Workshops and Tutoring

Workshops and Tutoring

I will be facilitating a workshop series in 2020 featuring new material and scientific data, including neuroscience, which will focus on the development of unconditional positive self regard, or unconditional self love, and how that impacts physically, mentally and emotionally on our clients, and other people in ur lives.

The workshops will be largely experiential with some teaching, information, and resource sharing, and run on with an Person-Centred Approach (PCA); the material, which includes information for ‘dummies’ on quantum biology, quantum physics, epi-genetics, developments in personality theory, and neuroscience, aims to demonstrate scientifically why the PCA works so well if practiced in awareness knowledgeably, creatively and artfully. The philosophy, theory and principles I adhere to are described by Carl Rogers, below; principles that I believe are relevant today, as always.

Conditions for therapeutic change

If I can create a relationship characterised on my part:

  • By a genuineness and transparency, in which I am my real feelings;
  • By a warm acceptance of and prizing of the other person as a separate individual;
  • By a sensitive ability to see his world and himself as he sees them;

Then the other individual in the relationship:

  • Will experience and understand aspects of himself which previously he had repressed;
  • Will find himself becoming better integrated and more able to function effectively;
  • Will become more similar to the person he would like to be;
  • Will be more self directing and more self confident;
  • Will become more of a person, more unique and more self expressive;
  • Will be more understanding, more acceptant of others;
  • Will be able to cope with the problems of life more adequately and more comfortably.

I believe that this statement holds whether I am speaking of my relationship with a client, with a group of students or staff members, with my family or children. It seems to me that we have here a general hypothesis which offers exciting possibilities for the development of creative, adaptive and autonomous persons.

Carl Rogers. On Becoming a Person. P37
What students had so far said about my workshops:

“I thought you were absolutely amazing and inspiring”.

“So refreshing, I shall certainly explore the possibility of attending your workshops in the future and want to thank you so much for the wonderful, inspiring workshops that totally match my learning style, inner beliefs, etc.”.

“I have thoroughly enjoyed our two weekend workshops and I have learned a lot from you. You have the most comfortable and natural style and I can tell you are being yourself. Thank you for creating the space for me to share - something that I have struggled with but in your class I felt more at ease”.

“Over the last two weekends I have learnt an enormous amount from you and thoroughly enjoyed your teaching It has been the best introduction to person-centred therapy I could have wished for”.

“I loved your energy and honesty and work ethic; for my first time at university this has been refreshing”.

“Your style of working works so much for me. I will definitely be interested in future workshops”.

“I’ve been really enjoying the flow of your person-centred approach to learning, really consistent with Rogers’ style as I’e read about; it was good to explore the theory in real time, from our current experiences, in our collective and individual processes”.

“Annette’s way of teaching without bureaucracy or strictly academic, was such a warmth and safety place for me”.

Workshop dates and venues will be announced on this website and in the usual media early in 2020.