Intensive Transformational Couple Therapeutic Coaching – a two day course of coaching in effective communication, connection, encounter, intimacy and healing accumulated wounds.
When your most intimate relationship is feeling strained, it is painful and stressful. Couples can find themselves behaving in ways they could never have predicted in those early loving times. Any children in the relationship can be affected and this can add to the stress all round. Whether you are married, engaged, beginning a new relationship, in a committed partnership, or wanting to repair communication in any relationship, this intensive course can help:
Teams in conflict; teams wishing to address stress management to aid healthy team productivity; teams who have been traumatised by specific events; teams who want in house training on specific topics, are all met with bespoke prepared facilitation to meet the needs of the particular group. Jan has offered critical incident debriefing to organisations, and supervised for London Ambulance Service supporting their peer Support Teams. She has given training to teams in residential care, developing their understanding and skills in meeting the needs of people with learning disabilities, autism, the epilepsies, and ‘challenging behaviours’.
Consults with Film companies to support those making films and those who are the subjects of films. Has worked on documentaries as well as docu drama and drama films. Areas of particular experience: childhood trauma/abuse; vicarious trauma (especially important in those making films involving traumatic material); end of life and bereavement; learning disabilities; Autistic Spectrum Disorder. See publications below. Works face to face, on Skype and on phone, as well as travelling when necessary.
Jan epitomises courage for me: personal, private and professionally. Her open, transparent, authentic self, for me, is inspiring. Her compassion and knowledge accompanied by experience gives hope – “we are not damaged goods
My heartfelt thanks for an amazing day! I absolutely loved working with the experience of exploring my inner landscape today through the wonderful animated characters of Winnie the Pooh. Viewing configurations of self through such a medium allowed me to be more compassionate and accepting of myself.
The research that you shared today is so helpful – thank you. I love attending workshops where I learn and I certainly experienced learning today! Being able to make the emotional connection with the information and sensing and understanding how I can use this learning in my personal life and my practice; it will turn to knowledge from which I, and many clients will have significant experience/s as time unfolds.
"Jan's knowledgeable approach and obvious enthusiasm, has helped me feel more confident professionally in applying skills and ideas with clients, and her days have always left me feeling professionally encouraged, and with greater self-awareness too."
"As someone who's experienced trauma myself, I've found Jan to be very appreciative of how this can impact people in a training setting, and found her warm welcome and natural hospitality both professional, and reassuring."
"I first met Jan some years ago after looking for specialist CPD training in Complex/Childhood PTSD, that was both local and affordable, and feel I couldn't have found a better trainer at a better time."
Jan Hawkins is a Person-Centred therapist, supervisor, group facilitator and trainer. Informed by trainings in psychodynamic, CBT, SFT, and other therapeutic traditions, prior to arriving home in the Person-Centred Approach, she is passionately committed to providing relationships in which clients, supervisees and groups are able to change and grow in self directed, yet accompanied, ways.
Jan ran groups for Survivors of childhood abuse during the early nineties, controversially offering groups with women and men together, and for those who had experienced any type of abuse. Many students and supervisees reported their difficulties in locating good, practical and developmental training for practitioners focussing on the issues raised by a history of childhood abuse. In response to this expressed need in 1994 Jan created, and co-facilitated, a Diploma course in Counselling Survivors of Childhood Abuse, the first initiative of its kind in Europe. Since then, through FDP, Jan has continued to run post counselling training courses and study days with a conviction that experiential learning is imperative for the continued development and deepening of the core attitudinal qualities of empathy, congruence and unconditional positive regard, which are crucial to Person-Centred and other relationship focussed therapies. She has been particularly keen to encourage therapists to extend their practice to people with learning disabilities, many of whom suffer silently from their legacies of childhood abuse.
A background in lecturing in psychology and special needs, and her experiences over 30+ years since working with her first client in therapy, Jan feels blessed to have worked in a variety of settings. With a core of therapy and supervision, she also consults with filmmakers, and supports palliative care teams in their work. Jan feel she does one thing, but does it in a variety of ways!
Carl Rogers (1997) states:
“It seems to me that clients who have moved significantly in therapy live more intimately with their feelings of pain, but also more vividly with their feelings of ecstasy; that anger is more clearly felt, but so also is love; that fear is an experience they know more deeply, but so is courage. And the reason they can thus live fully in a wider range is that they have this underlying confidence in themselves as trustworthy instruments for encountering life.”
Due to the COVID Pandemic, all the summer study days went ahead on Zoom, with positive feedback. Winnie the Pooh and the Inner Landscape serving 28 people onZoom!! Being a technophobe, I could not have imagined ever managing Zoom for groups, but it has gone well –I attended a training myself in America because of this! As life continues to be somewhat precarious with the virus, I am planning to offer all of the Autumn’s study days on Zoom too. This will make them slightly cheaper, and I hope more accessible, especially if anyone, like me, has to continue to be careful with underlying health conditions.So please do let me know if any of the following studydays, certificated for 6 hours of CPD, appeals to you.
Each day will consist of some input on the topic, experiential processing, and space to discuss practical issues relating to the theme. Each workshop will be from 10.00am till 4.00pm with a longer than usual lunch break to allow for zoom rest, and will cost £65. If you would like to attend, please select the course you are interested in to email me and request a booking form. I look forward to hearing from you.