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Professional Development in the Auckland Region

Professional Development in Auckland

Talkingworks is delighted to support the therapy community by posting information about training events of interest to counsellors, psychologists and psychotherapists. Send us your event information and we will post it on this noticeboard for free.
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The Essentials of Psychosynthesis

Presenters: Nicholas Williams & Avreal Semple

The “essentials” 6-day course brings insight into how we relate to our experiences, each other, and to the world. In a supportive group environment, simple and powerful experiential tools give participants new perspectives on their physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual experiences. We discover the healing path of acceptance and integration, leading to synthesis: choosing who we may be.

As practical and applicable outcomes participants find:
  • new life skills and techniques
  • renewed purpose
  • reduced tension or overwhelm
  • new possibilities

Expect a diverse range of people from different paths. Some are curious, seeking a greater sense of wholeness or fulfilment in life. Others are already involved in personal development, perhaps with a psychosynthesis practitioner. Some may be counsellors, coaches, or teachers, seeking a more inclusive or evolutionary context for their work. Others may be looking to find better ways of managing stress or burnout from professional, community work or social change activities.

The Essentials can be undertaken as a standalone personal development training, or as a pre-requisite course to follow on with the Certificate in Psychosynthesis Integration.

  • Mind and Psyche in Psychosynthesis
  • Body, Feeling, Thinking
  • Our Way to the World
  • Subpersonalities
  • Organising our Responses
  • Identification and Disidentification – non-attachment and freedom
  • Creativity – the Patterns of Inspiration
  • Accessing the Superconscious
  • Life stage, Crisis, Awakening Purpose – or All the Above?
  • Motivation and Will – Discovering Choice and Alignment\Building Relationship with Self & Others
  • Psyche, Synthesis and Evolution
  • Making It Work – the Act of Will

Nicholas is passionate about supporting well-being and learning for individuals, organisations and communities. He has 20 years experience in primary, secondary, and adult education and is currently employed with Springboard Trust as a programme facilitator providing leadership development for school principals. Nicholas completed a Diploma in Psychosynthesis counselling in 2010 and has since applied his skills in education and leadership. Has a particular interest in te reo me ngā tikanga Māori and supporting cross-cultural understanding and relationships.

Avrael’s journey with psychosynthesis began in the early 1990’s, returning to qualify as a Psychosynthesis counsellor in 2007 and completed her Psychosynthesis psychotherapy training in 2018. Becoming a therapist was a natural transition from being a Registered Nurse where she specialised in Oncology/Haematology and Palliative Care. Avrael has always felt the importance of supporting others through the difficult times. In her role as a psychotherapist and facilitator she is passionate about empowering clients to make conscious choices that enable them to discover the “more than” what they know about themselves.
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When: 8-10 & 15-17 October 2021
Where:  Wellpark College of Natural Therapies, Kawai Purapura Campus, 14 Mills Lane Albany,  Auckland.
Cost: The “Essentials” 6-Day Course costs $950
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Being In Your Body: trauma aware yoga & mindful movement groups

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Presenter: Louise von Maltitz and Jessica Devi 

‘Being In Your Body’ is a 6 week course that supports anyone who may have suffered from adversity at any time in their life and feels a body centred approach may be helpful. The course uses gentle movement, yoga, reflectivity and mindfulness based techniques to invite you into relationship with your body at a pace that feels helpful, life affirming and healing for you.

Facilitated by Jessica Devi (Yoga Therapy, Somatic Movement Therapy, Restorative Movement Psychotherapy) and Louise von Maltitz (Registered Therapist MNZAC and Comprehensive Nurse RCpN).
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When: 6 week courses running in 2021
Course 1: 23 Feb- 30 Mar
Course 2: 13 Apr- 25 May
Course 3: 8 June- 13 July
Course 4: 3 Aug- 7 Sept
Course 5: 14 Sept- 19 Oct
Course 6: 2 Nov- 7 Dec
Where:  81 Clyde Rd, Browns Bay, Auckland, 0630.
Cost: 6 week courses. $150 per course.
Contact:  Jessica  021 884 518  or
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