Loneliness And How To Survive It
From Loneliness To Belonging
A Transpersonal workshop in Little Venice, West London
A weekend workshop
Have you ever felt truly alone?
Or did you feel you are not like other members of your family?
If your answer to either (or both) of these questions is ‘yes’, then this is the workshop for you!
Mother Theresa referred to Loneliness as,
“(…) the worst disease that any human being can ever experience.”
On 13th October 2014, BBC Radio reported that currently 700 000 older men report feeling lonely and find it difficult to talk about Loneliness and to access help.
For more information on this item, cf. The Independent: Ageing alone: Isolation and loneliness await growing number of men.
But, as we all know, it is not only older men who are prone to feeling lonely. This effects pretty much everyone at one time or another, men, women and children alike. Over the last few years, Loneliness has been researched more and more due to its negative effects on physical health – and we now can be certain that we are not ‘alone in being alone’ – even if there are people around us.
How to cope with Loneliness?
During this two day workshop we will revisit some of our loneliest moments, investigate how they made us feel about ourselves and, through exercises, attempt to heal some of the wounds these experiences have left us with, leading to a more loving attitude towards ourselves and a more positive outlook on life.
Some of the work will be transgenerational, illuminating patterns we have assumed in our families. We will use Transpersonal Family Constellations to fully experience these patterns, and, hopefully, transform some of these to more loving ones. Sharing your experiences of Loneliness with the other members of the group and hearing theirs in turn, creates a sense of fellowship, which in itself alleviates loneliness – and you will feel more understood and, perhaps, make friends for life. From this sense of safety and shared experience we continue to work on a deeper level towards more loving relationships with ourselves and others.
Read the feature article about our loneliness-workshops in London: “Holding and being held” by Madeleine Böcker in Therapy Today, May 2012
The next workshop in Maida Vale, London, will take place on:
Winter dates to be confirmed.
For further information, please ring 07775520989 or e-mail info@PsychotherapyWithHeartandSoul.org.uk