' When I am in a therapeutic space with a client, regardless of age or stage or whatever may be going on for them, life is always flowing through them and flowing through me. I can experience that we are both connected at some level by this flow, and I can ask myself how I may be able to connect to this flow. Perhaps something new will emerge from even just holding this question in mind, as I prepare to meet every client.'
Moss M (2018) 'COSCA Journal of Counselling in Scotland.' Summer 2018
'When I experience dadirri, I am made whole again. I can sit on the riverbank or walk through the trees; even if someone close to me has passed away, I can find peace in this silent awareness.'
Miriam Rose Ungunmer (1988) www.miriamrosefoundation.org.au/about-dadirri
This experiential workshop is both an exploration and celebration of the potential for healing and growth in the therapeutic relationship. It is intended to help our clients move more freely in the world. Participants will be invited to share their own psychotherapeutic practice and there will be some active and reflective time to welcome different ways of knowing. As well as considering Rogers core conditions and 'dadirri' an Aboriginal way of being, there is also the possibility we may discover our own patterns of growth and change in more tangible forms.
Mike Moss has 35 years experience working with Children and families in Scotland and has trained in Youth and Community Work, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Systemic Family Therapy, Integrative Therapy, Person Centred Therapy and Clinical Supervision. He works full time as a counsellor with West Lothian Council, working with young people up to the 25 years old. He enjoys writing and presenting and has a small private practice offering supervision to counsellors at his home in Edinburgh. His experiential workshops have been described as passionate, lively and inspiring.
Mike Moss 'The Gift We Are Thirsting For; An exploration of the therapeutic relationship'
September 07, 2019 - September 07, 2019 at 10am - 4.30pm
At Wallace House 3 Boswall Rd Edinburgh, EH5 3RJ
Cost: Early bird £70 by 3rd August, thereafter £80 | Organised by person-person | Contact: sylvia | Phone: 668 2916 | For profit | There is wheelchair access.