Category: Groups

Learning In An Unstructured Group – Dot Clark & Colin Lago

Dot Clark

An hour of conversation with Colin Lago and Dot Clark on their experiences of holding open learning environments.

Colin has, for some time now, been facilitating the Temenos Postgraduate Supervision Training using this mode of learning, and Dot has joined him as co-facilitator on the last two courses. The next course is due to begin in October 2014.

The aim of creating such a learning environment is to enable participants to take responsibility for their own learning process and to support the making of meaning within a rich context of appropriate resources and relationships.

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Personal Growth And Societal Impact: The PCA as Ethics, Philosophy and Psychology for Personal and Social Change – Peter F. Schmid

The world faces substantial challenges: from globalization to climate change and the planet’s limited resources, from religious warfare and terrorism to new ways of inter- and intra-national relationships and community, partnership and ‘family’ building – to only name a few.

This calls for a considerable change in the self-understanding of us humans. I am convinced that we have the potential to deal with the encounters ahead constructively, if we indeed understand and approach them as encounters, we have to face and are able to do so.

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Encounter Groups: A Place to Experience the Magic? – Terry Daly

Terry Daly

Terry has been in Encounter groups from the age of 14 and has experienced much ‘magic’ in the moments of connection with other human beings in this unique and radical context.

Terry is passionate about the need for difference to be spoken and heard in all walks of life and feels that even after more than 40 years of history the Encounter Group is still a relevant context to make contact with others while being authentically ourselves.

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Encounter Groups A Passionate Presence – Interview with Peggy Natiello

Peggy Natiello authored “The Person-Centered Approach: A passionate presence” as a challenge to those who practice the person-centered approach “to recognize and fully engage the philosophical belief system, the passionate style of living and the integrity that person-centeredness demands.” Her challenge extends to both therapists working one to one and those who would enter the encounter group experience.

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