10:00 – 13:00
For the second morning we welcome an Organisational Psychologist to help us understand behaviour patterns and to learn strategies for facilitating change in ourselves and in our clients. We will consider why we cling to certain behaviours, and what the critical blockers may be. This is guided by our relationship with pleasure and discomfort; confidence and competence, action and motivation.
Building on what we learned about ourselves the day before, we will explore our own patterns, drivers and blocks. Then learn how this can be used in an education and healthcare setting.
14:00 – 17:00
The afternoon, led by Dawn Estefan, will start with an initial group process which starts with you owning your judgments with the word ‘I’ as a way of bonding and exploration of what is in the unconscious. We then move outwards from ‘I’ to ‘What’ ie; actions arising from this.
The analysis is built to explore, assess and address your unconscious biases and prejudice. This powerful workshop led by Dawn Estefan will be using the ‘individual’ model of analysis to inform analysis of the student Voice Rehabilitation Specialist.
In a typical experiential analytic group, a process evolves from which everyone gains at the same time. A stimulating interaction between group members becomes the focus of the brief so that understanding group interactions, conversations and events becomes a powerful way of learning about the brief itself, the self and the client group.
Any fears that it will be too difficult to talk about the work in the group soon disappear in the animated and helping atmosphere of the group. Sharing feelings and experiences in an intense, lively and supportive group creates an atmosphere in which mutual confidence and support can develop.
Past patterns of attitudes, feelings and behaviour then appear in the group and analysis, and the thought about these patterns opens the path of growth and development. Group members see themselves through the eyes of others and their clients. They gain new insights about themselves and learn about themselves and others through the work others do in the group to gain greater insight about their behaviour/practice and relationships.
Through the relationships that develop within the group a living demonstration is provided of how past patterns of behaviour can reproduce themselves in their work and block growth and creativity in the work. Analysis of this process opens the way for critical thought and change.