Sun, 03 Nov | Friends Room

Absent Fathers & The Forgiveness Model

Forgiveness- " A psychological work in continuation of the labour of mourning, with the power to safe guard the gains of a successful mourning process
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Absent Fathers & The Forgiveness Model

Time & Location

03 Nov 2019, 06:28 – 6:43
Friends Room, Brighton

About The Event

Absent Fathers & The Forgiveness Model

Forgiveness belongs within the psychoanalytic relationship.

Forgiveness can be described as follows; " A psychological work in continuation of the labour of mourning, with the power to safe guard the gains of a successful mourning process. It is minimally defensive, developmentally progressive and unconsciously motivated (Siassi, 2007).

 In the UK nearly 1 million children are growing up without any meaningful contact with their fathers, and the number of single-parent families has rapidly increased over the past 30 years by nearly 30%. We cannot underestimate the impact and scars of growing up fatherless - how this contributes to both the shaping landscape of identity and leads to further transmission within family systems.. Statistics show that fatherless children are more likely to be raised in poverty, drop out of school, develop addiction problems, be incarcerated, commit suicide, and show violent behaviour. Much of the discourse demonstrate a public heath issue and epidemic.. 

Benefits and learning outcomes. 

By the end of this workshop you will:

1. Applicability- Learn about the stages of the forgiveness model and begin to carry this message in your client base.

2. Clarity on the process- Understand what forgiveness is and what it is not within a therapeutic setting.

3.  Resonance- Have a deeper understanding of your own process and misconceptions about forgiveness.

4. Skill set- We provide you with a tool kit and on going community and training, support and  including retreats.

5. Transformation- Learn to convert about the impact of fatherlessness and how to use play and creativity to foster insight and change.

6.Resources-  Know more about clinical research in relation to the forgiveness model.

7. Learn the differences effects within gender differences. and how to identify this within your clients.

The Forgiveness model.

 During the course of the day we will learn about the stages of the forgiveness model by Robert Enright.. The forgiveness model is a humanistic model that has been empirically validated by the American Psychological Association. It deals with uncovering anger, resentment and revenge. And offers an opportunity for working through painful scarring through journaling, guided meditations and self-compassion. Forgiveness is often complex and a very misunderstood tool which can nonetheless be very transformative.

In this workshop we present the complex variables of the 4 stages of forgiveness and the possibility of forgiving, through key research, discussions and a guided forgiveness meditation 

The Presenter: William Fley

is a clinician in private practice who also provides training for mental health practitioners through workshops and retreats;  including with community leaders to help them adapt in the face of on-going physical, emotional, organisational and societal change.  A fully accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and Breathworks Mindfulness, William is the founder of and holds Masters degrees from Birkbeck College, University of London and Roehampton University.

Working across gender, culture, race and political lines is challenging.  As clinicians we may often encounter the challenges of broken systems or systemic oppression in our work with clients or in our own professional and personal lives.  Helping to tackle these issues is a key theme of William’s professional work.  He is also conducting research into, and producing and presenting a programme on, ‘Absent Fathers and the Forgiveness Model’ which is about tackling the epidemic of fatherlessness in our society and its effects on mental health.

Dates and venues for workshops in 2019:

1.  Brockenhurst Village Hall, New Forest

Sunday October 20th

2. St Mary’s Church, Putney High Street, London

Saturday November 9

3.  Brighton, Friends' Room

Saturday 2 November

Cost £90 (£60 concessions) payable by cheque or paypal.

This workshop provides 6 hours of certificated CPD.

All workshops run from 10am to 5pm

To make an enquiry or to book, Plese CPD regiratration page and pay using paypal or bank transfer. 

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