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Working relationally to transform and move out of stuckness

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This seminar looks working relationally - how we can make use of our countertransference to light the way out of the labyrinth of impasse.

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Where do we go next when we feel we are floundering in our work and going around in circles? In Transactional Analysis, these times are called 'Stuckness'. Those moments of loss of connection, when the intersubjective life-thread breaks and we are in a deadlock. Its hard. As therapist, we are also managing all of the responses within and between us that go with the stuckness.

Stuck in a ‘faultline’ is how TA writer Jo Stuthridge puts it. This phrase resonated with me. Something interrupted, back in time, in the client’s early development, created a fracture in the self, meaning parts are left unintegrated. ‘When internal fault lines are externalized, relationships are prone to rupture.’ These ruptures can manifest as impasse.

In our work with clients a key task is to work out is 'Who am I for you?', ' What role am I are playing in the client’s script?'

We need to find a way out of this role, breaking free from the impasses that get played out between us. As therapists, in a relational process, we make use of our deepest self in our work – we take ourselves into a relationship with the client. The unconscious is ever present and permeates our responses. Being interested in our own role in impasse is, for me, a key part of the work.

In this seminar Bev will present and explore contemporary theory with you. You will have opportunities for experiential small group work. Together looking into how we can make use of our countertransference to light the way out of the labyrinth of impasse.

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Bev Gibbons, is a PTSTA(P), has a BA in Integrative Counselling, and an MA in TA psychotherapy. She has many years of training experience. Bev has worked as a youth work trainer and policy developer. Working for many years with survivors of abuse, including young survivors. Bev worked for 11 years as the clinical and operational lead of a large counselling and psychotherapy service in the not for profit sector. Additionally, Bev is director of BGCP – her counselling and psychotherapy practice. She offers therapy, clinical and non-clinical supervision and training.

TA Spring Seminars

TA Spring Seminars is our series of online workshops, offering you a chance to bring a little something extra to your practice. Our presenters will be sharing a key piece of theory that has really made a different to them and their own practice. Each seminar is 90 mins long and is by donation only.

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