Transpersonal Awareness Group (download flyer)

The members of the group meet to enrich their knowledge and understanding of transpersonal psychotherapy through reading, workshops, presentations and discussion.  The group is open to qualified therapists and those who have completed the final year of their training and are working towards qualification.

£150 per set of 5 meetings.  The group meets fortnightly on Thursdays 12 – 2 near Little Venice in London.

For enquiries contact Marlene on 07795694294 or via e-mail: marlenebotha@hotmail.co.uk

 

 

 

DreamClub London (download flyer)

Listening to and understanding your dreams can open up new possibilities for you. Dreams are an expression of the life force in you and as such can offer reassurance or inspiration, help solve problems and aid your personal or spiritual development.  Dreams from the most bizarre to the most mundane have meaning and can inform many facets of your life.    Working with your dreams can also have a healing effect, improving your health and well-being.  Even nightmares can bring valuable information to assist you in your life.

Carl Jung described the guiding nature of dreams:  “In each of us there is another whom we do not know. He speaks to us in dreams and tells us how differently he sees us from the way we see ourselves.  When, therefore, we find ourselves in a difficult situation to which there is no solution, he can sometimes kindle a light that radically alters our attitude.”

The designer of the sewing machine came up with the design after he realised how the mechanism could work from a dream he had.  The dream did not offer a literal interpretation of the sewing machine design but rather a symbolic one.  Dreams use symbol and metaphor to communicate their message.  Bringing your dreams to a group like the DreamClub offers you an opportunity to understand the multiple layers of messages contained in your dreams.  It offers you a foot into your inner world from which the possibilities of developing knowing springs.

The DreamClub offers a confidential space and the support of fellow dreamers together with an experienced dream-worker to guide you through your dreams.

I am a psychotherapist skilled at working with the creative imagination including dreams with individuals and groups.  My interest in dreams was nourished by belonging to dream-groups and post-graduate studies in dreams.

We meet fortnightly on Monday evenings (5-7) in London at CCPE, Beauchamp Lodge, 2 Warwick Crescent, London, W2 6NE. Meetings cost £30 – £35 per meeting for the two hours.  For more information contact Marlene Botha by e-mail: marlenebotha@hotmail.co.uk or phone: 07795694294.

 

The emotional brain or “limbic” structures are at the heart of the human brain. This part of the brain controls the person’s psychological well-being and a substantial part of the body’s physical well-being, for example blood pressure and healthy operation of the heart.

The functioning of the brain can be affected by past painful experiences which in turn results in repeated unhelpful behaviour patterns.

The brain is not stagnant. It is continuously being reconstructed by experience, notably those involving emotional relationships.

Recent advances in neuroscience show that psychotherapy is successful in bringing about beneficial change in neural circuits in the brain, thereby not only effecting emotional well-being but also the physical health of the person in therapy.