Mind and Body Forum: Ruptured Relationships
Mind and Body Forum: Ruptured Relationships

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Mind and Body Forum: Ruptured Relationships

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Studio 1

Argyle House, Gandy Street

Exeter, United Kingdom

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An innovative low-cost way to introduce and explore fresh and various ideas about aspects of disconnect and rupture in relationships.  This event is aimed at the general public and to therapists (talking and bodywork).

10.30am Arrival and welcome
10.45am  Introduction to the event and small group introductions

Approx 11am 
COMING HOME - Disrupted Childhood Relationships

Presentations by Jane Barclay (Boarding School) and Cathy Towers (growing up in the Armed Forces)
Approx 20 mins, followed by Q&A  Cathy and Jane have been in the same peer supervision group for more than a decade and they have explored similarities and differences in their adult relationship experiences resulting from disruptive childhood relationships.

JANE BARCLAY Author of “Does Therapy Work?” As a child Jane attended boarding school and knows well how the effects of adapting to the core requirements of Boarding School can linger long into adulthood. She works as a humanistic psychology practitioner. As a member of Boarding Recovery's group of therapists, she specialises in trauma and boarding school issues.   


Cathy's father was in the Royal Air Force, moving often to different bases in UK and abroad. Cathy works as a psychotherapist. She also with body-held trauma and stress using a hands-on therapy called Zero Balancing. She is a regular columnist with the Connections magazine and runs the centrally based Exeter Mind and Body Clinic. She also runs workshops for therapists.      

11.30am We explore disrupted relationships through more speakers.  Each has a timed 5 minutes to introduce their take on disrupted relationships, then up to 10 minutes Q&A. 

DAVID HUMENIUK -  Becoming a child carer of a parent

David is a counsellor, supervisor and trainer. His own childhood experience of being a carer has influenced his passion for support for carers: for some years he managed the provision at Counselling for Carers – an organisation which does what it say on the tin. 

JANE WILKIN - Perspective of a couples counsellor on the impact of disrupted childhood relationships on adult ones. 

Jane is a counsellor who specialises in strengthening relationships: with yourself or with others. She trained with Relate and her belief is that contentment with our relationships is the key to wider happiness in our lives. With her colleague Gavin Weir-Jones she runs class and courses in Mindfulness as a major part of improving inner peace and outer relationships.

FRAN NOBLE -  The mind-body connection and how to heal

Fran is a Pilates teacher with expertise in nutrition and skilful hands on the massage couch. She coaches self awareness actions, thoughts and emotions in becoming healthy. Today she is talking about the mind-body connection in healing from childhood disrupted relationships.

Approx 12.30pm Small group discussion/networking
12.40ish End formalities - informal networking and another cuppa if you wish
1pm end

NB Tickets are transferable but not refundable.

Open to anyone interested in therapeutic approaches to dealing with relationships.

     Certificate of attendance will be provided for CPD for those who need it.

If you have a topic which may be of interest to us for a future event, please talk with Cathy

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Argyle House, Gandy Street

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