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Therapy for Therapists

30.00 CPD Hours Non-APS Event CPD


'Therapy for Therapists': As confronting as it may sound, many who enter the helping profession (psychologists, psychotherapists, counsellors, healers, pastoral workers, life coaches etc) are ambivalent about doing 'the work' on themselves. Whether you've had experience on the couch or not, we will explore many forms of receiving therapeutic support for the therapist from simply getting away to Ubud and confronting a hidden compassion fatigue, receiving physical body work therapies such as massage, walking, yoga and dance, to more traditional therapies such as weekly psychoanalytic Freudian, Jungian and Lacanian approaches, and why you might engage in a practice like this, and be exposed to being held over time as opposed to being fixed quickly.​ This training/retreat will be challenging, unifying, liberating as well as relaxing, creating a pathway toward safety, passion and vulnerability.

This Integral training will equip you in:

·        Understanding the benefits of doing both therapy and supervision

·        Exploring 12 therapeutic deviations from a centred therapeutic approach

·        Knowing what therapeutic technique to do and when to do it and not do it

·        The therapeutic applications of Polyvagal theory, EMDR, Attachment theory, Yoga, Mindfulness/meditation, Integral theory, Centred Therapy, Voice Dialogue, Transactional Analysis, and the Wim Hof Method

·        Finding your art and style in therapy by adding humour, literature, music and sound, dance and colour expression to your tool box.

·        Learning how sound, music and certain frequencies assist in healing ADHD & Autism.

·        Identifying your own emotional triggers as they arise and how to process them both within and outside of therapy

·        Identifying your deep values and motivations for helping others

·        Learning the difference between physical, emotional, intellectual and libidinal intelligence and how imbalances can lead to ill-health

·        Integrating the core values of the contemplative traditions such as Sufism, Buddhism, Hinduism, Christian and Jewish mysticism into your therapeutic practice and assisting a clients spiritual development. 

·        Supporting clients interested in working with their dreams

·        Understanding character structure, both the vices and the virtues, but with more focus on the virtues

·        Deepening your relationship to self, nature, your partner and culture...and connection to your clients

The commitment to self care is particularly crucial for those in the helping profession.  Lush tropical Ubud offers a sanctuary, a place where culture connects intimately with its land and spirituality. There is so much for Western culture to learn about mental health from this alone. The training includes immersing ourselves within Balinese Hindu culture, including Kecak dance, Jegog music, Ubud art, food markets, visiting temples, eating great organic food, having regular massage, resting and recuperating & meeting like-minded therapists whilst gaining 30 PD hours at a very reasonable cost.


Nic Morrey, Carla van Laar, Ketut Arsana, Paul North, Richard Ayling

About the presenter(s)

Nic Morrey (Psychologist in private practice) is the author of ‘The 4 Faces of Love’ which provide the structural backbone to his style of therapy titled 'Centred Therapy'. Based on understanding character structure (temperament), the modules will be used on the retreat to create leaders within the helping profession. He’s a trained facilitator with Groupwork Institute and Men’s Wellbeing Common Ground program, spent several years running training programs locally an internationally and is the Victorian Convener for the Australian Psychological Society’s Transpersonal Psychology Interest Group. Carla van Laar M.C.A.T. has over 25 years experience working with people and the arts for health and well being and is currently completing her Doctoral research into ‘Seeing her stories’. She is the author of ‘Bereaved mother’s heart’ (2007) and a number of co-authored articles. Carla has held professional leadership roles in community organisations, justice, health and education contexts since 2000. Carla works as a sessional supervisor and lecturer with MIECAT and the IKON Institute in Melbourne. She is currently the Principle Therapist with VincentCare Victoria’s young adults' counselling service where she loves working with young people experiencing homelessness. Read more Bio info at

Online Registration

Investment: $1599. APS/TPIG member price $1499.
Past delegates/couples price $1399.
Without accommodation $1299


Melati Cottages

Penestanan, Travel to
Ubud/Bali , ACT ---
Venue is not wheelchair accessible

Start date: 05 Sep 2018

End date: 12 Sep 2018

Time: 1pm start...see timetable


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Autumn Retreat/Integral Psychology

Contact: Nicholas Morrey