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Counselling can be a solitary experience at times, and academic institutions do not give guide books on the issues you may come across in the course of your professional journey. However, as a collective, we have these resources! Ever wanted to know what experiences and lessons your colleague learnt when working for addiction services that could be helpful to you? Would you like a colleague to offer to look over your website, and help you publicize it better?
Have you ever had a client recommendation you couldn't take but would like to know a counsellor or psychotherapist to whom you could refer the person? Maybe someone who has a specialism, or a certain theoretical approach or modality that might seem perfect,(in addition to our directory recommendations? Or simply make friends with like-minded people, and swap ideas for self-care after a challenging session. This is an opportunity for counsellors to get together to build on their professional and personal lives.
In Jay Beichman' seminar he hopes it will be controversial, interesting and fun! Here is what Jay has written
'Therapy is entwined with countercultural movements. In the 1960s the Esalen centre in California attracted the likes of Abraham Maslow, Carl Rogers, Fritz Perls, Gregory Bateson, Timothy Leary, Alan Watts and Aldous Huxley (amongst many others). Esalen is also (in)famous for developing the use of ‘encounter groups’.
The use of psychedelics such as LSD was also common at that time. Leary’s proselytising mantra ‘Turn on, tune in, drop out’ combined with Ken Kesey’s ‘acid tests’ evolved into a massive ‘hippie’ counterculture espousing the joys of ‘free love’ and ‘sex & drugs & rock & roll’. Perhaps this threat of unrestrained sexuality and hedonism is what led to LSD being made illegal in all the states of the USA by 1968. (click Details for more...)
Judi hopes that you will come and possibly challenge your own assumptions about what type of people end up behind bars. Explore ways that help people who are at rock bottom manage to find hope.
As Judi writes 'About eight years ago somebody asked me “If life coaching works with executives why wouldn’t it work with people in prison?” This interactive session will explore how a life coaching approach has helped hundreds of offenders to work out what they want to change in their lives, how to move forward and how to challenge the limiting beliefs that hold them back..
Judi worked in management development for 35 years before retiring in 2014. She has worked with the charity Coaching Inside and Out since its inception in 2000, mainly in women’s prisons.
Sussex Counselling & Psychotherapy Annual General Meeting 2020
Venue & accompanying seminar TBA
Details coming soon
Choice Theory: A New Psychology of Personal Freedom
‘....The new psychology must be easy to understand, so that it can be taught to anyone who wants to learn it, and it must be easy to use once we understand it. Our present psychology [External Control Psychology] has failed. We do not know how to get along with each other any better now than we ever have. Indeed the psychology we have embraced tends to drive us apart...’ (Dr William Glasser 1988)
The seminar is an overview of William Glasser's Choice Theory which maintains that we are internally motivated (to try and fulfil our 'wants' and 'needs') and that our behaviour is 'total' and made up of interconnecting 'components' that are always present as part of that behaviour. (click Details below for more...)