Mon, 04 Dec|
Working with Hopelessness Workshop with Joanna Groves
Time & Location
04 Dec 2023, 10:00 – 12:00
About the event
Event price: By donation
How do we hold space for hopelessness and maintain a sense of self in our work? The sorrows of the world reach wide and deep…climate change, oppression, concerns for the future, economic crisis, late life neurodivergent diagnoses, post-pandemic loss & anxieties...
As practitioners, it’s important to explore our own experiences and ways of working with hopelessness so that we may tend to others. Drawing on the work of Francis Weller, Sharon Blackie, and others, we’ll explore ideas of The Long Dark. Hopelessness as a necessary and life affirming part of living in the world as it is today. When seen through this lens, we can support our clients to access imagination, connection to nature, and the growth and healing possibilities that hopelessness brings.
In this experiential presentation we’ll look at practical ways you can work with hopelessness using ‘gateways’ that facilitate curiosity. This approach will also enhance your understanding of the transference / countertransference in your work.