Befriending Your Emotions

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  • 8th Nov '24 11.00 am – 1.00 pm

Our feelings are fundamental to how we connect to the world and make sense of it.  If you suppress your emotions, you may become detached and disengaged from the values and aspirations that make life worthwhile.  If you get overwhelmed by emotions you may end up confused and life may seem chaotic to you.

In this workshop Emmy will present her Emotional compass model, discussing each emotion in some detail, with plenty of opportunities for participants to work on their own experience and to learn to make connections between their sensations, feelings, thoughts, intuitions, and most deeply held values. The objective is to help you become more aware of the meaning of your feelings and of the values that guide your life.

Emmy van Deurzen is an existential therapist, counselling psychologist, and philosopher, who lives in the UK and who has written numerous books on life issues. Her work has been translated into over 30 languages. She founded the Society for Existential Analysis and its journal in 1988, the Regent’s School of Psychotherapy in 1990, and the New School of Psychotherapy and Counselling in 1996. She continues to be a director of the latter and of the Existential Academy and Dilemma Consultancy, both of which she co-founded with Digby Tantam.  She is a visiting professor at Middlesex University and President of the worldwide Existential Movement.  Emmy is an international speaker who has given presentations and workshops on five continents.

Amongst her books are the bestseller Existential Psychotherapy and Counselling in Practice (Sage, 3d edition 2012)Psychotherapy and the Quest for Happiness (Sage, 2009), Everyday Mysteries (Routledge, 2nd ed, 2010), Paradox and Passion (Wiley, 2nd ed 2015) and Rising from Existential Crisis (PCCS books, 2021). Her book The Art of Freedom: Guide to a Wiser Life will be published by Penguin.  She is also co-authoring a book for Routledge on Structural Existential Analysis, with Dr. Claire Arnold-Baker.


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8th Nov '24 11.00 am – 1.00 pm

£ 30.00 £30.00 each