Events

I am involved in a number of workshop and training events throughout the year. 

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In association with the Conscious Collective, I will be offering the following events and workshops in 2020:

The Discovery of Will

‘The Discovery of Will’ course brings together experiential and theoretical learning to introduce the basic concepts and principles of psychosynthesis. These four-day intensives are structured to help those looking to find a meaningful path through what Keats termed, “the vale of soulmaking”. Hence participants are encouraged to reflect on their unique journey of soulmaking: putting their own experience at the centre of their learning and comprehension. While each participant becomes the subject of own enquiry, they may also use the group to explore questions of choice and intimacy by deciding which aspects of their personal story they share and which they elect to keep to themselves.  

The discovery of the will in oneself, and even more the realization that the self and the will are intimately connected, may come as a real revelation which can change, often radically, a [person’s] self-awareness and [one’s] whole attitude toward [oneself], other people, and the world. [One] perceives that he [or she] is a “living subject” endowed with the power to choose, to relate, to bring about changes in his own personality, in others, in circumstances. This enhanced awareness, this “awakening” and vision of new, unlimited potentialities for inner expansion and outer action, gives a new feeling of confidence, security, joy—a sense of “wholeness.”

Roberto Assagioli: The Act of Will. 1973

Dates and format

This consecutive four-day course takes place at the Well Spirituality Centre, Elsie Briggs House, Westbury-on-Trym, 38 Church Rd, Bristol BS9 3EQ on the following dates:

  • 28 February – 2 March 2020
  • 15 – 18 May 2020
  • 9 – 12 October 2020

‘The Discovery of Will’ is delivered as a four-day intensive and during this time participants will explore how unexamined patterns and default behaviours shape the ways we experience, respond to and understand the world. As humans we rely on patterns in order to respond to the intricacies of everyday living, yet these behavioural defaults don’t always remain as effective as they once were, and recognizing how these both serve – as well as limit – our purpose, opens up opportunities for new ways of reading situations and responding to the information available to us. 

Participants will learn to identify, and ultimately disidentify, from those serving and limiting aspects of their personalities and thus begin to discern what Assagioli called the ‘loving observer’: that part that is both at the core of each one of us while also connecting to something “above and beyond” our exclusive concerns. In this way, we may get clearer as to what we value and is meaningful to us. Shifting our relationship with those aspects of our personality that we struggle with through compassion and acceptance, we can gradually bring diverse and sometimes conflicting elements together in an organic and purposive whole.

Designed as an introduction to the essential methodology of psychosynthesis, the course will be of particular value to people wanting to explore themselves at a deeper level as well as those professionals interested in applying the inclusive frame of psychosynthesis to their own fields. It is particularly appropriate for individuals at a critical juncture in the their lives and seeking clarity and direction: for those feeling called to attend more to the spiritual aspect of their lives; and/or for those for those who having achieved a number of goals are now wondering ‘what’s next’. ‘The Discovery of Will’ offers a transformative and enriching opportunity for personal development and spiritual discovery via a programme that encourages you to open to possibility, embrace your potentiality, and explore creative insights and inspiration.

Course content

On ‘The Discovery of Will’ course we will address the follow topics:

  • The language of inner experience and the psychosynthesis model of the psyche
  • Body, feelings and mind – a dynamic information system
  • Identification and dis-identification
  • Recognising and working with subpersonalities
  • Freedom of choice and cultivating will
  • Imagination and creative expression
  • Opening to superconscious experiences and Self
  • Synthesis and evolution
  • Reflective, receptive and creative meditation

As part of the course, each person will have the opportunity to meet individually with a psychosynthesis psychotherapist so that they can explore their own process in depth

N.B. Attendance on ‘The Discovery of Will’ course is a pre-requisite for the year-long ‘All That We May Be’ programme, nonetheless, the course forms a unique opportunity to deepen your personal and/or spiritual journey whether or not you intend to continue your studies in psychosynthesis.

Application procedure

‘The Discovery of Will’ programme is open to anyone who considers they have the necessary self-capacity to manage the four-day intensive. People aged 25 years or over will probably find the course of most value, but there are exceptions. If you are interested in applying, please visit www.consciouscollective.org.uk for more details.