Upcoming Boulder workshop:
Expressive Writing for Health and Trauma Recovery: Tools for Counseling Practice
An experiential workshop for counselors and other health professionals.
Saturday September 19th 9.30am-12.30
100 Arapahoe, Boulder
Cost: $50 (concessions available)
Expand your counseling repertoire by learning about expressive writing as a tool for therapy.
There is a proven relationship between expressive writing and health/trauma recovery. A traumatic event can be integrated when a client translates emotions into a written narrative, assigning meaning and coherence (as evidenced by the research of social psychologist James W. Pennebaker and others).
In this workshop a counselor and a client will together:
- describe what expressive writing is and how it relates to health/trauma recovery
- guide you through the experience of several writing techniques to take away as resources for your clients to further therapeutic goals
- discuss expressive writing as an adjunct to counseling with case examples
- offer expressive writing tools for self-supervision
Kate Thompson, MA, CJT, author of Therapeutic Journal Writing: An Introduction for Professionals
Carolyn Jennings, Journal to the Self® facilitator, author of Hunger Speaks: a memoir told in poetry whose journals were key to her recovery from an eating disorder
April 9-10 2015 Denver Convention Center
Writing for Health & Trauma Recovery: Tools for Counseling Practice
Kate Thompson & Carolyn Jennings
Poster presentation available here: poster-final .
Adult Adoptee Support Group
“We need better stories for the stories around adoption.”
“Adopted people may feel silenced”
Author, Jeanette Winterson
It is not uncommon for adoption-related issues to crop up throughout the lifespan. Often they go unrecognised. As an adoptee myself I know how these issues can unexpectedly re-appear; this group will help you explore how they affect you and help you make sense of your feelings. You will find community and support as you share your experience and tell your story. We will look at relationships in family and work settings, self-esteem issues, recurring patterns in your life and other significant things.
AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF PLACE:
An expressive writing workshop with
Kate Thompson MA, CJT
Telling our stories through the places and landscapes of our hearts, minds and souls
Date: Thursday 18 September 2014, 2.30-6pm
Place: Grindleford, Hope Valley
This workshop is a creative exploration of place as a factor in forming and transforming the self. Just as we imprint the places we pass through, places imprint us in a reciprocal/symbiotic way. Join Kate to write and share your story. Remembering and re-entering places of significance can deepen your relationship with yourself and others. You will be guided to investigate the landscapes of your life and to discover more about the person you are in the inspiring landscape of the Derbyshire Peak District.
Weather permitting, we will spend some of the time outside.
No previous writing experience is needed.
A varied group will enrich the experience.
Kate Thompson MA, CJF is an existential counsellor, journal therapist and writer. Her first degree was English Literature at the University of Cambridge followed by training in counselling and psychotherapy in London & Denver. She is core faculty at the Therapeutic Writing Institute, Denver, lecturer at the New School of Psychotherapy & Counselling, London, and an associate of the Boulder Psychotherapy Institute. She lives in Boulder, Colorado.
Her publications include Therapeutic Journal Writing: An Introduction for Professionals, Writing Works: A Resource Handbook for Therapeutic Writing Workshops and Activities and Writing Routes: A Resource Handbook of Therapeutic Writing.
For more information or to reserve a place contact Kate:
The Third Eye on the Telephone
The Third Eye on the telephone: a supervision & support group for therapeutic writing facilitators
This group will meets once every 2 weeks for 5 sessions starti:
4.30-6pm London time
Dates: 16th April, 30th April, 14th May, 28th May, 11th June
Cost: $150 (instalment plans available – contact me for details)
This will be a distance learning group for therapeutic writing practitioners where we can discuss issues such as: group dynamics, how to think about mental health issues, boundaries, practice issues, as they occur in our groups. This is a way to share best practice, get consultation, think & write together and develop journal writing for self-supervision and reflective practice. It’s a forum for you to ask your questions about your work and find community and support. Join colleagues from all over the globe during this time.
Sessions will have space for sharing, feedback and support and will be tailored to individual requirements. We will include a short writing process and ideas about how to use it as part of your practice.
Groups will be limited to 6-8 participants.
- Journal Therapy
- Existential Psychotherapy to individuals, couples and groups.
- Supervision, consultation, mentoring, coaching to therapists, health professionals, educators, writers & writing facilitators
- Training in the use of journal writing as a therapeutic tool & professional reflective practice.
“I practice from my home in the glorious setting of the foothills of the Rockies and I also have an office in central Boulder. I work online using skype or e-mail and by telephone. My clients come from many countries in different parts of the globe.”
THE THIRD EYE
A REFLECTIVE WRITING GROUP FOR THERAPISTS, WRITING FACILITATORS & HEALTH PROFESSIONALS
OPENING YOUR JOURNAL FOR SELF-SUPERVISION AND REFLECTIVE PRACTICE
Who is it for?
Helping and healing professionals:
Join a small group of fellow practitioners and begin to develop new means of self-support and self-care as we reflect together. We will use some of the classic journal writing techniques (such as Captured Moments, dialogues, perspectives) and other expressive writing prompts to reflect on our work with others and the effect it has on our lives.
write in community, practice at leisure
NEXT MEETING: Monday September 9th 2013 4.30-6.30pm
Frequency: Monthly (2nd Monday)
Cost: $35 per session (book 3 sessions for $90)
Where: Boulder, Colorado
15 minutes from Chautauqua Park (in central Boulder in difficult weather conditions)
phone: 303-870-5775/ 303-443-3816