Latest AGM was held on 15.03.19 in conjunction with workshop `Working With Suicide`.
Part of the event was a veiwing of the film `What Remains - Let the Memory Stay Sweet on the Vine`introducing us to the theme of the workshop. This film has been made by our colleague Gillian Brooks and her family with the help of award-winning filmmaker Geoff Brokate.
Gilly works for the NHS as a Biographical Counsellor and shared with us how she works with the theme with her clients. To help us deepen our understanding and exploration of the theme, Monika Knight a Christian Community priest Monika joined us. Monika works with the Christian Community Church in Forest Row and spoke how the Christian Community works with suicide and the spiritual consequences. An artistic activity and further discussion were part of the workshop also.
This event was for Biograpical counsellors and PABC members.
For full details of the weekend email firstname.lastname@example.org
Attending to Each Other: Enlivening the language between us.
With Margli and Paul Matthews.
All meals and accommodation to be booked and paid for separately. For this contact Emerson College www.emerson.org.uk
28 – 30 September 2018 Workshop/CPD with Anita Charton, I as Victim and Creator of My Biography, Emerson College, East Sussex UK.
The aim of this workshop was to familiarise ourselves with the forces of our soul and grasp the contradictions and paradoxes behind the way we live our lives. From our centre we explore how counter forces work in us, and how to deal with them in a constructive way. Getting to know the dynamics at work in our soul, strengthens our “I” and helps us to activate our creative potential.
Activities: practicing Biographical Counselling with their own biographical material in small groups. Theoretical contributions with a special emphasis on professional questions and movement improvisation will accompany this process.
(unfortunately the workshop did not go ahead)
More about Anita Charton is on www.anitacharton.ch/en
PABC AGM 2018: 20 April 2018 in Emerson College, East Sussex UK
AGM gathering 2018
20-22 April 2018 Workshop/CPD with Lisa Romero, Understanding Our Communial Responsibility for the Healthy Development of Sexuality and Gender within Society. It was open to counsellors, psychotherapists, therapists and all working in social professions.
This course was based on deepening our understanding of the esoteric development of the masculine and feminine forces within the human race and how we can best support the healthy unfolding of these forces throughout individual development.
We looked at how an individual`s inner life develops and how external conditioning can divert the capacities which brings imbalances in the astral body. These imbalances can be expressed in addictions and diversions into unhealthy behaviours towards ourselves and others.
This weekend with Margli Matthews aimed to support and encourage people who want to offer biography work with groups as an addition or enhancement to their profession.
Workshop was open to all who have a foundation in biographical development and counselling skills.
The weekend explored the nature and aims of biography work as adult education and the theory and attitudes that underlie this work. We will consider different rhythms and kinds of workshops and the practical tools and skills needed to run workshops, such as: workshop design, publicity, finances, application; giving talks; facilitating groups; designing biographical and artistic exercises.
There were talks and conversations on these questions as well as artistic and biographical exercises to facilitate understanding the tasks and requirements of running biography workshops.
The event included talks, case studies, discussion, artistic activities.