Susan Groves

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Master Class

The mindful practitioner

A Master Class with Susan Groves

 Open to all.

 

Core Process Psychotherapy offers a contemplative approach to relationship, to both oneself and others.  Its hallmark is the development of presence and awareness.  Qualities such as equanimity and compassion are brought into the relational field with the client.  Subtle experiences that arise within this relationship are carefully attended to.  There is emphasis on resourcing the practitioner so that they are able to feel centred and at ease, and to bring their attention into the present moment with the client.

 

It will include an introduction to the Core Process model, some experiential work and a demonstration session.

I am offering a weekday and a weekend opportunity for this.

Dates:  Wednesday 13 May and  Saturday 16 May.

Time:  Both events run from 2.30 – 5 p.m.

Venue:  17 Balmoral Road Plumstead (near Plumstead Pick ‘n Pay)

Cost:  R200.

Booking:  All bookings and payment by Monday 11 May.  Contact Susan on 021-7616373 or susancgroves@gmail.com.

Susan Groves runs a private practice and offers training and supervision.  She accredited at the Karuna Institute in Devon, England with an MA in Core Process Psychotherapy.  Susan’s first collection of writing, Pleasure-in-relating, was published by Modjaji in 2013.

 

 

www.susangroves.com

Supervision

Supervision group in Contemplative Therapeutic Practice for people involved in clinical work with clients

This is a monthly group for those involved in clinical work with clients.

After you have attended a session and seen how this approach works for you I will ask that there is a commitment made to the group.  The group will probably agree to be closed and then open to new members when the group agrees to do this.

The length of the session is dependent on the number of people attending.  When the group is 3 supervisees it will last 2 hours.  For 2 people we will meet for 90 minutes and if only 1 person can attend, 1 hour.  The fee will remain the same.

The cost is R500 per person per session.  You may pay in cash or through EFT.  Please pay by the day of the meeting and let me know once you’ve made payment.

Application form for training program

 Application Form for Training Program

 

Contemplative Therapeutic Practice

 

 

All information is confidential.

 

 

 

Personal Details:  Full name, address, telephone numbers, e-mail address.

 

 

Work history:  Give (brief) details of your work history.

 

 

Intention:  Write something about why you wish to attend the program.

 

 

Previous experience:  Give details of your experience of receiving psychotherapy, counselling, bodywork, or group work.

 

 

Spiritual practice:  Do you or have you had a particular spiritual practice?

 

 

Any psychiatric or medical history:  Please give details of any psychiatric treatment or medical conditions.

 

 

Support:  Please write something about what and who supports and nourishes you personally, physically, spiritually and professionally.

 

 

Is there anything particular happening in your life at present/recently that you’d like me to know about?

 

 

Previous talks etc:  Have you attended any of the previous talks/workshops on Core Process Psychotherapy?  If so, which.

Contemplative Therapeutic Practice – training program beginning August 2015 – and expected outcomes

Contemplative Therapeutic Practice

Training Program for those in the Caring Professions and other interested people

18 CPD points

Starts 15 August 2015

6 Saturday mornings between August and November 2015.

This course is a practical introduction to the Core Process model.  It offers opportunities for professional development, inspiration, support and a fresh approach – both for those who find themselves stressed or overstretched within caring and therapeutic roles, and for those seeking to enhance and deepen their work and understanding.

 Core Process Psychotherapy offers a contemplative approach to relationship, to both oneself and others.  Its hallmark is the development of presence and awareness.  Qualities such as equanimity and compassion are brought into the relational field with the client.  Subtle experiences that arise within this relationship are carefully attended to.  There is emphasis on resourcing the practitioner so that they are able to feel centred and at ease, and to bring their attention into the present moment with the client.

This will be a closed group.  There will be an emphasis on experiential learning.

Dates: Saturdays August 15, September 5 and 26, October 17 and November 7 and 28.

Times:  0930 – 1230

Venue:  17 Balmoral Road Plumstead (near the Plumstead Pick ‘n Pay.)

Commitment:  The commitment is to the entire program. Trainees will meet with their co-trainees between sessions to consolidate the learning.

Cost and booking: R2500. R800 deposit and 5 x R340 thereafter.  Bookings close 15 July.

Application:  On expressing interest or applying you will be sent an application form.  There is an opportunity to meet for an interview before the training. There is no charge for this.

Contact:  To enquire further or apply, contact Susan Groves on 021-7616373 or susancgroves@gmail.com.

Susan Groves trained at the Karuna Institute in Devon, England, where she received an MA in Core Process Psychotherapy.  The Karuna Institute was founded in 1984 (www.karuna-institute.co.uk/core).

 Expected Outcomes

Trainees will have a deeper sense of the importance of noticing what supports them in their work and life and begin to orient towards this.

Trainees will have an understanding of Core Process Psychotherapy as a psycho-spiritual practice and its roots in Buddhist understanding and practice.

Trainees will have an appreciation of the power of intention, and will have begun to practice holding the qualities of compassion, joy, equanimity and kindness.

Trainees will have had the opportunity to practice being and presence in relationship and be able to offer this quality – at least to some degree – towards others and themselves.

Trainees would have begun to enquire into the realm of body sensation for themselves and in relationship.  This is subtle territory but a beginning would have been made.

Trainees will have an appreciation of the value of boundary and the importance of offering this to themselves and others.

Trainees would have received input in working with trauma in terms of the core process model.

Trainees may well experience a new enthusiasm and appreciation for their clinical work and feel equipped to approach this with an enhanced repertoire of skills.

Ten thousand flowers in spring, the moon in autumn,
a cool breeze in summer, snow in winter.
If your mind isn't clouded by unnecessary things,
this is the best season of your life.

- Wu-men (1183-1260)