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Cover image from the book 'King, Warrior, Magician, Lover'Enjoy deeper connection with your clients, and broaden your range and fluency of interventions through a fun and challenging workshop to explore Jungian archetypes, Tantric Magical Rites and personal style in coaching and interaction.

why?

  • To make your interactions with clients, colleagues and friends more conscious
  • To explore your habits and assumptions about communication, and
  • To increase your choices, and expand your range of responses

what?

A day workshop that will include:

  • Mining our collective knowledge of myths, fairy tales, books, movies and real life to explore the archetypes of the King/Queen, Warrior, Magician/Wise Woman and Lover.
  • An introduction to the Tantric rites of Attraction, Prospering, Pacification and Destruction and their correlations
  • Music and Opportunities to dress up and role play
  • Mindfulness exercises
  • An afternoon of coaching and being coached in different styles – bring some live issues!

when?

Thursday 26th May 2011, 10.00am to 4.30pm

where?

Just a couple of minutes from Highbury & Islington station (on the Victoria line), or there is parking nearby (it is outside the Congestion Charge zone).

how much?

£250 (£150 for private individuals). This price includes refreshments, but doesn’t include lunch, which is available in lots of places locally.

how do I book?

Send me an email at ash@helpingchange.co.uk or call me on 07986 451498 and I’ll send you a booking form.

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I’ve been musing on cynicism a bit this morning,

Diogenes would doubtless be disappointed by contemporary cynicism.

after reading Aboodi Shabi’s  excellent blog post on the subject, and it strikes me that cynicism is the puer’s response to betrayal – but perhaps I ought to translate that from psychobabble.

Naive idealism is a sign of emotional immaturity, and such naive idealism can achieve great things, but it inevitably crashes into the disappointment of reality sooner or later. There is a possibility in this process of disappointment of us learning something about the world and our relation to it. If we’re able to take this path, then we can begin to work with the challenge of having ideals and working to see them more fully articulated, whilst accepting just how difficult a process this might be – staying open (as Abood says) to the possibility of possibility.

All too often, sadly, we fail to learn from our disappointment, and our knee-jerk response is to move from believing that everything can be changed and made new, to believing that nothing at all can be changed and we may as well give up. As I write it occurs to me that one might be able to see the movement from late 1960s hippy idealism to the complacency of prog rock to the nihilism of punk as an articulation of this process in popular culture (just a passing thought – feel free to disregard or kick holes in it as a theory).

If you’re interested in this stuff then I strongly recommend reading James Hillman’s fantastic article on Betrayal.

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