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"Adler Through the Looking Glass"

 A focus on the dynamic use of Individual Psychology in improving our relationships


Come through the tunnel of trees into a magical safe space to explore and improve our relationships with creative, experiential workshops, encouraging and supportive learning, opportunities to play and experiment, and truly experience social interest  within our community.




7.30 - 8.00  Exercise/Mindfulness Session
7.45 - 8.30am BREAKFAST 
8.45 - 9.15 am COMMUNITY MEETING and notices
9.15 - 10.15 am Morning Presentation
10.15 - 10.45am COFFEE BREAK
10.45 - 12.45 Module A
1.00 - 2.00 pm LUNCH
2.00 - 4.00 pm Pick and Mix B
4.00 - 4.30pm TEA BREAK
4.30 - 6.30pm Module C
6.45 - 7.30 pm SUPPER
8.00 - 9.00pm Evening Presentation/Activity
One workshop may be chosen from each module and indicated with first and second choice on the downloaded booking form. Each workshop will be limited in numbers to ensure each participant may be heard.
Below are listed the workshops that we propose to offer - more information may be added as it becomes available.
 chilli3  indicates the strength of Adlerian content in each workshop.
Module A (10.45-12.45) 
1. Working with Emotions chilli3chilli3chilli3

Facilitated by Ursula Oberst

 Emotional processes are intrinsically linked to our thinking and behaviour; therefore, perceiving, using and regulating emotions are important abilities in daily life, in relationships and in the workplace. These abilities can be learned and trained. However, emotional processes are strongly related to the individual’s private logic. Thus, from an Adlerian point of view, our emotional abilities can only be improved by incorporating life style issues. 

This course gives an introduction to emotional processes and shows how it can be a powerful tool to access knowledge of tacit aspects of our life style. Via experiential learning and by presenting personal situations in role-playing, participants can improve their emotional knowledge by integrating it to their life style.

Maximum 10

2. Adlerian Psychodrama  - Life as a magic shop chilli3chilli3chilli3
 Facilitated by Anabella Shaked

An experiential workshop, in which participants will learn and practice the Adlerian version of The Magic Shop technique, a psychodramatic activity, aimed at self-evaluation, personal growth and self-actualization. The technique can be implemented in individual and group counselling and psychotherapy, shedding light on clients' past and present
choices. The technique is known for creating new possibilities in a spontaneous
and playful setting.

Maximum 10

 3, Discovering Personal Strengths and Strategies in Early Recollections chilli3chilli3chilli3

  Facilitated by Mia Levitt Frank

"The greatest help in unlocking the meaning individuals ascribe to themselves and to their life, is their store of memories" – Adler.

Unlocking and revealing strengths and creativity in ER's is an encouraging and empowering process for both client and therapist, allowing for movement and change.

In this experiential workshop, we will focus on discovering personal strengths and strategies as well as each participant's unique sources of energy. Participants will experience sharing and working with early recollections in a safe and encouraging environment
Maximum 10

 4. Adler, Neuroscience and Contemporary Thinking about Relationships

Facilitated by Christine Nutt.

 Alfred Adler would have been inspired and excited by the findings of neuroscience, which offer scientific evidence that backs up his thinking about the importance of social interest. This workshop will introduce the work of Daniel Siegel, Brené Brown, Dan Goleman and others and explore their integration with Individual Psychology. Experiential exercises, group discussions and work in pairs will offer opportunities to discover new ways of thinking about our own relationships and our work with individuals, families and

Maximum 10


 Module B  Pick and Mix  (2.00 - 4.00pm) 

You can drop into any of these workshops or take time out for Walking Meditation - Mindful Exercise - Energetic Exercise - Creative Space - walking, talking or sleeping. You will be able to book for the workshop of your choice each morning.

1. Adlers Cafe  chilli3chilli3chilli3  with Jill Reynolds

This offers the opportunity for all at Felden Lodge to get together to discuss the philosophy, theory and practice of Alfred Adler

2. Incorporating Mindfulness into the Five Tasks of Life with Bruce Greenhalgh


Mindfulness is everywhere you look these days and yet how to integrate it into your life is particularly challenging in the modern world. Using the Adlerian tasks of life as the frame (Work, Intimacy, Community, Self and Spirituality) this stream sets out to incorporate mindfulness into everyday life in practical and accessible ways.
3. Bushcraft with Duncan Stewart
An opportunity for the adults to learn a few bushcraft skills including mindful walking through the woods.
4. Process Space with Keith Lewis and Pam Bridgman
This does what it says on the tin! A place to process what is happening for you as the week unfolds. A chance to explore anxieties or to develop ideas.
Module C (4.30 - 6.30 pm)  

1.  Family Relationships  chilli3chilli3chilli3

Facilitated by Ursula Oberst

Family relationships and parenting issues are not always an easy task, and family relationships are often a series of conflicts. On the basis of the classical Adler-Dreikurs model, a systemic family perspective is introduced and integrated. Problem situations presented by the participants will serve as examples for experiential learning by means of role-playing and enactment of the problem situation. 

Participants will consolidate their knowledge about the Adlerian-Dreikurs approach of dealing with difficult situations in the family and learn to use techniques in order to prevent conflicts in the family and to intervene efficiently when problems arise.

 Maximum 10

2.  Adlerian Psychodrama – Perfectly Human chilli3chilli3chilli3

Facilitated by Anabella Shaked

  In an experiential workshop, participants will learn and practice the Adlerian conceptualization of neurosis: Avoiding coping actively and usefully with some or all life tasks, and suffering from neurotic symptoms. This workshop is designed for avoidants and professionals who treat avoidant clients. In the workshop, I will introduce a psychodramatic intervention to create movement toward realistic goals.

 Maximum 10

 3. Adlerian Coaching – Making Meaningful Movement chilli3chilli3chilli3

Facilitated by Mia Levitt Frank

Coaching is a focused process designed to create significant and outstanding results for the client. In the coaching process, movement is directed towards realizing personal/relationship/professional goals reflecting clients' values, vision, mission and life purpose. In this workshop, participants will set themselves one meaningful goal and will be coached to create the path to realize it.

Maximum 10 


4. Fairy Tales : Adler through the Looking Glass chilli3 chilli3chilli3

 Facilitated by Wendy Goddard and Jill Reynolds

 If unwanted thoughts and feelings are caused by imagination, then it is through the use of imagination that these issues can best be resolved. By accessing our unconscious and remembering the fairy tales from our childhood we can bring to awareness more personal meanings in order to understand the influence these characters still have in our lives. We will explore themes through art, narrative, and psychodrama, in a gentle and supportive environment.

Maximum 8