Transpersonal & Integrative Couple Facilitation Training

This exciting and dynamic training is open to those who are interested in working in a professional facilitation role with couple relationships. The training is open to therapeutic practitioners from a wide range of backgrounds such as counsellors, psychotherapists, psychologists, personal and executive coaches, group facilitators and clinical services managers.

Our training focuses on developing the capacity to map process and facilitate in a relational and dynamic way. By the end of the training you will have deepened your understanding of the psyche and relational dynamics in a way that inspires and re-invigorates your work, with effective skills in working with a broad range of relational dynamics. We foster an inspirational and collegial atmosphere where it is safe to explore and step into new territory, utilising teaching within an experiential framework.

It is not necessary for you to have couple work set up before you start the training as there is flexibility to extend your ability to secure couple experience before completing the course.

 


ENTRY REQUIREMENT
350 hours of practice as a practitioner in your chosen field.

DATES
September 2022 start date

FORMAT
Six weekend modules (once a month)
Six consultative supervision groups (Saturday once a month)

VENUE
London

FEES
Our courses are very reasonably priced in comparison to other trainings, as we aim to support the therapeutic community.  Please email for current details. 

CONTACT
Please feel free to contact us with any questions that you have as we are always delighted to discuss your needs. 
Email contact@alkimiatraining.com
Phone 0208 444 2670

Part 1: Weekend training modules

Six weekend modules (once a month) of theoretical and experiential input, with plenty of time to practice the skills learned and de-briefing to deepen the learning.

MODULE 1: A PROCESS MODEL OF THE COUPLE DYNAMIC
This module presents an essential model of couple dynamics that is straightforward to understand and apply. You will learn to map the overlapping identity of the couple and identify the areas in which there is mutually strengthening confluence, and the more uncomfortable unconscious polarising in which material within the couple’s unconscious is played out in areas of dissonance and conflict. This includes exploring the way in which roles are being allocated within the dynamic and the contact styles that create both unification and separation.

MODULE 2: DEVELOPMENTAL LIFE CYCLES OF RELATIONSHIPS

During this module we will be teaching you the life cycles and developmental stages within relationships that require a flexible intervention style by the practitioner, curated to match the couple they are with. As with individual developmental stages, couple developmental stages contain an opportunity to grow into the potential of maturing or becoming cyclical and repetitive during a developmental arrest. There will be opportunities to practice intervention styles that are both supportive and catalytic to deepen the couple’s sense of strength whilst also attending to the inherent challenges.

MODULE 3: THE ARCHETYPAL MATERIAL WITHIN COUPLE DYNAMICS

This weekend expands on the essential couple model, entering the exciting area of archetypal dynamics. Elevating the practitioner’s ability to extend the narrative of the couple’s psychological journey into the mythological landscape. This will include exploring the potential within the couple and the deeper opportunities that the relationship offers as a dynamic teacher to both individuals. This perspective incorporates more psychodynamic principles (early blueprints) within a wider collective unconscious field of influence which can support and inspire a couple to embrace the possibilities within their struggles.

MODULE 4: THE INTERFACE BETWEEN CONTEXTUAL DYNAMICS AND COUPLE DYNAMICS

This module explores the many contexts within which a relationship exists and the way in which such contexts create a supportive container or challenging conflict for relationships. Such themes are often the presenting issue that brings a couple into therapy and the weekend will examine the task of facilitating a couple to utilise firm but permeable boundaries around their relationship that allow them to relate to their contexts without sacrificing their couple needs and intimacy. Feelings of betrayal and tribal expectations form a part of relationship contexts in such areas as work, sexual identity, families of origin, cultural pressures, child making/rearing, and the unconscious expectations that arise from childhood blueprints. Facilitation that enhances an ability to continue to choose the differentiated nature of the couple landscape, will be explored and practised during the weekend.

MODULE 5: POWER AND THE EROTIC WITHIN COUPLE DYNAMICS

This weekend explores cycles of contact within the couple dynamic, focusing specifically on the way in which power and the erotic are constellated for couples. Intimacy on every level reflects the areas of a couple’s lives that are nourishing and frustrating, and the power dynamic is often the most taboo, yet also profound area for a couple to explore. When a couple is no longer being nourished by the life force within it, conflict, affairs, secrets and addiction create lightening rods to draw the couple’s attention to the longing for contact between them. This module addresses and experiments with facilitation that allows couples to honestly communicate in a way that rebuilds relational receptivity and intimacy.

MODULE 6: ENDINGS WITHIN COUPLE DYNAMICS

This weekend explores the element of choice to stay together or separate that couples face when they come to couple’s therapy. Despite the frequency with which clients tell us that they are coming to therapy to ‘stay together’ there are often very deep and abiding fantasies about separating that can create confused messages, double signals and passive aggressive communication between partners. The more these messages are avoided and denied, the more they leak into the relational space as disturbance, distrust and paranoia. Facilitation that welcomes the taboo is often extremely alleviating for couples, creating a more authentic and secure connection. Sometimes, such exploration leads to decisions to separate with facilitation that enables couples to become respectful individuals able to relate to each other separately, or to find the appropriate contact boundary and roles that enables them to part ‘intact’.  


Part 2: Consultative supervision groups


Six consultative supervision small groups (meeting once a month on a Saturday) where you will practice the skills you are learning and collaborate on the couple work that you are doing in your professional life.

These small groups of 3-5 follow on from the modular input. The aim of these small groups is to foster an explorative, collegial, supportive and encouraging atmosphere in which you bring your couple facilitation, and practice the skills that you have been learning during the modular element of the course. These groups are relaxed, fun and inspirational, modelling the creation of a learning space that facilitates participants to develop their sense of identity as a couple facilitator.

As part of qualifying from the course you will engage couple facilitation opportunities from your existing work space, to achieve 40 hours of couple experience and your consultative supervision group will support and supervise this work. 


Written work components


As part of the training you will write a short essay on the modular themes that you have found most compelling and a case study based on one couple that you work with. The purpose of these short pieces of work is to support the development of your identity and style of working as a couple facilitator.


Testimonials
“The accelerated pace of learning, although at times challenging, has left me feeling exhilarated and keen to take the experience back into my workplace practice.”


“Masterful learning and teaching techniques.”


 
“All the conceptual content in this training weekend were excellent. The flow of ideas/concepts into a meaningful, seamless approach was an extraordinary thing to see emerge.”


“Brilliant at delivering her knowledge with an energy that is exciting, uplifting and reaches a cellular level.”


 

Contact Information

0208 444 2670

contact@alkimiatraining.com

Business Hours

Mon-Fri: 9am - 5pm

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