On Saturday 22nd June the NLPtCA held its Annual Event at the Mechanics Institute in Manchester – a building with a history and a half!
Our Annual Conference event is the time when NLPt colleagues get together to renew friendships, catch up on what we are all doing, to hear about new and current topics and to consolidate our understanding and practice … and it was great to feel the buzz and energy in the room!
We were also most pleased to welcome non-NLPt colleagues to the event.
All three of our speakers were very well received by their audience and we send our thanks to all three. See the photos!
Our special thanks go to our Guest Speaker, Mary-Clare de Echevarria who spoke with authority and compassion about working with the body to resolve and heal trauma. The experiential context of her presentation and the personal insights brought the subject alive.
Neurolinguistic psychotherapist and NLPtCA member Sharon Rooke focused on self-supervision in the context of vicarious trauma using Virginia Satir’s intrapsychic model and some gentle exercises designed to help us notice our own approach to self -care.
Her audience found ideas in her presentation relevant to them regardless of the types of clients they work with.
Neurolinguistic psychotherapist and NLPtCA member Malcolm Bray gave us a most spirited presentation covering his work with clients carrying the diagnosis of non-specific illness. This is a challenging “condition” for both client and therapist. He talked through case studies of clients identifying with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. The case study highlighted useful approaches even for those of us who do not often work with these types of client.
Read about what our delegates said about the event:
“Good useful day, rich in information and learning”
"I found it very interesting hearing about … how to work with the body with traumatised clients"
"Sharon’s approach to self-supervision in potential situations of vicarious trauma was very helpful."
"This was not an area with which I was familiar – some fascinating insights from Malcolm."