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Mon, 24 Apr


Online workshop

Working with Clients Who have "Grown Up too Fast"

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Working with Clients Who have "Grown Up too Fast"
Working with Clients Who have "Grown Up too Fast"

Time & Location

24 Apr 2023, 10:00 – 12:00

Online workshop

About the event

Event price: By donation

Booking details:

Many clients creatively come up with an idea of what it is to be an adult when they are still very young, e.g because their life situation demanded they take on responsibilities that belonged to those looking after them. Unsurprisingly, such ideas of what it is to be an adult are often self-limiting. But they can be very persistent, preventing the person from developing a less self-limiting and richer conception of adulthood. Working with this type of issue can be difficult, as the client often appears (to themselves and to the practitioner) as more able and more sorted than they actually are. 

Using a series of client case studies the workshop will look at: 

  • Spotting when clients are operating with a version of adulthood that was invented by them when they were a child
  • Helping clients understand that how they are being an adult now is just one way of being an adult and that they are alternatives they might prefer
  • Creative ways of working with a client to figure out the kind of adult they’d like to be
  • Gentle ways of helping let the person let go of the child’s version of adulthood, while honouring the protection and service it has done for them in the past

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