Running Groups with Young People

All staff
Running groups with anxious, antagonistic young people

When: Wednesday 5 December 2018
Where: King Alfred's Academy, Wantage
Cost: £95 + VAT
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We live in groups and depend absolutely on groups. We’re social as well as solitary. Sometimes, when things go wrong, we need time on our own, but at other times our problems can only be addressed by working with and through the groups we are naturally part of. In groups we can practise living without making mistakes; we can get feedback and develop our confidence; we can learn to understand and interact with other people.

This workshop is aimed at professionals who would like to start running groups with young people and at professionals already running groups who would like to develop their skills further. We’ll be imagining running groups whose purposes are to address issues such as self-confidence, anxiety, bullying, anger, self-esteem, assertiveness, sexuality. There will be some theoretical input but the emphasis for the day will be practical and experiential – learning how to structure groups in order for young people to feel safe, as well as learning a repertoire of tried-and-tested exercises and having the chance to try some of them out.

Workshop facilitator:
The workshop will be led by Nick Luxmoore. Nick is a trainer, school counsellor, teacher, youth worker and psychodrama psychotherapist (UKCP registered). He has 40 years experience of working with young people and with the professionals who support them.