Forgiveness model for counsellors and psychotherapists
Forgiveness is Empowering, We aim to facilitate the forgiveness process by way of psychological research and also mindfulness.
In May 2018, Coventry University hosted an international forgiveness conference. While the concepts of forgiveness may have a religious connotation, the psychological industry is now looking deeper it’s relevance for mental health. The British Psychological Society is now also beginning to investigate key concepts of this model such as the justice factor, revenge and reconciliation, the complexity and matrix of unforgiveness as well as the misunderstanding of what the process of forgiveness entails. Of particular importance are the effects of a life of non-forgiveness, and how we may work with these concepts in a therapeutic setting.
Aims and Objectives :
Learn the forgiveness model by Dr Robert Enright as endorsed by the American Psychological Society
Develop how we work with concepts of injustice in the therapeutic setting
Hear, and learn from, real case studies to obtain a deeper understanding of the impact and effects of a fatherless upbringing
Learn the principles of forgiveness as set out by Jack Kornfield, including a guided meditation and dedication.
This workshop provides 6 hours of CPD
10:15 Welcome, introductions, aims and objectives
10:45 Overview of research research into forgiveness
12:00 Forgiveness model
12:30 ‘Facilitation of our narratives’
14:15 Research into the effects of ‘absent fathers’
14:30 Learn the principles and practice of forgiveness by Jack Kornfield
15:00 Group discussion (1)
16:00 Group discussion (2)
16:30 Forgiveness meditation
17:00 Dedication & close
Date, time and venue:
Sunday July 29th, 10am- 5pm
Brockenhurst Village Hall, Highwood Rd,
Brockenhurst SO42 7RY
To book, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Cost: £90 or £60 for concessions and students
Payments can be made via paypal or by cheque to:
12 Studio House,
Yeovilton Close, Everton, SO41 0JS
About the presenter:
William Fley BPsS, MBACP
Like any therapeutic process, the forgiveness therapeutic method also has its way of helping people look at the injustices of the past, including traumas; and looking at the perpetrators with a different, compassionate and holistic perspective.
When we arrive at a place where our future is no longer held hostage to predisposed legacy or script, then we know we have arrived. The past is gone and the future is not here either. But many of us coming from horrific situations cannot bear the present.
William qualified as an integrative counsellor and psychotherapist from Roehampton University. He is an experienced group facilitator, and initially worked in the NHS treating bereavement and trauma before moving into private practice. He has trained with Breathworks and the Oxford Mindfulness Centre. And has developed Forgiveness Empowerment workshops and weekends.
William has an MA from Birkbeck College. And is an experienced lecturer, having taught at the Universities of Brighton and London.