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- CPD Training with Christianne Sanderson
All our workshops are delivered in an accepting environment that promotes self-awareness and exploration. Whilst individuals will take away what they need from our work together, the workshops are not a substitute for therapy and we always recommend individuals ensure they have emotional support in place if they feel the content may stimulate past experiences. They are a powerful way to break silence and end isolation.
**Awareness Raising Workshops for 2013**
Please note that all our workshops are mixed
and are for survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse and Adult Assault only
Please call the office to book your place as space is limited,
if you arrive on the day without doing so you may be turned away
Please note that the workshops listed below carry a fee of £20 per person (non-refundable)
This is due to a lack of funding
Fear & Anger
Saturday 25th May 2013: 12 – 4pm
“The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change”Carl Rogers
Anger & Fear can be strong reactions that guide us through life. Our understanding of each can be gained through deeper self-awareness of our physical and emotional responses, some of which may seem to be automatic.
We will explore the relationship between Anger and Fear as a means of promoting greater levels of choice and awareness. Through group and individual work we will consider the role of anger and fear I our lives. You will be invited to reflect ways of reclaiming your anger and fear as a constructive ally, rather than a de-constructive enemy with us.
Saturday 22nd June 2013: 12 – 4pm
“The good life is a process, not a state of being. It is a direction not a destination.” Carl Rogers
What does it mean to have ‘Personal Power’? Authentic Power is a concept we shall explore in order to understand our relationship with objects and ideas of ‘being’ connected to others. We will provide a space and activities to enable participants to gain awareness of what may lead them to ‘give’ away their Personal Power. We shall also explore alternative ways of stating our needs more clearly and more authentically.
Your ‘Lost’ Self
Saturday 20th July 2013: 12 – 4pm
“The shoe that fits one person pinches another; there is no recipe for the living that suits all cases”. Carl Jung
Underneath layers of personal experiences lies the organic self. That part of you that is trustworthy and insightful. Together we will work towards understanding what gets in the way of listening to that trustworthy part of who we are. What are eth conditions we place around self and others. Greater self-awareness can promote a climate of choice, where you have more options.
PROFESSIONAL TRAINING ONLY
CPD Training with Christiane Sanderson
The following dates have been pre-booked, subject matter will be advertised soon
Saturay 21st September 2013 – 10am – 4pm
Saturday 23rd November 2013 – 10am – 4pm
A NEW PLAY FROM MOSAC FROM THE MOUTHS OF MOTHERS is a powerful and inspiring drama which tells seven true stories of child sexual abuse using verbatim theatre techniques.
FROM THE MOUTHS OF MOTHERS was created by London-based playwright Amanda Stuart Fisher from 14 hours of interviews with mothers who had discovered that their children had been sexually abused.
Alright, he got his silly five years but he only done eighteen months or something and he’s free now – he can do what he likes. But all three of my children have got a sentence for life.
The play shares with us the voices of mothers who have had to fight to get the support their children needed in the face of terrifying abuse.
Through these interweaved narratives, we learn about failings in Britain’s judicial processes, a lack of support and recognition in the social services and doctors who overlook the physical signs of abuse.
Crossing all walks of life, the play brings us stories of the mothers who become fighters for their children, who risk losing everything in their bid to protect their children from further abuse.
The judge said: ‘if I make an order to allow your father to apply for contact, you realise you have to comply, you have no choice.’ I just basically stood up and I said I don’t care who tells me… I will not subject my daughter to further abuse. I would rather go to prison’
FROM THE MOUTHS OF MOTHERS was created as a collaboration with Mosac, a UK charity which supports non-abusing parents and carers of children whose children have been sexually abused and The Royal Central School of Speech & Drama, University of London and Awards for All.
FROM THE MOUTHS OF MOTHERS will be at The Pleasance, Islington from 22-25 May. Tickets are £12, £10 concessions and can be purchased at www.pleasance.co.uk.
For more information online please visit www.pleasance.co.uk .
For more information on Mosac and its support for non-abusing parents and carers of sexually abused children, please visit www.mosac.org.uk.