From Despair to Hope – Why Meaning Matters

“Suffering ceases to be suffering at the moment it finds a meaning.” Viktor Frankl

Drawn from his observations and experience in Nazi concentration camps during the Second World War, Frankl believed that a person’s deepest desire is to search for meaning and purpose. It is that sense that can sustain someone in the most difficult of situations.

How many of our clients are involved in that very same search for meaning and purpose in the circumstances they find themselves in? They don’t understand why they feel anxious and depressed. Perhaps they are struggling to make sense of the past, they may be feeling suicidal and can’t see a reason to live, perhaps life has lost its purpose following a loss. Can counselling bring hope to these clients?  In this workshop we will consider why meaning matters and how we can enable our clients to find meaning in their circumstances.

Facilitator: Louise Mill is currently Course Leader on the Advanced Certificate course at Network. With over fourteen years of counselling experience, and until recently Network’s Head of Counselling, Louise has been involved in training for the past ten years, both as Course Leader on the Certificate in Counselling Skills course and in running courses and training days at Network and in the community.

Venue:  Network Counselling & Training , Elm Park, Filton, Bristol BS34 7PS.  Tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided during the day, but you will need to provide your own lunch. There are a number of convenience stores and food outlets in the neighbourhood, and we have kitchen facilities on site.

Cost: £85 per person – or £55 per person for students, volunteer counsellors and volunteer supervisors. “Early bird discount” of £10 for bookings made and paid for by Friday 31st January 2020.

If you would like to book a place, please go to The Little Box Office, or down load a booking form here:

CPD 20B Meaning Matters – Booking Form

Download a flyer here: CPD 20B Meaning Matters – A5 Flyer

Cancellation: you may cancel your booking up to seven days’ prior to the day of the workshop, otherwise the full fee will be payable. No part of the fee can be refunded for non-attendance on the day.

Image: Robert Martin, used with permission.

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