We should talk about this problem. There is a beautiful creature living in a hole you have dug. So at night I set fruit and grains and little pots of wine and milk beside your soft earthen mounds. And I often sing. But still, my dear, you do not come out. I have fallen in love with Someone who hides inside you. We should talk about this problem – otherwise, I will never leave you alone.

Courses for the Public and Continuing Professional Development

I run a number of workshops. Just click on ‘more info’ to see a leaflet. Or you can request to be on my mailing list and I will let you know whenever a new workshop is coming up.

Most workshops are held in Central London or West London but I’m happy to consider travelling to other locations on request.

Integrating Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (with a touch of the transpersonal)

A popular workshop since 2002, this 3-day workshop — part-lecture, part-experiential — is aimed at counsellors, psychotherapists, students of counselling and psychotherapy, life coaches, trainers, etc. The workshop makes integrating CBT easy and my transpersonal and integrative training helps bring CBT to life.

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Addictions, Altered States and Uncontrollable Urges

A two-day experiential workshop exploring addictions from a transpersonal perspective. I have over 30 years’ experience in the field of addiction and this exciting workshop is designed to get to the root of the addiction and help student and graduate counsellors, psychotherapists and student practitioners assist people suffering from this debilitating condition.

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Fat, Food and Body Image

In this 2-day workshop we will explore our unwanted excess weight and look at this from a different point-of-view. Is our weight a burden we’re forced to carry or does it carry a message from the unconscious that we need to hear? When we discuss our struggles with food and weight, we are talking not just about bodily urges but issues such as emotional appetites and wanting to be loved.

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Gestalt and the Transpersonal Two-Day Workshop

A two-day experiential workshop for counsellors, psychotherapists and student practitioners. Drawing on gestalt and process-oriented psychotherapeutic techniques, I will teach you how to work with a variety of modalities to help assist the client out of their comfort zone. Working in this way by-passes the intellect and facilitates the process known by gestaltists as ‘selfing’.

By working subtly, using advanced skills, the call of the soul is more easily heard and inner guidance becomes more accessible. By learning to listen to our dreaming body and its changing modalities—from talking to seeing, from hearing to sensing, from movement to feeling, we learn to harmonise with the natural process of life and to move with that, not seeking to control it, but simply observing its direction and facilitating that.

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One-Day Gestalt Refresher

A one-day experiential workshop for counsellors, psychotherapists and those in training, who have already attended my 3-day gestalt seminar at CCPE. The workshop is intended to be a refresher day and participants are invited to bring along cases for supervision and guidance in gestalt techniques (although this isn’t essential ~ participants can work on their own material too).

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Chakras and the Developmental Stages

Open to members of the public as well as interested professionals. A wonderful journey through the chakra system first laid down thousands of years ago in the yoga Upanishads ~ direct teachings received from the ancient Indian sages. In this workshop, drawing upon the model formulated by Anodea Judith, we will learn how the chakras have relevance in life today, how they pertain to developmental stages, how the chakras become out of balance, the types of issue this causes and how to diagnose chakra imbalances. Everybody will leave with their own ‘chakra map’. The follow-up workshop ‘Balancing the Chakras’ goes into more detail on how to work with imbalances in the chakra system.

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Balancing the Chakras

Open to members of the public as well as interested professionals. When the chakras are out of balance, the liberating and manifesting currents of the life force are blocked, causing many symptoms and is the reason many of us become us to become stuck in repetitive patterns of behaviour. In this workshop, we will learn how to balance the chakra system in by working psychologically, physically and spiritually. Techniques will include massage (clothed), reflexology points, sound and breath work, Hatha yoga postures and others.

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A Question of Love

A workshop (open to members of the public, as well as interested professionals) designed to explore the theory or romantic relationships and shed light on what causes us to get trapped in repetitive patterns of dysfunctional relationships or to have difficulty developing them at all.

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Good Grief

A two-day workshop designed for those working with the subject of dying, death and bereavement. We will explore the grieving process from a variety of theoretical, spiritual, religious and cultural perspectives.
In order to best serve our clients, we will look at our own loss history. If we have unfinished grief, how then do we help others face their own fears around living, dying and death; how do we help them deal with impending loss or to become more able to face the world without their loved one in it?

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For more information, dates, costs and locations on these and other workshops, click on the link to the leaflet and/or email me ~ lynn.somerfield@gmail.com

     
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