The Essentials of Psychosynthesis
Presenter: 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:
WHO MIGHT BE THERE?
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.
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.
Eating Disorders and Other Eating Issues: an introduction
Presenter: Lena Cromartie
This half-day in-person training for talk therapists provides an introduction to understanding and responding to eating disorders and other eating issues. The information is based on the latest research as well as clinical experience, and some experiential exercises are included. Prior experience with a range of eating issues, or attendance at the online training ‘Eating Issues: The Fundamentals’ is a pre-requisite.
Key learning points include:
For 10 years, Lena Cromartie (PG Dip Counselling, Dip Life Coaching, Dip Practitioner Skills for Eating Disorders) ran a busy private practice dedicated to clients with eating issues. She is a full member of NZAC, an accredited registered member of BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy), and the author of Bingeing, Dieting and You: 30 things every woman needs to know.