As I write this it’s Bonfire and Firework season. I hate the thought of going out in the freezing cold and being even more freezing cold than I already was. But I love it when I am out there, with a mug of mulled wine and the smell of the fire then the beautiful colours. This year I wore full on ski gear as I was determined to not get cold. I actually looked like a right plonker because it was a really mild evening and I ended up boiling hot!! Oh well!
Anyway, I digress. One of the reasons I love delivering training is because I get to witness the whizzing of thoughts going round your heads, a new idea or a new way of thinking about something you already thought you knew.
Then the bang. Sometimes learning can be daunting and overwhelming like a sudden bang but we create a lovely warm environment which is supportive and kind.
Then the pop. You get it, it makes sense. I can see the colours of your experience and knowledge dance around and it’s beautiful.
In our last CPD we looked at Practical Counselling which looked at the 3 elements that are within your first counselling session: Contracting, Assessments and Note Taking.
Everyone found it incredibly useful as we explored these elements in creative ways but the thing I noticed amongst the group most was towards the end when they realised that they owned their practice. There is no exact right way to do most things. Just lots of options that fit with your personality and the way you work.
It was wonderful to see those fireworks pop at the end. And that’s why I do what I do. I quite like fireworks!
Our next course is Saturday 25th January – Risk: How to manage therapeutic risk. So if you want your CPD to be empowering and challenging come learn with us. Don’t get left out in the cold come and stand round the fire with us!