with Sally Despenser
Saturday 10th June, 2017
Time: 10am – 4pm
This one day experiential, interactive workshop focuses on two powerful feelings: guilt and shame.
Why is it that both guilt and shame seem to be neglected in many trainings, and to be absent from mainstream counselling texts? Do you find that these emotions are particularly difficult to work with?
Shame and guilt are in all of us. Concealed and kept under wraps, both can lead to impoverished lives, destructive patterns of behaviour and distorted relationships.
As counsellors, we need to know about our own guilt and shame in order to work with clients. In therapeutic work, as material long concealed begins to emerge, we need to practise waiting, pacing and managing difficult feelings (our own, and those of the client).
We will explore:
- the difference between guilt and shame
- what makes both guilt and shame so powerful and uncomfortable
- patterns of behaviour associated with guilt and shame
- how, as therapists, we can work with clients who feel too much (or too little) guilt or shame
About the Tutor
Sally Despenser draws on 30 years of professional experience in a wide range of settings, practising as a counsellor and supervisor. She currently works in 2 end of life settings.
She is also a freelance trainer and writer and has written CPD e-learning modules for BACP, and for 5 years, up to 2014, ran courses for BACP Events.
Maximum Number of participants: 20