The theme for our 2019 Unconvention is inspired by Virginia Satir. She said that accepting all your 'faces' is the first step to being loved. Her observation may seem at odds with current trends to fix upon a defined identity. Over the weekend, which will be held at Swarthmoor Hall, we will explore our masks and our faces through creative trance to understand what it means to define ourselves as fully human.
We welcome inspirational guides to our exploration of 'Our Many Faces'.
Rachel Isherwood has been publicly transitioning for approximately 18 months. She will give us unique insights into her experience and will tell us about the different aspects of herself that have come into play as her identity has shifted.
Here she is in the cafe of Swarthmoor Hall where our Unconvention will take place.
Delcia McNeil is an artist and psychotherapist who teaches in London and South Cumbria. She has developed Chakra Psychology which she describes as a multi-disciplinary approach to a combination of traditional Eastern spiritual philosophy with contemporary Western in-depth psychology. In her experiential session, we will explore sub-personalities using the symbolic system of the chakras.
The author of six books, David Furlong, one of the founder tutors of the College of Healing, joins us to contribute: “Working with the Multiple Self: New Insights into Healing, Self-Healing and Spirit Release Therapy”. He writes: "The idea that we have multiple ‘parts’ to our personality is not new. In recent years this concept has been explored in relation to a range of mental health issues, through psychotherapy and hypnotherapy, where the parts of the Self become the focus of direct communication. Finding out why these ‘parts’, sometimes called sub-personalities, ‘ego-states’ or ‘alters’, act in the way that they do, has been revelatory.
UNCONVENTION EARLY BIRD RATES UNTIL
For those who haven't booked yet, you may be pleased to know that Early Bird rates have been extended. The discounted fee for members is £120, £160 for non-members. This includes dinner on Saturday evening when we will have a masque (entertainment).
Book online at https://www.ukguild.com/training-and-events. Members, remember to log in first if you want members' rates.
There are a handful of rooms still available for attendees at the venue, Swarthmoor Hall. It is the birthplace of Quakerism with comfortable accommodation and delightful surroundings.