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Encountering Difference in Others and in Ourselves
Thu 6 July 2017, 10:30 – 16:00 BST
About the day:
The day will seek to integrate theological reflection with psychological thinking as a way of grappling with what it means to encounter otherness. The focus will be on relationship, spiritual and emotional. Emerging themes will include: What does it mean to encounter someone whose own experience and personhood is profoundly different from our own? What is our capacity to be attentive to, receive, and respond to a spiritual directee whose ‘otherness’ – be it through physical, social or mental vulnerability - challenges our own sense of self? In addition to offering their own input and insights, Gavin and Jo will encourage delegates to participate in the day through experiential exercises and discussion. Various media will be used to invite engagement with the topic, such as art, symbols and video.
About the leaders:
Gavin has been the Vicar of St Michael & All Angels, Summertown, in the Oxford Diocese since September 2011. He has previously served in parish ministry in Birmingham and London, and as school chaplain in Wales. He is currently undertaking a certificate in pastoral supervision and reflective practice.
Jo is a clinical psychologist and a parent-infant psychotherapist, She has 10 years' experience of working in the NHS in child and adolescent mental health services and with children with special needs. For the last 5 years, she has worked for OXPIP (the Oxford Parent Infant Project), where, in addition to clinical work, she leads on training.
They have three sons.
This workshop is open to all
Tea and coffee etc are available from 10 am and during the day
Please bring your own lunch.
Further details from Jane Booth: