Reading Group 2020


Reading Group 2020


This is a reading group for practitioners who are working in the Emotion-Focused approach. This is an opportunity to read the current texts and consider them in the light of the Annandale approach. We want to have a reading group that meets every 2 months, 9.30-12.30pm. The group itself will organise to run the reading group, taking turns to present or discuss or facilitate the reading of the chapters. Michelle will coordinate this process.

Facilitator: Michelle

Dates: January 24, March 20, May 15, July 17, October 2, November 27, 2020

Time: 9.30am-12.30pm

Cost: No fee

Terms & Conditions: The general terms and conditions that relate to our services should be read via the following link: The Fine Print.

If you are interested in participating, please contact Michelle for further details. This reading group is aimed at practitioners who are working longterm in Emotion-Focused work. Priority will be given to practitioners who have completed the Therapy and Advanced Therapy courses with Michelle and Clare.

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In 2020, we will take the opportunity to read Michelle’s new book -

·      Emotion-Focused Psychotherapy: A practitioner’s guide

What happens when you see the effects of childhood maltreatment – when you have been trained in short-term work and you need another way to work with clients? This is the dilemma facing many practitioners. The Emotion- Focused approach has now been developed into a long-term psychotherapy. It is a humanistically and psychodynamically based relational psychotherapy, a treatment that understands the importance of emotions and processing emotional experience as well as the re-experiencing and regressions that are required for healing. Healing the inner child is a human endeavour and one that requires understanding, patience, respect, care and love. At the heart of this psychotherapy is the therapeutic relationship with both its real and symbolic aspects interwoven to create a safe space for clients to heal and recover their authentic self. This practitioner’s guide to Emotion-Focused psychotherapy provides the theory and practice behind this endeavour.