Dates: Saturday 22 May 2021
Time: 9:30am - 1pm
This online workshop will give participants the opportunity to meet the course facilitators for out fourthcoming one year course.
The morning will involve:
To book a place, please email us at email@example.com and make a BACS transfer for £25 to PABC.
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Isis Sophia Maria - 4 online sessions with Margli Matthews
This is an opportunity to deepen our understanding of the Isis, Sophia, Maria Mystery, its meaning and significance in our personal lives and in our time. Through working with the imagination of Isis Sophia that lives in these myths, we will aim to deepen our understanding of the tasks and challenges of our time: what it means to be human, what is being asked of us, and what we might bring to birth.
The starting point and basis will be the ancient Egyptian Osiris Isis myth alongside ideas from Rudolf Steiner’s New Isis Myth. There would be short presentations with conversation on the theme, as well as biographical and artistic exercises.
Dates: Saturdays 16th Jan, 13th & 27th Feb, 20th March
This is a PABC hosted event and is limited to 12 participants. Places are offered on a first come first serve basis.
For reservations please contact Pauline Marksteiner
Mobile: 07981 760 018 Please mark your email Isis Maria Sophia
Online PABC Coffee morning – January 30th 10am – 12noon UK time
This is a chance to meet with international colleagues who are working as Biography workers, Biographical Counsellors and coaches to share thoughts, questions, and conversation around the theme of renewal and rebirth. With the challenges of the online word – also come opportunities! It would be a real joy to share and meet colleagues in an informal way to share conversations (in small groups) around this theme, and to feel inspired and connected to a family of practitioners who share a heart for this work.
Times: 10am – 12noon
Open to all colleagues involved in Biographical Counselling and Biography Work
Booking: PABC@mail.com: Please mark your email Coffee Morning
PABC workshop and AGM – 12th & 13th March 2021
We are all well aware of the enormous impact the pandemic has had and is having on our global community. It feels as if we are all having to take a spiritual leap forward as we grapple with it`s meaning and purpose.
With this as a backdrop, we would like to connect with the theme of renewal and rebirth at our next workshop and AGM in March next year.
The workshop will be peer-led. We are asking colleagues to offer a contribution from their own research and interests, related to what they notice this times means for them and their clients. Contributions can include a talk, an exercise or an artistic activity.
Cost: Free to members subscribing to 2021 membership
Non- members: £30
Times: Friday 12th March 6.30pm – 9pm Saturday 10.30am – 5pm
AGM will take place Saturday 13th March 9am – 10 am. All welcome.
Venue: St Luke’s Therapy Centre, 53 Cainscross Rd, Stroud, Gloucestershire GL5 4EX
Open to all colleagues of the profession.
Booking: PABC@mail.com Please mark your email Workshop
What’s up with the senses? And what happens when they are ‘down’? With Julia Dvinskaya Saturday 24th April 10 – 11.30 am
Julia Dvinskaya will offer an introduction to understanding and working with the 12 Human Senses – how these show up throughout our life, and how we can develop and work with them to support our development.
Times: Saturday 24th April 10-11.30am Venue: Online
Open to all.
Booking: PABC@mail.com Please mark your email 12 Senses
A one year course in Biographical Counselling Skills for Professionals
A one year course to start in September 2021. The course will offer an opportunity for personal and professional development and include the following themes and topics: exploration of the life phases, biographical exercises, working with experiences of the threshold and the needs of our time, inner work (including meditation), working with conflict and difference, counselling skills and the art of dialogue.
We will be offering a series of introductory online events throughout 2021 that offer tasters – so look out for updates and further information on the PABC website www.biographicalcounsellors.org.uk. Don’t forget that we also have a Facebook page: Biographical Counsellors and Biography Work UK.
The course facilitators are Jane Chase and Pauline Marksteiner, with course carriers; Giovanna Mabanta, Christina Lines, Johanna Dean. The course will also include invited tutors for working with specific themes. Course consultant: Margli Matthews.
This initiative is supported by the PABC (Professional Association of Biographical Counsellors) .
Please let people know who might be interested!
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.