Training Courses

20/10/2018 – 10/02/2019
10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Group Facilitation Training (details to follow)
The Old Manse, Bovey Tracey Devon
Facilitated by Jayne Johnson and Stephen Tame
An 8 Day Group Facilitation Training 20-21 Oct 2018, 30th Nov-2nd Dec 2018, 8-10 Feb 2019
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or contact Stephen Tame at stephentame@gmail.com

14/03/2019 – 16/02/2020
All Day
Wild Therapy training course 2019
Unstone Grange, Unstone Derbyshire
Facilitated by Allison Priestman & Stephen Tame
An exploration and celebration of therapy’s wildness: its capacity to transcend the limitations we place on our creativity and connectedness. Working outdoors in comparatively undomesticated settings encourages us to bring the other-than-human and more-than-human – animals, birds, plants, trees, hills, rivers, winds, dreams, ghosts, spirits – into the therapeutic process. Spending time ‘in nature’, as we say, can help us appreciate that we are ever anywhere else, always inhabiting and encountering our own nature. This is a one year course with Stephen Tame & Allison Priestman, consisting of three residential’s in Derbyshire and Lancashire and one weekend in Bristol.
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or contact Stephen Tame at stephentame@gmail.com

28/03/2019 – 29/03/2020
All Day
Embodied-Relational Therapy training course 2019
Unstone Grange, Unstone Derbyshire
Facilitated by Jayne Johnson, Stephen Tame plus other trainers from the ERT Training Team
ERT focuses on the trainee’s own work on their embodied relating with self and other, now and in the past, before encouraging them to apply this with their clients. The theme of relationality runs through the whole course; listening to our own feelings and responses as a key part of how we work both in the training and with clients, witnessing how we are moved around and impacted by our clients, yet remaining able to witness and reflect on our working relationship.This is a robust and established training, which has appealed to practitioners from many different therapeutic backgrounds. It is primarily experiential; theory arises out of practice
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or contact Contact Jayne Johnson or Stephen Tame at stephentame@gmail.com

Some of Stephen’s previous Training Courses:

Grace and Chaos

Group Facilitation Training
Nov 2017 – June 2018

This course, which has run successfully for the last three years, is for anyone who wants to learn more about groups, how they function, and how to facilitate them. We have produced a full course leaflet with more information.

Here’s Allison saying more about the course:

Grace and Chaos: opposite poles, yet both crucial for successful group process.
Grace – the gracefulness of a well-functioning group or good group facilitation, effortlessly yielding to reality. Joanna Macy describes what she calls group synergy: ‘It is like grace, because it brings an increase of power beyond one’s own capacity as a separate entity’.

Mythologically, Chaos is the primal state from which the world is created. Groups need to go down into chaos in order to pass a certain point in their alchemical journey; so group leaders need the courage and grace to allow chaos to happen, and to model openness to chaos, openness to not knowing, for the rest of the group.

We will learn about groups by being one: holding an open space for the group to do what it needs to do, and using theory in a creative and accessible way to make sense of our experience. You will have opportunities to practice and develop facilitation skills by ‘taking the wheel’ of the group for a while.

Contact Details
Contact Allison: info@allisonpriestman.co.uk
or Stephen:         stephentame@gmail.com   tel: 01626 438 279
…to explore joining the course

Website: Grace and Chaos Course
Dates:
2017:  November 4/5
2018:  January 20/21,   April 14/15,    June 16/17
Cost: £1100, concessions available

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Wild Therapy Training 2018

Wild therapy image

Bringing therapy into the wild, and wildness into therapy

March 2018 – January 2019
Stephen Tame & Jayne Johnson

Three residentials in Derbyshire and Lancashire, and one weekend in Bristol
March 2018 – January 2019                    Cost: £1850
www.wildtherapy.org.uk

Download the brochure here

An exploration and celebration of therapy’s wildness: its capacity to transcend the limitations we place on our creativity and connectedness.
Working outdoors in comparatively undomesticated settings encourages us to bring the other-than-human and more-than human – animals, birds, plants, trees, hills, rivers, winds, dreams, ghosts, spirits – into the therapeutic process. Spending time ‘in nature’, as we say, can help us appreciate that we are never anywhere else, always inhabiting and encountering our own nature.
In living, working and creating community together, and meeting other species in the outdoors, we may come to a stronger recognition of the interdependence of all beings: moving from a more hardened, human-centric view to a softer recognition of the value of all that lives. Bringing these experiences back indoors, we discover how they change our therapeutic work, moving us to work in a less constrained and habit-bound style when we are in the therapy room, as much as when we are outside.

Wild Therapy supports the spontaneous and the unknown, trusting what arises of its own accord. It celebrates embodiment as a central aspect of our existence, moving back and forth between the training room and the spacious, elemental vessel of earth and sky, inviting us to transform fear based, defensive practice into contact based, adventurous practice: enriching both our therapy work, and life on earth. This year course gives you the opportunity to work with and learn from wildness as it manifests in the client-therapist relationship.

We’ll start off in March at ‘base camp’, Unstone Grange: www.unstonegrange.co.uk , a shabby, comfortable residential centre in a beautiful part of Derbyshire.
We then move to wild and wonderful Roeburndale: www.middlewood.org.uk in May (the study centre) and September (the camping barn, shown in the cover photo), and complete at an urban setting for the final weekend in January 2019.
The sequence will take us into increasingly wild environments, and finally into the city to explore how the journey has changed your relationship with familiar domestication, and how you can use Wild Therapy in your work. Throughout the course we will be working solo, in pairs and threes, and in the whole group. The central structure, repeated with variations, will be to go into the outdoors; to encounter the other-than-human; and to come back into the group to share and process our experiences. At least once on the course there will be a whole day spent outdoors on your own.
The nucleus of this group will be five or so people who have recently completed the two-year Embodied-Relational Therapy training, and there will be no more than twelve members in the group in total.

Dates: 5 nights at Unstone Grange: March 15th – 20th 2018, then 5 nights at Middlewood Study Centre in Roeburndale: May 10-15th, then 5 nights at the camping barn in Roeburndale: September 13th-18th, and a non residential weekend in Bristol: 266th-27th Jan 2019.

 

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For a complete list of Embodied-Relational Therapy workshops and training – visit the new ERT website at: www.erthworks.co.uk