Transactional Analysis and other upcoming courses at the Link Centre
The Link Centre
The Link Centre is an ITA registered training centre in Sussex, and they provide a wide variety of courses in Counselling/Psychotherapy, Counselling Skills and various workshops in Kent and Sussex. At the Link Centre we provide the opportunity for people to train as psychotherapists and counsellors as well as introductory courses and some great CPD workshops. These courses appeal to those already practising, as well as people who are just interested in people and themselves, and further developing their own knowledge and understanding for business and personal reasons.
Our flexible part-time courses can lead to national and international qualifications. We take pride in offering quality training, resulting in professional, ethical, competent practitioners. We offer a relaxed and stimulating learning environment in the Sussex countryside just outside Haywards Heath. We offer a variety of services promoting both personal and professional development
Upcoming courses at the Link Centre
Introduction to Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
Saturday 12th & Sunday 13th May 2012
This introductory workshop is for anyone with an interest in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). CBT is currently recommended by NHS NICE Guidelines as the therapeutic treatment of choice for anxiety disorders and depression. If you are wondering why CBT is attracting so much attention, this one-day workshop is an opportunity to find out.
Art Interventions in Therapy: Some of the Why and How
Saturday 12th May 2012
Images can help us to 'say the unsayable' and the arts can offer a rich language to communicate and express experience, whilst also providing therapeutic containment. The arts can be helpful for clients who find talking difficult, as well as those clients who over-verbalise. This workshop aims to provide you with some accessible, creative interventions requiring no special equipment or resources, which in turn, may be integrated into your own practice and way of working. No artistic ability is required!
4&1/2 days - 16th/17th June, 19th August (1/2 day), 29th/30th September 2012
Adding a further four days to the NLP Diploma to achieve a Practitioner Accredited qualification in NLP is a great addition to your lifestyle and your CV. If you have attended the Diploma course and have an appetite to learn more and use NLP more confidently, then this course is for you. This course will build on the skills and knowledge you have developed on the Diploma and will continue the learning journey.
Introduction to Highly Sensitive People (HSP)
Saturday 23rd June 2012
An introduction to the trait for anyone who knows or suspects they may be HSP (have Sensory Processing Sensitivity), or any professional who would like to understand more. This workshop will provide helpful information, insights, encouragement and empowerment to Highly Sensitive People in an appropriately relaxing and HSP-friendly environment.
"Do you really get me?" HSPs in Relationships
Sunday 24th June 2012
A look at the joys and challenges for Highly Sensitive People in love relationships - many HSPs feel confused about their responses in close relationships. One minute they feel close and deeply loving, the next drained, bored or even anti-social - what's going on? In this workshop you will explore ways to stay happy and healthy in your relationships, improve your ability to communicate and show affection, maintain your self-care, and above all, live authentically within loving relationships.
Introduction to Hypnotherapy
Saturday 2nd June 2012
On this one day workshop you will learn how Hypnotherapy can help you to communicate more effectively, change self-limiting beliefs, develop your creativity and visionary skills and increase your flexibility of thinking. You will learn to explore and expand your use of verbal and non-verbal skills to use in your work and personal life
Certificated Foundation Course in Hypnotherapy
15th/16th September, 22nd/23rd September & 13th/14th October 2012
This course will provide you with the necessary skills to use hypnosis to improve confidence, self-esteem, weight control, insomnia, memory and to use with habits such as smoking and nail biting, resolving people's fears and phobia's, gain relief from panic and anxiety and much more.
These hypnotherapy courses are suitable for those who already offer therapeutic services and wish to understand the uses of hypnotherapy and its potential use in their practice.Â They are also suitable for those who consider themselves a 'people person' and are considering a change of career and wish to help people to change their lives in a positive way.
More course details can be found here: http://www.thelinkcentre.co.uk/training-courses/
'TA101 - Relevant to All' A great testimonial from a participant at a Link Centre Transactional Analysis course
Pulling up outside the Link Centre last weekend I felt nervous and a bit of a fraud. What was I doing attending the TA101 course? What could Transactional Analysis do for me? I’m a writer not a psychotherapist and nor did I want to be one. How would I fit in amongst the rest of the students who I imagined were all embarking on that very goal?
These questions and more followed me into the centre, and into a large, bright room where I was welcomed by our tutor Leilani Mitchell, who over the course of the weekend, would dispel my fears and show me just how relevant the course was to me and my fellow students.
So - Transactional Analysis. I didn’t even know what it meant – what it was. And yet it’s self-explanatory - the analysis of transactions. Our transactions – the ones we have with family, friends, colleagues, husband, wife and bank manager. So, I thought – this might have some relevance to me. I settled a little deeper into my chair and got comfy.
There was a lot of theory to learn – scripts, ego states, drama triangle etc but this was all reinforced with small group exercises. This really worked for me – hearing how these theories played out in real situations, helped me to understand them and see how applicable they were to me. I was able to offer (without pressure) valuable instances to demonstrate these theories. Now, far from feeling a fraud, I felt that, what I and the other students brought to the course, was intrinsic for its success.
The bonus for me as a writer was realising just how much the theory could inform my writing. In my novel my characters are torn apart by internal and external conflict. Understanding what might be behind these conflicts – the character scripts - will now help me to write an emotionally engaging novel. One in which my readers can identify with real characters and like them.
Whilst I was on the course I met some very interesting people and there was a real camaraderie within the group. My favourite exercise was one on strokes – units of recognition.
This involved us writing anonymous and positive comments to each of the participants. What a lovely exercise. There was a real sense of warmth in the room and I went home feeling confident and valued – quite a contrast from the beginning of the course. As I write this I realise that feeling undervalued is part of my script. No wonder I liked this exercise – it was speaking to something unacknowledged within me.
Speaking about being valued - Our tutor, Leilani, made everyone in the room feel valued. Her knowledge of her subject made it real and relevant to each of us. She is a confident and understanding tutor and her delivery of the course was outstanding.
I am so pleased I attended TA101. Actually, to be more exact, I am so pleased I was part of it. I realise that being part of it was the real strength of the course. Anyone can attend a course – sit behind a desk and take notes. TA101 however encourages participants to be part of the fabric that binds it together - and it was this that brought about real understanding - understanding of ourselves and others.
By Karen Rollason
TA Course Dates for 2012: 25th/26th February , 19th/20th May , 21st/22nd July, 29th/30th September
For more information on TA courses http://www.thelinkcentre.co.uk/ta101.html
Explanation of Transactional Analysis
TA was founded by Eric Berne in the 1950s and 1960s and has evolved since. It is now a well-established approach used widely in psychotherapy, counselling, education and organisational development as well as many other areas.
As well as providing a theory of personality, Transactional Analysis offers a range of models that can be used to explain communication and relationships. These models can help identify what goes wrong in communication and how to interact for a better outcome.
The therapeutic applications of TA focus on providing opportunities for individuals to change repetitive patterns. These patterns, the result of early childhood decisions which in TA are referred to as 'script', limit an individual's potential.
TA focuses on how script manifests itself in day-to-day life and how we can move beyond it to improve the quality of our lives. Used with individuals, couples and groups, TA is effective with a wide range of therapeutic issues. Unique in the depth of its theory, this process allows for the individuality of both therapist and client.
TA is also beneficial in settings such as organisational training and consultancy, parenting, education, personal development and coaching. Many TA concepts are simple to learn and apply, making them very accessible and effective.
For more information Leilani Mitchell of the Link Centre writes a blog piece every few weeks. Here is a link to her latest piece: http://www.thelinkcentre.co.uk/BlissfulMoment.html
Other articles a news can be found at: http://imap.www.thelinkcentre.co.uk/news/
More details can be found at the Link Centre website
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