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Relational Change Gathering 2017: The Mask that Reveals the Unlived Life
Thu 30 November 2017, 09:30 – 16:30 GMT
Is there an unlived life in each of us? A part of us that is longing to live more fully? What does the body know that the mind has yet to discover?
In this one-day gathering we will explore how to reveal this part of us through mask, movement, imagery and expressive art, and experiment with each medium as a taster of what is possible. We often talk of a mask as something we ‘hide behind’. By contrast, in this work the mask creates a form and shape for internal and relational experiences that are otherwise formless, so usually slip away from our grasp. Through active imagination we can begin to see these threads of potential life, build a relationship with them and start to bring them to life.
The day will be led by Relational Change affiliate, Sue Congram. Drawing on Gestalt and Jungian theory, she will explore ideas of active imagination and the imaginal field. She will discuss the theory and history behind this work and what we all can do beyond the day to expand our unlived life.
Whether you are a therapist, counsellor, organisational consultant, coach or otherwise interested in the work of Relational Change, we believe you will discover something in this day of reflection and discussion. This is an opportunity for us to gather as a community, share updates on our work and strengthen relationships. We look forward to welcoming you.
For more details about Relational Change see www.relationalchange.org
Can you tell me more about the person who will lead the day?
The day will be led by Relational Change affiliate, Sue Congram, Ph.D, C.Psychol, Gestalt Practitioner in Organisations EAGT, FBPsS.
Sue is a Leadership and OD Consultant who has worked in this field for over 25 years with a wide range of national and international clients. Her PhD research studied the underlying dynamics of leadership in practice. She is founder of the Leaderful Women Project and co-founder of Engendering Balance Ltd. Sue has published books, chapters and articles on diversity, management, leadership, coaching, supervision and Gestalt in organisations. Her broader portfolio of work includes training and developing OD professionals and coaches in the UK, Nordic countries and Greece. She speaks at conferences about her work and facilitates large groups on how to think differently about leadership.
What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?
Since parking in the area is restricted and expensive, we recommend using public transport. Notting Hill Gate tube station is a 5 minute walk from the venue.
What's the refund policy?
If youy notify the event organiser at least 7 days before the event, a refund will be given. We regret that refunds cannot be given for non-attendance on the day or cancellation within 7 days of the event.
Will refreshments and/or lunch be provided?
Tea, coffee, water and biscuits will be provided throughout the day and are included in the cost of the event. Lunch is not provided, so you can either bring your own, or there is a wide selection of cafes, restaurants and shops close by where lunch can be purchased.
Can you recommend places to stay nearby?
There are a number of hotels and guesthouses in the area, but we regret we are unable to recommend specific places to stay. We recommend that you look at options on a website such as TripAdvisor, Booking.com or AirBnB to find something that suits your budget and personal preferences.