development, personality and communication in a powerful system of psychological models.

It offers an easily accessible framework for understanding our experiences, for identifying where problems in communication are taking place and for enabling personal change.

There is always something new to learn about ourselves and others. It is an exciting journey and I invite you to join me on this introductory weekend on Transactional Analysis. Whether your interest is in personal development or you have thoughts of pursuing further training you will learn a lot about yourself in a safe but exciting environment.

Workshop Leader – Paul Redpath
Cost – £120 Early Bird £100 if paid by August 30th 2017
Maximum group – 18 participants.
Certificate in TA awarded after completing both days.

 

 

Working with the Dreambody and Embodied Dreams.
6th October 7-9pm and 7th October 2017 10.00am – 4pm

We will consider different ways of looking at the dreaming realm and how this can shine a light on our deepest nature and form a significant resource to tap into in helping us through crisis/change and in our growth.

Workshop Leaders – Kim Ward & Maggie MacKechnie
Cost – £60 Early Bird £45- if paid by 6th September 2017
Maximum group size 12 participants

 

 

Reflective Awareness & the Mindfulness of Feeling
Relational Mindfulness and Early Relational Wounding
28th October 2017 9.30-5.00pm

This one-day workshop will introduce participants to therapeutic skills and approaches
for decoding the distress of early trauma and moving towards establishing a therapeutic holding which can expand from the client/therapist relationship to the inner world of the client.
Aspects of Eastern and Western psychology will be drawn upon to enrich the power of sensitive relationship, use of self and therapeutic attunement.
Workshop Leader: John MacFadyen, Therapist at Wellspring, a Core Process Psychotherapist and member of the teaching team at Karuna Institute, Devon
Cost – £60 £50 Early Bird if paid by 28th September 2017
Maximum group size 12 participants

 

 

The Seven Factors of the Enlightenment Process
Mindfulness in Relationship
29th October 2017 9.30-5.00pm

Mindfulness has the potential to transform how we experience ourselves, others and the world. Grounded in the belief that awareness is inherently healing, the workshop explores how cultivating awareness, compassion, presence and spaciousness can help us to move beyond wounded perceptions and emotional habits, and deepen our capacity for relationship.

This one-day workshop offers a ‘taste’ of Core Process Psychotherapy, which is rooted in a Buddhist understanding of mind and embodied sensitivity integrated with the relational understanding of early life developmental psychology.

The workshop will include talks, experiential exercises and enquiry into the seven factors of the Enlightenment Process.

Workshop Leader: John MacFadyen, Therapist at Wellspring, a Core Process Psychotherapist and member of the teaching team at Karuna Institute, Devon
Cost – £60 £50 Early Bird if paid by 29th September 2017
Maximum group size 12 participants

 

 

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction
26th November 2017 10.00am – 4.00pm

Come along to a day of Mindfulness practises and learn about finding ease in your busy life.
You will have the opportunity to explore ways of slowing down, of being present. We will use meditation practices, experiential exercises, poetry and gentle movement to help you observe how you might manage stress in your life in ways that encourage your growth and your freedom.

Workshop Leader- Hephzi Kolban.
Cost – £60
Maximum group size 12 participants

 

 

‘The Listening Well – Telling Our Story’
Children and Young People
2nd December – 9.30am-4.30pm

A workshop suitable for Therapists/ Counsellors and those interested in therapeutic thinking working with Children and Young People to explore working psychodynamically with Children and Young People , to enable them to tell their story. We will look at theoretical frameworks; facilitative ingredients for therapeutic play; look at case studies and explore supervision in this journey.
Workshop Leaders:
Eileen Wilson – a counsellor with over 20 years experience in the community and education settings. Eileen brings deep joy and psychodynamic understanding to her creative and therapeutic work with children and young people and adults. Eileen is currently developing her clay work.
Eilidh Gilbertson – an Art Psychotherapist who has recently graduated from Queen Margaret University. Eilidh is going to illustrate the dyadic relationship between her and the children she worked with through our discussion of the (our) practice based educator (supervisor) role and her use of an I pad for response images. Eilidh is currently developing her yoga based work.
Pauline Colles – an art therapist who has an adult nursing background and who has worked with children and families for 20 years. Pauline is continuing to learn from her own two young children who are keeping her exploring

Cost £80 Early bird £70 – if paid by 2nd November 2017
Maximum group size 16 participants

 

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