This in-depth, practical, hands-on course covering every aspect of the emotional journey is titled ‘Making Friends With Our Emotions and Ourselves’.
The next course starts on Tuesday 20th February 19.00 – 20.30 GMT and runs for 6 consecutive weeks. (This course runs just once a year).
We’ll meet Online via Zoom.
The cost is £95.
WHAT WILL I GET FROM THE COURSE?
• UNDERSTANDING – A deeper understanding of yourself, your behaviours, your responses and how your upbringing and history may be affecting your relationship with yourself, others and life.
• TOOLS – A tool box full of techniques and strategies covering the whole emotional journey from the point of trigger, to feeling and meeting the emotion through to its resolution.
• INSIGHT – An opportunity to gently question and do some inner work to unravel and rewire your emotional responses, patterns, behaviours and the roles that you play.
• RELIEF – ‘Inner Child Healing’ as we give special attention to the familiar, long held, conditioned and automatic patterns and behaviours.
• RESOURCES – Videos and audio recordings of the sessions, a 42 page work book and an opportunity to connect and share with other like-minded folk who are on the same journey.
• NEW IDEAS – If you are a counsellor, therapist or healer you’ll discover some new techniques and ways to assist your clients.
HOW DOES THE COURSE WORK?
We meet each week live on Zoom, if you miss a session you can catch up via the recorded video and audio recordings which you have lifetime access to.
This comprehensive 6 week course is experiential and progressive with each week having a specific theme.
I offer a talk on the weeks’ theme with regular pauses to ask questions, enquire and explore.
The course comes with an accompanying work book with observations, reflections and exercises to be completed between the sessions that relate to the particular theme for the week. (This is available digitally or as a hard copy to those in the U.K.)
Throughout the course there are opportunities to share your findings with the group and in pairs.
The number of participants is limited to ten to allow for individual attention.
WHAT CLIENTS SAY…
“I very much enjoyed the comprehensive and holistic nature of the content of this course, as I have been aware of some of the concepts in the course for many years (working with the body in Yoga and the concept of the inner child) but this course integrated them for me and got me to see how they can all be interlinked and implemented together, to provide an effective process of welcoming and integrating emotions” – Nick
“I can thoroughly recommend David’s ‘Making Friends With Our Emotions Course’. It provided me with a safe place to become more aware of my emotional triggers, patterns and coping strategies which helped me get more in touch with my inner child in a very gentle, nurturing way” – Norma
“The exercises stretched me in some unexpected directions which I found to be powerful and useful” – Joe
THE COURSE WEEK BY WEEK
Week 1 – FOUNDATIONS AND HOW TO GET CLOSER TO OUR EMOTIONS
We’ll lay down some founding principles for the course and bring awareness to the ways that we suppress, deny, avoid and keep our emotions at bay.
Week 2 – LOOKING AT OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH EMOTIONS
This session will focus on our relationship to particular emotions and emotions in general and also provide some simple, grounded ways to peacefully approach them.
Week 3 – GETTING INTIMATE AND MAKING FRIENDS
The next step in our journey is about feeling and integrating emotions in the body. ‘How to’ alongside various perceptions and a body sensing meditation will be offered.
Weeks 1 to 3 lay the ground work providing many tools, techniques and ways to feel and befriend emotions in a safe, healthy way.
Week 4 – WORKING WITH THE INNER CHILD
So many of our challenging emotions and behaviours are familiar to us and lead back to an earlier time in our lives. In this session we’ll discover how to unravel these knots and heal the patterns.
Week 5 – AN EXPLORATION OF OPPOSITES
We live in a dualistic world but what happens when we loosen our fixed hold on just one side of the story and welcome both sides in? Both good and bad, sadness and happiness? The entire range and vast spectrum of life?
Week 6 – PULLING IT ALL TOGETHER
We’ll join up the dots and tie up any loose ends as we recap, discuss and explore how all of this comes together and is brought to everyday life.
With the foundations firmly in place weeks 4 to 6 delve deeper into uncovering and unravelling some of our long held repetitive patterns that stem back to childhood.
WHAT IS THE APPROACH?
The course content comes from a range of therapeutic methods and models including Mindfulness, Non-Duality and Parts Work as well as from my own lived experience and understanding gained through supporting clients for the last ten years.
The approach is not about fixing, annihilating or transcending but becoming aware of what we are unaware of and then welcoming in what we find including the various parts and aspects of ourselves.
The course principles can be applied to anything that challenges us, whether that is physical pain, intrusive thoughts or life situations.
WHO IS THE COURSE FOR?
This progressive and experiential course is suited to those who are willing and have the capacity to engage in a curious reflective enquiry into their own emotional landscape over a 6 week period with my support and guidance.
It is a hands-on course which to get the most benefit involves putting into practise what is discussed week by week and over the duration of course. It is experience based rather than theoretical or analytical and is about safely approaching and meeting emotions and life as they happen.
COST AND BOOKING NOTES
If after reading the full description you feel that the event could be potentially triggering, overwhelming or destabilising, or if you have psychiatric conditions, mental illness or strong emotional challenges that you feel may be exacerbated by such an experiential and introspective event, or are not sure that you have the self-regulation tools and capabilities in place, then we advise you not to book.
The cost is £95.
Bookings are for the whole course, they are non-transferable and the fees are non-refundable.
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