Preparing for conference workshops
I am leaving the south west tomorrow to attend the UKATA/IDTA conference in Blackpool.
The actual conference starts on Friday and the programme of speakers and workshops looks really good – a diverse range of approaches, subjects and activities is lined-up and I feel excited at the prospect.
At conference I connect with TA friends from different countries, different fields of TA, working and applying TA in different contexts. I make new friends and colleagues and am stimulated and engaged by the latest thinking and developments in TA. The social side is fun too!
I am running two workshops this year. One on my own and one for the first time with Evelyne Papaux. Evelyne is an educational consultant from Switzerland and it is the first time we have delivered a workshop together. The title of the workshops is “Permissions: Rolling the wheel across the fields” and I am very pleased to be working with Evelyne in this way.
The Permission wheel was devised by Gysa Jaoui and Evelyne has developed it in the context of early years education. Our aims in the workshop are to acquaint practitioners with the model, and look at ways of adapting it for their professional context. As this conference is entitled “Tending all our fields” we are offering a workshop which hopefully will attract educationalists and those who work in organisations as well as psychotherapists and counsellors.
The Permission Wheel promotes autonomy and is an affirming diagnostic and developmental tool which can be used in any context to give permissions to enable the stuck to become free to develop beyond the barriers laid down at such an early age.
The other workshop I am running is called “Going for Growth” and it is about Frame of Reference. It is about awareness of what is in our frame and what therefore might be getting in the way (and then we can use the Permission Wheel to move on!).
Developmental TA is about growth and psychological strength, using our abilities and attributes in a way that promotes personal well-being and community cohesion, whether that community be a school, a neighbourhood or an organisation. In the organisational context for instance, each individual will have a different frame of reference – if people are more self-aware then opportunities to connect are increased.
So, difference is in the air! It’s okay to be different! I can be aware of my frame of reference and enter into yours as we connect to find out more about each other, learn together and be creative together.
I am really looking forward to the conference. The meetings that take place give us a chance to further projects and taking part in the exam process is a privilege – seeing a practitioner achieve Certified Transactional Analyst status after years of hard work and application is inspiring! Good luck to all of you who are taking exams in Blackpool.
See you there!
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