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An Experiential Workshop Exploring the Forces that Prevent Dialogue

Format Workshop
Presenters Teresa von Sommaruga Howard
Description Nowadays, when there is conflict, most people agree that dialogue is a good idea but dialogue that makes a difference seems to be strangely elusive. It is a challenge for most people.
We are not accustomed to speaking our innermost thoughts in social settings.
Dialogue is a lost art but by joining a large group we can all learn it through practice.
This workshop provides an opportunity to develop dialogue skills through participating in a large group journey that is reminiscent of how the ancient Greeks gathered in big round amphitheatres to consider matters of state.
The workshop design will also provide opportunities to stop off from time to time in the oasis of a small group to gather strength for the next stage of the journey. If we stay together through what at times will feel like
difficult terrain, we will enjoy a memorable experience.
I hope you will join us.
About the presenter(s) Teresa von Sommaruga Howard was born in the UK, the daughter of at least two cultures, during World War Two.
At the age of five she immigrated to New Zealand with her family where she grew up and was educated. These multiple backgrounds have given Teresa a unique possibility to see that the world can be viewed in many ways. She is now based in the UK and works in a number of countries throughout the world where she uses her skills as an architect, systemic family therapist and
group-analytic psychotherapist, specializing in median and large groups in a variety of settings.
She has written and published a number of papers and book chapters and
is a member of the Board of the International Association for Group Psychotherapy and Group Processes (IAGP) and co-editor of their journal, Forum.
Location VIC Metro, Australia
Venue Spensley Primary School
193 Spensley Street, Clifton Hill 3068

Please contact the event organiser to confirm if this venue is wheelchair accessible
Start/End Date 9 Nov 2012 to 11 Nov 2012
Time FRIDAY November 9th 6.30pm-10pm; SATURDAY November 10th 9am-5.30pm; SUNDAY November 11th 9am-12.00pm
Cost Early Bird: Before 1 st October 2012 AAGP & POPIG Members $330,Non Members $360..... By 1st November 2012 AAGP & POPIG Member-$360, Non-Members-$390
Organiser The Psychoanalytically Oriented Psychology Interest Group (POPIG) & The Australian Association of Group Psychotherapists (Vic)
Contact Name Else Gingold
Telephone 03 9576 8620
Email elsegingold@netspace.net.au
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