Experiential Group and Process Work
A playground for therapists to nurture the imagination, release inhibitions and mobilise therapeutic insights
“Supportive, thought-provoking, emancipating, grounding”
This year’s programme is inspired by Nietzsche’s Three Metamorphoses of the Spirit (from Thus Spoke Zarathustra). A process of reflections on Self Overcoming through Self Re-Creation that can make All of LIFE more powerful.
For Nietzsche life “births” itself and the human spirit can become the fruit that carries the seed of a sweeter future. The spirit must go through three stages to be free. The first stage is the Camel who wishes to fulfil the already existing values but eventually realises that not all things should be preserved and some burdens are too much to bear. So the Camel becomes the Lion who stands against tradition and the old assumptions conquering its own territory. However, like the Camel, the Lion is a reaction to definitions handed down by others, the spirit is still dependent. Finally, the Lion becomes the Child who is a self-propelling wheel, a new beginning, an afresh perspective,
a sacred “Yes!” to life and its possibilities.
Fridays 12.30 pm to 1.45 pm – Online
16, 23 and 30 September
7, 14, 21 and 28 October
11, 18 and 25 November and 2 December
Bárbara Godoy M.A., Adv. Dip. Exi. Psy. Existential Psychotherapist Group Leader, Counsellour, Lecturer and Supervisor, MBACP & UKCP accredited, SEA Professional Member, Director of Therapy Harley StreetBárbara’s academic contributions in London since 2008 includes lecturing and researching on the theory and practice of Phenomenological Existential Therapy on Doctorate, MA and professional courses at the School of Psychotherapy and Counselling Psychology, Regent’s University and the New School of Psychotherapy and Counselling directed by Emmy van Deurzen. Bárbara has facilitated and designed therapeutic Group Work since 1997. She brought her earliest workshop: “Experiences” to large groups in The Netherlands, Italy, France, UK and Argentina. These awareness-intensive processes are a legacy of the human potential movement (HPM) of 1960’s, with techniques such as AUM Meditation Marathons, Psychodrama, Bioenergetics and Primal Feelings work.