Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events2017-03-31T22:36:16+00:00

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None of these previous listings include proposed events - there is a separate page for those in the menu: Proposed Events.

Nov
25
Sun
2018
North London – Ongoing Integrative CPD Group (currently closed)
Nov 25 @ 10:00 – 17:00

An ongoing, broad-spectrum integrative group

This semi-closed group has been running for several years now, with new participants joining the 'pool' of members as places become available. Led by one of the most experienced integrative trainers in the UK, this group will provide an ideal relational container for your ongoing development as a therapist. By immersing yourself in a diverse group of colleagues from different schools and orientations, you will widen your perspective, deepen your practice, draw both inspiration and challenge from the co-created wide-ranging experiential work and have a reference point as well as resources and teaching to support your further development.

You can find a detailed description of the format and objectives of this group on the dedicated page.

Nov
27
Tue
2018
London: bi-monthly Advanced Supervision Group for Experienced Therapists @ Terapia Centre
Nov 27 @ 10:15 – 16:45

London bi-monthly Advanced Supervision Group for Experienced Therapists

An integrative, experiential supervision group for experienced therapists (12+ years) with Michael Soth

This group (maximum 7 participants, meeting once every 2 months on a Tuesday in Hendon, North London 10:15 to 16:45) originally organised by Eamonn Marshall, has been running since 2014, meeting 6 times per year, in varying configurations and with various members. It is open to experienced therapists from across the modalities who have been working for at least 12 years.

It currently has 6 members; the maximum group size is 7 participants, so from autumn 2018 there is one more place available in this group. Currently we have two men and four women, so potential male participants are especially welcome.

For further information, see the dedicated page

 

Dec
1
Sat
2018
Exeter: Body-oriented CPD Weekend Group with Michael Soth @ The Wheelhouse
Dec 1 @ 10:00 – Dec 2 @ 17:00

Exeter: Embodied Approaches to Therapeutic Theories of Developmental Wounding and Habitual Patterns

This workshop, designed for counsellors and psychotherapists from across the approaches, is an opportunity to work with and learn from one of the most experienced trainers at the forefront of bringing embodiment into psychotherapy in the UK. Rather than grafting the body onto established practice as one more eclectic technique, Michael has been working towards a non-dualistic embodied way of being and relating in the therapeutic relationship.
This series of CPD training events provides an ideal container for your continuing professional development, rooted in your own embodied process.

For full details  regarding this unique venture in Britain's Southwest, see the dedicated page: Exeter: Body-oriented CPD Weekend Group 2019. It is likely that the group will continue in 2020 with another series of weekends.

The presenting past

The majority of humanistic and integrative approaches these days relies on developmental theory in the way that psychoanalytic traditions have always done. We see the client's current problems in their adult life as intricately linked to life-long habitual patterns that originated in childhood. We see the client's capacity for engaging in their adult life as a result and as a function of their developmental wounding and importantly as a function of their defences against that wounding. We assume these defensive habits were established early on and continue to influence or dominate the person's present reality; in the words of a famous psychodynamic textbook, we could summarise this widely established focus on developmental injury across the various therapeutic approaches as the 'presenting past'.

Different therapeutic approaches have developed different jargons and languages to describe these patterns from the past: working models, RIG's, schemas, scripts, ego states, contact disturbances, complexes, attachment styles, character structures and many more.

Differences & contradictions between the models

However, there are significant philosophical and theoretical differences between the various traditional models which as therapists we use to name, describe and conceptualise the client's early developmental blueprint for the relational patterns we co-create with them in the intersubjective field of the therapeutic relationship.

The diverse traditions (psychoanalytic developmental theory, attachment theory, character structure theory, TA, intersubjectivity, relationality) each have their assumptions, conceptual frames, jargon terms, and their particular gifts and shadow aspects in disclosing or occluding certain areas of the field of relating between client and therapist. How the myriad complex aspects of the field do or do not enter the therapist's stream of consciousness depends to some extent on the theoretical lenses we use.

To widen our awareness and make it as conceptually unbiased and inclusive as possible, we can ground our observations of the relational dynamic in the detail of bodymind process, much of it non-verbal, some of it subliminal.

Grounding different therapeutic approaches to habitual patterns of relating in bodymind process

This weekend is dedicated to clarifying both theoretically and practically the differences, contradictions and overlaps between the various traditional languages and models, by attending to their fundamental ideas (e.g. attachment styles, working models, co-creation, character styles, self-states and mutual recognition, habitual patterns, etc) as bodymind processes.

This may allow us to build an experience-near integration that creates a productive synergy between these different traditions and diverse theoretical frames. Although theoretical principles will be involved, we will stick to the basic ideas rather than go into abstract or historical detail - the overall aim of the weekend is to keep it practical and applicable.

Learning Objectives

This could include a process of comparing & contrasting:

  • attachment theory (Bowlby, Ainsworth, Holmes)
  • character structure theory (Reich, Lowen, Kurtz & Johnson)
  • Transactional Analysis developmental theory (ego-states and scripts)
  • psychoanalytic developmental theory (including Kleinian and object relations)
  • intersubjectivity (Atwood & Stolorow, Orange) & relational psychoanalysis (Mitchell, Aron, Bromberg, and others)

We will attempt to ground the key notions of these theories in embodied, experience-near terms. And we will explore how these different ideas both help and hinder us in apprehending the fullness and systemic wholeness of the relational dynamic between client and therapist.

The weekend is a unique introduction to the overlaps and differences (and possible synergies) between the different models which therapists commonly use to make sense of their experience in the therapeutic relationship. This includes especially attachment theory, character structure theory, TA and relational modalities. All these theories aim to help us in making sense of the client's relational pattern and behaviour in the therapeutic relationship. All of them have two-person psychology elements and can be used in that way; but all can also be used in a more one-person psychology diagnostic fashion, by focusing mainly on the client's pattern of attachment and relating.

In this CPD weekend we will enhance the usefulness of all these models by thinking of about the inherent bodymind processes which we have observed as therapists before we can even apply any of the models - we will try to ground our use of the models in our phenomenological bodymind observations, of the client and of ourselves (and as these are traditional models, that includes the fact that they were used in connection with observations of transference and countertransference).

We will explore how these models complement each other and become more powerful in combination. And we will also look at the limitations and shadow aspects of each, and how as therapists we might end up using them in a way that blinds us to enactments, complications in the working alliance and impasses in the therapeutic process.

For detailed information, download the leaflet.

 

Dec
4
Tue
2018
Bristol Monthly Small Supervision Groups @ Fulcrum House
Dec 4 @ 13:30 – 15:30

Bristol Monthly Small Supervision Groups

Integrative, experiential supervision groups with Michael Soth

These small supervision groups run on a regular monthly basis (Tuesdays) at Fulcrum House in Bristol. There are three groups with 4 participants each during each Tuesday (11.20-13.20; 13.30-15.30; 15.45-17.45).

Currently 1 place available (from 4 Dec 2018) in Group 3 - 15.45-17.45 - suits experienced therapist

For further information, see the dedicated page or download the leaflet

Jan
15
Tue
2019
Bristol Monthly Small Supervision Groups @ Fulcrum House
Jan 15 @ 13:30 – 15:30

Bristol Monthly Small Supervision Groups

Integrative, experiential supervision groups with Michael Soth

These small supervision groups run on a regular monthly basis (Tuesdays) at Fulcrum House in Bristol. There are three groups with 4 participants each during each Tuesday (11.20-13.20; 13.30-15.30; 15.45-17.45).

Currently 1 place available (from 4 Dec 2018) in Group 3 - 15.45-17.45 - suits experienced therapist

For further information, see the dedicated page or download the leaflet

Feb
2
Sat
2019
North London – Ongoing Integrative CPD Group (currently closed) @ The Nebula
Feb 2 @ 10:00 – Feb 3 @ 17:00

An ongoing, broad-spectrum integrative group

This semi-closed group has been running for several years now, with new participants joining the 'pool' of members as places become available. Led by one of the most experienced integrative trainers in the UK, this group will provide an ideal relational container for your ongoing development as a therapist. By immersing yourself in a diverse group of colleagues from different schools and orientations, you will widen your perspective, deepen your practice, draw both inspiration and challenge from the co-created wide-ranging experiential work and have a reference point as well as resources and teaching to support your further development.

You can find a detailed description of the format and objectives of this group on the dedicated page.

Feb
5
Tue
2019
London: bi-monthly Advanced Supervision Group for Experienced Therapists @ Terapia Centre
Feb 5 @ 10:15 – 16:45

London bi-monthly Advanced Supervision Group for Experienced Therapists

An integrative, experiential supervision group for experienced therapists (12+ years) with Michael Soth

This group (maximum 7 participants, meeting once every 2 months on a Tuesday in Hendon, North London 10:15 to 16:45) originally organised by Eamonn Marshall, has been running since 2014, meeting 6 times per year, in varying configurations and with various members. It is open to experienced therapists from across the modalities who have been working for at least 12 years.

It currently has 6 members; the maximum group size is 7 participants, so from autumn 2018 there is one more place available in this group. Currently we have two men and four women, so potential male participants are especially welcome.

For further information, see the dedicated page

 

Feb
9
Sat
2019
London, Ealing – Ongoing Professional Development Group for Experienced Therapists @ Overton House
Feb 9 @ 10:00 – Feb 10 @ 17:00

This group is for experienced therapists only (practising for 10 years or more), and has had a consistent core group of participants for the last few years, meeting 4 - 5 days per year, usually for a whole weekend (10.00 - 17.00 both Saturday & Sunday). There is a pool of 18 participants, and 1 more place may be available from 2019.

The group consists mainly of integrative psychotherapists with a relational orientation, many of whom had a humanistic training initially, many years ago. Over the years the culture of the group has evolved, from an emphasis on CPD and supervision to include increasingly personal and group process. The format over a typical weekend varies creatively between working in the whole group, sessions in the middle of the group, small group work, with Michael facilitating in collaboration with the emergent processes in the group. Occasionally, Michael will give some theoretical input relevant to the process, or summarise the emerging themes.

See the dedicated page for detailed info

Feb
12
Tue
2019
Bristol Monthly Small Supervision Groups @ Fulcrum House
Feb 12 @ 13:30 – 15:30

Bristol Monthly Small Supervision Groups

Integrative, experiential supervision groups with Michael Soth

These small supervision groups run on a regular monthly basis (Tuesdays) at Fulcrum House in Bristol. There are three groups with 4 participants each during each Tuesday (11.20-13.20; 13.30-15.30; 15.45-17.45).

Currently 1 place available (from 4 Dec 2018) in Group 3 - 15.45-17.45 - suits experienced therapist

For further information, see the dedicated page or download the leaflet

Mar
2
Sat
2019
How to Work when Therapy isn’t Working @ Brighton, East Sussex
Mar 2 @ 10:00 – 16:30

HelplessShakespearePerceiving and understanding 'enactment' in the therapeutic relationship

Over recent years the most exciting developments in our field have come via neuroscience, psychotherapy integration (i.e. cross-fertilisation between approaches) and the inclusion of the body. We now understand that whatever psychological wounds the client is bringing to us and into the consulting room, we will in some ways become involved and implicated with them in ways that go far beyond verbal interaction. The term ‘enactment’ is being used to describe the ways in which the therapist is - inevitably and necessarily - drawn into the client’s wounding, leading to impasses and breakdowns in the working alliance.
There is great therapeutic potential in these cycles of rupture and repair that occur in the client-therapist relationship, but much of it occurs subliminally. So if it occurs unconsciously, outside of awareness, how can we perceive and understand enactment and respond creatively from within it? Whilst there are a multitude of ways of ignoring, avoiding and counteracting enactment, there is also increasing understanding that it has deep transformative potential*.

This CPD workshop is dedicated to deepening our engagement with difficult dynamics in the therapeutic relationship, and to finding ways of accessing the therapeutic potential locked within them. It is open to all practising therapists, and suitable for practitioners from all modalities.

What you can expect to learn on the day …

  • perceive the ways in which the client’s wound enters the consulting room
  • register significant and charged moments in the relationship
  • understand these moments in the context of the ‘three kinds of contact'
  • collect in these moments bodymind information which would otherwise remain subliminal
  • collect in these moments images, fantasies, scenarios, narratives which deepen our engagement from within the enactment
  • link these moments to the client’s habitual relational patterns
  • process the charge and pressure impacting on the therapist
  • begin to consider interventions for relieving or intensifying the enactment pressure

* ‘Deep’ psychotherapy, according to Allan Schore, for example (i.e. therapy that addresses early developmental injury and attachment and character patterns) depends on apprehending, engaging in and transforming spontaneous enactments which occur in the interaction between client and therapist inspite of the client’s repressive and dissociative defences

Organisers: Brighton Therapy Partnership

This workshop is expertly organised by Shelley Holland from Brighton Therapy Partnership, who has been running an inspiring and well-attended CPD programme for many years now. You can find some feedback in response to previous workshops on Michael's tutor page there.

 

Mar
5
Tue
2019
Bristol Monthly Small Supervision Groups @ Fulcrum House
Mar 5 @ 13:30 – 15:30

Bristol Monthly Small Supervision Groups

Integrative, experiential supervision groups with Michael Soth

These small supervision groups run on a regular monthly basis (Tuesdays) at Fulcrum House in Bristol. There are three groups with 4 participants each during each Tuesday (11.20-13.20; 13.30-15.30; 15.45-17.45).

Currently 1 place available (from 4 Dec 2018) in Group 3 - 15.45-17.45 - suits experienced therapist

For further information, see the dedicated page or download the leaflet

Mar
19
Tue
2019
London: bi-monthly Advanced Supervision Group for Experienced Therapists @ Terapia Centre
Mar 19 @ 10:15 – 16:45

London bi-monthly Advanced Supervision Group for Experienced Therapists

An integrative, experiential supervision group for experienced therapists (12+ years) with Michael Soth

This group (maximum 7 participants, meeting once every 2 months on a Tuesday in Hendon, North London 10:15 to 16:45) originally organised by Eamonn Marshall, has been running since 2014, meeting 6 times per year, in varying configurations and with various members. It is open to experienced therapists from across the modalities who have been working for at least 12 years.

It currently has 6 members; the maximum group size is 7 participants, so from autumn 2018 there is one more place available in this group. Currently we have two men and four women, so potential male participants are especially welcome.

For further information, see the dedicated page

 

Apr
2
Tue
2019
Bristol Monthly Small Supervision Groups @ Fulcrum House
Apr 2 @ 13:30 – 15:30

Bristol Monthly Small Supervision Groups

Integrative, experiential supervision groups with Michael Soth

These small supervision groups run on a regular monthly basis (Tuesdays) at Fulcrum House in Bristol. There are three groups with 4 participants each during each Tuesday (11.20-13.20; 13.30-15.30; 15.45-17.45).

Currently 1 place available (from 4 Dec 2018) in Group 3 - 15.45-17.45 - suits experienced therapist

For further information, see the dedicated page or download the leaflet

Apr
30
Tue
2019
Bristol Monthly Small Supervision Groups @ Fulcrum House
Apr 30 @ 13:30 – 15:30

Bristol Monthly Small Supervision Groups

Integrative, experiential supervision groups with Michael Soth

These small supervision groups run on a regular monthly basis (Tuesdays) at Fulcrum House in Bristol. There are three groups with 4 participants each during each Tuesday (11.20-13.20; 13.30-15.30; 15.45-17.45).

Currently 1 place available (from 4 Dec 2018) in Group 3 - 15.45-17.45 - suits experienced therapist

For further information, see the dedicated page or download the leaflet

May
11
Sat
2019
North London – Ongoing Integrative CPD Group (currently closed) @ The Nebula
May 11 @ 10:00 – 17:00

An ongoing, broad-spectrum integrative group

This semi-closed group has been running for several years now, with new participants joining the 'pool' of members as places become available. Led by one of the most experienced integrative trainers in the UK, this group will provide an ideal relational container for your ongoing development as a therapist. By immersing yourself in a diverse group of colleagues from different schools and orientations, you will widen your perspective, deepen your practice, draw both inspiration and challenge from the co-created wide-ranging experiential work and have a reference point as well as resources and teaching to support your further development.

You can find a detailed description of the format and objectives of this group on the dedicated page.

May
21
Tue
2019
London: bi-monthly Advanced Supervision Group for Experienced Therapists @ Terapia Centre
May 21 @ 10:15 – 16:45

London bi-monthly Advanced Supervision Group for Experienced Therapists

An integrative, experiential supervision group for experienced therapists (12+ years) with Michael Soth

This group (maximum 7 participants, meeting once every 2 months on a Tuesday in Hendon, North London 10:15 to 16:45) originally organised by Eamonn Marshall, has been running since 2014, meeting 6 times per year, in varying configurations and with various members. It is open to experienced therapists from across the modalities who have been working for at least 12 years.

It currently has 6 members; the maximum group size is 7 participants, so from autumn 2018 there is one more place available in this group. Currently we have two men and four women, so potential male participants are especially welcome.

For further information, see the dedicated page

 

May
28
Tue
2019
Bristol Monthly Small Supervision Groups @ Fulcrum House
May 28 @ 13:30 – 15:30

Bristol Monthly Small Supervision Groups

Integrative, experiential supervision groups with Michael Soth

These small supervision groups run on a regular monthly basis (Tuesdays) at Fulcrum House in Bristol. There are three groups with 4 participants each during each Tuesday (11.20-13.20; 13.30-15.30; 15.45-17.45).

Currently 1 place available (from 4 Dec 2018) in Group 3 - 15.45-17.45 - suits experienced therapist

For further information, see the dedicated page or download the leaflet

Jun
25
Tue
2019
Bristol Monthly Small Supervision Groups @ Fulcrum House
Jun 25 @ 13:30 – 15:30

Bristol Monthly Small Supervision Groups

Integrative, experiential supervision groups with Michael Soth

These small supervision groups run on a regular monthly basis (Tuesdays) at Fulcrum House in Bristol. There are three groups with 4 participants each during each Tuesday (11.20-13.20; 13.30-15.30; 15.45-17.45).

Currently 1 place available (from 4 Dec 2018) in Group 3 - 15.45-17.45 - suits experienced therapist

For further information, see the dedicated page or download the leaflet

Jun
29
Sat
2019
London, Ealing – Ongoing Professional Development Group for Experienced Therapists @ Overton House
Jun 29 @ 13:32 – Jun 30 @ 14:32

This group is for experienced therapists only (practising for 10 years or more), and has had a consistent core group of participants for the last few years, meeting 4 - 5 days per year, usually for a whole weekend (10.00 - 17.00 both Saturday & Sunday). There is a pool of 18 participants, and 1 more place may be available from 2019.

The group consists mainly of integrative psychotherapists with a relational orientation, many of whom had a humanistic training initially, many years ago. Over the years the culture of the group has evolved, from an emphasis on CPD and supervision to include increasingly personal and group process. The format over a typical weekend varies creatively between working in the whole group, sessions in the middle of the group, small group work, with Michael facilitating in collaboration with the emergent processes in the group. Occasionally, Michael will give some theoretical input relevant to the process, or summarise the emerging themes.

See the dedicated page for detailed info

Jul
23
Tue
2019
London: bi-monthly Advanced Supervision Group for Experienced Therapists @ Terapia Centre
Jul 23 @ 10:15 – 16:45

London bi-monthly Advanced Supervision Group for Experienced Therapists

An integrative, experiential supervision group for experienced therapists (12+ years) with Michael Soth

This group (maximum 7 participants, meeting once every 2 months on a Tuesday in Hendon, North London 10:15 to 16:45) originally organised by Eamonn Marshall, has been running since 2014, meeting 6 times per year, in varying configurations and with various members. It is open to experienced therapists from across the modalities who have been working for at least 12 years.

It currently has 6 members; the maximum group size is 7 participants, so from autumn 2018 there is one more place available in this group. Currently we have two men and four women, so potential male participants are especially welcome.

For further information, see the dedicated page

 

Sep
14
Sat
2019
Exeter: The Embodiment of Relational Stances, Spaces & Modalities – Weekend 2
Sep 14 @ 10:00 – Sep 15 @ 16:00

Exeter: The Embodiment of Relational Stances, Spaces & Modalities (Weekend 2 of 3)

These workshops, designed for counsellors and psychotherapists from across the approaches, are an opportunity to work with and learn from two of the most experienced trainers at the forefront of bringing embodiment into psychotherapy.
Rather than grafting the body onto established practice as one more eclectic technique, Nick and Michael have been working towards a non-dualistic embodied way of being and relating in the therapeutic relationship.
This series of CPD training events provides an ideal container for your continuing professional development, rooted in your own embodied process.

For full details regarding this unique venture in Britain's Southwest, see the dedicated page: Exeter: Body-oriented CPD Weekend Group 2019.

It is likely that the group will continue in 2020 with another series of four weekends.

Sep
28
Sat
2019
North London – Ongoing Integrative CPD Group (currently closed) @ The Nebula,
Sep 28 @ 10:00 – 17:00

An ongoing, broad-spectrum integrative group

This semi-closed group has been running for several years now, with new participants joining the 'pool' of members as places become available. Led by one of the most experienced integrative trainers in the UK, this group will provide an ideal relational container for your ongoing development as a therapist. By immersing yourself in a diverse group of colleagues from different schools and orientations, you will widen your perspective, deepen your practice, draw both inspiration and challenge from the co-created wide-ranging experiential work and have a reference point as well as resources and teaching to support your further development.

You can find a detailed description of the format and objectives of this group on the dedicated page.

Nov
2
Sat
2019
London, Ealing – Ongoing Professional Development Group for Experienced Therapists @ Overton House
Nov 2 @ 10:00 – Nov 3 @ 17:00

This group is for experienced therapists only (practising for 10 years or more), and has had a consistent core group of participants for the last few years, meeting 4 - 5 days per year, usually for a whole weekend (10.00 - 17.00 both Saturday & Sunday). There is a pool of 18 participants, and 1 more place may be available from 2019.

The group consists mainly of integrative psychotherapists with a relational orientation, many of whom had a humanistic training initially, many years ago. Over the years the culture of the group has evolved, from an emphasis on CPD and supervision to include increasingly personal and group process. The format over a typical weekend varies creatively between working in the whole group, sessions in the middle of the group, small group work, with Michael facilitating in collaboration with the emergent processes in the group. Occasionally, Michael will give some theoretical input relevant to the process, or summarise the emerging themes.

See the dedicated page for detailed info

Dec
8
Sun
2019
North London – Ongoing Integrative CPD Group (currently closed) @ The Nebula
Dec 8 @ 10:00 – 17:00

An ongoing, broad-spectrum integrative group

This semi-closed group has been running for several years now, since 2015, with new participants joining the 'pool' of members as places become available. Led by one of the most experienced integrative trainers in the UK, this group will provide an ideal relational container for your ongoing development as a therapist. By immersing yourself in a diverse group of colleagues from different schools and orientations, you will widen your perspective, deepen your practice, draw both inspiration and challenge from the co-created wide-ranging experiential work and have a reference point as well as resources and teaching to support your further development.

You can find a detailed description of the format and objectives of this group on the dedicated page.

Feb
8
Sat
2020
Exeter: The Embodiment of Relational Stances, Spaces & Modalities – Weekend 3
Feb 8 @ 10:00 – Feb 9 @ 16:00

Exeter: The Embodiment of Relational Stances, Spaces & Modalities (Weekend 2 of 3)

These workshops, designed for counsellors and psychotherapists from across the approaches, are an opportunity to work with and learn from two of the most experienced trainers at the forefront of bringing embodiment into psychotherapy.
Rather than grafting the body onto established practice as one more eclectic technique, Nick and Michael have been working towards a non-dualistic embodied way of being and relating in the therapeutic relationship.
This series of CPD training events provides an ideal container for your continuing professional development, rooted in your own embodied process.

For full details regarding this unique venture in Britain's Southwest, see the dedicated page: Exeter: Body-oriented CPD Weekend Group 2019.

It is likely that the group will continue in 2020 with another series of four weekends.