This workshop will aim to define and explore the functions of fantasies and nightmares in the human psyche and creative ways to use them in our work with clients.
Alan maintains that, if we are to work creatively with our clients in a way that is both meaningful and transformative, we need to embrace a wide range of interventions to fully utilise the therapeutic encounter. He believes that fantasies and nightmares offer excellent opportunities to work with core wounds and enduring relational themes in the immediate moment, enabling clients to connect at a deeper level with their emotions and their ‘felt sense’ of being in the world. Alan recognises that the images and metaphors that are evoked in fantasies and nightmares are provocative and can become catalysts for deep personal growth for both client and counsellor.
About the presenter
Alan Leach (BSc.Clin.Psych.) studied at the Gestalt Therapy Institute of Philadelphia and has over 30 years experience in the counselling field. His professional expertise embraces the topics of bereavement, dreams, shame and he was a member of the 9/11 Bereavement Support Team in NYC. He practices as a counselling lecturer, gestalt psychotherapist and supervisor in East Riding of Yorkshire, UK. He has been working therapeutically with shame and dreams for many years, leading workshops in the UK, Norway and USA.
Date: Thur 23 & Fri 24 SEPT 2021 (2.00pm to 5.15pm AEST)
Location: online via zoom (registrants will receive an invitation to participate and all the details they require in advance of the date)
This event counts as 6 hours of category A CPD for PACFA’s membership renewal requirements
For full details regarding the event please go to the website.