This workshop will explore the concept of the wounded healer as a potential source of healing power in counselling practice. The motivation to ‘give something back’ often occurs through surviving and understanding the personal pain and turmoil of challenging sufferings. The desire to help others repair their fractured human spirit, to develop and maintain more rewarding and fulfilling lives is often fostered from the counsellor’s own healing process. The workshop with explore the connection between a counsellor’s ownership of vulnerability and the invitation to clients to become active partners in the therapeutic process.
The broad aims of the workshop are to:
- Explore the concept of the wounded healer as a potential source of healing in therapeutic practice
- Examine counsellor’s stories and motivations o become helpers and counselling practioners
- Consider the impact of therapeutic connection and mutuality in the counselling relationship through the counsellor’s acknowledgement and ownership of vulnerability
- Explore the impact of facilitating another’s transformation process on counsellors at four different but related levels