Workshops

These are all facilitated by Vivian, and look at a range of everyday issues that are often profoundly influenced by trauma experiences.

 

Information for current students:

Current training students (those currently attending the Professional Training) are welcome to attend those workshops with Vivian to help with representing and to learn more about the work in an open workshop setting. The cost for students to attend is £20 to cover Centre costs. It may also be possible for students to do a process themselves if there is time after the workshop attendees have completed theirs. The cost of this to the student will be £80 on top of the basic £20 cost.


Who am I?                 Understanding Identity & trauma

29-30 July 2017 - to Apply click here

 

The deepest and most profound trauma we can experience we now know is the Trauma of Identity. Usually this happens very early in our life, when we are helpless and entirely dependent. The context in which we arrive, our family, our mother & father, we have no control over, and yet this context is all we have.

 

This workshop provides a space for personal exploration using the Intention Method.




Love, Sex & Relationships

23-24 September

A workshop with Vivian Broughton

Centre for Healthy Autonomy

Love... what is it, and what is 'healthy' love? Am I capable of loving? How do we know we can love? Can we receive love? What is 'falling in love'? How can we understand this primary and primal emotion?

And sex... what is it?... and, again, what is 'healthy' sex? Of course we know that sex is about procreation, but our lives seem to be dominated by sex and sexuality and gender.

And then the subject of Relationships... are my relationships healthy or painful, loving or torturing, satisfying or a constant source of confusion, despair and hopelessness?

 

During the workshop we will work with participants' personal issued to explore and understand these topics better.



Healthy Parents, Healthy Child

7-8 October, 2017

A workshop with Maria Green and Lucy Jameson

The Centre for Healthy Autonomy

A two-day experiential workshop focusing on the parent-child relationship and what effects the healthy of a parent's psyche has on their children. We will explore:

  • What it means to be a healthy parent
  • How we survive as children of unhealthy parents
  • How our early experiences create the framework for the relationship skills we develop

During the workshop Maria and Lucy will work with personal issues brought by participants.



Healthy Eating: what does this mean?

4-5 November 2017

A workshop with Vivian Broughton

The Centre for Healthy Autonomy

Food is an essential need of life, but our relationship with food, how we eat, how we feel about food, how we use food... all of this comes from very early in our life.

Our relationship with food in its original form is inextricably linked with our relationship with our mother, and I have come to the conclusion that very few of us have a simple, healthy relationship with food. Many of us do not recognise the experience of hunger, primarily because we are numb to it. 

 

In this workshop we will explore our issues with food and eating through personal explorations of participants.




The Body Remembers

10-11 February 2018

A workshop with Vivian Broughton

The Centre for Healthy Autonomy

Psychological splitting is the primary survival impulse as a result of trauma, and this is held in the body, in the muscles, tendons and ligaments that remain in tension in order to hold the unbearable experiences of trauma out of consciousness. All traumatic experiences are experiences of the psyche and the body. The psyche splits off the trauma experience and the body is required to hold the resulting tension... for years, sometimes for a lifetime. 

During the workshop we will work with participants' personal issues to understand physical ailments as a consequence of trauma.


To find out about Open Workshops click here