An experimental course integrating Core Process Psychotherapy and the enquiry into racial justice

An experimental course integrating Core Process Psychotherapy and the enquiry into racial justice

This course enquiring into racial justice hopes to offer containment through the framework of the Core Process model. This is the first time the course has run.  There is an emphasis on experiential learning.  It is offered online.  Please see here for guiding aspirations and aims.  Please see here for more on Core Process Psychotherapy.

The course is for those who are seen as and identify as white.  Frankly, this is because we have work to do.

Commitment:  4 Saturday mornings between May and July 2023.  The dates are May 20th, June 10th , July 8th and 29th 0930-1230.  Participants need to be able to commit to attending all sessions and to meet with one another between sessions.

Cost: £250 payable by 12 May.

Booking: Booking closes on 8 May 2023.  Numbers will be limited to between 4 and 6 people. It is a closed group.

Application:  On expressing interest or applying I will send you an application form and if helpful we will arrange to meet.

A taster event: I will be offering an event – Trauma and the white body –  through onlinevents on Thursday 4 May 1000-1200.  This could give you a sense of my approach.

It is all-important how we do the enquiry into racial justice.  We will provide an environment of creativity and spaciousness. Each session aims to include input and practice from Core Process psychotherapy as well as a presentation and enquiry around the theme of racial justice.  There will be periods of individual work/play and work in pairs or groups.  The Core Process model will enable us to bring presence, awareness and attention to the subtle to this enquiry.  There will be an emphasis throughout on grounding and self-and-other care.

Susan Groves has an MA in Core Process Psychotherapy and is registered with UKCP.   She has run courses in South Africa on Core Process Psychotherapy and in the last 4 years has offered events in the UK exploring whiteness and racial justice.  In this course she will integrate these two specialities, confident that the depth of holding Core Process offers can support and enable the enquiry into racial justice.


Your work is deeply tender. You move with such care and consideration. That’s a healing practice in itself and an antidote to the history of trauma. Your approach is a balm in this work.

Toni Stuart, poet, performer and mentor.

I loved your creative & uniquely embodied offering to us as white people together.

Jassy Denison, founder member of the white awareness sangha and member of the UK Order of Interbeing.

This is the hardest territory to go to in myself.  You’re including things that others aren’t including.  You touched into something very deep, something so old.  No one can get this yet.  We walk round this together, not towards it yet. [These are] shards of history that live in us. [There is an] artistic and performative element to your presentation.  I was affected.

James Scurry, Core Process Psychotherapist and writer