Bowlby's Attachment Theory and Lifelong Relationships

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This is a unique opportunity for participants to learn about Attachment Theory without much distance from its original source. The facilitator was taught Attachment Theory by John Bowlby's Son; Richard Bowlby. Our Attachment Style influences how we are in friendships, family relationships, intimate relationships and also the therapeutic alliance. The unremembered years of our lives are instrumental in shaping who we and our clients are.

This event will focus on providing insight, awareness and the knowledge required for reparation.

Aims of This Event:

  • To introduce or revisit John Bowlby’s theory of Attachment and its impact on lifelong behaviours and relationships.

  • Explore how differing Attachment Styles might influence the central view of self and how this can influence thoughts, feelings and behaviours in close/intimate relationships.

  • To discuss how core beliefs or life situations can confuse the presentation of the Attachment Style.

  • Demonstrate how the information outlined above can be useful in understanding recurring problems and difficulties in work, family, intimate and social relationships.

  • Explore the impact of Client and Therapist Attachment Styles on the Therapeutic Alliance.

  • Outline the role of the Therapeutic Alliance in reparation.

About the Facilitator

Andy is an Integrative Psychotherapist with 25 years of experience in Social Work, Hospital and Private settings. He recently retired from full time clinical practice and clinical supervision to focus more on consultancy, training and development.

He has a deep interest in all religions and forms of spirituality and is currently undertaking studies in Theology. Andy is keen to explore the long term and current connection between faith and Counselling practice from all perspectives. He is passionate about training and delivers in a laid back, friendly and humorous style.

Andy's own research has led him to write about the need for more exploration of both the Therapist and client’s early Attachment experiences. This provides us with a fuller understanding of our client and how best to work with them.

Who is it for?
Anyone in the helping professions interested in bringing about change on a deeper level.
Anyone interested in self-development or considering a career in counselling.

Why should you attend?
To gain a more in depth understanding of self and others, which may lead to changes that will enhance relational ways of being.

Option 1: - £85 - Pay via Bank Transfer, Cheque or Invoice by emailing audrey@greenwoodevents.co.uk.

Option 2: - £92.22 - Online via Eventbrite. Please note that there is an extra admin charge made by Eventbrite.

A delegate space is not guaranteed until payment is received.
Handouts and CPD certificate are included in the price.

Minimum and Maximum numbers: Min 10 – Max 20 Please note that these workshops are subject to cancellation if we do not reach the minimum numbers required to make them viable.

Feedback from previous delegates:

'This extremely professional learning is taught in a language we can all understand.'

'I like Andy’s warm, open and humorous Glaswegian style. It makes me feel relaxed and it was fun to learn and share.'

'It is a training event that will affect you personally.'

'A useful reminder, if you already have an understanding of attachment styles, & schemas. Excellent in increasing our therapist knowledge on what lies on top of attachment & intertwines - our emotional temperament, domains & schemas. Useful for self & clients!'

'Really interesting. Put attachment theory into context for me.''Don't miss this!'

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