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Two Book Launches - Exeter, Devon
Fri 20 May 2016, 19:00 – 21:00 BST
TWO BOOK LAUNCHES / LECTURES - A FREE OF CHARGE EVENT
Join teacher and psychotherapist Juliet Grayson, and her husband William Ayot, as they each launch their new books (William's came out in October 2015, Juliet's came out April 7th 2016).
Juliet's book, Landscapes of the Heart, the working world of a sex and relationship therapist is a book in which she gives us privileged access to her unique client sessions and work. Following several couples’ journeys, through sex and relationship therapy, to better, more loving marriages and partnerships, we witness her rich blend of life-changing approaches, including Pesso Boyden System Psychomotor (PBSP)- the extraordinarily potent new methodology she has helped to pioneer in the UK. Forewrod by Brigid Proctor FBAC
William's book, Re-enchanting the Forest: Meaningful Ritual in a Secular World is a compelling exploration of the lost yet crucial role of ritual in our increasingly secular lives. Today, in the West, we hold neither adequate rites of passage for our youth, nor initiations for our growing number of elders. We have neither healing rituals for the loss of an unborn child, nor ways to mark the severing of a twenty-year relationship. This can leave us feeling alienated and bereft. This book is written for that part in us that yearns for living ritual, that seeks to bring an embodied sense of solace and belonging back into our modern lives. Drawing on his own experience, and on the ritual cultures of the indigenous world, William Ayot demonstrates the value and power of ritual to revive and 're-wire' our sometimes confused and disconnected spirits. The foreword to this book is by Mark Rylance
There will be light refreshments available. Books will be on sale. There is no charge for attending this event.
Doors open at 7, The talk and book reading will begin at 7.30, and last for just over an hour. Juliet and William will then be available to sign books.
NB there is a workshop during the day at America Hall, Pinhoe Community Centre, with William Ayot and Juliet Grayson called The Odd Couple: about relationships. For more info see www.therapyandcounselling.co.uk/diary.htm