1.Workshop, weekend Bhuddist Psychology, 28 & 29 October 2017
Buddhist Psychology and Other-Centred Approach, an approach developed in the UK which offers a practical and positive therapeutic approach based on Buddhist psychology and a combination of Western and Eastern therapy.
First of two weekends in Buddhist Psychology and Other-Centred Pychotherapy
Mindful Therapy, Therapeutic Mindfulness OCTOBER 28 & 29 2017
Mindfulness has become increasingly popular in the West in recent years and is used in mental health contexts as well as in promoting general wellbeing. Many people learn mindfulness because they are experiencing stress and anxiety in their lives which may be rooted in psychological distress. The fields of mindfulness teaching and psychotherapy are therefore complementary and often overlap. Mindfulness teachers may find themselves listening to the troubling experiences of their students and psychotherapists may sometimes find that teaching mindfulness skills is helpful to their clients. This weekend we will look at ways in which mindfulness teachers and therapists might learn from one another. We will reflect on different ways in which mindfulness and therapeutic counselling skills can be integrated, reviewing similarities and differences between different approaches. We will explore limits and boundaries of each way of working and look at ways that mindfulness teachers can bring a more in depth way of listening to the often fleeting interactions that they have.
Buddhist Psychology and Other-Centred Pychotherapy is practical and will be useful to anyone who wants to explore human communication and experience from a personal or professional interest. Whilst the workshop will offer valuable CPD training for professional psychotherapists and counsellors, it will also be helpful to those in other caring professions or to people seeking to explore their own experience.
Buddhist psychology provides insight into how people experience the world and create their own reality. This personal reality takes the form of a protective bubble, insulating the person from unwanted experiences to some degree, but also imposing limitations on their life. This approach differs from Western psychology in its way of approaching psychological problems. Whilst Western therapies often focus predominantly on the feelings and experiences of the person, refocusing the client’s attention onto the self-world with questions like: "what does it mean for you?" And "How do you feel it?", a Buddhist approach encourages deeper involvement with ‘the other’. It is a deep enquiry into reality in all its complexity, using questions such as: "So what is really true for them?" and "I wonder what that means for her?" In this way, the client is invited to connect more fully with his lived experience, loosening the hold of prejudice and assumptions, and achieving a more positive outward-looking attitude. The resulting encounter with others and with the environment is profoundly healing. Other-centred method provides an approach to mental problems which draws on a different perspective.
Caroline Brazier is a Buddhist and has practiced for more than twenty years as a therapist, trainer and lecturer. She is course leader of the Tariki Training Programme in Other-Centred Approach in England. She has written six books on Buddhism and psychology and is author of many chapters and papers on the subject. To find out more about her work, see www.buddhistpsychology.info or watch the video.
The weekends are held in het Aaandachtspunt in Zeist, the Netherlands .
Registration & coffee: Saturday 9:30;
Programme: Saturday and Sunday at 10:00 - 16:30.
The number of participants is limited to max. 20; Teaching will be in English with some translation so you need a basic knowledge of English
The price for one weekend is € 185, -. incl. VAT, coffee / tea and lunch.
The price for both weekends is € 320,- incl-. VAT, coffee / tea and lunch.
A significant portion of the proceeds will benefit Tariki Trust and its main centre The Buddhist House, Narborough.