Curbing the Urge: Decoupling Action from Attraction

Resource for London, 356 Holloway Road, London, N7 6PA

Tuesday 1st May 2018

Arrive from 9:30 for coffee, start at 10:00, finish at 5:30

This workshop will enhance your ability to work directly with the impulses of (potential) sex offenders so they discover more ways to to decouple desire from action, and increase self-regulation.

We assume people make the best choice available to them, given how their experience is organised. If they had a better choice they would take it. By slowing down the client’s internal process, things that happen in the blink of an eye can be examined, enabling them to amplify ‘warning signals’, identify ‘choice points’ and discover how to ‘modulate’ their desires and impulses. Modulation, according to Ian McGhilcrist is a neurological “process that resists, but does not negate. It is the imposition of necessary distance, or delay, enabling something new to come forward.”

The workshop will be constructed around a process model of a client’s moment-by-moment subjective experience of Desire-Impulse-Action and how these relate to self-awareness and outcome retention. The day will include demonstration, applications of the method and practice activities.

CPD Certificate of Attendance forms for Continuous Professional Development will be given out on the day.

Delivered by Penny Tompkins and James Lawley

Penny Tompkins and James Lawley are supervising Neurolinguistic Psychotherapists, registered with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy for over twenty years, and joined StopSO in 2013. They are leading authorities on the use of self-generated metaphor and Clean Language for personal and professional development. They describe their approach in Metaphors in Mind, via an Online Clean Language & Symbolic Modelling Training and their website cleanlanguage.co.uk. They have a private practice and teach their approach to therapists, counsellors, coaches, health professionals, managers and teachers throughout the world. Together they run The Developing Company, are married, and live in London.

Full Cost : £100, click here to book

If you book this workshop and the StopSO Conference, you will receive a £15 refund effectively reducing the cost of Curbing The Urge to £85. Both bookings must be made using the same account or email address to be eligible.

Click here for more details of the StopSO Conference 2018 – Tackling Sexual Abuse in the 21st Century, on 2nd May 2018