One-Year Processwork Programmes
Facilitation, Psychotherapy and Mental Health
Facilitation, Psychotherapy and Mental health: Dimensions in the ecology of mind and society is a one-year course of six 3-day modules, offered in London annually from September to May/June. The present series begins in September 2018 and will last until the end of May 2019.
This course is for professional practitioners wanting to learn about Processwork’s contribution to the field of mental health, as well as for those heading into the field.
The one-year programme stands alone, or it can be taken as the first leg of the Processwork Diploma programme and UKCP accredited Psychotherapy Training.
As well as for practitioners in the fields of psychotherapy, psychology and counselling, the course will be of value to people engaged in social work and a variety of roles in the community and in organisations for whom mental health issues are an ongoing aspect of their practice.
We will focus on Processwork’s contribution to psychotherapy and mental health, the social context and the individual’s process of individuation. This involves awareness of our perception; our tendency to perceive and identify with only a small part of who we are, while other parts of our experience are marginalized and appear as disturbing or in the behaviour of ‘others’. Growing beyond a one-sided identification and accessing and living our whole nature and creativity is at the heart of our theory and practice.
The course begins with a systemic perspective in which we are not separate from the field in which we work. It continues with a focus on working with experiences that are frequently considered mental health disorders, such as depression, bipolar, anxiety disorders including panic, eating disorders, PTSD, schizophrenia, borderline personality disorder and more.
We will also look at the individual, relationship and collective dynamics associated with these experiences, highlighting the potential creativity within these states, as well as the difficulties involved, and the stigma of mental health diagnoses.
Recognising and facilitating dynamics of rank, power and diversity, continues the exploration of social, cultural and political dimensions. From here we continue with the transpersonal and mythic dimension of ‘processmind’, perceived in dreams, addictions, chronic symptoms and more. Accurately tracking and unfolding processes in the different channels of perception, brings awareness of the body into the centre of attention.
Practice and Case Supervision will be included, with written work and online mentoring in small groups.
The first module can be attended as a single seminar, with the option of continuing to follow the course as a whole. CPD certificates will be available throughout.
The course will be facilitated by Anup Karia, Stanya Studentova, Iona Fredenburgh, and Andy Smith in London.
Please contact us if you are interested in further details about the course. Interviews will begin in April.
Here you will find our course brochure for the year 2018-19.
The Modules are:
- ‘We are the system’: innerwork and outer work (7-9 September 2018)
- ‘Order and Chaos’: altered and extreme states (9-11 November)
- ‘City shadows’: power and diversity, privilege and the intersectuon of personal and collective dynamics (11-13 January 2019)
- ‘Wholeness and The Eternal’: transpersonal awareness and processmind (15-17 February)
- ‘The Body and Mental Health’: multi-channeled awareness (22-24 March)
- Practice and Case Supervision (10-12 May)