Online Group Supervision with Robin Shohet & Joan Wilmot - Thursday 16 July 2020 @ 10.00 - 12.00 BST

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To support practitioners in this time of extraordinary circumstances we are offering access to this group for a self-select fee. Please contribute what you can so that the group is accessible for all colleagues.

(This group is a live discussion and not appropriate for recording)

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Dream Group SUNDAY EVENING AND MONDAY MORNING - Robin Shohet & Joan Wilmot
Sunday 19 July 2020, 21:00- 22:00 and Monday 20 July 2020, 07:00 - 08:30 BST

Freud believed that dreams were the royal road to the unconscious. They can reveal aspects of ourselves that we might normally repress, our shadow, like our wish to kill, attack. But they can also point to our creativity, our potential.

In this workshop we are going beyond individual dreams and dreamers and looking at social dreaming. The idea behind this is that just as the individual dream is the route to the personal unconscious, social dreaming, the sharing of dreams in a communal setting is a possible royal road to our collective unconscious, both revealing our collective shadow and our collective potential.

We will prepare the ground on the Sunday night, looking at techniques for remembering and a collective guided fantasy. On the Monday morning we will share dreams, treating them not as individual dreams, but belonging to us all, noticing what themes and messages there might be for us collectively.
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Details of past meetings

Dream Group SUNDAY EVENING AND MONDAY MORNING - Robin Shohet & Joan Wilmot
Sunday 12 July 2020, 21:00- 22:00 and Monday 13 July 2020, 07:00 - 08:30 BST

Freud believed that dreams were the royal road to the unconscious. They can reveal aspects of ourselves that we might normally repress, our shadow, like our wish to kill, attack. But they can also point to our creativity, our potential.

In this workshop we are going beyond individual dreams and dreamers and looking at social dreaming. The idea behind this is that just as the individual dream is the route to the personal unconscious, social dreaming, the sharing of dreams in a communal setting is a possible royal road to our collective unconscious, both revealing our collective shadow and our collective potential.

We will prepare the ground on the Sunday night, looking at techniques for remembering and a collective guided fantasy. On the Monday morning we will share dreams, treating them not as individual dreams, but belonging to us all, noticing what themes and messages there might be for us collectively.
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Online Supervision Conference - Friday 3 July 2020 from 09:30 – 17:00

Hosted by ISN (Interdependent Supervisors Network), onlinevents and CSTD London

Payment - We are offering access to this conference in the form of 'gift economy' (you choose what you pay)

Programme

9.30 - 9.45 - Arriving and settling in for the day

9.45 - 10.55 - Reflections on Supervision, ISN and expectations for the day

Facilitators: Robin & Joan Shohet, Fabienne Chazeaux & John Wilson

10.45 - 10.55 - Break

10.55 - 11.50 - Your Supervision as Your Autobiography

Facilitators: Keemar Keemar & John Wilson

11.50 - 12.00 - Break

12.00 - 12.55 - Compassion For the Perpetrator

Facilitators: Juliet Grayson & William Ayot

12.55 - 2.00 - Lunch

2.00 - 4.30 - Peer Group Supervision

4.30 - 5.00 Plenary

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Online Transference in Supervision with Robin Shohet & Joan Wilmot - Thursday 2 July 2020 @ 10.00 - 12.00 BST

Transference in Supervision: “Remember, I bring my inner child even as I pretend to be grown up.”

Over the weeks we have looked at the topic of shame in supervision and what we would least like our supervisors to know about our work. On doing an inquiry into all these, we find there is an element of regression and transference.

Reasons for hiding from a supervisor include statements like my supervisor would disapprove, judge me and so on. These can give clues as to the supervisee’s inner states. The fear of failure, being seen as not good enough are often in the room and difficult to talk about, especially when the supervisor has counter transference issues of their own or transference on to training and professional bodies.

As usual, we do not have answers but hopefully, provide a safe space for these issues to be shared. They are felt as personal but in reality they are universal.

To support practitioners in this time of extraordinary circumstances we are offering access to this group for a self-select fee. Please contribute what you can so that the group is accessible for all colleagues.

(This group is a live discussion and not appropriate for recording)

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Dream Group SUNDAY EVENING AND MONDAY MORNING - Robin Shohet & Joan Wilmot
Sunday 28 June 2020, 21:00- 22:00 and Monday 29 June 2020, 07:00 - 08:30 BST

Freud believed that dreams were the royal road to the unconscious. They can reveal aspects of ourselves that we might normally repress, our shadow, like our wish to kill, attack. But they can also point to our creativity, our potential.

In this workshop we are going beyond individual dreams and dreamers and looking at social dreaming. The idea behind this is that just as the individual dream is the route to the personal unconscious, social dreaming, the sharing of dreams in a communal setting is a possible royal road to our collective unconscious, both revealing our collective shadow and our collective potential.

We will prepare the ground on the Sunday night, looking at techniques for remembering and a collective guided fantasy. On the Monday morning we will share dreams, treating them not as individual dreams, but belonging to us all, noticing what themes and messages there might be for us collectively.
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Dream Group SUNDAY EVENING AND MONDAY MORNING - Robin Shohet & Joan Wilmot
Sunday 28 June 2020, 21:00- 22:00 and Monday 29 June 2020, 07:00 - 08:30 BST

Freud believed that dreams were the royal road to the unconscious. They can reveal aspects of ourselves that we might normally repress, our shadow, like our wish to kill, attack. But they can also point to our creativity, our potential.

In this workshop we are going beyond individual dreams and dreamers and looking at social dreaming. The idea behind this is that just as the individual dream is the route to the personal unconscious, social dreaming, the sharing of dreams in a communal setting is a possible royal road to our collective unconscious, both revealing our collective shadow and our collective potential.

We will prepare the ground on the Sunday night, looking at techniques for remembering and a collective guided fantasy. On the Monday morning we will share dreams, treating them not as individual dreams, but belonging to us all, noticing what themes and messages there might be for us collectively.
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Online Using the Here and Now in Supervision with Robin Shohet & Joan Wilmot - Thursday 25 June 2020 @ 10.00 - 12.00 BST

Seduction in Supervision

When we think of seduction we usually think of it in a sexual sense. But in our work it can refer to a lot more. The need to please, to be liked, having favourites or wanting to be seen as a favourite or special; parallel process, or a signal that boundaries might need attending to, or a way of distracting the other party from going to the pain underneath.

And then when we are attracted how do we use it as data as we would anything else when the countertransference (euphemism for attraction) is strong, be it client and supervisee or supervisee and supervisor?

How do we convey the sense to our supervisees that it is an inevitable part of our work, because lurking behind the topic is the potential for shame?

No answers offered but a willingness for us all to look at how we seduce and are seduced.

To support practitioners in this time of extraordinary circumstances we are offering access to this group for a self-select fee. Please contribute what you can so that the group is accessible for all colleagues.

(This group is a live discussion and not appropriate for recording)

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Dream Group SUNDAY EVENING AND MONDAY MORNING - Robin Shohet & Joan Wilmot
Sunday 21 June 2020, 21:00- 22:00 and Monday 22 June 2020, 07:00 - 08:30 BST

Freud believed that dreams were the royal road to the unconscious. They can reveal aspects of ourselves that we might normally repress, our shadow, like our wish to kill, attack. But they can also point to our creativity, our potential.

In this workshop we are going beyond individual dreams and dreamers and looking at social dreaming. The idea behind this is that just as the individual dream is the route to the personal unconscious, social dreaming, the sharing of dreams in a communal setting is a possible royal road to our collective unconscious, both revealing our collective shadow and our collective potential.

We will prepare the ground on the Sunday night, looking at techniques for remembering and a collective guided fantasy. On the Monday morning we will share dreams, treating them not as individual dreams, but belonging to us all, noticing what themes and messages there might be for us collectively.
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Online Using the Here and Now in Supervision with Robin Shohet & Joan Wilmot - Thursday 18 June 2020 @ 10.00 - 12.00 BST

This is the second workshop on this topic (no need to have gone to first) and we are revisiting it because it forms the core of our work. We have found that when a supervisee presents, simply reporting back what is going on inside us as supervisors, be it a feeling, body sensation, image, seemingly random thought, can have a very powerful impact. It very often deepens the connection with the supervisee and through a mechanism called parallel process, helps to throw light on the supervisee’s client.

We will explain the theory behind this, based on the seven eyed model of supervision, do some live demonstrations, and give people a chance to practice. Using the here and now also has practical application for the world outside supervision.

To support practitioners in this time of extraordinary circumstances we are offering access to this group for a self-select fee. Please contribute what you can so that the group is accessible for all colleagues.

(This group is a live discussion and not appropriate for recording)

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Dream Group SUNDAY EVENING AND MONDAY MORNING - Robin Shohet & Joan Wilmot
Sunday 14 June 2020, 21:00- 22:00 and Monday 15 June 2020, 07:00 - 08:30 BST

Freud believed that dreams were the royal road to the unconscious. They can reveal aspects of ourselves that we might normally repress, our shadow, like our wish to kill, attack. But they can also point to our creativity, our potential.

In this workshop we are going beyond individual dreams and dreamers and looking at social dreaming. The idea behind this is that just as the individual dream is the route to the personal unconscious, social dreaming, the sharing of dreams in a communal setting is a possible royal road to our collective unconscious, both revealing our collective shadow and our collective potential.

We will prepare the ground on the Sunday night, looking at techniques for remembering and a collective guided fantasy. On the Monday morning we will share dreams, treating them not as individual dreams, but belonging to us all, noticing what themes and messages there might be for us collectively.
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Online Using the Here and Now in Supervision with Robin Shohet & Joan Wilmot - Thursday 11 June 2020 @ 10.00 - 12.00 BST

This is the second workshop on this topic (no need to have gone to first) and we are revisiting it because it forms the core of our work. We have found that when a supervisee presents, simply reporting back what is going on inside us as supervisors, be it a feeling, body sensation, image, seemingly random thought, can have a very powerful impact. It very often deepens the connection with the supervisee and through a mechanism called parallel process, helps to throw light on the supervisee’s client.

We will explain the theory behind this, based on the seven eyed model of supervision, do some live demonstrations, and give people a chance to practice. Using the here and now also has practical application for the world outside supervision.

To support practitioners in this time of extraordinary circumstances we are offering access to this group for a self-select fee. Please contribute what you can so that the group is accessible for all colleagues.

(This group is a live discussion and not appropriate for recording)

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Dream Group SUNDAY EVENING AND MONDAY MORNING - Robin Shohet & Joan Wilmot
Sunday 7 June 2020, 21:00- 22:00 and Monday 8 June 2020, 07:00 - 08:30 BST

Freud believed that dreams were the royal road to the unconscious. They can reveal aspects of ourselves that we might normally repress, our shadow, like our wish to kill, attack. But they can also point to our creativity, our potential.

In this workshop we are going beyond individual dreams and dreamers and looking at social dreaming. The idea behind this is that just as the individual dream is the route to the personal unconscious, social dreaming, the sharing of dreams in a communal setting is a possible royal road to our collective unconscious, both revealing our collective shadow and our collective potential.

We will prepare the ground on the Sunday night, looking at techniques for remembering and a collective guided fantasy. On the Monday morning we will share dreams, treating them not as individual dreams, but belonging to us all, noticing what themes and messages there might be for us collectively.
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Online Shame and Supervision Group Workshop with Robin Shohet & Joan Wilmot - Thursday 4 June 2020 @ 10.00 - 12.00 BST

Shame & Supervision

It is a pleasure to hide, but a tragedy not to be found. (Winnicott)

Guilt is about what we have done, shame is our very existence. How might it show up in supervision? Are there clients, issues or parts of yourself you do not bring, and if so why?

In any holding back, there are usually issues of not feeling good enough, fear of being judged, being discovered as an imposter, all involving some kind of shame. It is not an easy topic to talk about because there is shame around admitting shame, and, as it is unpleasant to feel, we can disguise it. Typical disguises might be being a perfectionist, not wanting to make a mistake, not taking risks, a need to be right, needing to be the best, and of course the narcissistic personality. We become adept at hiding, and even adept at hiding that we are hiding, which as Winnicott suggests is a tragedy. A name and shame blame culture exacerbates this.

In me, one of the ways shame manifests is as a learning difficulty. I cannot bear that awful moment of feeling lost that might accompany not knowing, and I traced the root of this to shame. So, for me and I think others, in learning situations and exploring the topic, creating safety within a trusting relationship is vital.

To support practitioners in this time of extraordinary circumstances we are offering access to this group for a self-select fee. Please contribute what you can so that the group is accessible for all colleagues.

(This group is a live discussion and not appropriate for recording)
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Online Shame and Supervision Group Workshop with Robin Shohet & Joan Wilmot - Thursday 28 May 2020 @ 10.00 - 12.00 BST

Shame & Supervision part 3

It is a pleasure to hide, but a tragedy not to be found. (Winnicott)

Guilt is about what we have done, shame is our very existence. How might it show up in supervision? Are there clients, issues or parts of yourself you do not bring, and if so why?

In any holding back, there are usually issues of not feeling good enough, fear of being judged, being discovered as an imposter, all involving some kind of shame. It is not an easy topic to talk about because there is shame around admitting shame, and, as it is unpleasant to feel, we can disguise it. Typical disguises might be being a perfectionist, not wanting to make a mistake, not taking risks, a need to be right, needing to be the best, and of course the narcissistic personality. We become adept at hiding, and even adept at hiding that we are hiding, which as Winnicott suggests is a tragedy. A name and shame blame culture exacerbates this.

In me, one of the ways shame manifests is as a learning difficulty. I cannot bear that awful moment of feeling lost that might accompany not knowing, and I traced the root of this to shame. So, for me and I think others, in learning situations and exploring the topic, creating safety within a trusting relationship is vital.

To support practitioners in this time of extraordinary circumstances we are offering access to this group for a self-select fee. Please contribute what you can so that the group is accessible for all colleagues.

(This group is a live discussion and not appropriate for recording)
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Dream Group SUNDAY EVENING AND MONDAY MORNING - Robin Shohet & Joan Wilmot
Sunday 24 May 2020, 21:00- 22:00 and Monday 25 May 2020, 07:00 - 08:30 BST

Freud believed that dreams were the royal road to the unconscious. They can reveal aspects of ourselves that we might normally repress, our shadow, like our wish to kill, attack. But they can also point to our creativity, our potential.

In this workshop we are going beyond individual dreams and dreamers and looking at social dreaming. The idea behind this is that just as the individual dream is the route to the personal unconscious, social dreaming, the sharing of dreams in a communal setting is a possible royal road to our collective unconscious, both revealing our collective shadow and our collective potential.

We will prepare the ground on the Sunday night, looking at techniques for remembering and a collective guided fantasy. On the Monday morning we will share dreams, treating them not as individual dreams, but belonging to us all, noticing what themes and messages there might be for us collectively.
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Online Supervision Group Workshop with Robin Shohet & Joan Wilmot - Thursday 21 May 2020 @ 16.30 - 18.30 BST

Shame & Supervision part 2

It is a pleasure to hide, but a tragedy not to be found. (Winnicott)

Following the first shame workshop last week, we realised we had barely scratched the surface and wanted to continue.

It is not necessary to have attended Part 1.

Guilt is about what we have done, shame is our very existence. How might it show up in supervision? Are there clients, issues or parts of yourself you do not bring, and if so why?

In any holding back, there are usually issues of not feeling good enough, fear of being judged, being discovered as an imposter, all involving some kind of shame. It is not an easy topic to talk about because there is shame around admitting shame, and, as it is unpleasant to feel, we can disguise it. Typical disguises might be being a perfectionist, not wanting to make a mistake, not taking risks, a need to be right, needing to be the best, and of course the narcissistic personality. We become adept at hiding, and even adept at hiding that we are hiding, which as Winnicott suggests is a tragedy. A name and shame blame culture exacerbates this.

In me, one of the ways shame manifests is as a learning difficulty. I cannot bear that awful moment of feeling lost that might accompany not knowing, and I traced the root of this to shame. So, for me and I think others, in learning situations and exploring the topic, creating safety within a trusting relationship is vital.

To support practitioners in this time of extraordinary circumstances we are offering access to this group for a self-select fee. Please contribute what you can so that the group is accessible for all colleagues.

(This group is a live discussion and not appropriate for recording)
To join

Dream Group SUNDAY EVENING AND MONDAY MORNING - Robin Shohet & Joan Wilmot
Sunday 17 May 2020, 21:00- 22:00 and Monday 18 May 2020, 07:00 - 08:30 BST

Freud believed that dreams were the royal road to the unconscious. They can reveal aspects of ourselves that we might normally repress, our shadow, like our wish to kill, attack. But they can also point to our creativity, our potential.

In this workshop we are going beyond individual dreams and dreamers and looking at social dreaming. The idea behind this is that just as the individual dream is the route to the personal unconscious, social dreaming, the sharing of dreams in a communal setting is a possible royal road to our collective unconscious, both revealing our collective shadow and our collective potential.

We will prepare the ground on the Sunday night, looking at techniques for remembering and a collective guided fantasy. On the Monday morning we will share dreams, treating them not as individual dreams, but belonging to us all, noticing what themes and messages there might be for us collectively.
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Online Supervision Group Workshop with Robin Shohet & Joan Wilmot Thursday 14 May 2020 @ 10.00 - 12.00 BST

Shame & Supervision

As part of our work on training supervisors, we ask two questions - what would you least like your supervisor to know about your work and what would you least like a supervisee to say to you.

Exploring the answers to these questions can often uncover shame issues, centred around not being good enough, feeling a fraud and so on. Shame isolates us and we can feel ashamed of our shame so do not share it.

Our wish is to bring the sense of shame out into the open and normalise it as we believe it is there in almost everyone, and look at how it might impact the supervisory relationship.

To support practitioners in this time of extraordinary circumstances we are offering access to this group for a self-select fee. Please contribute what you can so that the group is accessible for all colleagues.

(This group is a live discussion and not appropriate for recording)
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Dream Group SUNDAY EVENING AND MONDAY MORNING - Robin Shohet & Joan Wilmot
Sunday 10 May 2020, 21:00- 22:00 and Monday 11 May 2020, 07:00 - 08:30 BST

Freud believed that dreams were the royal road to the unconscious. They can reveal aspects of ourselves that we might normally repress, our shadow, like our wish to kill, attack. But they can also point to our creativity, our potential.

In this workshop we are going beyond individual dreams and dreamers and looking at social dreaming. The idea behind this is that just as the individual dream is the route to the personal unconscious, social dreaming, the sharing of dreams in a communal setting is a possible royal road to our collective unconscious, both revealing our collective shadow and our collective potential.

We will prepare the ground on the Sunday night, looking at techniques for remembering and a collective guided fantasy. On the Monday morning we will share dreams, treating them not as individual dreams, but belonging to us all, noticing what themes and messages there might be for us collectively.
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Dream Group SUNDAY EVENING AND MONDAY MORNING - Robin Shohet & Joan Wilmot
Sunday 3 May 2020, 21:00- 22:00  and Mon, 4 May 2020, 07:00 - 08:30 BST

We have been focusing on the idea that dreams are both intensely personal and have resonances to the collective, something that is especially relevant currently.

The next event will focus on the latter idea and take place over two sessions, one on Sunday evening 3 May at 9pm and the next one at 7am the following day, designed to be almost the last thing at night and first thing in the next morning.

We will explore, on the Monday morning, whether similar themes and images emerge from having been together the previous evening, and what potential this idea of community of dreamers could have in terms of managing our collective responses to the corona virus.
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Online Supervision Group Workshop with Robin Shohet & Joan Wilmot Thursday 30 April 2020 @ 10.00 - 12.00 BST

The Supervisory Relationship.

What makes for a good supervisory relationship?

What factors might get in the way?

We will mention the philosophy of Appreciative Inquiry to build on what is already working well and refer people to our inquiry form which is freely available.

Click here to download the form

To support practitioners in this time of extraordinary circumstances we are offering access to this group for a self-select fee. Please contribute what you can so that the group is accessible for all colleagues.

(This group is a live discussion and not appropriate for recording)
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Dream Group SUNDAY EVENING AND MONDAY MORNING - Robin Shohet & Joan Wilmot
Sunday 26 Apr 2020, 21:00- 22:00  and Mon, 27 Apr 2020, 07:00 - 08:30 BST

This will be our fourth online dream event. We have been focusing on the idea that dreams are both intensely personal and have resonances to the collective, something that is especially relevant currently.

The next event will focus on the latter idea and take place over two sessions, one on Sunday evening 26th April at 9pm and the next one at 7am the following day, designed to be almost the last thing at night and first thing in the next morning.

We will explore, on the Monday morning, whether similar themes and images emerge from having been together the previous evening, and what potential this idea of community of dreamers could have in terms of managing our collective responses to the corona virus.
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Supervision As Spiritual Practice – Robin Shohet & Joan Wilmot
Friday 24 April 2020 @ 19.30 - 20.30 pm BST

In our book, 'In Love With Supervision: Creating Transformative Conversations', we describe 23 principles of supervision, ending with supervision as spiritual practice. We will describe the 23 principles and look at how they might have relevance, both for supervision and our lives beyond.
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Let’s Stop Pretending We Know What We Are Doing – Robin Shohet Monday 20 April 2020 @ 7.30 pm - 8.30 pm BST

What would happen if we really embraced the idea of not knowing, or, in the words of the brilliant analyst Wilfred Bion, we entered a session without memory, desire, or understanding, another way of saying be in the now, or loving what is. There are so many ways the spiritual texts point to our not knowing and yet we insist on trying to quote evidence, create maps, models and use definitions.

The gift of the corona virus is to expose our fragile hold on reality, breaking through the need for control and the fear that lies behind it. Come to this session empty as we sit together in a space of not knowing and open ourselves to what might emerge.

Supervision and Core Beliefs - Workshop with Robin Shohet & Joan Wilmot Thursday 16 April 2020 @ 10.00 - 12.00 BST

In our last online event, we looked at how the creation of separateness, of otherness can be seen to be a source of problems. A belief in this separate “I” which analyses, interprets, judges what is good and not good by its standards takes us away from the isness and the here and now. This separate “I” appears to be making itself safe by this judging, but will always be frightened of being found out in its refusal to join and acknowledge the interconnectedness of life.

Keeping this separation, which is culturally reinforced, going, is an attachment to our identity. I am Robin, a man, a therapist, a supervisor, a Manchester City supporter, a Jew and so on. This identity is held in place by core beliefs. I know who I am and how the world should be. Identifying and helping to dissolve core beliefs can lead to a sense of freedom. These beliefs may have served us once, when we felt powerless, but now can stop us being present. We will use a mixture of inquiry based on the work of Byron Katie and sentence completion.

If you want to do any preparation for this event, I suggest googling Byron Katie www.thework.com. She is ruthless in dismantling some of our most cherished ideas and beliefs, offering us a chance to see the world with fresh eyes.

To support practitioners in this time of extraordinary circumstances we are offering access to this group for a self-select fee. Please contribute what you can so that the group is accessible for all colleagues.

(This group is a live discussion and not appropriate for recording)
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Dream Workshop - week 2 - with Robin Shohet and Joan Wilmot on 14 April 2020 from 15.00 - 17.00

Social Dreaming. A way to understand the collective with Robin Shohet & Joan Wilmot

This is the second of our online dream sharing.  In the first we had 217 people and 95 people wrote and asked for a copy of Dream Sharing – so we hope it inspires people to form their own groups. We will share some of the techniques from the book which are very simple but profound. We see that dreams, especially when shared together, are very accessible.

We will again look at the idea of social dreaming. In the mid 1980’s I came across a book called the Third Reich of Dreams, a collection of dreams from Nazi Germany from 1933-1939.  In the book, the author, a journalist, describes dreams where people who might consciously hate the regime, would, in their dreams, show a powerful urge to belong or look for approval.  So, for example, a man would be standing on his balcony watching the brown shirts march past and thinking how absurd they looked, and the next minute would be marching with them and loving it. Or a Jew dreamt that he had saved Hitler’s life and was so pleased to be acknowledged.

In other words our conscious and unconscious might not tally. Through sharing and working with dreams, we learn about ourselves, including the hidden parts that are willing to collude with the regime, in spite of our conscious opposition. In this way we begin to understand why oppression can thrive, as it skilfully exploits some of our deepest fears and needs, especially the need to belong. These are seen quite starkly sometimes in dreams.

I used this idea of social dreaming for conferences and meetings, taking each dream as not just personal, but holding a mirror to the group and society as a whole.

In our short time together, we will build a community of dreamers, sharing our resonances, throwing light on the unconscious forces that are at work in the times of the virus.
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Supervision as Spiritual Practice with Robin Shohet on 9 April 2020 from 10.00 - 12.00

This is the third of our supervision sessions on line.

In the first we looked at how the use of self can lead to more connection. In the second we looked at how fear and love can come into supervision. In this one we will look at the seven eyed model from a spiritual perspective.
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Dream Workshop with Robin Shohet on 6 April 2020 from 15.00 - 16.30

Social Dreaming. A way to understand the collective

In the mid 1980’s I came across a book called the Third Reich of Dreams, a collection of dreams from Nazi Germany from 1933-1939. In the book, the author, a journalist, describes dreams where people who might consciously hate the regime, would, in their dreams, show a powerful urge to belong or look for approval. So, for example, a man would be standing on his balcony watching the brown shirts march past and thinking how absurd they looked, and the next minute would be marching with them and loving it. Or a Jew dreamt that he had saved Hitler’s life and was so pleased to be acknowledged.

In other words our conscious and unconscious might not tally. Through sharing and working with dreams, we learn about ourselves, including the hidden parts that are willing to collude with the regime, in spite of our conscious opposition. In this way we begin to understand why oppression can thrive, as it skilfully exploits some of our deepest fears and needs, especially the need to belong. These are seen quite starkly sometimes in dreams.

I used this idea of social dreaming for conferences and meetings, taking each dream as not just personal, but holding a mirror to the group and society as a whole.

In our short time together, we will build a community of dreamers, sharing our resonances, throwing light on the unconscious forces that are at work in the times of the virus.
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Fear and Love in Supervision and Coaching Group - Robin Shohet & Joan Wilmot on 2 April 2020 from 10.00 - 12.00

Fear can disguise itself as judgment, blame, control, bullying, scorn, cynicism but when we dig a little we learn to see it more clearly. Bringing it into consciousness, especially in the presence of others who are willing to do the same, creates a sense of community from where we begin to trust ourselves and each other, and allow a connection and creativity that is beyond anything that our rational minds could have ever envisaged.

Our belief is that love is who we are, like the sun, which is always there, but can be masked by clouds of fear and shame.

We will focus on the supervisory relationship and look at how fear and love manifest there, and then look at how they might show up in other relationships.

In the second hour there will be time for peer groups to go into break out rooms for supervision.

This group will be hosted on the Zoom meeting platform where we will use our camera and microphones to interact with each other as a group.

To support practitioners in this time of extraordinary circumstances we are offering access to this group for a self-select fee. Please contribute what you can so that the group is accessible for all colleagues.
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Online Supervision Group for Supervisors with Robin Shohet and Joan Wilmot on 26 March 2020 from 10.00 - 12.00

We want to support you to support your supervisees in a time of unprecedented challenge and so we are offering a pop up online Supervision Group for Supervisors.

We imagine this to be a large group where we can find community support and the possibility to break into smaller groups for more intimate support. We are offering this group on a self-select fee so that no-one is excluded from this support.
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Joan Wilmot was interviewed on 3 March 7pm - 8pm about ISN by John Wilson from onlinevents.

ISN The story so far. In this conversation, Joan talked about the intention and purpose of the Interdependent Supervisors Network and reflect on the following questions:

  • Is it needed and by whom?
  • How do we support each other in our work life as supervisors?
  • What structures support us?
  • How do we manage the creative tension between our need to belong and our need to do our own thing?
  • How do we create community and connection when we are spread all round the country?
  • How does technology help or hinder this?