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The Hidden Face of Shame
A workshop with Juliet Grayson and William Ayot
Monday 14th September: 68pm (BST British Summer Time)

We start this series of monthly explorations into shame with the topic: hiding in plain sight. Shame inhibits the simplest of social interactions, and yet we often fail to recognise it for what it is. In this interactive enquiry into shame, William Ayot and Juliet Grayson peel back the curtains of denial and minimisation that can shield us from the agony of toxic shame. Defining and dissecting the many shades of shame allows us to recognise its insidious effects in ourselves and others.  This is a workshop for both therapists AND for members of the general public.
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-hidden-face-of-shame-with-juliet-grayson-and-william-ayot-tickets-115332823580?aff=ebdssbonlinesearch

Soul & Psyche – The Healing Journey of Poetry
A workshop with William Ayot
Mon, 28 September 2020 68pm BST

Sigmund Freud said that everywhere he went, he found a poet had been there before him. This interactive evening of poetry for men and women fleshes out what James Hillman (and John Keats before him) saw as the healing journey of “Soul Making”. This is a workshop for both therapists AND for members of the general public.
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/soul-psyche-the-healing-journey-of-poetry-workshop-with-william-ayot-tickets-117507852149?aff=ebdssbonlinesearch 

The Engine of Shame
A workshop with Juliet Grayson and William Ayot
Mon, 12 October 2020 68pm British Summer Time

We continue our monthly exploration with a look at the way shame triggers and induces both our drives and our dysfunction. Behind the success of a thrusting executive or the downcast expression of a shrinking non-achiever, we can often find the same overwhelming shadow of shame. In this interactive event, William Ayot and Juliet Grayson will be exploring what shame can activate – addiction, workaholism violence, perfectionism, or anti-social behavior.   This is a workshop for both therapists AND for members of the general public.
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-engine-of-shame-workshop-with-juliet-grayson-and-william-ayot-tickets-117719697785?aff=ebdssbonlinesearch

Creating Rituals for Healing & Change
A workshop with William Ayot
Thu, 22 October 2020 13pm BST

It is said that the Soul, or the Psyche doesn’t do data – it thinks in images. Shamans and medicine teachers have understood this for millennia, creating healing rituals and initiatory processes that give the soul/psyche symbols and messages that can be absorbed at the deepest level. In this interactive introduction to ritual structure and design, poet and ritualist, William Ayot, author of Re-enchanting the Forest: Meaningful Ritual in a Secular World, shows us ways to safely create transformative rituals for healing and change.  This is open to therapists, coaches, facilitators and the general public.
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/creating-rituals-for-healing-change-workshop-with-william-ayot-tickets-118261006855?aff=ebdssbonlinesearch

Shame Trauma and Abuse
A workshop with Juliet Grayson and William Ayot
Thurs 12 November  2020 68pm Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)

Our third exploration will focus on the emotional consequences of trauma and abuse. Our relationship to shame can grow out of a single traumatic event, or decades of recurring slights and cruelties. We follow many streams from initiating wounds to internalised self-shaming. Exploring shyness and self-criticism on the one hand, and overt self harm and self-destruction on the other, we shine a light on ways to self-compassion and wholeness.  This is a workshop for both therapists AND for members of the general public. 
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/shame-trauma-abuse-workshop-with-juliet-grayson-and-william-ayot-tickets-117720592461?aff=ebdssbonlinesearch

Poetry, Healing and Emotion
Workshop with William Ayot
Tue, 1 December 2020 13pm GMT

Healers have seen poetry as a vital resource since the dawn of time. A poem’s ability to carry meaning, feeling and the keys to understanding is uncontested – but how do we use a poem to its best effect ‘in the room’. This highly interactive session looks at practical ways we can better use the healing power of poetry and metaphor in therapeutic, coaching and teaching environments. Adding our repertoire and gaining confidence we can begin to deliver poems with pin-point accuracy. Please bring pen and paper.  Open to all therapist, healers, coaches and health workers.
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/poetry-healing-and-emotion-workshop-with-william-ayot-tickets-118717219399?aff=ebdssbonlinesearch

The Nightingale in the Heart: Poetry and the Masculine Soul (A poetry reading for men and women)  
A workshop with William Ayot
Mon, 23 November 2020 68pm GMT

There’s a certain kind of quiet that comes over a group of men when one of their number reads a poem – intense, focused, crackling with feeling… In his second evening of poems exploring the masculine soul, award-winning poet William Ayot explores another mythic story, stopping off en-route to read soulful poems of grief and loss, wonder and hope – as well as inspiring poems from his own life-journey and experience. [N.B. This event focuses on male issues but, as before, women are particularly welcome.]
This event is open to therapists, coaches, facilitators and the general public.
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-nightingale-in-the-heart-poetry-and-the-masculine-soul-william-ayot-tickets-118592492337?aff=ebdssbonlinesearch

Shame and Relationships
A workshop with Juliet Grayson and William Ayot
Thursday 17th December 2020 68pm GMT

As the winter holidays loom and families gather, William Ayot and Juliet Grayson continue their exploration of shame, and its inheritance. The closer we get to our family of origin the younger we feel. Old family dynamics and memories of past gatherings layer our experience and can poison the best of occasions. In these circumstances, isolation, loneliness, resentment and past shames can be pointers towards understanding, compassion and genuine healing.  This is a workshop for both therapists AND for members of the general public.
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/shame-and-relationships-workshop-with-juliet-grayson-and-william-ayot-tickets-117721832169?aff=ebdssbonlinesearch

Shame and Betrayal
A workshop with Juliet Grayson and William Ayot
Monday 11th January 2021 68pm GMT

Like the cruelest of conjurer’s tricks, betrayal leaves us exposed and belittled. The shame of betrayal erodes trust and leaves us prey to feelings of hopeless revenge and bitter cynicism. Both betrayed and betrayer find themselves in an ugly dance as they renegotiate (or flee from) broken relationships, their sense of identity, and their damaged views of the world. Avoiding false forgiveness, it is possible, by unpicking the shame of the experience, to begin to rebuild and move forward.  This is a workshop for both therapists AND for members of the general public.
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/shame-and-betrayal-workshop-with-juliet-grayson-and-william-ayot-tickets-118728745875?aff=ebdssbonlinesearch