Events

Most of our events are open to anyone interested. Contact the office for further details and in order to book.

MINDFULNESS AT THE MARCHES

DROP-IN  TASTER / REFRESHER  SESSIONS

POSTPONED DUE TO COVID19

2nd  THURSDAYs from 2.00 to 3.30 pm

at 57 St Owen Street, Hereford

£5 per session

open to anyone interested in finding out about mindfulness as well as those who have attended a course(either with us or elsewhere) and wish to refresh their practice.

STRESS REDUCTION 8 WEEK COURSE

please contact us for date of next course

Wednesdays 3.00 – 5.00 pm

venue: Friends Meeting House, Hereford

cost:  £105 (£25 deposit)

open to anyone wishing to find new ways of managing difficult thoughts and feelings about themselves and  their life  – you may not be able to remove stress from your life, but you can change how you experience it

 

Training for Therapists

Whether or not you are a member of MCS, if you have a professional interest in any of the following training days, you are welcome to join us. Contact the office for further details and in order to book. Cost for the day, at present is £50 to include a light lunch and refreshments. Venue for these two days is the Friends Meeting House, King Street, Hereford.

Climate Change, Climate Anxiety

Saturday 18th April 2020 10.00-4.00Cost £50 (£40 for MCS members) includes lunch, £10 deposit payable in advance to secure a place     POSTPONED DUE TO COVID19

According to UKCP’s CEO Sarah Niblock “Psychotherapists have an important role to play in society to challenge complacency and change behaviour to avert the risk of climate breakdown.” *

Whether or not you share the growing concerns, as a therapist you will be aware that for some people the sense of crisis creates additional stress in an already sensitised psyche. This is particularly so for young people who may not yet have developed the capacity to regulate their emotions in creative and constructive ways.

This workshop is a space to explore the processes around anxiety at work for clients, and the manifestations and meanings of climate anxiety in our work with them. In this context we will consider our relationship with the ‘more-than-human’ and what this can embody. There will be the opportunity to discuss a range of relevant theoretical positions and how they speak to us, both personally and professionally. We will consider ways in which some in our professional community are already working with this issue, and reflect on the implications for our own professional practice.

It will be helpful if participants have considered two short readings prior to attending:

Climate Anxiety Part 1 & Part 2

The facilitator, Nigel Rayment, is an integrative psychodynamic counsellor. His PhD (1988) examined how natural history and ecological literature has contributed to a sense of place in the West. He has worked in learning for sustainability for many years as a researcher, author and development advisor, working with learners, practitioners and agencies across all phases of formal and informal education.

Peer Group CPD

These sessions are held bi monthly, on the second Saturday. They are led by and open to members of MCS. If you are a counsellor interested in attending then you can become an associate member. See our 'Get Involved' section of this website.

woman-laptop-1024x678Risk and remote working, Saturday 11th July 2020 10.00 -12.00 (2 hours CPD) via Zoom

Whether you are remote working or simply considering what it might mean for you and clients, considerations of risk are always important. Even if you only intend to do face-to-face work, your client may bring previous expectations or experiences based upon online work. For members of MCS, please note this is a mandatory session as part of our BACP accreditation.

Increases in domestic abuse and self-harm have been illustrated in the media since lockdown. Within therapy, the line between what is done at home and what is brought into the therapy frame can become blurred; for example, a person might be more likely to drink alcohol before a session. How different is it, for both therapist and client, that the space they are in is no longer controlled in the same ways? How much easier is it for feelings evoked in the therapy to spill into the domestic space and impulses be acted out?

The initial assessment of the client for suitability for online working is vital, but we all know that things can emerge later no matter how careful the assessment. How might picking up the warning signs differ when we are not physically present in the same room? How might we manage the potential for both passive and active aggression?

It is now well documented that being in the online environment has a disinhibiting effect on most people, including the therapist. In this CPD session we will be exploring these questions and how we maintain an effective therapeutic relationship through discussion of our clinical work.

Contact the office to book your place.

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