“…it is the relationship that heals. Therapeutic change ensues from a genuine, authentic engagement, and that, by definition, implies mutuality. Therapists facilitate change in the patient and, in the process, are themselves changed…therapists are perpetual students on a never-ending voyage of self discovery…”
~Irvin Yalom, Momma and the Meaning of Life: Tales of Psychotherapy
Supervision allows us to be life learners reflecting on our own practice and deepening our understanding of ourselves as instruments of change in the therapeutic process. Supervision involves direct teaching, active participation in relevant experiential arts-based activities, sharing and brainstorming around specific cases, resource sharing.
Phone supervision is available for Northern and rural school counsellors and therapists and ideally serves as a follow up to a professional development inservice. Ongoing supervision for geographically isolated counsellors builds sense of community while addressing the pervading sense of responsibility that can make therapeutic work in these communities more challenging. Regular contact supports the development of a systemic approach to therapy that respects unique community values.
Contact Darci at (204) 293-3869 or at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a professional development session for your school, division, or agency and to discuss the logistics of ongoing group or individual supervision.
See www.wheatinstitute.com for further training. For more information about individual or group counselling, groups, classes or other sessions or to register for any event, please contact Darci by phone at (204) 293-3869, or send her an email at email@example.com.
“Whether in painting, poetry, performance, music, dance, or life, there is an intelligence working in every situation, a force that is the primary carrier of creation. If we trust it, collaborate with it, and follow its natural movement, it will find the place we need to be, a destination we could never have known in advance.
Creativity requires relaxing into periods of uncertainty and trusting that the creative intelligence will find its way. When everything seems hopeless, trust the process; something astounding will emerge. Doubt, fear, and indirectness are eternal hurdles. Creating involves balancing, surrender and initiative; imagining involves a magic that cannot be controlled by ego.”