Alchemy Today with Dr Christine Driver
Historically alchemy was a deeply spiritual and philosophical process in which the aim was to find the essence of being, the quintessence, and not just to turn base metal into gold. Are these ideas still relevant today? The principles of alchemy and the alchemical process are, in fact, still pertinent today in terms of the ongoing search to find meaning and understanding about life and about ourselves. These ideas can help us understand the dynamics of relationships as well as the impact and challenges society faces today.
Suitability - Who should attend?
People involved in the counselling/psychotherapy and helping professions.
Outcome / Qualification etc.
All participants completing the workshop will receive a Certificate of Attendance for their Continuing Professional Development portfolio.
By the end of this workshop you will have:
- Input about the philosophy and ideas behind the art of alchemy.
- Exploration about alchemy and its links to personal and inter-personal issues.
- An understanding of how alchemy helps us understand the dynamics of relationships and social interaction and society today.
Training Course Content
During this workshop, we will examine alchemical processes and explore how we can use the language of alchemy to develop a deeper understanding of ourselves and relationships. We will also consider alchemy as a metaphor that can help us consider the social, digital and relational challenges of the twenty-first century and how they impact us.
There will be direct trainer input, PowerPoint presentations and exploratory exercises.
Course delivery details
This workshop will be delivered via Zoom online.
- Qualified Practitioners: £50
- Counselling/Psychotherapy Trainees: £40
- WPF Therapy Trainees/Staff: £35
WPF Therapy provides therapy services for more than 400 clients every week at our modern premises near London Bridge. We also provide training and professional courses in counselling and psychotherapy for over 1,000 people every year. We are a charity...